03.09.15 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: Little Sun Charge

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Artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen have designed a high-performance solar phone charger and light called “Little Sun Charge”. Apparently you can fully charge a smart phone with 5 hours of sunlight. Watch the video below.

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14.08.15 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: Banner Lamp by NOMTN


Absolutely love this lamp designed by Eric Johnson, who creates objects under the umbrella of his Los Angeles-based studio, NOMTN. Johnson’s Banner Lamp is currently up on Kickstarter; have a look at the video and more images below.

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16.06.15 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: 468 New York Subway Stations and 1 Epic Poster


Designer Hamish Smyth and the Kickstarter expert, the one they call “The Crowdsourceress”, Alex Daly, are releasing an 11 colour limited edition poster, licensed by the MTA, printed in Italy, and only available through Kickstarter! The poster features all 468 subway stations in New York City drawn in alphabetical order.

You may recall Hamish was one of the designers behind that other wildly successful Kickstarter, the one for the Graphics Standards Manual; they’re using the same Italian printers for this poster.

Alex’s company Vann Alexandra helps projects reach their funding on Kickstarter and boasts a 100% success rate so I’m sure they’ll have no trouble funding this one. *EDIT – this project has already reached it’s funding goal in one day.

Check it out on Kickstarter.


27.05.15 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: Vinyl Moon Mailing Mixtapes to You


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


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


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


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

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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