Since last year, my approach as an artist in regards to "business-ing" has been "go big, or go home!" Naturally, the next step in this mantra is a Make 100 Kickstarter.
A Make 100 Kickstarter has a nice size to it, not too open as to feel daunting, not too small as to feel unchallenging. Which is probably why Kickstarter settled on the number 100, it has a nice round feel to it, soft and fuzzy, doable.
But Wait, What is a Make 100 Kickstarter?!
This is when makers around the world commit to making 100 of something (anything really!) In my case, I will be making mostly 100 generative spirograph prints.
I haven't quite convinced you yet? Well, you should definitely head over to the Kickstarter page itself to check out the rewards, and my awesome video of pen plotter drawing goodness. But if you need a little extra motivation, you can see some of the rewards below!
Inspirational Riso Print
15 Backers - $18
I recently learned how to make a riso print, and made a limited run of these colorful prints on a variety of papers featuring my Gold Star Spirograph design and an inspirational geometry quote from Johannes Kepler. Watch how a risograph print is made on my blog! These prints will be trimmed to 8 by 10 inches in size.
Gold Star Spirograph Print + Riso Geometry Print
5 Backers, $38
This reward is limited to 5 backers only at $38 for BOTH a 14 by 14 inch spirograph print AND the Riso Geometry print. What a deal!? (It really is!) The gold shading on this spirograph makes it feel 3d!
Custom Spirograph Print + Riso Geometry Print
5 Backers, $65
Can I hear you say customization!? Choose ANY spirograph design featured on my Instagram or website and I will make that print just for you at any size up to 14 by 14 inches. Choose from a variety of papers and pens. Includes my Riso Geometry Print!
Dirt Alley Design was founded just off a dirt alley in San Francisco in December of 2016 by artist Michelle Chandra. Inspired by the beauty of street grids, Michelle invented maze maps in which she transforms street grids into mazes. In 2019, she began a new project - generative spirograph prints created with code and drawn with a pen plotter. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @dirtalleydesign where she posts new spirograph designs daily.