Let’s Help William Schaff!

December 12th, 2011

For those of you who participated in the 2nd annual Figment Album Cover Design Contest back in 2010, you’ll remember that we were privileged to have artist and designer William Schaff as our guest judge.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with William he has created album cover designs for artists like Okkervil River, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, etc. and I highly suggest you check out the interview we conducted with him.

William was great to work with as a judge and really helped us all out by providing some great feedback to our players.  Now we’d like to return the favor by helping him out with a project he has just posted on Kickstarter. For those of you who are not familiar with Kickstarter, it’s a way for artists, filmmakers, musicians, designers, writers, illustrators, explorers, curators, performers, and others to bring their projects, events, and dreams to life by asking the public to help them fund it.  William is working with Ryan Graveface of Graveface Records to raise $15,000 to put out a high quality, fine art book that collects the artwork William Schaff has done for bands and musicians over the years.   60 to 80 pages, this 11″ x 11″ book collects artwork done by William over the years for such bands as Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Okkervil River, Kid Dakota, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and more. It also contains introductions written by folks such as John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats, Darren Jackson of Kid Dakota, and Will Sheff of Okkervil River. The book will also come with a 10″ of songs recorded by Jason Molina (Songs: Ohia, Magnolia Electric Co.) specifically for this book. Lastly, 10% of all proceeds if they make their goal (or exceed it) will go to helping Jason with his current medical bills.

The project is 57% funded already, but every dollar will help with manufacturing the book and you’ll get some great reward gifts in return. So give what you can and help William meet his goal!

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