Typing her way to her own ‘Kickstarter’ Project

After getting back from HOW I followed up with my favourite publisher, Janine Vangool of UPPERCASE magazine. I shared with her the great response of my own personal vision in Creatives’ Cupboard and she in turn filled me in on her next project.

Janine, if you haven’t had a chance to get to know her, she is an avid fan and collector of what we consider an outdated piece – the typewriter. She has published a few books about ephemera and collections and has planned her next one closer to her own heart – the Typewriter. Please view her  video here to get a feel for what the project is all about.

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While chatting up I was quizzing her on the ins and outs of getting a ‘kickstarter’ program going, since I have a few ideas of my own, and was shocked an appreciated hearing the challenges us Canadian’s have if we want to start our own. I guess the fact is – kickstarter.com is an american-only service. In the end you require an american security number to complete the process, which she wasn’t informed of until after going through ALL the motions and at the final step found this out. Always a sour note for being Canadian when we find such hiccups. We would appreciate some type of general notice on sites basically advertising if they are international friendly or not instead of having to add stuff to our cart shopping away only to find when we check out – they don’t ship our way. Talk about a waste of time.

Ok, enough of my own personal rant there.

Back to the point: I signed up to help get Janine started on her next project because I have NEVER been disappointed by any of her publications. Please check it out for yourself if you value creativity and are always on the look out for that next inspiring book. www.uppercasemagazine.com/typewriter

2 thoughts on “Typing her way to her own ‘Kickstarter’ Project

  1. I love this on so many levels. First off, I love UPPERCASE magazine. It’s beautiful and endlessly insipring. Second, typewriters hold a special place in my heart. As a child, I loved typing away on my dad’s typewriter. In fact, to this day my dad still types his invoices and correspondence on an old typewriter. And I recently bought my writer-hubby vintage typewriter key cuff links.

    Sorry to hear about her issues with kickstarter, but I will spread the word here in the US!

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