Every so often we get to work on a project that is hard to just box up, invoice and ship it off without a little “show and tell” about the project.
Rocks and Oil, The Memoirs of Paul L. Keyes was one of those type of projects. The project was spearheaded by Scott Damshroder, founder of the book design firm Big Ransom Studios in Georgetown, TX. Although we are both busy working on quite a few hot projects right now, when things simmer down, Scott has agreed to guest host a blog article providing some further in depth information on the origination and various aspects of this fine edition.
Producing projects like this requires an enormous amount of attention to detail and team work. Over a period of months, we worked together with designer, printer, our bindery and an outside specialty finisher to complete the final product.
Here’s a few shots of some of the production techniques deployed on this fine edition:
My hat’s off to Big Ransom Studios for such a fine job on the design, concept and production of this fine edition. Look for more details here from Scott in the near future in relation to this impressive production!
I posted about this project a couple weeks ago. The Kickstarter project by Eric Gross, Followers of the Pandorics ~ The Hands On Workshop is now 132% funded with 2 weeks to go.
Because of the wonderful response to the project, Eric has upped the ante with a specially designed clamshell case for donors of $200.00 or more. The hand crafted clamshell case will be covered in the same Black Eurobond Flanders leather as the bound book itself.
Here’s a glimpse at a photoshop prototype provided by the craftsman who will be hand producing these exquisite clamshells.
Please check out this Kickstarter project here, while there is still time to get in on what truly will be a very special collectors edition!
Do you have an idea for a book production and want to launch a Kickstarter campaign? Let me know how we can help be of assistance with the production aspects of the project!
In my last post, I spoke about The Compelling, Tangible Feel of Luxury Print. A few months ago, I also mentioned that I was noticing a prevalence of Kickstarter campaigns for book publishing projects and what a great idea it was to test the waters and get funding in the launch of a new idea.
Well last night I caught up with Eric Gross of The Hands On Workshop and he sent me links to his new KickStarter campaign: The Toy Maker’s Magnum Opus ~ Act 1. This is one of those type of projects I was referring to in last week’s article. Compelling production value galore in this project! Here is a glimpse at a few of the production techniques that will be used on the edition. I notice since last night, they are already 20% funded. I will be making my own contribution to this one right away. There are several levels of sponsorship.
Please click on the photos or links above here that will take to the full story on this Kickstarter Campaign. Your contribution to this project can help make this project become a reality. I know for certain that both the Artist and the Bindery will smile upon you if you do!
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