The Certificate of Authenticity
Each print is stamped and signed with Curio & Co.’s own verification stamp. That stamp – which is kept under lock and key at the Curio & Co. headquarters – lets you know that your piece has gone through Curio & Co.’s rigorous verification process. Only one person in the world has access to that stamp, so when you see it, you know you’ve got the real deal right there.
Keeping A Catalog
We carefully catalog each piece in our archives, and once released, it will come with its own Certificate of Authenticity. This certificate provides all of the information a collector needs to do their own registration, and includes details about the rarity of the piece and information we’ve unearthed that the uninitiated won’t know. (Feel free to show off your extensive knowledge in front of your friends.) Finally, the certificate is embossed with the company’s seal, featuring our motto, “Ludus, Sinceritas, Novitas”.
Louis Smeedley, our Head of Archives, recommends you keep your certificate in a secure place such as a document safe, safety deposit box or combination-secured card catalog cabinet. (He’s fussy about protecting investments.)
This giclée of the 1986 Roger Believe cover of Past Message (Messaggio Passato) is part...
Sunday, May 01, 2016
by Ned Wazowski
We’re off and running!
We launched our first Kickstarter campaign on Friday and it looks like we’re off to a great start. Within just a few hours we’d been selected by Kickstarter for a ‘Project We Love’ badge and we woke on Saturday to find that our project had been chosen as the featured project for the comics section! On top of all that, our project got a shout-out from Mythbusters’ own Adam Savage – a guy who really knows design, robots and fun pop culture when he sees it!
All of this is so thrilling because we can’t wait to get this new project out of the vault.
AZR-0: Robots in the Wild is the journal of robologist Verdie Z. Goodsey from her field study to observe the elusive AZR robots in their natural habitat. The journal – over 120 pages long – includes her meticulous, and beautiful, illustrations of the robots she encountered, not to mention the breathtaking views of her journey. And her amusing observations shed light not just on the field of robo-behavioralism, but on the very nature of communication itself. Whether you’re a connoisseur of art, science, or just a cracking good adventure, you’re going to love this book.
Bringing these artifacts out of the vault requires a lot of support, and we’re excited to connect with so many through Kickstarter who can help. As one of the largest crowdfunding platforms, Kickstarter helps small projects like ours find backers around the world. And Kickstarter is known for their focus on creativity – which makes it such a great fit for Curio & Co.
Using Kickstarter, Curio & Co. can build a larger crowd, each of whom can make a small contribution to our overall project goal. The campaigns are all or nothing – no money is charged unless we make our goal. We’ve set up lots of reward levels to offer great Kickstarter-exclusive goodies in addition to the book, and if our project gets funded quickly we can add additional stretch goals to make the project even better.
Ready to get involved?
- Visit our Kickstarter page and press the green button in the top right corner that says “Back this Project.
- The next page will ask for the pledge amount/reward level you want.
- The following page will ask you to sign in to Kickstarter either by creating an account (name and email only) or using Facebook.
- Then, the final page will ask you to enter your credit card details and billing address – but remember: nothing will be charged unless we meet our goal by May 27th.
After that, please share the project with others to help us build a crowd big enough to bring this project to print. Your help will make it possible!
Did you know? The first kick-start was patented in 1908 for a 450 cc two-stroke twin-cylinder water-cooled motorcycle, manufactured by the Scott Motorcycle Company in the UK.