Makeshift Brooklyn: Kickstarter Rewards

It’s an exciting time for us at Makeshift Society. Not only this week we are celebrating our first birthday, we are making one big wish we know will come true. It’s only possible with the work of our talented artists, and of course our Kickstarter backers. If you haven’t already heard yet, Makeshift Society is expanding to the East coast. That’s right – we have plans to open our doors in Williamsburg, Brooklyn starting in 2014. And for our birthday, all we’re asking for is your support on Kickstarter.

With your support, we are certain we can reach our goal. And guess what? We aren’t the only ones enjoying the gift of creativity, support, and excitement on our birthday – you will be scoring some awesome gifts from a group of very talented individuals.

When backing Makeshift Brooklyn on Kickstarter, there are a wide variety of rewards to choose from. This was made possible through the generosity of the designers and artists below. A little bit more about the gifts and givers, below.

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THE GIFT: COLORFUL WALLPAPERS
With a $5 donation to MSS Brooklyn, you will receive a series of digital wallpapers for your desktop, phone, and/or tablet. These are photo collages of gorgeous vintage office supplies from around the world. With a variety of colors ranging from yellow, red, orange, blue, black, green and pink you are promised to have the full spectrum of colors on each of your devices!

THE GIVER: NEAL WHITTINGTON, PRESENT & CORRECT
Present & Correct is a showcase guaranteed to bring back old memories with their vintage products inspired by homework, the post office, and school. P&C is constantly evolving and mixing old ideas with the new to create a perfectly balanced online store full of stationary, paper, and office products.

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THE GIFT: THANK YOU POSTCARD
We love this reward for our backers offering $10 on Kickstarter! At Makeshift Society, we’re advocates of finding creativity through craft and concepts. And this playfully typographic postcard sends a message — “make with your head, think with your hands” — we love to share.

THE GIVERS: LUPI ASENSIO AND MARTIN LORENZ, TWOPOINTS.NET
TwoPoints.net is a design bureau based in Barcelona. They specialize in coordination, creation, development, and implementation of visual identities. Founded in 2007, from day one their work has exemplified the value of not only great design but great functionality as well.

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THE GIFT: HANDKERCHIEF
By backing Makeshift Brooklyn with a $25 contribution you will receive one of Stewart’s navy and gold handkerchiefs designed with the phrase “making shift happen since two thousand and twelve” surrounded by illustrations of the Brooklyn Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge (and donuts). What better way to show the union of East & West Coast?

THE GIVER: STEWART SCOTT-CURRAN
Stewart is from Glasgow, Scotland and currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is an Art Director at CNN.com and also the brains behind Only More Never Less. We like to refer to Stewart as “the nicest man on the Internet”.

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THE GIFT: CREATIVE TOOLS POSTER
Laptop, phone, scissors, glasses, and bottomless cups of coffee are just a few of the tools and necessities designers and artists might need to make it through a typical workday and this poster shows that and much more with the signature drawing style of Kate Bingaman-Burt. Contribute $50 to the MSS Brooklyn Kickstarter campaign, and this 16×20″ silk-screened poster is yours!

THE GIVER: KATE BINGAMAN-BURT
According to Jen Bekman, gallerist and 20×200 CEO & Founder, “Kate’s work, and her approach to its distribution, embodies a wide range of contemporary ethos and practices. She is incredibly versatile as a visual artist, employing drawing, typography, painting, photography, crafts and graphic design in service to a central theme. Using social media as a means for commerce and commentary, she participates cheerfully and critically in consumerism’s new frontier.” We couldn’t have described her better! Take a gander at more of her work over here.

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THE GIFT: DO WHAT YOU LOVE, MAKE WHO YOU ARE TOTE
Hey New Yorkers! Imagine making your way to the new Makeshift Society in Brooklyn carrying all your supplies in this graphic on your organic canvas tote. When backing us with $75, you will be rewarded with this tote bag decorated with a hand-drawn graphic made just for us by Makeshift advisor and boss lady Lisa Congdon.

