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PROJECT UPDATE
78 Tarot
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3 days ago

Project Update: Thank you!!!!!

With your help we MADE IT!!! And we are so grateful we unlocked TWO pay bumps for the artists!!!!

Moving to Backerkit was so important to us once they shared their anti AI policy, but also a little scary because we want our projects to do as well as possible to pay our artists as much as possible.

You have brought some much needed love, joy and appreciation to a community that really needs it right now. 

So we just want to say THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!!!!

xoxox Trish
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PROJECT UPDATE
78 Tarot
CREATOR
5 days ago

Project Update: Woohoo another FREE GIFT for you!

Hello Party People!

Wow can you believe we are in our final hours?! This has been one long, epic party and we are so excited to get this deck and all these amazing rewards printed and sent to your home so you can continue the party! 🥳

And since we have a few more days left to party, of course we have more surprises for your goodie bags! Here is what you are getting so far (everyone who backs for a physical item will get this goodie bag)


And now we are going to vote on another free sticker!!!! These are really high quality vinyl stickers and they are about the size of a business card! They will not have the card name or anything on them just the art.

So here are the choices! We picked a few of our faves to end with :)


Choose your fave in the attached poll!

We are pouring our heart and soul and every bit of energy and marketing budget into the last few days. This campaign will end Thursday morning 4am EDT :) Let’s keep going!!!!! 

If you want to talk directly to us just email [email protected] and we will get right back to you :) 

Thank you so much everyone! The artists and our team are SO GRATEFUL for all of you. We hope you enjoy the last few days!!!! Let’s unlock more surprise gifts!!!!!!!

Xoxoxo

Team 78 Tarot 
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PROJECT UPDATE
Averil | DoomBloomArt
CREATOR
5 days ago

Project Update: New Stretch Goals & Initial Batch is ordered

Heya all! Hopefully you all had a great start of the week, over here it was a long weekend.
I took some days to consider options to proceed with this campaign, given some of the ideas proposed in this discussion post. You can still contribute to the post for as long as the campaign is running!
 

Some stuff is already happening behind the scenes

First of all, I think the best investment I can make with the extra funds raised so far is to invest in more prototypes of all the newly unlocked designs, more secure packaging, and to set aside a spare amount just in case I need to redo some of the designs that were so far not prototyped. I've ordered a first set of transfers of all the designs and a whooping total of 40 glass cups already to play around! It will take another week or two before everything arrives, but I will have prototypes before the surveys will come in, so you can make your final decisions based on real products and not mock-ups.
I'm also testing individual cardboard boxes for each glass as an added layer of protection + a more cute unboxing experience. 

1000€: Extra magnetic bookmark for all backers!

If we reach 1000, all backers receive one magnetic bookmark of their choice from the soda collection! They'll be 6.5cm (2.5"). And it's very within reach :)

You will be able to opt out of this freebie if you have no use for it.
Once it's unlocked, you will also have the option to upgrade to getting the full set via add-on. The "Give me everything" tier will have all four for free.


1500€: Bamboo Lids are getting printed too

At 1200, I will make little designs for the lid that match the main designs. All designs except the classic tea series will receive individual designs, the classic tea series will all get the same lid design since they all also have the same background decoration and are meant to be a bit more similar.
My idea for the lids is to not include any character work in there but draw little crescent-shaped arrangement of each design's background elements - just some accents to make the product come together visually a bit more!
This upgrade will be optional and you can select if you want plain lids or printed ones.



2000€: Journals become available as Add-Ons

Lastly, if we reach 2000 I will offer handmade journals as well.  Approx. 15x15cm, 50 sheets (blank/dotted), with reusable rings so you can switch out the paper if needed. 


What about the shirts

The only thing I couldn't really fit into this from the suggestions is shirts - but the reason for that is that there's no need to put them in the stretch goals, as I have a Supergeek shop that already has many of my designs. They have a variety of garments such as shirts (unisex, girlies, fair trade, ...) as well as different hoodies. They don't ship everywhere but I can of course act as a proxy if you want some! Note that shirts are relatively heavy and it might up your shipping cost by a bit. 

And that's it for now! I hope these goals are interesting and fun for you all, I'm personally excited about them and I think at least the bookmark tier is very within reach soon already :) 

Cheers
Averil
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PROJECT UPDATE
Amber Stone
CREATOR
5 days ago

Project Update: Updates! Pin production

Hey, everyone! Just a quick update.
94% of surveys are in! Thank you all for being so quick. ^^
Since we hit 90% pretty quickly, I was able to get our order/final quote in around the beginning of the month. 
Production files have come back already and, as always, there have been a round of changes.
And a lot of sitting on my porch staring at Pantone books in the sunlight.
It's a tedious process but I kind of enjoy it. It's gotten me very acquainted with my new over ear headphones. Lol. 
The corrected proofs should be back in the next couple of days and, once those are approved, production will begin!
These pins are being manufactured at the same time as my Creatuary pins so don't be surprised if you catch some sneak peeks of those as well. 
That's it for now! Thank you all for your support.

