Today’s Touch: Kickstart my golfing heart

Crowd-funding projects is nothing new. It’s a great way to engage social media to help online and offline start-ups get some much-needed funding to get their respective projects off the ground.

Kickstarter is one of those crowd-funding platforms that allow for interested users not to ‘invest’ in a company, but instead become a ‘backer’ (via a monetary donation) of a particular project that interests them – whether it be an indie film, a band, a video game, or a stage show.

A Vancouver-born entrepreneur by the name of Eric Migicovsky holds the record for raising the most funds through Kickstarter for his project – over $10 million and counting.

There are also a handful of golf projects to be found on Kickstarter – not surprising, as golf is one of the main sports that receive technology well (see: golfers will buy anything if they think it will improve their game. Or is cool.)

Earlier today, a friend of mine who goes to the School of Visual Arts in New York pointed me in the direction of a new Kickstarter project that actually is more art, than golf.

But when you see the prints (below), I’m sure you’ll be just as amazed as me.

Jerome Daksiewicz is a designer at NOMO Design in Chicago, and he’s created six (for now) minimalist prints of some of the world’s most famous golf courses – Augusta National, Merion Golf Club, Muirfield, Oak Hill, Pine Valley, and Pebble Beach.

They are incredible.

I’m already trying to decide which one to get, and I might end up getting them all.

A really cool concept, for some really cool art.

Take a look at the prints. If you’re interested in backing the project, head to the following Kickstarter link: Golf Course Screen Print Series

Augusta National
Augusta National
Merion Golf Club
Merion Golf Club
Oak Hill Country Club
Oak Hill Country Club
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Pebble Beach Golf Links

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