Over the past few months, we've made the first six illustrations in a new series, MOST ABSURD.
Shakespeare wrote many a sublime line, but our focus for this project is on the ludicrous stage directions, cheeky insults, and laugh-out-loud observations that highlight the Bard's hilarious side.
The video below details all of the illustrations from phase one of the project (which are currently available as prints) and is a kickoff video for phase two.
PHASE TWO IS WHERE YOU COME IN.
It will be collaborative.
And there will be swag.
Like t-shirts and totes.
And free gifts!
Up to 12 free gifts in fact.
And a beautiful box set of 5x7 prints.
And much more.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP: SUGGESTIONS AND COLLABORATION
Given the scope of Shakespeare's work, we can't possibly know every zinger, so we're calling on the Bard's most ardent fans as well as the word nerds, actors, theater goers, teachers, English majors, and practical jokers out there who have fantastic quotes up their sleeves (or will have fun ferreting them out).
If you like optical illusions, visual puns, inside jokes, random bears, cats in too-small boxes, rogue pirates, and Scotland represented as an egg yolk, we think you'll like this project. And hope you know others who will as well.
By spreading the word to people who may like the project, you help us find the people who have those quotes we don't yet know about.
WE JUST LAUNCHED A KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN FOR PHASE TWO
Our campaign will help us fund the second part of the project which will include everything mentioned above (tees, totes, box sets) as well as Kickstarter exclusive prints, posters, and free gifts for helping us make it happen.
By backing the project you can score the swag and free gifts.
For the past 4 years, we've worked closely with the publishing team at Kickstarter and have grown an audience with the lovely people who help fund indie publishing projects like our own. By running a Kickstarter campaign for a project like this, we accomplish a few things:
1. The backers weigh in and participate in the process. From quotes to picking which tees and totes we make, it's a collaboration. Given how small we are, it's fun to have a team of sorts.
2. We get an idea of what's popular (or not) before we go into production, which helps us manage expectations based on that feedback.
3. There is an unbelievably supportive audience on Kickstarter and we've grown to love them.
If you want to get involved or just take a peek at the campaign (there's so much more there), we'd love you to check it out!
LEARN MORE HERE.
Thanks so much!
Evan and Nichole