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PROJECT UPDATE
cial
CREATOR
4 days ago

Project Update: the NEW birds, part 2

i have birds for backers!!

on the rougher side, my friend handling the printing has covid. so please give your well wishes to rickfox if you have a bsky or fa, they're stuck at work while still recovering x.x

anyway... on to BIRDS
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PROJECT UPDATE
Ellen Million
CREATOR
4 days ago

Project Update: Sneak preview and supporting other independent artists!

A Unicorn Key campaign is coming in less than THREE WEEKS! I'm over here breathing into a paper bag and trying not to panic. It still feels completely unreal to hold these cards in my hands. (And I can't wait until they are in YOUR hands!) It really will be a dream come true. 

I've got the Companion Guidebook proof copies on order and I'm so excited to see it in print! Here's a sneak preview of the cover:

 
Companion Guidebook cover!


Thank you so much for following along! I've added a FAQ section to my webpage to answer common questions you may have: https://www.ellenmillion.com/unicornkey.php Please share the project and the page with anyone you know who might be interested in having a unicorn deck of their own! <3

And if you don't have enough gorgeous decks in your collection, check out 78 Tarot's 10th anniversary deck - I have one of my favorite cards in this set: the 7 of cups!

7 of cups!

Back the project here - there are only a few hours left!! We're almost to unlocking a second artist's pay raise! https://www.backerkit.com/c/projects/78-tarot/limited-edition-78-tarot-10th-anniversary-deck-a-celebration-of-global-tarot-art/

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PROJECT UPDATE
78 Tarot
CREATOR
9 days ago

Project Update: Happy Friday! 6 Days Left!!!

Hello Party People!!!!

Happy Friday! How was everyones week? This was the first week in a month where my family has not been sick and the weather has been decent so I spent a lot of time outside with my two boys. They are the super fun age of 4 and almost 2 :)

Well we are SO EXCITED we unlocked the first pay bump for the artists!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!! You are bringing much needed love and joy to a community that really needs it right now. So we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

We have 6 days left to go, and I will be pushing our BackerKit ads to reach as many people as we can before the campaign ends on May 23rd. By the way, I somehow, due to lack of brain, have this ending at 4am EDT! Which for some is fine, but not in EDT time zone I would expect most to be sleeping. Including yours truly, but I will see if I can wake up to see the ending!!! I meant to set it to 11:11 am EDT but I am not sure how that happened. 

This is our first campaign on BackerKit, as you know, and it has been a bit of a steep learning curve. I still am so very happy to be here, and I really hope we can encourage more creators to make the move to this platform.

Now for a POLL!

So, as some of you may know we ore offering a special add-on! For the very first time ever we will be offering an EXCLUSIVE (meaning you can only get this in the campaign) spread book featuring the art from this gorgeous Anniversary deck. We will have a spread from every tarot deck we have done, two wild card and Oracle spreads, all 4 elementals and all 4 witches of the seasons (special cards commissioned just for our anniversary deck). The book will be letter sized (8.5 by 11 inches), and SPIRAL BOUND so it will lay flat. And the cover will be this design with the gold actual gold holo foil to match the deck. Because as you know I am extra.



The spreads will be written by the Spread Goddess, Trish Sullivan, who is a magician when it comes to creating in-depth spreads. These will have 4 queries each, and focus on the theme voted on by the community, and feature the artwork for the theme chosen by the community.

As a reminder, these are the ones we have already voted on:


And this poll attached we will be voting for the image for the theme winner for our Astral deck - Aim for the Stars!

If you would love to add this very exclusive book to your pledge, you can do so in the add-ons tab, or you could treat yourself and upgrade to the highest tier which contains this book! It is a great way to support amazing artists AND get a super exclusive and special spread book to go with this very special Anniversary deck. 

So without further adieu, here are the options. Please make sure to vote in the attached poll!

Which image should we choose from the Astral cards in this deck for Aim for the Stars Spread Theme ?

Option 1: King of Wands by Mike Tenebrae

Option 2: Seven of Pentacles by Natacha Chora



That is all for now! Can't wait to see the poll results!!!

Have a great weekend! Hope you get to do something fun :)

XOXO

Team 78 Tarot
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PROJECT UPDATE
TDV Fanzine
CREATOR
6 days ago

Project Update: Production Update

Hello everyone!

It has been about 3 weeks since we locked surveys so we wanted to give you an update on where things stand at the moment.

We are happy to say all zines and merch pieces are currently in some stage of production! After a few days of back and forth with small technical corrections, all digital proofs have been approved by both our mod team and our manufacturers. We are very excited to finally get our hands on these goodies and share some first looks with you all!

The next step is to wait until all products are delivered to us. Once we have a firm date for that, we will lock addresses in order to prepare for shipping. All backers will be sent a reminder for this, in case any of you need to update your address. Right now, it seems more likely that shipping to backers will start in early June rather than late May, which is a bit behind what we have hoped for. 

