LOS ANGELES – Beginning October 9th, WRAPPED will feature a campaign on Kickstarter (www.kickstarter.com) to launch a new innovative collection of journals, while further expanding the brand through Kickstarter’s creative funding platform. The original Venice, California based wrapping paper company aspires to stay true to its local production, and needs to reach a goal quota of 5,000 journals in order to thrive while staying true to the brand’s value of authenticity.
Founders Ryland Arnoldi & Sam Seidman are inspired by WRAPPED’s quick success and have distributed wrapping paper to some of the nation’s most renowned retailers; they’re excited to capitalize on their potential and evolve WRAPPED into a repertoire of paper goods including journals, postcards, invitations, stationary and more through the Kickstarter campaign. Generally sold at $18.00, the journals will be available on Kickstarter for pre-sale at an exclusive price of $15.00 with a tier of rewards for your pledge and appreciated support.
For instance, pledges of $100 will receive a journal designed by renowned artist, Charles Arnoldi, and produced by WRAPPED. Arnoldi states, “these things are incredible and I really wouldn’t mind keeping all of them for myself!” These particular journals will each be signed and numbered, starting at 1 for the first contributor.
Here’s how it works:
Donate $1 – Receive a special postcard from WRAPPED thanking you for funding the campaign.
Donate $15 – Receive a journal of your choosing! Pick your favorite design and it’s yours.
Donate $30 – Receive two journals of your choice!
Donate $50 – WRAPPED will send you a custom wrapped design of your choosing from the studio printer. This is how they make all of their prototypes and they look unbelievable! They’re printed with archival pigmented ink on enhanced matte paper and will last over 100 years (24″x36″).
Donate $100 (Limited Edition: 200 units) – Receive a journal designed, signed and numbered by Charles Arnoldi (Founder, Ryan Arnoldi’s father), produced by WRAPPED. This is a one-of-a-kind reward and exclusively available for Kickstarter.
Donate $120 – Receive all eight journals!
Donate $200 – WRAPPED will send you a custom wrapped 44″x66″ design of your choosing from the studio printer. The design will be printed with archival pigmented ink on enhanced matte paper and will last over 100 years (International shipping not included; contact for details).
Donate $1,400 (Limited Edition: 25 units)- WRAPPED will send you a mounted WRAPPED print. This is not some framed poster-it’s printed with archival pigmented ink on glossy paper, mounted on aluminum and faced with a quarter inch of acrylic with polished edges. The piece is signed, dated and numbered (24″X36″; International shipping not included, contact for details).
Donate $4,500 (Limited Edition: 25 units)- WRAPPED will send you a very large mounted print with archival pigmented ink on glossy paper, mounted on aluminum and faced with a quarter inch of acrylic with polished edges. “This is serious,” say the founders. The print will be signed, dated and numbered (44″x66″; International shipping not included, contact for details).
Donate $5,000 (Limited Edition: 10 units) -WRAPPED will send you a copy of their custom 10’x20′ floor decal made by Blik. “Created by meticulously photographing the Arnoldi studio floor at 1:1 scale, these things are big beyond belief and are the coolest thing we’ve ever made. We hope someone else is as excited about these as we are.” say the founders (International shipping not included, contact for details).
Donate $10,000 (Limited Edition: 1 unit) – Receive a one-of-a-kind Charles Arnoldi painted surfboard (International shipping not included. contact for details).
All WRAPPED journals will be 5″ x 8.25″ and each design will include inside and outside artwork as well as a place holder ribbon and a back pocket for storage. Available with either lined pages or blank cardstock with 240 sheets of acid free paper, the journals will be offered on Kickstarter from October 9-November 8,, 2012, with rewards granted in November, and journals delivered in December (International shipping fees may
WRAPPED stems from the idea that wrapping paper can be a work of art, rather than a generic disposable shell. Inspired by the California roots of founders, Ryland Arnoldi and Sam Seidman, WRAPPED’s products include wrapping paper, journals, stationary and more, and are designed and manufactured locally in Los Angeles to ensure unparalleled quality. Both founders are strongly inspired to expand their brand to a competitive and international level, and through their partnership with Kickstarter, WRAPPED will be on its way; www.wrappedla.com