27.05.15 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: Vinyl Moon Mailing Mixtapes to You

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Brandon Bogajewicz, the music blogger behind The Burning Ear, has a great project on Kickstarter called Vinyl Moon. His idea is simple; release mixtapes pressed on limited edition vinyl with insane packaging every month. Artist Joseph Veazey, previously a designer for Adult Swim, is designing Volume #1 and based on the preview images the packaging looks amazing.

Watch Brandon’s video below!

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05.05.15 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: “Overgrowth” by Parker Fitzgerald and Riley Messina

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For the past two years photographer Parker Fitzgerald and floral designer Riley Messina have been creating beautiful flower-filled images together for their project, Overgrowth.

The two are now in the process of compiling it all into one beautiful self-published book, and have launched an Overgrowth Kickstarter to get the project over the finish line. Take a look at some of their gorgeous photos and a video clip below.

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13.01.15 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: Christopher Doyle’s Hong Kong Trilogy Documentary

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Legendary cinematographer Christopher Doyle, the one who contributed to every Wong Kar-wai film from Days of Being Wild all the way to 2046, is turning to Kickstarter for his latest film. The film is called Hong Kong Trilogy: Preschooled Preoccupied Preposterous, and tells a story of Hong Kong from the viewpoint of three different generations.

Children are interviewed in the already completed first segment of the film, “Preschooled”. They are asked about their daily lives, and their responses guide the film. Doyle is looking to get funding to complete the second and third segments of the film which will feature young people in the twenties and thirties, and the older generation (over 50 years old).

Watch the video below!

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18.12.14 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: The Perfect Keyboard for iPhone

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The folks at Toronto-based Next Keyboard claim to have designed the perfect keyboard for iPhone users, and based on their Kickstarter video it looks like they’ve might have. At the very least they’ve addressed all the most common complaints people have. Things like: Actually being able to tell whether you’re in uppercase or lowercase, easier access to emojis, and what appears to be an auto-correct system that adapts to your typing over time. Watch the video below.

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24.11.14 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: Christina Mrozik and Zoe Keller’s Book of Collaborative Drawings

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Illustrators Christina Mrozik and Zoe Keller have collaborated on a series of detailed graphite drawings, created over two seasons in a tiny studio in rural West Michigan. The illustrations will be collected and released this January in “Intricacies,” a hardcover, cloth-bound, offset-printed book. Advanced copies of the book can be reserved through their Kickstarter page here.

Have a look at many of the beautiful drawings below!

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17.11.14 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: Folding Electric Bike That Fits Inside A Backpack

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Introducing the world’s smallest folding electric bike that actually fits inside of a backpack! The “Impossible” was just launched on Kickstarter and has already more than tripled its funding goal. It can travel up to 12.4 mph for 45 minutes or at normal speed for up to 15.6 miles. Watch the video, to see someone actually riding the bike, below.

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24.10.14 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: “The Sa” Innovative Origami-like Umbrella

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Justin Nagelberg and Matthew Waldman have designed an umbrella called, The Sa, that does away with the inner skeleton that most umbrellas have. Its striking unibody design also allows for easy repair, and is made of environmentally conscious materials to make it highly recyclable.

Watch the video below!

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02.10.14 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual

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Designers Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth found a beautiful specimen of modern design; a rare copy of the 1970 New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual in the basement of design firm Pentagram. First they turned it into a website, and now they’re turning it into a gorgeous book. Watch the video below!

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