Boom Queens: Issue #02

Vanishing Asia

A project in Pacifica, CA by Kevin Kelly

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A set of 3 books, with 1,000 pages, that captures Asia’s disappearing traditions and vanishing designs, in 35 countries.
Backers: 2348
Average Pledge Per Backer: $257

Funded: $603,420 of $75,000
Dates: Mar 25th -> May 4th (40 days)
Project By: Kevin Kelly
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Latest News

Music to my ears!

April 16th - via:
Wouldn't it be cool if this incredible book had a soundtrack? That was the idea that Camille Hartsell had while she was helping me proof the 1,080 pages. So she compiled a playlist of music that is based on the instruments of Asia that I photographed... (Read More)

Making Vanishing Asia perfect by making prototypes

April 13th - via:
I would like to thank you again for supporting this huge project.  It has received far more backers than I dare to hope for.  I'd like to share a little bit of the long process it took to get here. The Value of Prototypes I am a big believer in... (Read More)

The Joy of Differences

April 6th - via:
Asia is a continent of differences that I celebrate with my book Vanishing Asia. This is an ode to the differences that are the source of beauty and innovation. You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play... (Read More)

On Reaching a Thousand True Fans!

March 29th - via:
I am smiling and giddy.  I have reached my 1,000 true fans.  Whoa!!!! Thank you for being one of my true fans.  I am grateful to each one of you. Thirteen years ago when I proposed the idea of 1,000 true fans, it was before Kickstarter was born,... (Read More)

Wow! What an amazing beginning!

March 26th - via:
Thank you backers! Your enthusiastic support surpassed all my expectations. In only a few hours you blew past the critical funding goal.  Even Kickstarter employees notice and contacted me to say Vanishing Asia has been added to their "projects they... (Read More)

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