1. Do it together.
Kevin Devine wondered if he could fund his next two records on Kickstarter. His fans said yes.
"In. Absolutely perfect person to use Kickstarter. Better music and attitude without the label nonsense, do your thing on tour, and be a happier person." —Steven"I’m going to marry you, mr. devine. you think i’m kidding. i’m not." —Hillary
kevinpdevine:










Thank you. I’m speechless. You are an amazing audience, supportive, generous, loyal don’t cut it. Thank you for an absurd & validating day.

    Do it together.

    Kevin Devine wondered if he could fund his next two records on Kickstarter. His fans said yes.

    "In. Absolutely perfect person to use Kickstarter. Better music and attitude without the label nonsense, do your thing on tour, and be a happier person." —Steven

    "I’m going to marry you, mr. devine. you think i’m kidding. i’m not." —Hillary

    kevinpdevine:

    Thank you. I’m speechless. You are an amazing audience, supportive, generous, loyal don’t cut it. Thank you for an absurd & validating day.

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  2. Celebrate with pixels.
Nicoll from Fist of Awesome just reached his goal and posted a typically silly gif that celebrates his backers and the project in an aesthetically appropriate manner.
We see this quite often, sometimes in the form of a video, or a photo, or an animation, and every time we know that backers are feeling a special sort of pride. So keep ‘em coming! And send ‘em our way.

    Celebrate with pixels.

    Nicoll from Fist of Awesome just reached his goal and posted a typically silly gif that celebrates his backers and the project in an aesthetically appropriate manner.

    We see this quite often, sometimes in the form of a video, or a photo, or an animation, and every time we know that backers are feeling a special sort of pride. So keep ‘em coming! And send ‘em our way.

    View on Kickstarter
  3. through the screen doors of discretion: The Saucy mag Kickstarter is 196% funded

    Congratulations to Kristen Taylor, founder of Saucy magazine. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer Kickstarter creator!

    kthread:

    This has been one of the more amazing afternoons of my life.

    I was taking photos of shishito peppers and thinking about whether we ‘blister’ other foods when a friend texted me “TOP OF KICKSTARTER NEWSLETTER” and then backer notifications started blowing up my email and then, well, I started dancing around the kitchen.

    The project is now 196% funded, which is astounding, and there are all these new people that I am now connected to, many of whom make really interesting things and think about food in fascinating ways.

    This is the gif I made because I tried to make a video and kept tearing up. Wow, what a day.

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  4. For the first time in 36 years.
Melissa O’Brien and her Swedish penpal, Lena, have been writing letters to each other for 36 years. 
Through adolescence and adulthood, children and families, joys and crises, and on into middle age, Melissa and Lena have stayed in touch without ever having met. 
Now O’Brien and her son are setting out to visit Lena in Sweden and make a documentary about their wildly unlikely relationship. Their Kickstarter project was just successfully funded today — congratulations! Looking forward to next summer and the long-awaited meeting of two old friends.

    For the first time in 36 years.

    Melissa O’Brien and her Swedish penpal, Lena, have been writing letters to each other for 36 years. 

    Through adolescence and adulthood, children and families, joys and crises, and on into middle age, Melissa and Lena have stayed in touch without ever having met. 

    Now O’Brien and her son are setting out to visit Lena in Sweden and make a documentary about their wildly unlikely relationship. Their Kickstarter project was just successfully funded today — congratulations! Looking forward to next summer and the long-awaited meeting of two old friends.

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  5. Funded Friday.

    Congratulations are due to a couple of exciting film projects that both successfully reached their funding goals today.

    Fishbowl is a bittersweet character study that traces the sudden unravelling of two interconnected lives. Despite an ultra-low budget, the small team behind the project is pushing for a fully realized feature film — and their successfully funded Kickstarter campaign will help make it possible, one klieg light at a time. 

    STOP is a documentary ripped straight from the headlines in New York City. An examination of the NYPD’s “stop and frisk” policy, which is currently the target of a class-action lawsuit, STOP will spotlight the wider story by focusing on the plight of a specific plaintiff at the center of this pivotal legal case.

    Nice work, creators. Now keep us in the loop as your films become reality!

  6. Moving images.

    Located just a stone’s throw from Hollywood, Young Projects incubates and exhibits motion pictures of a different stripe.

    This artist-run gallery is one of the few in the country devoted entirely to video and digital media, creating an essential venue for experimental work in the belly of the entertainment industry. Faced with a daunting budget gap and an exciting slate of 2013 programming, the gallery’s founder created a Kickstarter project to gauge the interest of the Los Angeles arts community. 

    We’re happy to report that Young Projects just exceeded its goal, promising another year of innovative artwork in the digital realm for Angelenos and beyond.