Art Noose

is creating letterpress zines

53

patrons

$265

per month
Hi. I'm Artnoose, and I have been single-handedly letterpress printing the personal zine Ker-bloom! every other month since the summer of 1996. Yes, every other month, for twenty years. I have so far managed to avoid missing an issue or even being late.

Over the years, Ker-bloom! has become a life history, letterpress printed in installments. I have written about relationships, traveling, bicycles, reading groups, parenting, and playing rock music. I have always funded my own process by having day jobs, running my own letterpress business, and offering zine subscriptions. I am now bringing the opportunity to support my zine into the Patreon format.

Instead of a traditional zine subscription, where you pay a fixed amount for one year's worth of zines, this is a way for you to sign up at any time and pay monthly until whenever you decide to stop. For the record, I intend to print Ker-bloom! as long as I physically can, so I hope your support is similarly steadfast.

I'll keep printing Ker-bloom! no matter what, as well as all the numerous other weird letterpress things I come up with. This way though, you get a crack at prints hot off the press, and you make the road just a little bit smoother for me. I thank you all in advance.
Tiers
Handshake
$1 or more per month
This is a baseline show of support. A dollar a month is a small way of saying thanks for everything. And I'll say thanks!
Ker-bloom!
$2 or more per month only 77 left
Individual Zine Subscription- The $2 level will mean you will get a zine every other month anywhere in the world! Please note that although the fee is collected monthly, Ker-bloom! comes out about midway through each even-numbered month. If you get a subscription mid-cycle, you might have to wait for the next issue. I promise it'll be worth it.
Print of the Month Club
$5 or more per month
Letterpress-a-month- For $5 a month I will mail you something that I letterpress print each month, for as long as you subscribe. It might be a card or even a print. The more people who sign up at this level, the more adventurous I'll be with my printing. So, tell a friend-- everybody wins!
Combo Platter
$7 or more per month
Zine Subscription AND Letterpress Print of the Month - This level gets you the subscription to Ker-bloom! zine, which comes out every other month, as well as the letterpress print every month! A few zine subscribers also wanted to get the Print of the Month, so this is how you can. No need to choose!
Casual Cards
$20 or more per month only 38 left
Every Other Month Stack - For the $20 level, I'll print you a stack of 100 one-color, single-sided letterpress business cards every other month, on the same schedule as my zines, which is partway through the even-numbered months. This is good for people who might want some business cards every once in a while but not quite monthly. They don't even have to be for business! Maybe one month give a friend a stack of their favorite literary quote! Text should be a reasonable length.
Buffet Table
$27 or more per month only 49 left
In case you want a little of everything, this level is for you! You get a letterpress print every single month plus a zine and a short stack of letterpress business cards every other month. Zines and business cards are printed during the even months.
Short Stack
$40 or more per month only 20 left
Short Stack Letterpress Business Cards- For $40 I'll print you a stack of 100 one-color, single-sided letterpress business cards. I will do the design based on type available in my printshop and paper and ink I have on hand. Text should be a reasonable length. Feel free to hand out these cards liberally, because you'll get a different stack the next month. Get in touch if you want to use this level to donate cards to a 501c3 non-profit.
Fat Stack
$120 or more per month
Fat Stack Letterpress Business Cards- For $120 I'll print you up a stack of 300 one-color, single-sided letterpress business cards. I will do the design based on type available in my printshop and paper and ink I have on hand. Text should be a reasonable length. Hand these out all over the place, because you'll get a different stack the next month. Get in touch if you want to use this level to donate cards to a 501c3 non-profit.
Goals
$265 of $650 per month
If I meet this goal, my supporters will have paid my rent for the month. I will spend more time expanding my letterpress business, working on longer writing projects, and telling my first-grader how happy I am to be his parent.
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Hi. I'm Artnoose, and I have been single-handedly letterpress printing the personal zine Ker-bloom! every other month since the summer of 1996. Yes, every other month, for twenty years. I have so far managed to avoid missing an issue or even being late.

Over the years, Ker-bloom! has become a life history, letterpress printed in installments. I have written about relationships, traveling, bicycles, reading groups, parenting, and playing rock music. I have always funded my own process by having day jobs, running my own letterpress business, and offering zine subscriptions. I am now bringing the opportunity to support my zine into the Patreon format.

Instead of a traditional zine subscription, where you pay a fixed amount for one year's worth of zines, this is a way for you to sign up at any time and pay monthly until whenever you decide to stop. For the record, I intend to print Ker-bloom! as long as I physically can, so I hope your support is similarly steadfast.

I'll keep printing Ker-bloom! no matter what, as well as all the numerous other weird letterpress things I come up with. This way though, you get a crack at prints hot off the press, and you make the road just a little bit smoother for me. I thank you all in advance.

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Tiers
Handshake
$1 or more per month
This is a baseline show of support. A dollar a month is a small way of saying thanks for everything. And I'll say thanks!
Ker-bloom!
$2 or more per month only 77 left
Individual Zine Subscription- The $2 level will mean you will get a zine every other month anywhere in the world! Please note that although the fee is collected monthly, Ker-bloom! comes out about midway through each even-numbered month. If you get a subscription mid-cycle, you might have to wait for the next issue. I promise it'll be worth it.
Print of the Month Club
$5 or more per month
Letterpress-a-month- For $5 a month I will mail you something that I letterpress print each month, for as long as you subscribe. It might be a card or even a print. The more people who sign up at this level, the more adventurous I'll be with my printing. So, tell a friend-- everybody wins!
Combo Platter
$7 or more per month
Zine Subscription AND Letterpress Print of the Month - This level gets you the subscription to Ker-bloom! zine, which comes out every other month, as well as the letterpress print every month! A few zine subscribers also wanted to get the Print of the Month, so this is how you can. No need to choose!
Casual Cards
$20 or more per month only 38 left
Every Other Month Stack - For the $20 level, I'll print you a stack of 100 one-color, single-sided letterpress business cards every other month, on the same schedule as my zines, which is partway through the even-numbered months. This is good for people who might want some business cards every once in a while but not quite monthly. They don't even have to be for business! Maybe one month give a friend a stack of their favorite literary quote! Text should be a reasonable length.
Buffet Table
$27 or more per month only 49 left
In case you want a little of everything, this level is for you! You get a letterpress print every single month plus a zine and a short stack of letterpress business cards every other month. Zines and business cards are printed during the even months.
Short Stack
$40 or more per month only 20 left
Short Stack Letterpress Business Cards- For $40 I'll print you a stack of 100 one-color, single-sided letterpress business cards. I will do the design based on type available in my printshop and paper and ink I have on hand. Text should be a reasonable length. Feel free to hand out these cards liberally, because you'll get a different stack the next month. Get in touch if you want to use this level to donate cards to a 501c3 non-profit.
Fat Stack
$120 or more per month
Fat Stack Letterpress Business Cards- For $120 I'll print you up a stack of 300 one-color, single-sided letterpress business cards. I will do the design based on type available in my printshop and paper and ink I have on hand. Text should be a reasonable length. Hand these out all over the place, because you'll get a different stack the next month. Get in touch if you want to use this level to donate cards to a 501c3 non-profit.