02.04.2015: Parting It Out

Howdy folks,As many of you may or may not know, I’ve been working on a book for the past couple of years―a pretty massive collection of essays about design and culture called Parting It Out. Well, I’m finally in the end zone, and I’m launching a Kickstarter project to help fund it.

You can see it here:
Parting It Out Kickstarter page

This book is probably the most important project I have done to date. As a project, it documents finding my voice as a writer, a design critic and a memoir writer (without the drama that usually involves). I think it’s a good balance of design theory and pop culture writing with just enough personality injected so that I can stake a claim to a very specific type of writing in the continuum of design literature. (And while I have done this via writing for magazines and blogs, said formats just don’t have a very long shelf life, whereas a book does.)

I am writing, of course, to ask you to potentially contribute to this project, but just as importantly, to ask you to help share of this project with your friends and communities, be that through social media, email, conversation, or what have you. The more people that learn about this project, the higher a chance of it of actually getting funded.

I try not to lean on my friends for favors too often, but this is what it is. I won’t be barraging you with newsletters or emails about this project, however I will be making the most of Twitter (@ilynam), Instagram (http://instagram.com/ianlynam) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ianlynam) to document the journey. After the Kickstarter campaign ends, you will be able to continue to see progress here (though it directs to the Kickstarter page presently):

http://part.ianlynam.com.

Thanks very much for taking the time to read this. If you have the time to check out the Kickstarter page, you’ll learn all about this book project in-depth. There’s a fun video there with an unreleased(!) soundtrack by Evan from Ratatat, links to content, and sample images from the book.

Your pal,
Ian