Unfortunately I had to remove my giveaway for valueless test prototype candles that were cute and burnable but not sellable because, according to an email I received this evening from Kickstarter, I was in violation of the Kickstarter guidelines prohibiting raffles as rewards. If anyone has more insight into this, please let me know. Earlier today, around 10am, my project was removed from the featured Staff Picks. It took me 7 hours of frantic effort to get in touch with someone at Kickstarter, but finally I was notified that the reason I had my project unfeatured was because there was a giveaway promoting my KS on my own blog. So as a cautionary tale to anyone out there planning a Kickstarter project, don’t do this!
Yup, posting in bits and pieces here. But Justin is all the way in Germany and I am so excited every time I get an update.
An excerpt from the note I got this evening from Justin:
Here’s the near-final carved block! Long day today. I’ll be doing a test print and some last touches and corrections in the morning, then the first real artist’s proof.
So tomorrow should yield some pretty juicy pics. Anyone have any comments? Would love to see your feedback. Please make it all positive because we’re not making any changes 😉
Was up all night thinking about the poster block. I am positive it is going to turn out RAD! And I think it makes a great cultural-moment souvenir. I mean, what a conversation piece! Hang this on your wall and people will be like WTF is Fresh Pastry Stand? And you can be all like I am so cool I got it on Kickstarter! Yup.
Here is a pic of the initial ink sketch on the linoleum block. It will be more detailed once cut.
Very excited that my Kickstarter project is going to launch soon. I commissioned a really big linocut poster to offer as a reward. This will be a 5 color screen print, limited edition. Also, the design will be used as a 1 color letterpress postcard. Logo will be pulled from this artwork. I am just so freaking plussed about how this is turning out. Berlin artist Justin P. Moore is the man wielding the knife and art skills! You can stalk him here, here, here, here, and soon on Kickstarter, too!