Jun. 14, 2012 at 1:30am
Every week in Tacoma, there are dozens of artistic ideas and shows.
However, the Tacoma Playing Cards has the potential to be one of the best art ideas ever to be presented in Tacoma, IMO, potentially approaching that of the iconic Beautiful Angle or even the Frost Park Chalk Off.
The artist list is one of the best ever assembled in Tacoma. You can pledge as little as $1.00!
Each pledge level gets a reward. They need to raise $13,000 in 35 days.
Pledge today at the Kickstarter website for the Tacoma Playing Cards. See also the Tacoma Makes web site.
Here are a few samples:
[BTW, if all of your Facebook "friends" pledged $10 each tomorrow, they would have have enough money to start right away!]
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by Erik on 6/14/2012 @ 1:54am
There are now 7 backer which have raised a total of $422!
That's 3.2 percent of the way already!
by Erik on 6/14/2012 @ 11:16am
|New card released:|
Now they have 46 backers and have collected $3,267!
25 percent of the way to their goal.
by Erik on 6/14/2012 @ 3:04pm
|Update 3:03 pm:______________68 Backers |
$4,167 pledged of $13,000 goal
35 days to go
by Erik on 6/17/2012 @ 10:08am
|TACOMA ARTIST UPDATE: |
Flying over the halfway mark, Tacoma Playing cards at Tacoma Makes now has 154 people pledging a total of $8,747 representing 67 per cent of the way to their goal.
by Erik on 6/18/2012 @ 12:55am
|With the new pledge received of $1000 by Tacoma Makes, RR Anderson is called into action to create the joker for the Tacoma Artist Playing Cards.|
Commentary: Congrats RR!
Tacoma Makes Jokers Wild!!
We are delighted to announce that the first “Joker” to be memorialized in the inaugural Tacoma Playing Card Deck is WILD BILL JONES!!
Dyann Lyon states “On Father's Day I saw the news about your project and fell in love with what you and Maija are up to. After reading about how I could support you I chose to
contribute and give Wild the gift of the Joker. So bottom line, it is a gift from me to him and we are supporting your cause in the process. I hope that makes sense. It is an awesome way to support a new business, the city I was born in and we call home, Tacoma, the arts which I love and my dear husband, Wild, all in one neat little package!”
This is in the spirit we intend! The jokers are meant to represent
positive forces in our communities.. think R.R. Anderson Action Heros.. And Wild Bill Jones fits the bill. One Joker left, who else should be honored in such a way and forever memorialized in this soon to be classic deck???
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