Having worked in a product design firm for some time, I have a deep appreciation for good design. It is difficult for people who have not launched products to understand the sweat and blood that goes in to taking even a very simple idea from conception to market. Websites such as Kickstarter.com are a great crowdfunded venue for budding product designers to bring their inventions into the market. Below is a snapshot from a kickstarter newsletter talking about some of their projects related to art and product design.
Independent artists and arts organizations have used Kickstarter to make some of the most powerful art of our time. See how creators like The Royal Academy of Arts, Creative Time, Swoon, and Olafur Eliasson are breaking new ground — and get to know Kickstarters arts community and mission — at Kickstarter.art.
Five artistic projects worth your while
Last chance to back
A few more projects to explore
Does college radio still matter? (Pitchfork)
Hand-drawn infographics by W.E.B. Du Bois (Public Domain Review)