2001

Sixteen years ago Oh Boy Artifacts premiered an ambitious line of 64 unique items-notebooks, journals, books of gift wrap and greeting cards, stationery, and other fine paper products-to abundant acclaim and generous patronage. In December 2017 this site put for sale the remaining first editions of the premiere studio collections—the authentic Artifacts. Scant advertising reached fans, longstanding and new; 70 percent of our flagship notebooks sold out within two days;  customers depleted the stock within weeks. The product's legacy and staying power among diehard fans made a good case for rebooting the brand.

WHAT WE NEED

Rights to Artifacts reverted to Salanitro in 2016 after 11 years under the exclusive management of a notable publisher. Salanitro went to work, gauging interest, putting out the word, building an online store, setting up manufacturing and distribution channels, and creating new designs and form factors in anticipation of a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. For all the resources we have at the ready, your participation is what makes these efforts count, and each backer's support makes a difference.

Artifacts will debut a re-envisioned collection in spring 2018 on Kickstarter. We will be offering our backers framed lithographs, selections from our new line, the opportunity to commission private labels, and more, as rewards for their support.

WHAT'S KICKSTARTER?

Kickstarter is an American public-benefit corporation that maintains a global crowdfunding platform focused on creativity. The company's stated mission is to help bring creative projects to life. Kickstarter has received more than $1.9 billion in pledges from 9.4 million backers to fund 257,000 creative projects to date. Kickstarter traces its roots to the subscription model of arts patronage, where artists would go directly to their audiences to fund their work. People who back Kickstarter projects receive tangible rewards and experiences in kind for their contributions. Learn more about Kickstarter.