THE GIVER: LISA CONGDON
Artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon is best known for her colorful paintings and collages. Since 2007, she has been illustrating for clients including The Museum of Modern Art, Martha Stewart Living Magazine, Chronicle Books, The Land of Nod, Harper Collins Publishing, The Obama Campaign and Simon & Schuster, among others. Lisa is also known for her intricate line drawings and pattern design and has licensed her work for fabric, kitchen linens, wallpaper and bedding. In addition to illustrating full time, Lisa maintains a thriving Etsy shop and writes a popular daily blog of her work, life and inspiration called “Today is Going to be Awesome.” She is the author of Whatever You Are, Be a Good One and Art, Inc., both set to be released by Chronicle Books in 2014. She lives in Oakland, California with her partner, chihuahua and two cats.

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Photo of Sarah & Ryan via Eight Hour Day

THE GIFT: MAKESHIFT PENNANT
This 12×30″ felt silk-screened pennant also joins both Brooklyn and San Francisco with illustrations of each city’s most recognizable landmarks. Whether you are a SF or Brooklyn Makeshift Society member, this pennant will be a perfect reward for you after donating $100 to our Kickstarter campaign.

THE GIVERS: SARAH LABIENIEC AND RYAN MEIS, LAB PARTNERS SF
A little bit about Lab Partners SF from Ryan and Sarah: “In 2007 upon our arrival to beautiful San Francisco, we decided to collaborate on a letterpress print to send out to our friends and families announcing our move out west. We had so much fun with it that soon after we decided to found Lab Partners, a studio where we could experiment together and explore what we love. Our office is now located in sunny Oakland where we’ve had the pleasure of working with some amazing clients on a variety of projects. We believe the best work is a combination of imaginative storytelling, a strong sense of craft, and a good dose of color magic.”

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(Photo of Jane via West Elm)

THE GIFT: IDEAL BOOKSHELF PRINT
You might recognize some of these titles if you are a photographer, small business owner, hand-letterer, printer, or if you just simply have great literary taste. This 16×20″ archival print is based on an original painting of books in the Makeshift library and is our gift to you when you support us at the $150 level.

THE GIVER: JANE MOUNT
Jane Mount is an artist and illustrator, born in Atlanta and formed in Manhattan. In past incarnations she has studied anthropology, co-founded three companies, and won awards for her graphic and interior design skills. Her paintings of bookshelves have caught the eye of media outlets including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, DailyCandy, and InStyle. She lives in northern California with her Swiss husband and two cats.

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Photo of Julia by Meredith Jenks via Design*Sponge

 THE GIFT: YOUR PORTRAIT ON OUR WALLS
How does that sound for wall décor? Mere words could not describe our appreciation for backers pledging $250, so we thought we’d honor your generosity by having your face on our walls in Brooklyn! Julia will illustrate the portrait for backers at this level, turning the results into a custom wallpaper pattern for our conference room. We will also send you a digital file of your portrait, to print or perhaps use for your headshot or Twitter profile.

THE GIVER: JULIA ROTHMAN
Julia Rothman works from her studio in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2002. Some of her clients (in no particular order) include Chronicle Books, Target, Anthropologie, Crate & Barrel, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg Businessweek, Urban Outfitters, The Metropolitan Transit Authority, The Land of Nod, Kashi, Design*Sponge, Food and Wine, New York Magazine, Storey Publishing, and Victoria’s Secret. Besides working, Julia enjoys going on walks with her terrier Rudy, playing Boggle on the iPhone and rating Bloody Marys on a scale of 1-10.

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THE GIFT: SPONSOR A LIBRARY SHELF
We’re so thrilled to honor our backers who pledge $500 with a laser engraved Lumio light (with your name/logo!) to illuminate the new Makeshift library. Lumio, the invention of Makeshift member Max Gunawan, is a modern lamp that unfolds from a book. It has a minimalist yet poetic design aesthetic that blends laser cut wood cover with durable water resistant Tyvek “pages” containing high performing LED. Its unique design allows you to transform its shape based on your needs.

THE GIVER: MAX GUNAWAN, LUMIO
Max is an Architect/Industrial Designer based in San Francisco, CA. As a designer, Max is inspired by modern forms, clean lines and simple designs with unexpected functions. He is the founder of Caliber, a local design studio with a mission to design smart objects and spaces to help people live large with less. Lumio is the first product by Caliber that explores the idea of a multi-functional light fixture that can be transformed into many shapes to meet the user’s changing needs.

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We also wanted to offer rewards that reflect our values and mission, so you can participate in office hours with one of our founders or advisors, or sponsor our Maker-in-Residence program to help a community member fulfill a creative project at the Clubhouse.

Ready to score some of these beautifully designed rewards? Back us on Kickstarter!