Dust II Onyx: A Melanated Tarot - 2nd Edition
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Dust II Onyx: A Melanated Tarot, 2nd Edition is a deck created by multimedia artist Courtney Alexander. The cards feature 78 mixed media collage paintings...
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$52,195.15 contributed towards the $50,000 2nd edition goal.
Pre-Orders Still Available Funding goal was met May 14
Dust II Onyx: A Melanated Tarot, 2nd Edition is a deck created by multimedia artist Courtney Alexander. The cards feature 78 mixed media collage paintings accented with metallic and holographic foils, featuring cultural myths, symbolism, history and icons within the Black Diaspora. The guidebook features multiple keyword lists (numerological, elemental and astrological) and full color images of the artwork with unique titles and art descriptions. Each card has been carefully researched with nearly 75 resources cited, providing a wealth of educational material.
Your purchase today will include:
(1) Full 78-card gold foil accented deck
(1) Hard-cover 200+ page guide book Packaged in a lidded box
*Available for wholesale
- New designer packaging with hinge-lid box
- Improvements to Dust II Onyx: Vade Mecum (guidebook)
- New artwork for the hard-cover
- Mini-booklet for travel (based on amount funded)
- Additional tarot card (in place of the blank card)
I know it's difficult feeling left out of the 1st edition, however I'm working hard behind the scenes to make the next edition feel just as special. Of course, I'll be paying attention to your feedback from the first edition.
Goal Not met :(
Less than 50% funded:
- Cancel/Refund All Orders OR
- Extend Campaign
More than 50% funded:
More than 75% funded:
- Extend Campaign AND
move forward with production to fulfill orders.
100% funded at $50,000
- 2nd Edition goes to print!
- Enough for additional inventory to be purchased.
- Limited amount of decks will be available for wholesale.
- 120% ($60k) funding will give me wiggle room to possibly expand the guidebook.
- 140-160% funding ($70k-$80k) will help meet higher inventory goals for distribution.
- I will work with my printer to include a mini-guidebook for DIIO-on-the-go.
Blown Outta Water!!!
muah ha ha!
- 200% funding or more would be a wonderful headstart to creating more tools to accompany DIIO.
- This would also give me the resources needed to create new artwork (and decks ^_^)
HOW WILL FUNDS BE USED?
During my last campaign you all helped me exceed my initial goal of $25,000. Because of your investment I was able to create an amazing product that exceeded your expectations and that bar will NOT be lowered for this 2nd edition. Therefore it will take setting and achieving higher funding goals to keep this work going and in the future, to go beyond the crowdfunding model into steady growth and expansion for Dust II Onyx.
The majority of the costs are in the printing and shipping fulfillment. There is also a substantial amount that goes to fees and taxes.
As you can see, over 90% of this goal will go to expenses to produce this work. So the goal that I have set for this project is the amount necessary to go to print and have just enough inventory to keep a manageable amount of decks in stock after preorders are fulfilled. It's because of your preorders that this project is able to continue growing and expanding so this level of transparency is for you to know where your investment is going.
RISKS & CHALLENGES
The goal is to raise enough funds to go to print and fulfill orders by early Summer 2018. However, there may be delays in print and proofing, especially printing overseas. There are Chinese holidays, long ocean shipping times, and other circumstances that can cause delays. I will continue to update this website, as well as send email updates, with my progress and any potential setbacks that may occur. You will always be in the loop right along with me. We're in this together.