Philly Artist Makes Awesome Anti-Patriots Playing Cards

We here at Philly Mag get bombarded daily by people seeking publicity for their GoFundMe, Kickstarter, and other crowdfunding campaigns, but this one quickly rose […]


Is Philly’s Biggest-Ever Kickstarter a $2.2 Million “Rip-Off” or Just Behind Schedule?

In the olden days — meaning ten years ago — if you had a great idea for an invention or product, you’d have to find […]

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Kickstarter Campaign Launches for LGBTQ Dating App “Sapiens” Geared at Being All-Inclusive

A new queer tech startup based in Philadelphia and New York plans to tackle gender inclusivity, harassment, body positivity, safe sex and feminism with a […]


Local Musician Invents Game to Teach Music Improv Skills

Local musician Scott Hughes created Tonic to help musicians of all genres with a very important yet often times difficult part of their craft: improvisation. […]


The Kickstarter Party You Need to Hit Up Tonight

Here’s the latest in local fundraising news: Bucks County-based fashion designer Victoria Wright is launching a Kickstarter to fund the production of her contemporary womenswear collection. The […]


Why You Should Definitely Back Felt + Fat’s Kickstarter

This month in the print edition of Philadelphia magazine, we called out the Port Richmond-based ceramics line, Felt + Fat and teased an upcoming Kickstarter campaign. […]


Smak Parlour Launches Kickstarter for New Capsule Collection

First you helped local jewelry brand Geography 541 reach their fundraising goal. Then, you rallied to make United by Blue’s bison socks a smashing success. Now, local boutique Smak […]


Brewery ARS Kickstarter Party Is a Victory Party

Sean and Andrew Arsenault, the twins behind the kickstarter to raise money for Brewery ARS, have hit their goal of raising $30,000 (it was all Rose!). […]


Help Two Charming Redheads Fund Their Brewery

Sean and Andrew Arsenault are twin gingers (twingers?) hoping to fund their dreams of opening Brewery ARS through a kickstarter campaign. According to their campaign […]


10 Best, Worst and Weirdest Philly Kickstarter Campaigns That Have Actually Been Funded

Thanks to Kickstarter, over 77,000 projects — from art and design to fashion and tech ventures — have been independently funded. Some of these projects are wonderful, […]


Kickstarter We Love: Graffiti Lamps, the Splashy Alternative to Boring Lights

The latest Kickstarter campaign I’m digging is by a guy called Seth Manlove. (Yes, real name.) His lamps are completely handmade in his Lancaster County workshop and they’re a […]


Philly Man Building Actual Batman Batsuit

Some people launch Kickstarter fundraising campaigns to make bison wool socks. Others want to make a documentary about Phish fans (ugh). But Philadelphia University industrial […]


Birchrun Hills Looking to Expand Cheese Business

Birchrun Hills Farm in Chester Springs, PA is already known for several of the cheeses that they produce on the farm. But in order to move their […]


Local Kickstarter Campaign Asks Women to Draw Penises

Philadelphia writer Alex Millard has begun a Kickstarter campaign to fund a project that asks women to draw penises, and then write a six-word bio about them.

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A Maintenance-Free Bike—and 8 Other Health and Fitness Kickstarters to Know About Now

As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention. The beauty of websites like Kickstarter is that things are invented (and funded) by people, […]