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1 pt. Courier Patron

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$1
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Thank you! And welcome to the Thornwillow community. As a contributing follower, you’ll get:

  • Advance notice of new projects on Kickstarter (so you can take advantage of those early-bird specials!)
  • Access to our Patron-only feed

10 pt. Garamond Patron

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$10
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Thank you, and welcome! You are a true Thornwillow insider. At this tier you’ll get:

  • Access to exclusive benefits and offerings on Kickstarter subscriptions, available ONLY to our supporters on Patreon

Plus everything from previous tiers:

  • Extra Digital Content
  • Advance notice of upcoming Kickstarter editions
  • Access to our Patron-only feed

30 pt. Baskerville Patron

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$30
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Most profuse and vigorous thanks, and welcome to the Thornwillow community! As a subscriber at this tier you’ll get:

  • The Thornwillow Dispatch! Every month, we’ll send you finely printed chapbooks, broadsides, and prints that feature editorial and artistic content, as well as finely crafted goods for your study including engraved note cards, journals, and calendar cards.

Plus everything from the previous tiers:

  • Patron-only benefits on Kickstarter
  • Extra Digital Content
  • Advance notice of upcoming Kickstarter editions
  • Access to our Patron-only feed

PLEASE NOTE: If you are located outside of the United States, please add $20 to your pledge at this tier to cover international shipping charges.

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About Thornwillow


TLDR
: When you subscribe for a Thornwillow book, you are not simply adding a beautiful volume to your collection—you are joining the Thornwillow community and supporting the makers, artists, designers, writers, and craftspeople who have dedicated their lives to this work. Sign up here to receive the Thornwillow Dispatch, our monthly box of of finely printed ideas and inspirations, and help us in our mission of teaching and perpetuation of the arts and crafts of the written word!

Welcome to Thornwillow
In this age of virtual relationships and intangible communication—when books can be turned on and off with a switch—we believe that the printed word, beautiful and well crafted, is more powerful than ever before.

We are printers and publishers of handmade books, and for more than thirty years, we have been committed to enhancing the relationship between the reader and the written word.

What is Patreon?
For centuries, artists have sought patrons and ambassadors to support their work, granting them the creative freedom they needed to thrive; in exchange, those patrons were gifted with some of the finest pieces of art the world has ever seen. Today, “patronage” is not the sole domain of a privileged few. Rather, it is a vast online community of inspiring individuals uniting across counties, countries, and continents to ignite a new creative renaissance.

You may be wondering how you can help…
and ‘what’s in it for me?

Your pledge, starting at as little as $1 per month, will allow us to work with more authors and artists, to produce more beautiful volumes, and to reach more readers than ever before. By supporting us on Patreon, you are not simply funding a small press--you are joining a movement to preserve the integrity of the written word and to grow the community of ideas.

As a show of gratitude for your generosity, and with the hope of making the world of fine printing more accessible to all, we are offering a variety of special benefits to all of our patrons, including early (and often exclusive) access to new projects and publications, as well as audio content, books, and special keepsakes from the Press. Our tiers are named after some of our favorite typefaces; check them out below or in the column to the right to see what we have in store for you.

What’s your type?

  • 1 pt. Courier - Welcome! You’ve joined our community, and we are so happy you’re here. Your contribution is helping perpetuate the arts and crafts of the written word, and secure its vitality for future generations. At this tier, you’ll get access to our Patron-only Feed, as well as advance notice when we launch new projects on Kickstarter.

  • 3 pt. Helvetica - We are so grateful for your friendship and support! At this tier, you’ll be getting even more behind-the-scenes content, with new and exclusive audio from our podcast, concert recordings, and more. And of course, you’ll still get access to our Patron-only Feed and advance notice of new Kickstarter projects.

  • 10 pt. Garamond - At this tier, you’re a real Thornwillow insider. Not only will you get everything from the previous tiers, including all extra digital content, access to the Patron-only feed, and advance notice of Kickstarter launches, but you will also be entitled to special benefits and offerings on Kickstarter subscriptions, available exclusively to our supporters on Patreon.

  • 30 pt. Baskerville - Get the Thornwillow Dispatch! As a subscriber at this tier, you’ll get everything from previous tiers—the Patron-only feed, extra digital content, advance notice of and special benefits on Kickstarter projects—AND The Thornwillow Dispatch. The Thornwillow Dispatch is our monthly subscription of finely printed ideas and inspirations. Each month subscribers receive a box of engraved or letterpress printed keepsakes and ephemera that celebrate the written word. Past Dispatches have included an assortment of limited edition chapbooks, broadsides, and prints that feature editorial and artistic content intended to surprise and delight as well as finely crafted goods for your study including engraved note cards, journals, and calendar cards. (see the featured tag: Look inside! for some examples!). 

  • 100 pt. Electra - The Thornwillow Dispatch, Patrons' Edition! Your subscription at this tier gets you even more, and lends dramatic support to our movement. Each month, your Thornwillow Dispatch will include two (2) copies the new Dispatch publication, including one special Patrons' Edition copy, which is bound by hand in a unique design, as well as individually numbered and signed by the publisher. You will also receive everything from the previous tiers, including access to the Patron-only feed, all digital content, and, of course, advance notice of and access to Patron-benefits on all Kickstarter projects.

  • 300 pt. Centaur - You are a true Patron of the Arts. Twice each year, we will work with you directly to add special volumes to your collection, whether special half-leather bindings of our Dispatch titles or pulled from our archives. And, of course, you will be entitled to all benefits included in previous tiers: printed publications and keepsakes delivered monthly (with special, limited edition publications, numbered and signed by the publisher), advance notice of Kickstarter projects and access to Patron-only upgrades, all digital content, and access to our Patron-only feed here on Patreon. But, please be advised: in order to maintain an excellent standard of service, we are capping the number of subscriptions available at this tier.

A ‘Community of Ideas’
Our paper, printing, binding, and books are meant to provide a lasting and powerful method of communicating and preserving ideas in the modern world; we believe that how something is made is just as important as what we make. Through our books, we endeavor to create experiences which enhance the relationship between the reader and the written word, as well as foster a community for all those who care about the place of the printed word in modern society. This ‘Community of Ideas’ consists of authors, artists, book makers, and book readers like you, who celebrate the written word, and who share our belief in the importance of beauty and craft, and in creating objects that last and have soul.

The Thornwillow Story
Thornwillow Press was founded in 1985 by Luke Ives Pontifell when he was 16. He spent his summer vacations printing and binding books by hand, and soon, what started as a labor of love grew into one of the leading printers and publishers of fine books in the world. Today, Thornwillow is one of the last remaining fine presses in the United States; with the belief that craftsmanship and the arts can be catalysts for revitalization, Thornwillow has consolidated centuries of craft and technique in a complex of historic buildings called The Thornwillow Makers Village in Newburgh, New York.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 14 exclusive posts
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Writings
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Videos

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