Decades of Lead

By Pete Fowler

A unique glimpse into previously unseen sketch books

Non fiction
115% funded
278 supporters
Published

Publication date: November 2018

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Collectable

A signed first edition of the hardback plus the ebook
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Pencil Shavings

A cup of Pete's pencil shavings, as seen in the video, a first edition hardback containing a personalised drawing and signature from Pete, plus the ebook and your name in the back of the book Only 3 available
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Doodled Edition

A first edition hardback containing a personalised drawing and signature from Pete, plus the ebook and your name in the back of the book
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Read with a friend

Two copies of the hardback print edition plus the ebook
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Personalised Drawing

A drawing by Pete just for you. Supply a photograph of yourself, your dog, your feet, or anything else and Pete will 'Fowlerise' it and create an original illustration for you. You will also receive a signed first edition of the hardback plus the ebook and your name in the back of the book
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Annoying Printer Illustration

On the day we filmed Pete at his studio, his printer broke down and he drew a picture to illustrate his frustration. You can see this in the video and that original can be yours along with a signed first edition of the hardback plus the ebook and your name in the back of the book Only one available
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Curry and Studio Tour

Meet up with Pete at his Brick Lane studio in London then head off to one of the fine curry houses nearby for a meal and then back to Pete's place for some beers and a private tour of the studio where he will draw an original illustration for you. (One person per pledge.) You will also receive a signed first edition of the hardback plus the ebook and your name in the back of the book.
$225  + shipping
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Wood Carving

A hand-carved and painted figure (like the one in the video) by Pete, plus a signed first edition of the hardback plus the ebook and your name in the back of the book.
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$265  + shipping
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Decade of Lead Illustration

The original Decade of Lead drawing that Pete created for the book's video, a signed first edition of the hardback plus the ebook and your name in the back of the book Only 1 available
$300  + shipping
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Hand-illustrated cover

One of only ten editions of the book printed with a blank cover that Pete will then personally illustrate for you, plus the ebook and your name in the back of the book Only 10 available
$1,500  + shipping
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Patron

Your name in the front of the book on a special dedication page, a personalised illustration, a private tour of Pete's studio with coffee and cake from Brick Lane plus everything up to the collectable level

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For over 25 years, acclaimed artist and designer, Pete Fowler, has collected his thoughts, sketches, doodles, drafts and ideas in a series of sketchbooks. These have never been seen outside of a small circle of friends.

Decades of Lead will collect the very best of these sketchbooks into one beautiful hardback volume. Together with commentary from Pete, these will form a unique insight into the creative mind of one of Britain's most exciting artists.

From hairy synth players to mythical galleons, battered sneakers to bizarre monsters…

...welcome to the world of Pete Fowler.

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    Pete Fowler

    Pete Fowler (@themonsterist) is an artist, designer, DJ and musician who has created album covers for Super Furry Animals and artwork for bands including The Horrors and Tim Burgess. His illustrations adorn book covers, t-shirts, skateboards, comics and prints. He is one half of the band, Seahawks. He spent several years creating monsters.

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  • Darren Millburn
    Darren Millburn asked:

    Hi Pete, I'd love to come for a curry with you but how would this work, will it be held on a set date? Need to to think about travel to/from London.

    Pete Fowler
    Pete Fowler replied:

    Hi Darren, thanks for your message. We're going have to plan this out as the pledges come in. Might have to break this up into several curries! We'll let you know as the pledges come in. Many thanks and all the best, Pete

    Barry Sowle
    Barry Sowle asked:

    Hi is the Curry and Studio Tour during the day or evening? & is the drawing the same as offered in Personalised Drawing £100.00 ? Thanks!

    Unbound
    Unbound replied:

    Hello, We are probably going to have to organise 2 or 3 curry/studio days but the plan at the moment is that they will be in the evening. Once the book is funded we will liaise with the subscribers who have pledged for that level and see what dates and times work for everyone. The drawings that Pete will do on those days will be unique to those events and are different to the Personlised Drawing pledge. Hope that helps. Scott at Unbound

    Nick Cullen
    Nick Cullen asked:

    Hello, Wishing you success with this project, Pete! Is there a deadline for this? Do we still get our 'rewards' if it doesn't make it to 100%? Would be bummed if I missed my chance to get 'Fowlerized' : ) Thanks! Nick

    Pete Fowler
    Pete Fowler replied:

    It's kind of open ended. Going a little slowly at the moment but the publishers really want this to happen so watch this space and many thanks for your support Nick! All the best, Pete

    Chris Holub
    Chris Holub asked:

    Shipping is very expensive!

