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The Art of Ralph McQuarrie: ARCHIVES Art Book

A project in Campbell, CA by Dreams and Visions Press

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A 400+ page coffee table book featuring the largest collection of Ralph McQuarrie's non-Star Wars art ever published.
Backers: 661
Average Pledge Per Backer: $112

Funded: $73,815 of $50,000
Dates: Jun 13th -> Jul 13th (30 days)
Project By: Dreams and Visions Press
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Latest News

The final four!

July 13th - via:
We're down to the final four hours of the campaign, and something tells me we haven't seen the last of the pledging activity. It looks like the second Artist's Edition print stretch goal will be met, and we've gone ahead and added a third Artist's... (Read More)

A message for our new backers

July 11th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

What's a bookplate, and why do I care?

July 10th - via:
Two stretch goals down, the third within reach, and who knows where this ends up in the next few days. Exciting times are ahead, not only as we close out the campaign, but as we finalize the work you've all been so kind to support: The Art of Ralph... (Read More)

Time for some more stretch goals!

July 10th - via:
Hello again! We've almost reached our second stretch goal, so we thought we had better roll out a few more stretch goals for the final days of the campaign. While we've got just under four days remaining, something tells me we haven't seen the last... (Read More)

Add-ons and stretch goals

July 9th - via:
Hi everyone - We're closing in on the final days of the campaign and want to end as strongly as we started. The next stretch goal for the bonus Artist's Edition print is definitely within reach, so please consider sharing the Kickstarter link with... (Read More)

Stretch Goal and Bookplates

July 6th - via:
Hey guys!  This is a quick update to those of you at the $65 and $70 pledge levels. We definitely appreciate your support, and are sure you'll love your copy of The Art of Ralph McQuarrie: ARCHIVES. We'd hate for anyone to miss out on a nice bonus... (Read More)

You did it!

July 4th - via:
You guys are incredible. When we launched this campaign on what would have been Ralph's 85th Birthday last month, we were optimistic that we could pull it off, raising the necessary funds in 30 days. Despite a number of hurdles (not the least of... (Read More)

Crowdfunding Friday: The Art Of Ralph McQuarrie

July 4th - via:
A Kickstarter campaign aims to fund a book devoted to Ralph McQuarrie, the artist who first brought the Star Wars universe to life... (Read More)

Deluxe Edition Bookplate Revealed!

July 2nd - via:
Hello again, and welcome to all of our recent backers! We continue to creep closer to our goal of making The Art of Ralph McQuarrie: ARCHIVES a reality!  Throughout the campaign, in addition to the new backers joining us daily, there have been a... (Read More)

The home stretch - and some new rewards!

July 1st - via:
Thanks to each and every one of you for your continued support! We passed 400 backers and 80% of our funding goal in the past few days. With twelve days to go, we're confident that we're going to be able to beat our funding goal. But before we start... (Read More)

A quick heads up for our backers at the Deluxe Complete ARCHIVES Library Level

June 30th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

We are simply passing through history. This... this IS history.

June 24th - via:
We wanted to celebrate our crossing the 300 backer and 60% funding milestones with something special, so we're taking this opportunity to debut our concept for the Kickstarter exclusive signed bookplate that will ship with the regular hardcover... (Read More)


June 20th - via:
First we want to extend a warm welcome to our most recent backers, and thank you all for bringing us closer to our funding goal. We've passed the 46% marker, and will be crossing the 50% threshold soon. We're confident we're going to reach our goal... (Read More)

Who designed that Enterprise, anyway?

June 18th - via:
First off, our sincerest thanks to all of you! We're just under 40% funding with 210 backers as I write this. We realize that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Ralph's fan base, so please help us continue to spread the word about the... (Read More)

Sneak Peek: Forbidden Planet Concept Art!

June 16th - via:
Merrick over at Aint it Cool News has given us a nice write-up promoting the campaign this morning. Check out his article to see some of Ralph's rare concept artwork for Irvin Kershner's proposed remake of Forbidden Planet. Rest assured — all that... (Read More)

Sneak Peek: Unseen E.T. concept art

June 15th - via:
Our friends at The Bearded Trio blog, where they explore all things George Lucas/Steven Spielberg/John Williams, have given us a nice write-up promoting the campaign this morning. Check out the article to see some of Ralph's rare E.T. concept artwork... (Read More)

We're on our way!

June 14th - via:
Many thanks to all of you who have joined us on the first day of this journey! We've still got a long way to go, but we're encouraged to be at 10% of our funding goal in the first 24 hours, with pledges continuing to roll in as the word gets out. And... (Read More)

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