04.07.17 by Staff

Kickstarter of the Day: Save Pepe

Pepe the Frog started out innocently enough as a character in the comic book BOY’S CLUB by California-based artist Matt Furie. However, after going viral and being appropriated by the alt-right, his image became an unwitting hate symbol. Horrified by Pepe’s misuse, Matt killed him off in comic-form earlier this year. But with your help the legend of Pepe won’t end there!

While understanding that there’s no way to fully control the internet or how people use Pepe’s image, Matt and Jason Furie have launched a Kickstarter to positively resurrect Pepe as a universal symbol for peace, love and acceptance through the creation of a brand new comic in the spirit of the original BOY’S CLUB! See more images of the original Pepe and info about the campaign below.

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10.04.17 by Staff

Kickstarter of the Day: Too Good To Be Photographed

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Too Good to be Photographed offers a collection of photographs, essays and conversations around the topic of photographic failure — that is, the inability of photography to always accurately replicate what we see and our assumptions about what photography should be able to do.

Curated by Lithuanian photographer Paulius Petraitis (aka Paul Paper), who spoke with over 60 artists on the subject, the book will feature more than 150 photographs and 47 artists from around the world. Watch the video below and check out the Kickstarter to learn more.

 

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23.02.17 by Staff

Develop Film in Broad Daylight Without a Darkroom

Analog-centric photography company ars-imago has developed a handy little device that basically works like a portable darkroom! Allowing anyone to develop film anytime and anywhere, the Lab Box aims to re-introduce the joys of analog photography, making it accessible to a whole new (digital) generation. See more images and check out a short video demonstration below!

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20.02.17 by Staff

Kickstarter of the Day: The Little Robot Drawing Arm

Line-us is an adorably compact robotic arm that draws what you draw! Outfitted with a usb connection and wifi capabilities, simply place the machine on a piece of paper and the little guy will replicate anything you draw on screen.

Creators Durrell Bishop and Robert Poll are just as keen for people use the technology to share drawings between friends, family and a larger Line-us community! Check out more images and watch their ambitious Kickstarter video below!

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15.12.16 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: The Tiny Mess

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Illustrator Maddie Gordon, photographer Trevor Gordon and collaborator Mary Gonzalez, share their food-based adventures in The Tiny Mess. More than just a cookbook, the project follows the three friends as they seek out like-minded people making delicious things in unconventional (and incredibly cozy) spaces.

Click here to learn more about supporting the project. More gorgeous images and short video below!

 

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28.11.16 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: $2,500 High-Speed Camera That Shoots 1,500 fps

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Inspired by Mythbusters’ slow-motion videos but thwarted by high-speed cameras that were too expensive, Vancouver-based electronics engineer David Kronstein decided to create his own! Chronos 1.4 shoots 720p at 1,500fps starting around USD $2,499 (cameras with similar features currently sell for around $25k). Click here for more details on the camera and watch the short Kickstarter video below!

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02.11.16 by Staff

Vibrant Overhead Portraits of Vietnamese Street Vendors by Photographer Loes Heerink

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A beautiful series of photographs featuring the street vendors of Hanoi by photographer Loes Heerink. In order to get the desired shots (all captured from above) Heerink got up at 4am and positioned herself atop various bridges throughout the city, sometimes waiting for hours for vendors to pass by. By the looks of Heerink’s Kickstarter the project will soon be expanded into a book! See more portraits below.

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02.11.16 by Staff

Powerful Portraits of Ex-Gang Members With Their Tattoos Digitally Removed

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In “Skin Deep” photographer Steven Burton digitally removes the tattoos of ex-gang members, creating dramatic before-and-after style portraits that offer many subjects a glimpse of themselves they haven’t seen for decades. Not only do the images elicit strong emotional responses and personal reflections, the transformative series raises broader questions about social stigma and how we perceive others.

Burton has launched a Kickstarter to turn the photographs into a book. Check out more incredible portraits below.

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