Black Country Type Book

Fund the printing of a book of Black Country Type's images

by Sarah Zacharek - Creative Director in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England

We did it
On 14th August 2018 we successfully raised £615 with 34 supporters in 21 days

New stretch target

Additional funds will allow for further copies of the book to be produced as well as covering the costs of the book launch exhibition. 


Black Country Type's working method involves cycles around the Black Country taking photographs using his camera phone. The ‘Type’ element of his work refers to typography – words, signs and letters in the Black Country.  Yet it also refers “types” of building, features and scenes in the region.

Some of the images are presented on the Instagram page @blackcountrytype and feature in publications such as Fused magazine and Area guide. The work celebrates the hidden and unique aesthetics of the Black Country and has proved popular with a wide range of people, including people from the Black Country, local history enthusiasts, graphic designers, photographers and creative writers.

A book of Black Country Type's images is being produced, to include some images exclusive to the publication, which will be launched in September alongside an exhibition of key images from the project.

There are a range of rewards available ranging from postcards to limited edition hard back copies of the book, which will be available to buy at local retailers from September.  The soft cover option measures 18x18cm.

Postcard sets will feature the first 5 images below. All 6 images are available as prints (the bottom image is a printed grid of 9 images) - please specify which you would like to receive when you select your reward. 


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Set of postcards

You will receive a set of 5 Black Country Type postcards, to be delivered in September or collected at the book launch.

£10 or more

0 of 20 claimed

8x8 matte print

1 of 5 8x8 prints of a Black Country Type image. This will be delivered to you in September, or can be collected at the book launch. Please specify which print you would like to receive.

£15 or more

Pre order copy of the book

You will receive a soft cover copy of Black Country Type's book, either to be posted to you or to be collected at the book launch in September.

£20 or more

10 of 20 claimed

Pre order of the book and set of postcards

You will receive a soft cover copy of Black Country Type's book and a set of 5 postcards, either to be posted to you or to be collected at the book launch in September.

£25 or more

2 of 20 claimed

Pre-order of the book and 8x8 matte print

You will receive a soft cover copy of Black Country Type's book and 1 of 5 matte prints, either to be posted to you or to be collected at the book launch in September. Please specify which print you would like to receive.

£30 or more

2 of 10 claimed

Limited edition hardcover copy of the book

You will receive a limited edition hardcover copy of the book (18x18cm)

£50 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Limited edition hardcover copy & thank you in book

You will receive a limited edition hardcover copy of the book (18x18cm), and a thank you in the book. This will be posted to you or can be collected at the book launch in September.


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