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On The Origin: The Unofficial Guide To Pokémon Design

A project in London, UK by Noah Shepherd

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An illustrated educational guide to the biological and cultural inspirations behind Generation 1 Pokémon.
Backers: 399
Average Pledge Per Backer: £41

Funded: £16,163 of £15,000
Dates: Aug 10th -> Sep 9th (30 days)
Project By: Noah Shepherd
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Latest News

<24 hours left! [+ ICY/SPICY EXAMPLE PAGE COMBO]

September 8th - via:
I can't believe it, we have reached 96% with 24 hours remaining so with everyone's help we should just reach the funding target! If we push really hard we might even unlock both of the stretch goals! I made mockups for two more pages, these are the... (Read More)

Reward Updates & Stretch Goals

September 4th - via:
Tier UpdatesAnyone pledging for the Doduo Hardcover tier will get their name printed inside the book (or two names if necessary for gifts). A New Tier Approaches: the Mew Duo TierReceive both the hardcover and softcover editions of On The Origin,... (Read More)

'Pokemon' Guidebook Analyzes the Designs of Generation I

September 1st - via:
An unofficial Pokemon guidebook is being crowdfunded on Kickstarter that takes a look at the original 151 Pokemon designs and the inspirations behind them. Author Noah Shepherd combined backgrounds in biology and graphic design to create On the Origin: Kanto Edition, the Kickstarter project that (Read More)

⅔ of the way update [+ Wartortle splashes in]

August 30th - via:
Hey backers! Thanks to all of you we've reached £10,000, 2/3 of the goal!! But to get to £15,000 we're really going to need your help. Retweet, share, forward, even tell people in real life - anything that spreads the word is vital to ensure we... (Read More)

A Biologist Is Making a POK

August 25th - via:
Do you still want to be the best, like no one ever was? If so, there (Read More)

Wow We're Over Halfway!! [+ Pikachu joins the party]

August 23rd - via:
A massive thank you to everyone that has helped get this campaign to 53% of its target! But we are still not in the clear. If everyone spreads the word we could smash the target! Tell your family, friends and co-workers! In the meantime, to... (Read More)

Kickstarter Book to Analyze the Original 151 Pok

August 22nd - via:
A new Kickstarter campaign has been launched to help bring to life  (Read More)

r/pokemon AMA just went live!

August 19th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Campaign Update For Backers

August 17th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

New Example Page: Eevee

August 12th - via:
Hey everyone, I made Eevee to celebrate community day and wanted to share it with you all!  (Read More)

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