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Project 2015-01-13 23:31:25 +1300

Stretch Goal #2

 

  • Target: $2800
  • Bonus sticker, featuring new art from designer Megapope
  • Every pledger at "Real Legend" at above will receive this bonus sticker
  • If we reach the stretch goal, this sticker will also be included in the "+ Just the Stickers" add-on tier

[ACHIEVED!] Stretch Goal #1

  • Target: $2100
  • Bonus sticker, featuring new art from illustrator & artist PINKY FANG
  • Every pledger at "Real Legend" at above will receive this bonus sticker
  • If we reach the stretch goal, this sticker will also be included in the "+ Just the Stickers" add-on tier

The Project

 Rolling hills

Doesn't summer always end too soon? The holidays fly by, and then you're stuck back at the office. The glorious sunshine outside the window is nice, but ... it's just not the same

The forest hills, the crashing waves, birds cavorting in the bush, the resplendent peace of a summer breeze on a clear sunny day.

We're capturing a little of that, just for you.

DISTINCTLY is a magazine-style collection of stunning nature photography of the Coromandel Peninsula, each paired with a freshly-written poem to intrigue, provoke, and inspire.

We're trying to make something special. Something that will shine from your coffee table, sparking new conversations with old friends. Something to quietly browse in your garden, as you sip at a refreshing beverage. Something to bring back happy memories of summer, as the fluorescent bulbs flicker over your desk.
And most of all:

We want to share our love for New Zealand's natural beauty, with you. 

Flower poetry

 

The Bonus Rewards!

Wallpapers

A selection of images from around the Coromandel Peninsula (in a variety of aspect ratios & resolutions), to ensure your desktop is looking stylish.

 

The Surprise

Hah! Now that would be telling. However, we can assure you that purchasers of the EarlyBird or FancyBird tiers will receive something rather unique. Which might involve sealing wax.

 

Tiny Crab Sticker

Fresh from the pen of illustrator Jem Yoshioka (@jemyoshiokajemshed.com), this cute rendition of Tiny Crab will add a flair of friendly crustacean classiness to whatever surface you attach it.

 

Online Credit

Every single backer will be listed in our online credits.

 

Printed Credit

If you pledge at the Stylish Patron, True Collector, or Masterpiece Edition tiers - wow! You're amazing :-) To say thanks and recognise your incredible contribution to this project, we'll print your name in a special credits section inside the book.

 

Collector Prints

29.7cm x 42 cm (A3) archival-quality print of a feature photograph (your choice), along with a hand-inked copy of the accompanying poem. 

 

Masterpiece Prints

42.0cm x 59.4 cm (A2) stretched canvas print, along with a hand-inked copy of the accompanying poem.

 

Three Siblings Kauri

 

The Authors 

DISTINCTLY is by Aurynn (@aurynn - photography) & Matt (@ignifluous - poetry) 

It also features some special guest art from Wellington illustrator Giselle (@giselledraws, giselledraws.com).

Want to see some of our other work?

You can check out Aurynn's photography at 500px.com/aurynn. Aurynn also takes photographs of Wellington, hosted at thatswellington.nz

Matt has published two prior collections of poetry, "Mutterings of a Mediocre Micro-Poet" and "Pleasant Confusion", which can be found at ignifluous.com/poetry.

 

The Budget

 

 

The Risks

No project is without risk, but we reckon DISTINCTLY: Coromandel is in pretty good shape. Here’s a few things that could go wrong, and what we’ve done to minimise those risks.

- We have nothing to go in the book

The poetry is all written, the photos have all been taken. Our guest art has been commissioned and received. All we need to do is fill the credits list with our awesome backers (yes, that’s you!), and we’re done. This one’s in the bag.

 

- We can’t print the book

This will be the second project with our printers. We’ve been working closely with them, selecting papers, calibrating colours, and scheduling. We should be pretty solid here, although delays or misprints can’t be ruled out entirely.

 

- We can't afford to ship everything to you

The cost of basic shipping within NZ is already factored into each tier.  International shipping requires an extra $10 on top of most pledge levels.

 Moonrise Poetry

 

The Thank You 

Thank you, so much, for helping us make this impossible project a reality. Your support means the world to us, and we can't wait to hold these books in our hands (and then send them off to you!)

Please pledge to join us on our photo-poetic adventures!

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    Stretch Goal #2 - New sticker from @megapope! (only 3.5 hours remain)

    03:38PM Fri 20/03/15 on DISTINCTLY: Coromandel - a photo-poetry adventure

    Hi,

    We've just hit 129% funding! <happy dance>

    Our first stretch goal is now locked in, so let's make the most of these last 3.5 hours and go big...

     

    Stretch Goal #2

     

    • Target: $2800
    • Bonus sticker, featuring new art from designer Megapope
    • Every pledger at "Real Legend" at above will receive this bonus sticker
    • If we reach the stretch goal, this sticker will also be included in the "+ Just the Stickers" add-on tier

     

    Your support & pledges are so amazing, thank you! It's only through your help that we've been able to get this far.

    Please share the campaign with all your friends, so they too can enjoy this special book of Coromandel photo-poetry (and all the cool stickers :-)

    Just 203 minutes to go.

     

    Yours excitedly,

     

    Matt & Aurynn.

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    Stretch Goal #1 - New sticker from @PINKYFANG!

    10:19AM Mon 16/03/15 on DISTINCTLY: Coromandel - a photo-poetry adventure

    Dear Awesome Person,

    The campaign just passed 95% on the weekend! <happy flailing>

    So it seems like a good time to announce our first stretch goal.

    Stretch Goal #1

    • Target: $2100
    • Bonus sticker, featuring new art from illustrator & artist PINKY FANG
    • Every pledger at "Real Legend" at above will receive this bonus sticker
    • If we reach the stretch goal, this sticker will also be included in the "+ Just the Stickers" add-on tier

    Thank you so much for your encouragement & pledges - we've only made it this far because of your support!

    Yours cheerfully,

    Matt & Aurynn.

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