That is all we have to report for now. Our next update should come before the end of the month. Thank you for all your support and patience. Hopefully this last stretch of waiting passes more quickly now that a certain show is back on air? ;)

Love,
The TDV Fanzine Mod Team
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PROJECT UPDATE
Austin Martini
CREATOR
7 days ago

Project Update: Women in Focus Funded

Yahoo! Thank you all for your pledges and for making Women in Focus a success. I'm so excited to start producing the book and getting it ready to send to you.  
Here is how rewards will be sent:
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PROJECT UPDATE
Averil | DoomBloomArt
CREATOR
9 days ago

Project Update: Meet the unlocked stretch goal designs!

All the stretch goal designs
Heya!
I'm a bit late with this update, as we hit all stretch goals pretty much immediately. :D Thank you so much again!
So, while this campaign is mostly about the soda girls, they do still belong in my wider series of beverage girls which so far has mostly consisted about teas. I thought it'd be fun to include them here in the campaign, but they need some introduction because there's a little bit more behind some of them! I'll just go through them one by one, in reverse chronological order of their creation :D 

This post contains no "important" info but is just for those who are interested in the artwork of the tea series or want some help with deciding.

Gyokuro

Gyokuro illustration

Gyokuro is my latest tea girl, and a bit of an outlier of the series - but very intentionally so. The tea she is named after is a very high quality and expensive one, and the reason for that is that the plants get shaded from the sun 3 weeks before harvest, which produces a finer, sweeter aroma compared to most other Japanese green teas. This is why she's carrying a parasol! 

Next four are teas infused with floral aromas :D

Flowering Jasmine Tea

Jasmine illustration

Jasmine tea is one of China's favourite floral teas. A fun variant of this is the flowering tea balls, which often also include Jasmine but also other flowers such as Chrysanthemum. They're little balls of green tea that are sewn together, and when hot water is poured on them, it opens up to expose the flowers. Hence she has all the little flowers inside of her. Her garment is a Chinese hanfu.

Aparajita (Butterfly Pea Tea)

Butterfly Pea Tea

Butterfly Pea Tea is the tea with the MOST striking color ever - bright blue - made solely from butterfly pea flowers, also called Aparajita in Sanskrit. Due to the long history of its consumption in ayurveda I went with an Indian-style interpretation of it (and because I love sarees), although it is also consumed in many other countries in SEA. 

 
Trà Sen (Vietnamese Lotus Tea)

Lotus Tea

Lotus tea is made by stuffing green tea inside of lotus flowers. The tea itself does not contain any petals but absorbs the flower's scent during the process, resulting in a pleasant flowery aroma! (And the process ivery pretty) 

Sakurayu - Cherry Blossom Tea

Cherry Blossom Tea

Everyone loves cherry blossoms, but nobody seems to love them as much as the Japanese do. The pure cherry blossom tea (Sakurayu) consists of cherry blossoms that are pickled in salt and vinegar - a very unique taste that might be odd at first. The resulting brew is a pinkish golden colors, with the soft pink flower floating on top.

Tieguanyin (Oolong)

Tieguanyin

Tieguanyin is a Chinese Oolong tea that is named after a Buddhist icon Guanyin (or Kwan Yin), a goddess adapted from Hindu religion into buddhism and many other religions. Here I chose to depict her in a pose very similar to many statues of said goddess!  Oolongs are half-fermented, and depending on how much they are fermented their tastes can change quite a bit on the spectrum between nutty and floral.

Baihao Yinzhen (White Tea)
White tea

Baihao Yinzhen is a white tea and the name means "white hair silver needle" because the tea leaves have a little fur-like texture. I did not take the name too literally, and settled for an overall golden color instead of white, closer to the color of the actual tea than what the name suggests. Still I put some hair needles in her bun!
It's a minimally processed tea, and consists only of leaf buds instead of fully grown and opened leaves.

Darjeeling (Black Tea)
Black Tea

Darjeeling is one of India's most famous teas, and the logo shows a woman with earrings and necklaces so I knew I had to depict her as a character! The tea itself is a deep orange/brown color, sometimes going in a purple-ish direction. It is less bitter than most other black tea, more mild and almost flowery which I think are great traits to depict in a feminine character!

Sencha (Green Tea)


My very first tea girl, of a very famous tea: Japanese sencha! Her coloring is informed not just by the color of green tea which is green to golden, but also common colors in the packaging design, which often feature pink tones too. Sencha is a very broad category of teas, ranging from mundane everyday teas to high end special ones such as Shincha. 

Okay that's enough yapping for today! Let me know if this was interesting :D I will prepare new goals to unlock this weekend, and here's your reminder again that you can suggest goals in the Discussion in the community tab of this campaign! <3

Cheers
Ave
After the campaign ends, you have more designs to choose from. Instead of just the original 4 you can choose from 13!
Goal: €400 reached! — We did it! This project reached this goal!
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