Project of the Day — Chalky and the New Sports Car, a real story about a real cat, brought to life with beautiful illustration and handcrafted typography.
Project of the Day — Astronomy Diary 2014, a pocket-sized book packed complete with everything a stargazer needs to know.
A little birdie told us that you like books, and good thing too, because when you Kickstart our all-volunteer, nonprofit magazine (which just turned nine years old!), you get BOOKS GALORE. So Kickstart us, and read your heart out.
Printing Sensible Software 1986-1999, the definitive history of one of the most groundbreaking video game companies.
"The product of a Kickstarter campaign, "Clear and Present Thinking" is a college-level textbook in logic and critical reasoning, compiled by Brendan Myers and made available to the world for free. In an effort to reduce the cost of education for students, this textbook was funded by over 700 people and is available in a variety of digital formats and as a softcover edition at the lowest reasonable price.”
Got the new Fate books in the mail at last! #rpg #kickstarter #fate
Fate Core’s fate has been sealed.
We are happy to announce that we’ve started mailing our books and rewards!
#selfpublishing #MadeInNY #photography #travel #silkroad #print #makersmovement #rewards #NYC #kickstarter @kickstarter
Today in Kickstarter, Tuesday April 24th 2013:
- Life Begins at Incorporation is on its way to you!
Eat your environment.
Foraging and Feasting celebrates local foods by identifying wild edible plants and offering recipes for their enjoyment. The collaboration of a botanical illustrator and a veteran herbalist, this cookbook doubles as a field guide to the edible outdoors.
Taking the plunge.
Sometimes the most meaningful Kickstarter projects come in the most modest packages.
Zach Alan Ginsberg is a young writer who finally decided to take the plunge and commit his poems to print. “They’ve been edited, torn apart, sewn together, and written out time and time again,” says Zach. “After writing out one of these poems into yet another journal I thought, ‘Hmm. Why don’t I try and just make this published?’ And then decided to embark on this quest…”
His goal is $400, which should help offset printing and shipping costs for an initial run.
Hey guys, my friend Zach (http://kodiakbrodiak.tumblr.com/) made a whole book of poetry called “Notes From The Bored Walk” and he’s trying to get it published! It happens to have my artwork slapped on the cover, so it would be really cool if it actually got published.
A collection of awesome poems and some of my printed work, win-win, right?
Go support it on kickstarter if you’re interested! :]
Snaps by the Bay.
A photography book chronicling four years of public protests and social movements in the San Francisco Bay Area, Bay Area Underground just launched last week. The book is available now in local bookstores and from Thought Publishing online.
Runs in the family.
Photographer Henry Jacobson is currently funding his first book of mobile-phone images on Kickstarter. Meanwhile, his father is working toward his third publication shot entirely in Kodachrome — a medium that doesn’t even exist for his son’s generation.
Congratulations to both of these talented photographers — like father, like son.
Top photograph: Jeff Jacobson. Bottom photograph: Henry Jacobson
Jeff Jacobson and his son, Henry, are each publishing a new photo book — Jeff his third, Henry his first — both with Daylight Books in 2013. Jeff is currently conducting a print sale and Henry a Kickstarter to raise funds for the works.
While father and son duos have been seen before in the photo world, this duo brings a new twist to the idea of complementary work; both of them working with the most popular medium of their respective generations – Jeff in (the now extinct) Kodakchrome, Henry with an iPhone – on projects that have been personal journeys through uncertain life territories. Taken individually, each project is compelling in its own artful and distinct way of seeing the world, while together, they create a complex narrative of family, connectivity, loss, love, and beauty.
Purchase advance copies of Jeff and Henry’s books — The Last Roll and Postcards Home — along with prints, postcards, and other goodies through Henry’s Kickstarter or Jeff’s print sale.
Project video blast off.
Ever wonder what goes into a good Kickstarter video?
Jeff Nitzberg, author of Clarence & the Spoon, just posted an update chronicling the production of his project video. It’s a hefty two-parter but for anyone interested in learning how to make an awesome video, this is definitely a good resource. Especially if you need to know how to appear like you are blasting off into space.
Sally is a sweet black lab from Vermont with a yen for adventure and a very wet nose.
She’s the protagonist of an award-winning series of children’s books created by artist and author Stephen Huneck. Sadly, Huneck passed away recently, leaving behind Sally and her literary legacy.
In a tribute to Huneck and his vision, his family — and Sally’s — are creating a new series of e-books to continue the plucky pup’s educational adventures. The next installment will find Sally journeying to New York City, and the project’s creators are looking to Kickstarter backers for collaboration and inspiration.
Help design Sally’s itinerary and give her a pet — Sally Discovers New York is our Project of the Day.