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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23.10.15 by Staff

Kickstarter of the Day: Mini Museum 2

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If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own piece of “Martian Atmosphere” or 19,551 year old “Mammoth Meat,” this Kickstarter is for you! Hans Fex, creator of the first Mini Museum, has just announced another hand-crafted, limited-edition collection, filled with curiosities that are truly out of this world! More images and video below.

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08.10.15 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: Robotic Arm That Does Everything

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Makerarm is a robotic arm that can ‘help its humans make just about anything.’ It can 3D print, laser cut, carve, mill, plot, and assemble. It can even feed your goldfish.

Multi-purpose and cost-effective, Makerarm is part of the Austin, Texas-based company’s broader belief that everyone should have access to the tools they need to create their dream projects. Learn more (and watch Makerarm build a custom laptop) in the video below!

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07.10.15 by Jeff

Kickstarter of the Day: Batband

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The latest Kickstarter from London-based Studio Banana Things offers a futuristic headset that will allow you to “hear twice as much,” or at least stay connected to the world around you while privately enjoying your favourite podcast or Booooooom mix.

The proposed Batband device works by transmitting sound through the bones of your skull, as opposed to traditional sound-devices that plug/cover your ears.

I can honestly say that I would never wear this, but the idea is really interesting. Learn more below!

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06.10.15 by Staff

Kickstarter of the Day: The First Photography Community For Depression & Anxiety

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Words are often not enough and The One Project not only understands that, they’ve launched a Kickstarter specifically designed to help those battling depression and anxiety learn how to express themselves through the healing art of photography.

The community-fostering approach also aims to de-stigmatize mental illness. Considering the fact that mental illness affects one in five Canadians (and almost half never seek treatment!) this is definitely a project worth checking out. Watch the full promo video below to learn more.

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05.10.15 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: The Second Lives of Old Pizza Hut Locations

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Sydney-based photographer Ho Hai Tran has been documenting Pizza Huts that are no longer Pizza Huts; locations that have been converted into other businesses such as pawn shops, churches, and liquor stores.

Tran’s just launched the wonderfully hopeful “Pizza Hunt” Kickstarter so he can make a nice book of all his photos (so far he’s shot more than 100 Pizza Huts).

Watch the video below!

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