29.08.16 by Staff

Kickstarter of the Day: Heavy Volume II

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The Heavy Collective are releasing a second compendium of contemporary photography! An exploration of image and text, Heavy Volume II will feature photographs from Dana Lixenberg, Susan Lipper, Irina Rozovsky, Stephen Shames, Curran Hatleberg, Daniel Shea, Mark Peckmezian, Deanna Templeton, Yoshinori Mizutani, Joanna Piotrowska, Aglaia Konrad, and Katrin Koenning along with words by Stanley Wolokou-Walambwa, Wilfred Brandt, Hideko Ono, Claire Monneraye, Daniel Boetker-Smith, Ashley McNelis, Geordie Cargill, Alex Ward, Lola Pinder and Jack Harries.

More images and information below!

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18.08.16 by Staff

Kickstarter of the Day: “The Golden Goose” by Asif Mian

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Brooklyn-based filmmaker Asif Mian is looking to make a film adaptation of Aesop’s tragic fable about the goose who laid the golden egg. The story revolves around a Pakistani teenager living in modern-day New York whose blood is harvested by his greedy uncle to create a hallucinogenic drug.

I met Asif in New York many years ago when he spoke at F5 (he was one of my favourite speakers of the event), and was a fan of his many years before that. He’s tremendously talented and I’d love to see “The Golden Goose” come to life. Watch the video below to learn more about his project!

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12.08.16 by Staff

Kickstarter of the Day: A Book that Forces You to Solve Puzzles to Unlock the Next Page

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Industrial designer Brady Whitney has created the ultimate puzzle book: one that requires the reader to solve each page before moving on to the next. Made of five wooden laser-cut puzzles/pages, the story revolves around an apprentice of Da Vinci who is similarly trapped reading the Codex and must solve it before his master returns. More images and video below.

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16.06.16 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: Blips

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This looks kinda cool/nerdy. Blips are a set of ultra thin lenses by Smart Micro Optics that turn your phone into a microscope or magnifying glass! Apparently based on imaging systems developed in the neuroscience department of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), the sticker-like lenses look kinda cheap to be honest but could be fun for a little bit. The image above is a human eye shot using the lens. Watch the video below.

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20.04.16 by Staff

Kickstarter of the Day: Stronger Shines the Light Inside

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While Los Angeles-based photographer Angie Smith has shot for the likes of The New Yorker and New York Times, her latest project is for Boise, Idaho — specifically, the dozens of refugees who have resettled in the area.

The proposed project, Stronger Shines the Light Inside, is a large-scale, outdoor exhibition of the intimate portraits and life stories she’s documented during her time in Boise. Her hope is that the success of the project will allow her to take on other resettlement cities throughout the U.S. and continue to shed light on inspiring stories of integration. Check out more images and a video clip on the project below!

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01.02.16 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: Five Years of Sketching by Craww

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If you liked the work of Sheffield, England-based artist Craww (aka Shaun Friend) we featured here last month, you’ll want to check out his kickstarter! “Vessel” is a proposed collection featuring five years of sketching and insight into his creative process. More information and images below!

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10.11.15 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: Odyssey Works “Six Proposals for a More Beautiful World”

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For the last 15 years, Odyssey Works have specialized in single-audience performances: studying the life of a single individual and then orchestrating the kind of intimate and immersive experiences their audiences-of-one never forget. Many are said to go on to change jobs or commit to loved ones afterward. So who better to write a guide book for creating life-changing moments? Check out the video below for more information on their Kickstarter!

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08.11.15 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: The Winnebago Workshop

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Minnesota-based photographer Alec Soth may be a highly accomplished artist in his own right but now he’s focusing his attention on the next generation. For Soth the most important thing is getting young people out of traditional classrooms and actually looking at things out in the world. Watch the video below for more information on how you can support Soth’s “art school on wheels”!

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