Welcome to the twenty-sixth instalment of our weekly series; The Kings of Kickstarter. Last week found us high in the canopy of the Kickstarter Rainforest, mischievous Gibbons swinging amongst the dense foliage, whilst we slowly pawed away along slick branches alive with design. From urban breathing masks to living ink, the revelry of the refined royalty was most deserved given their accomplishments; will the new gentry be able to say the same? As per usual NUBI has procured 5 Kings (and of course one jester) and presented them below. Now ranked in descending order, only one can claim the title of Supreme Overlord.
#5. Dark Sky Postcards – Scott Lange
“We are stocked with awesome images of nighttime landscapes, and want to eventually put most or all into postcard form.”
We featured these guys back in The Kings of Kickstarter VIII, when they funded their Kickstarter project Night & Day on The John Muir Trail. During a fresh Kings of Kickstarter hunt, this picture appeared and I pretty much choked. After staring at it for a good hour after cunningly soundtracking it with something stirring (thank NUBI’s Kidd Ronin and his Nujabes Cuts for bringing Samurai Champloo to our attention) it turned out to also be a nifty little project. Having collected so many celestial images on their travels and previous projects, the lads wanted to get more of them out to the world and settled on a postcard-based Kickstarter. Over a year, each month you will receive a postcard with one of these jaw-dropping Dark Sky images on the front, along with a caption, a list of the month’s nighttime sky events, and a quote on the back. These incredible images not only take into account the scope and beauty of the universe but the earthly locations that play canvas to them. A simple picture goes a long way to remind you of your scale in the universe and that is never a bad thing to be reminded of once a month.