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Gill & Gill: a film comparing bouldering & stone carving

A project in London, UK by Louis-Jack Horton-Stephens

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A visual essay exploring humanity's relationship with stone by juxtaposing 2 masters: one of rock climbing, the other of letter cutting
Backers: 96
Average Pledge Per Backer: £67

Funded: £6,448 of £6,000
Dates: Jul 16th -> Aug 13th (29 days)
Project By: Louis-Jack Horton-Stephens
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Latest News


August 11th - via:
Dear Backers, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT! What a way to start the week - we've made our goal of £6000 with 2.5 days to go!  We are so excited it's crazy, and are going to start planning the shoot in earnest right away! We're heading to the... (Read More)

The Film's Legacy

August 7th - via:
Alongside our aim to show the film at film-festivals around the world, our long-term plan is to develop a standing stone featuring climbable, carved letters designed in collaboration with Richard Kindersley and Lucy Creamer, our stone carver and rock... (Read More)

£4000 milestone - 7 days left!

August 6th - via:
We've reached the £4000 milestone with 7 days to go! A massive thanks and a big hug to all you backers. With your pledges and help spreading the word we can make it happen!  Here's a treat for Wednesday afternoon: a short video of one of the... (Read More)

Richard Kindersley: our featured letter carver

August 4th - via:
Liverpool Crown Court Richard Kindersley studied lettering and sculpture at Cambridge School of Art and at the workshop of his father David Kindersley, who was also a noted stone carver. David was a pupil of Eric Gill, thus making Richard a direct... (Read More)

A brief introduction to letter carving and Eric Gill

August 2nd - via:
'Alphabet and Numerals' by Eric Gill, 1909 The stone-carver Eric Gill was fond of a philosophical aphorism. ‘Letters are things, not pictures of things’, he famously quipped. For Gill, craftsmanship and philosophy were inseparable activities:... (Read More)

Lucy Creamer: our featured rock climber

July 29th - via:
Lucy Creamer is without doubt the most accomplished female climber in Britain. She has achieved more first ascents than any other climber and is the only British woman to onsight numerous f8a's.  Lucy is a true all-rounder; at home on the sea... (Read More)

Shoreditch Park Boulder

July 27th - via:
Looking for something to do this Sunday? Fancy climbing a real boulder in central London and seeing a piece of public art? Head to Shoreditch Park! We've been spending our sunny summer weekends tackling the artist John Frankland's 'Boulder' in east... (Read More)

£3000 milestone - half way there!

July 25th - via:
We've reached the 50% milestone with 19 days to go! A huge thank you to all you backers. Your support for the film has been really encouraging and it just goes to show that we can make this happen. Please keep helping by spreading the word. Post... (Read More)

Trajan's Column

July 23rd - via:
I took a recent trip to see the V&A’s awe-inspiring plaster cast of Trajan’s column as research for the film. The column, separated into two parts, resides in the V&A’s Cast courts - probably my favourite room in any London museum or... (Read More)

A brief introduction to Bouldering and John Gill

July 22nd - via:
Bouldering is a form of rock climbing that is performed without the use of ropes or harnesses. Whilst it can be done without any equipment, most climbers use specialised shoes, chalk to keep their hands dry, and crash mats. Unlike other forms of... (Read More)

Staff Pick and £2000 milestone!

July 20th - via:
It's been a great weekend for Gill & Gill. Not only did we get a Kickstarter 'Staff Pick', but we also reached a funding milestone. Getting to £2000 early on was always a major goal, as projects that get 30% of their funding succeed more than... (Read More)

Our hand-marbled t-shirts

July 18th - via:
Over the past few months we have been working with Peckham Print Studio to create some truly unusual and beautiful t-shirts, available exclusively to Kickstarter backers.  Peter and Louis-Jack wearing the tees Each one is totally unique as it is... (Read More)

Off to a flying start

July 17th - via:
What a first day! We have nearly raised 25% of our target in less than 24 hours!  A huge thanks to all of you wonderful backers. I can't emphasise enough you how much your early support is crucial to the film. Please keep sharing and spreading the... (Read More)

We've relaunched!

July 16th - via:
For all of those who have been following us from the start, we've relaunched with: a smaller funding goal, updated pricing for the incentives and images of the beautiful sample t-shirts. Check out these changes and help create the early momentum we... (Read More)

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