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