Letters from Cuba: letterpress book

A project in Havana, Cuba by Jane Gleissner

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a collection of letterpress letters, quotes and impressions influenced by my time in Cuba
Backers: 38
Average Pledge Per Backer: $194

Funded: $7,366 of $7,000
Dates: Sep 10th -> Oct 8th (29 days)
Project By: Jane Gleissner
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Latest News

Fully funded!

October 7th - via: kickstarter.com
I can hardly contain my excitement! Thank you to all my amazing backers for making my dream a possibility! (Insert mental image of me jumping up and down with joy here.) There is still time on the clock, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I get... (Read More)

Digital Letters from Cuba download

October 7th - via: kickstarter.com
vintage wood type will be used to print some of the project Just a reminder that even if the project isn't funded, I will be releasing a digital version of the book that will be available via download for FREE to all backers at any level so tell... (Read More)

Wood type fun – JUST 49 HOURS TO GO!

October 6th - via: kickstarter.com
started to pull some type for postcard quotes, still experimenting but I've got some ideas wood type quote development  I also printed some giant type backgrounds, with the idea that I would print smaller quotes on top Let's go to Cuba Also posted... (Read More)


October 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Spent some time in the studio today testing out some wood type ideas Also updated my blog with day 5: http://www.lettersfromcuba.com/2015/10/02/day-5-sept-17-2015/#more-139  (Read More)

New reward: Cuban patterns coloring pages

October 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Yep, I'm jumping on the 'adult coloring' bandwagon. As I've been going through my photos, I've noticed that I took pictures of LOTS of beautiful patterns. They appeared everywhere in fabric, stone, mosaics, tiled surfaces and paint. So I'm offering... (Read More)

1/3 funded is a cause for celebration!

September 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Just hit 33% of my funding goal! Thank you so much for all your generous support. Please take a moment to share the project with your social networks if you are so inclined, every bit of exposure helps! Cheers! Mojito enjoyed on the Malecón, Havana,... (Read More)

Detailed trip blog: day 1 recap

September 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Arrival in Cuba I posted my first journal-style day synopsis on the Letters from Cuba website. If you want more detail on the day to day happenings of the trip, I'll be adding them there. Check it... (Read More)

New rewards added

September 26th - via: kickstarter.com
dual language 'it's not easy' postcard lock up (English/Spanish) I've gotten most of my unpacking done so I was able to take inventory of the paper products I was able to bring home, including some newspapers, paper bags from a restaurant and some... (Read More)

Return from Cuba

September 24th - via: kickstarter.com
A walk in La Habana, Sept. 15, 2015 Thanks so much to all those who have donated to date! It was amazing to touch down in Miami to the amazing update that I'd funded 20% of the project already. After 4 cities, 3 planes and 17 hours of travel I... (Read More)

Cuba, here we come!

September 13th - via: kickstarter.com
At the airport, about to go social 'dark' for awhile. I'll try to post an update while I'm gone, otherwise I'll post after I return on Sept. 23.  (Read More)

It's a launch!

September 11th - via: kickstarter.com
Let me tell you, pressing that button was hard. (I think if I truly waited until I felt 'ready' that it would never happen so I took the leap.) I've started packing my bags and the trip is starting to finally feel real after all the planning. Can't... (Read More)

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