Cool Project (that Deserves Support)

October 25, 2013 at 2:39 pm Leave a comment

Have you seen those antique blue dinner plates? The ones with the complex design and tranquil scenery? Well, there’s a designer in Pittsburgh named Don Moyer who re-draws the pattern–but with a twist. He adds a calamity, like attacking aliens or a pirate ship. Check out some of the images here on Flickr.  They’re a hoot!

At this point, Don is trying to raise the money to actually produce one of his Calamityware Dinner Plates as a real plate. He has a project up on KickStarter, a site that helps everyday folks help other everyday folks fund creative projects. You make a pledge to fund the project. If the project doesn’t get completed, you get your money back. You can pledge as little as one dollar, simply as a show of support for this delightful bit of genius. For $25, you’ll get one of the Calamity plates. With flying monkeys. (Flying monkeys!)

This image is not mine. Copyright Don Moyer. I'm just borrowing it so you can see how cool it is!

This image is not mine. Copyright Don Moyer. I’m just borrowing it so you can see how cool it is!

Check out the Calamityware Dinner Plate KickStarter page here for more info, including a video from Don Moyer explaining the project and all of the details about KickStarter. Consider making a donation. I just did. Because I like to support silliness and creativity in the world. And I want one of these plates!

To make a pledge, you have to create a log in on KickStarter and then pay via If you already have an amazon account, you just use your regular log in. If you do not already have an amazon account, you would need to create one. But the pledge process is really simple. If the project is successful, plates will ship around February 2014.

I do not know Don personally, but he is a friend of a friend, so I feel comfortable vouching for this project. Check it out!

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