    Unbound
    Unbound replied:

    Hi Chris, Thanks for getting in touch and for your useful feedback. We courier the books to ensure safe and traceable delivery (as we only print limited numbers of the special editions and there isn't much room for these to go missing) and we do not make a profit on the delivery costs. We are currently looking in to developing the site so that supporters can choose their own shipping option, (courier or airmail) but this function is still in the planning at the moment. I hope this helps to explain our prices a little. Best wishes, Unbound Support

    Chris Holub
    Chris Holub asked:

    Hi! I presume that the wood carvings are the figures shown in the video. Any chance of putting in a wood carving request? Thanks!

    Unbound
    Unbound replied:

    Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Pete has done lots of wood carvings but what sort of request did you have?

    Casey Jacks
    Casey Jacks asked:

    Assuming once the goal is met, we will receive an email with instructions on how to get our photos for Fowlerization to you?

    Unbound
    Unbound replied:

    Yes, we'll be in touch once the book is funded. Thanks! Phil

    Ben Wiffen
    Ben Wiffen asked:

    Hi, This has been funded but I've yet to be asked for a photograph. Just making sure that is still happening at some point? Thanks

    Unbound
    Unbound replied:

    Absolutely. We'll be catching up with Pete this month to progress production and look at the various rewards, although the project will remain open for a while yet. Thanks.

    James Kay
    James Kay asked:

    It's been a bit quiet for a while on this. I've also not yet been approached about the photograph for the personalised drawing. Is this still happening? Is there an estimate for this? Thanks.

    Unbound
    Unbound replied:

    Hi, I spent yesterday with Pete going through all the sketchbooks and selecting a long-list of images for inclusion, so things are starting to motor on this. Dates for the personalised items are still tbc but we hope to update you soon. Thanks, Scott Associate Editor

    Jim Parker
    Jim Parker asked:

    Hi, Haven't had an update on this for a while (I know the question above is asking the same thing but there's no date on it so I don't know when it was asked!). Is there an ETA on the book yet? Can't wait!

    Unbound
    Unbound replied:

    Hi Steve, The images have are now in being scanned and the design of the insides will shortly be underway. The cover is almost there too. We'll have a better idea of an ETA in the coming month. Thanks for your patience. Scott (Editor)

    Steve Wood
    Steve Wood asked:

    Any news? Seems like it's been ages since we pledged? Cheers Steve

    Unbound
    Unbound replied:

    Hi Steve, It can take a while for a book like this to come together. The images have all been selected and are now in the process of being scanned and laid out for design. Pete has created a cover design too and we should have more stuff to share soon. Thanks for your patience. Scott (Editor)

    dan finch
    dan finch asked:

    Hi, any updates? It's been an age since I signed up. Thanks

    Unbound
    Unbound replied:

    Hello, The book is well into production but it is a complex process to transfer the sketches into files we can print from. One issue we have is the bleed-through from other pages, so there is a bit of cleaning up being done. As soon as we know more about possible print dates we will let everyone know. Scott (Editor)

    Paul Foreman
    Paul Foreman asked:

    Hi Scott - Could you post an update with a date included? None of the Q&A posts have dates, so it's impossible to know the timeframe.

    Unbound
    Unbound replied:

    Apologies, Paul. I have just posted an update for supporters to let them know how things are going. Basically, we are looking at late 2018 for finished copies but from this point on the production updates should be more regular. Best, Scott (December 2017)

    Stuart Robertson
    Stuart Robertson asked:

    Hi, I have received the book which is fantastic thanks! Was just wondering if there is any update on when the other awards will be sent out. In my case a wooden figure? Thanks in advance Stuart

    Unbound
    Unbound replied:

    Hi Stuart, These are in the post for you should receive it any day now. Thanks for your support! Best wishes, Unbound Support.

    Lia Aston
    Lia Aston asked:

    Hi, could you tell me if the personalised drawings have been dispatched - If they are being sent over the xmas period I may need to change the delivery address. thanks!

    Unbound
    Unbound replied:

    Hi Lia, Pete is still working on these so they won't be sent out until the new year. So there's no need to change the address if you'll be back at your saved address in January. I hope this helps! Best wishes, Unbound Support