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By Brian D. Higgins
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About this project

IN honor of the 47th Earth Day in America I have created a new design for world order, it involves 198 countries and 2 proposed states that currently exist in our world. Each one has been delineated in this new map of the world, a UTOPIAN view of Earth a symbol of unity and togetherness represented in unison - as one - at home with each other.  Think for one minute what the world would be like if we lived together under one roof, in one nest as one being without borders, without divisiveness and without racial or sexual or social or political injustice and discrimination.  This image attempts to bring together the people of all nations to come together and begin a process of universal knowledge sharing and unconditional love.  I have created this image for the masses and I want to share it with the world, so please help me, by pledging your support to this campaign and help bring this world to a better place. 

Each country and state are represented here by a birds nest that I found and rescued to preserve forever. I am using this nest to help tell this story, by colorizing individual branches that make up the nest - one at a time - over the past year or so.  A color for every branch that would represent each country and state in our world, each one has a place inside the nest, and together they form a strong and unified home for all of us. I hope you share this unique perspective on what could be, and perhaps what might be in our futures.  

This Earth Day I am launching a campaign to bring more recognition to Earth Day and what it stands for in the eyes of all of us. I have designed a poster for the occasion that will be sold throughout the year of 2017 in celebration of Earth Day no. 47 2017!   I invite you to help me produce these posters for sale in the next month, and for the first 250 donors of $25.00 or more - there will be a special gift, as well at the $50.00 level.  Posters will be printed and dispersed the day the Kickstarter campaign closes, and delivery will be a standard of 7-14 days.  The posters are printed on a number one stock paper that is recyclable and will last a lifetime, and printed offset for maximum quality and detail at a size of 24 x 36 inches.  Perfect for mounting in a frame and/or under glass.  Two poster designs to choose from – including an Earth-friendly green. 

These posters are a means to fulfilling two projects I wish to initiate in the very near future.  The first of these projects is a video about "AGING" and will be produced on a limited budget in the form of a documentary that will be a series of interviews and other footage that help to illustrate the story behind aging and what it is to be expected.  THis could be an eye-opening educational video on the effects of aging and the impact it has on each of us in different ways. 

As well, I am extremely eager to open an online and 'brick and mortar' storefront that will be a Contemporary Designers Retail Store that will sell original artwork from Graphic Designers around the US featured in economically based formats such as Tees, Hats, Postcards, Posters, digital framed artwork, painting, sculpture, etc. This will be a store where art can be had for much more affordable prices and feature clothing items as well.  All work will be about social engagement, social, economic, political or environmental subjects and will be all about expressing opinions.  It will be called; THE HISTORY OF NOW.

THE HISTORY OF NOW is a continuing study that I have been engaged since my graduation from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2015 and is a study into human behavior and social norms in the United States and abroad.  It is a study into social, political, economic and environmental issues as well as those events that confront us everyday and the way in which we deal with them.  IT is a living documentation and living history of us, a reflection of who we are and where we want to go.  It is written by all of us and documented for the sake of bringing us all together for the first time in our history.

Risks and challenges

The challenges with any project can be significant if not properly thought out, and I feel that I have taken those initial vital planning steps in order to assure a smooth transition throughout production. That begins with choosing the right partners, and I have chosen as my collaborator on this project a premiere company in Phoenix and a leader in printing and fulfillment in Arizona; PrismaColor Graphic, one of the largest most respected printers in Arizona. With their dedicated support and fulfillment department the orders will be processed immediately and fulfilled as they arrive so there will be no delay in deliveries. They have a large staff that can fulfill orders of any size and the necessary equipment to make it happen quickly.

The process is straightforward and it is a process that I am extremely familiar with in my 30+ year career as a Graphic Designer, so printing is in my blood. This will assure a top quality product that will be on time and perfect in detail and color quality. Fulfillment has been completely worked out ahead of time so there will be no delays in funding or execution. I expect a smooth process that will be free of delay, and if it happens we have a team of experts and extra equipment at the ready to avoid any possible delay.

The design of the poster is my own personal design concept and as such is not under any copyright restrictions, it is an original piece of art created for a contemporary audience that will be produce in a quantity of 2500 pieces, no further printing of this design will ever be printed. This design will then become a one-of-a-kind piece that will only be available throughout the 2017 year. The printed posters will serve as the copyright for that design and will be noted on the poster. Posters and tees will be printed and fulfilled by PrismaColor Graphic in coordination with myself.

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