Penny Thoughts

Penny Thoughts

is creating Publications and Podcasts

10

patrons

$30

per month

Hello! Rory, Jack and Eva here. Let us tell you about what we do...

We make Penny Thoughts, a free publication printed on a single A4 sheet of recycled paper featuring artwork and writing submitted by you lot! We like to describe Penny Thoughts as a platform for creative ephemera; a place for drafts, sketches, half-baked plans as well as fully-fledged ideas and artworks. Currently we distribute it for free around Manchester, leaving issues in pubs, bars, shops, on buses, even street corners to maximise exposure to a wider range of people with varying abilities, skills and creative habits.

It’s free because we believe in making artwork and art publications accessible to the wider public, as an extension of what art and higher education institutions attempt to do. We want to encourage people to share their work without sacrificing the essential quality of playfulness, of experimentation which often exists in the margins or foetal stages of any creative project.

We have also recently dipped our toes in the podcasting world with Penny Drops; with a format similar to the publication but allowing for audio artworks that cannot be displayed in print. It hosts  spoken word poetry, music of all descriptions, interviews and more.

We hope to further promote the art-experiencing public's own work, by placing encouragement front and centre. This means larger print runs, more visibility, more widespread dissemination of the publication to ensure it is not only picked up, enjoyed and discussed, but is also a broadly available invitation to participate.

We want to continue to set an example by our contributors, to our readers of just how wide a range of work is valid for publication. We aim to continue providing the opportunity for our contributors' work to be read by as wide an audience as we can, and prove that the printed word and image still has power in the internet age.

Any funds we receive for Penny Thoughts would firstly sustain what we are already doing, as at the moment everything is out of our own pockets. We also want to expand by getting our publication into different cities, further diversify our content in print and podcast, host more community events; the list goes on. We have so many ideas about where Penny Thoughts can go and any help you can offer will be very much appreciated.

Thank you in advance!
              Rory, Jack and Eva
Tiers
Digital Tier
$1.50 or more per month

If you like what we do you can help us sustain it with a small donation, in return you will receive a full scanned copy of each issue in PDF form as and when they are released. 

Proud Patron Tier
$4 or more per month

Wear your support for Penny Thoughts! We'll send you a badge and you will get a digital copy of the issue as soon as its out. 

Gettin' Generous Tier
$6 or more per month

You will receive a digital copy of each issue as they come out. We will also send you the 5 latest issues at time of sign up, plus a badge all sealed with a kiss from each of us. 

Collector Tier
$8 or more per month only 14 left

You will receive a limited edition package of issues 1-10 with the most recent issue slotted in at the time of sign up. In this package you will also get a badge and you will receive a digital issue of every new release. 

The Full Package
$20 or more per month only 5 left

1. A digital copy of every issue

2.  You will get our limited edition compendium (Issues 1-10)

3.  A badge

4.  We will mail you a physical copy of every new issue 

5. You will receive an original artwork by our very own Rory Spencer (@nospecsketch on instagram) 

Daft Tier
$50 or more per month

Wow! Thank you! You'll receive all of the above plus an A0 poster of your favourite cover. Our thanks will last the length of your life.

Tapped Tier
$100 or more per month

Steady on Robert de Niro in Casino. Though of course we are grateful. Our thanks will last the rest of eternity. You will receive EPMUAAOGPUFL (Everthing Previously Mentioned Unless An Act Of God Prevents Us From Living).


+ Penny Thoughts Package with original artwork by the editors.

+ Digital Issue


Hello! Rory, Jack and Eva here. Let us tell you about what we do...

We make Penny Thoughts, a free publication printed on a single A4 sheet of recycled paper featuring artwork and writing submitted by you lot! We like to describe Penny Thoughts as a platform for creative ephemera; a place for drafts, sketches, half-baked plans as well as fully-fledged ideas and artworks. Currently we distribute it for free around Manchester, leaving issues in pubs, bars, shops, on buses, even street corners to maximise exposure to a wider range of people with varying abilities, skills and creative habits.

It’s free because we believe in making artwork and art publications accessible to the wider public, as an extension of what art and higher education institutions attempt to do. We want to encourage people to share their work without sacrificing the essential quality of playfulness, of experimentation which often exists in the margins or foetal stages of any creative project.

We have also recently dipped our toes in the podcasting world with Penny Drops; with a format similar to the publication but allowing for audio artworks that cannot be displayed in print. It hosts  spoken word poetry, music of all descriptions, interviews and more.

We hope to further promote the art-experiencing public's own work, by placing encouragement front and centre. This means larger print runs, more visibility, more widespread dissemination of the publication to ensure it is not only picked up, enjoyed and discussed, but is also a broadly available invitation to participate.

We want to continue to set an example by our contributors, to our readers of just how wide a range of work is valid for publication. We aim to continue providing the opportunity for our contributors' work to be read by as wide an audience as we can, and prove that the printed word and image still has power in the internet age.

Any funds we receive for Penny Thoughts would firstly sustain what we are already doing, as at the moment everything is out of our own pockets. We also want to expand by getting our publication into different cities, further diversify our content in print and podcast, host more community events; the list goes on. We have so many ideas about where Penny Thoughts can go and any help you can offer will be very much appreciated.

Thank you in advance!
              Rory, Jack and Eva

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Tiers
Digital Tier
$1.50 or more per month

If you like what we do you can help us sustain it with a small donation, in return you will receive a full scanned copy of each issue in PDF form as and when they are released. 

Proud Patron Tier
$4 or more per month

Wear your support for Penny Thoughts! We'll send you a badge and you will get a digital copy of the issue as soon as its out. 

Gettin' Generous Tier
$6 or more per month

You will receive a digital copy of each issue as they come out. We will also send you the 5 latest issues at time of sign up, plus a badge all sealed with a kiss from each of us. 

Collector Tier
$8 or more per month only 14 left

You will receive a limited edition package of issues 1-10 with the most recent issue slotted in at the time of sign up. In this package you will also get a badge and you will receive a digital issue of every new release. 

The Full Package
$20 or more per month only 5 left

1. A digital copy of every issue

2.  You will get our limited edition compendium (Issues 1-10)

3.  A badge

4.  We will mail you a physical copy of every new issue 

5. You will receive an original artwork by our very own Rory Spencer (@nospecsketch on instagram) 

Daft Tier
$50 or more per month

Wow! Thank you! You'll receive all of the above plus an A0 poster of your favourite cover. Our thanks will last the length of your life.

Tapped Tier
$100 or more per month

Steady on Robert de Niro in Casino. Though of course we are grateful. Our thanks will last the rest of eternity. You will receive EPMUAAOGPUFL (Everthing Previously Mentioned Unless An Act Of God Prevents Us From Living).


+ Penny Thoughts Package with original artwork by the editors.

+ Digital Issue