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Monday, July 16, 2012

Bicycle Portraits [Kickstarter]


ABOUT THIS PROJECT

Stan Engelbrecht & Nic Grobler have spent the last 2 years cycling over 6000 kilometers to collect over 500 portraits of everyday commuters throughout South Africa, and now the Bicycle Portraits project is finally near completion. 
Visit the Bicycle Portraits website to see the project online...
IF YOU PLEDGE $80 AND UP YOU ARE EFFECTIVELY PRE-ORDERING THE SET OF ALL 3 BICYCLE PORTRAITS BOOKS!
We're publishing the best 165 portraits and stories over 3 books. Each of the 3 books will contain a different 55 stories, and also two essays each by local South African and major international cycling figures. The books are designed by Gabrielle Guy and we have also collaborated with celebrated South African artist Gabrielle Raaff to create an individual hand-painted watercolor map, based on Google Maps, to indicate the location of each of our portraits.
Shown below is our current book design. We are working with the printers in terms of quantities and materials, trying to reach a reasonable price point. The finishings on the book might differ slightly as we figure this out. But we are consistently aiming for the impossible though - the more pledges we receive the more possible it becomes. We will keep you updated, and of course we promise you a product of the highest possible quality...

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