"Quickstarter" Encourages Creators to Crowdfund their Small-Scale Passion Projects

Kickstarter has taken note of Oscar Lhermitte’s clever “Quickstarter” model, recognizing it’s positive message of showing that designers can learn just as much thinking on a smaller scale as they can thinking on a larger one. The crowdfunding platform just announced a landing page within their site called Quickstarter that invites designers, makers and creators to think small and launch their own Quickstarter projects based on Lhermitte’s original model.

Tape Stickers was the first project in designer Oscar Lhermitte‘s “Quickstarter” series, in which he decided to launch a series of quick, one-off experiments on Kickstarter.

The rules are almost the same as Lhermitte’s initial Quickstarter rules, but the updated ones reign participating campaigns in even more:

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1. Plan it in 3 months or less

2. Keep the campaign under 20 days 

3. The funding goal should be under $1,000

4. Offer rewards under $50

5. Shoot the video in one day

6. No PR or media outreach (unless contacted) (Editor’s Note: We love to break rules)

7. No paid ads on social media

8. No stretch goals

9. Include “Quickstarter” in your campaign name

For its launch, Lhermitte and Kickstarter reached out to a few designers to create campaigns that would get everyone’s creative juices flowing. Here are a few of our favorites from the initial set:

Dog-Eared Shelf is a small shelf inspired by books with curled dog-eared corners by Ella Merriman.

No Commercial Value Zine #1: A zine created by Creighton Berman, the mind behind one of our favorite Instagram accounts, @no_commercial_value.

Wall Flower Coat Hook is a clever 2-in-one hook designed by Cemal Okten.

The Lazy Postcard by Audrey Julien is an easy way to avoid writing heartfelt messages on postcards. The message area is obstructed with cutouts in various patterns, so it’s the thought of mailing something that counts with these.

Oscar Lhermitte’s second Quickstarter project is Studio Offcuts – Tangrams, a series of puzzles he created using offcuts from his studio.

Up for the Quickstarter challenge? Get started with your campaign here.

Source: core77

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