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A different limited-edition letterpress card printed every week from Inauguration Day to the end of 2017.
A different limited-edition letterpress card printed every week from Inauguration Day to the end of 2017.  The Follow button will take you to my website where you can see project updates or go to the shop and get in on the fun!
A different limited-edition letterpress card printed every week from Inauguration Day to the end of 2017.  The Follow button will take you to my website where you can see project updates or go to the shop and get in on the fun!
154 backers pledged $10,455 to help bring this project to life.

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I made a card of FDR’s Four Freedoms on Inauguration Day. By the end of the three-color limited edition of 100 cards I decided that I needed to make a card every week for this entire year. These cards respond to what is happening in our country at the moment and how I can frame the situation to keep me and others energized. They also serve as a reminder about what is important and at stake in our country. And I want to share them with you!

As part of my action, I will be sending one to 

  • President Trump
  • Vice President Pence
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions
  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
  • Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin
  • Secretary of Defense James Mattis
  • Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos
  • Secretary of Health Tom Price
  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan
  • Minority Senate leader Chuck Schumer
  • Majority Senate leader Mitch McConnell
  • House of Representatives Minority leader Nancy Pelosi
  • House of Representatives Majority leader Kevin McCarthy
  • Administrator of the EPA Scott Pruitt
  • MA Senator Elizabeth Warren (one of my senators!)

These cards are about being positive, yet at the same time a little subversive.

You can have me send the cards to you, or someone of your choosing. This Kickstarter is going live well after the start of the project. No worries, I will send out the first few cards as soon as the campaign is successfully funded, and then every week thereafter for the rest of the year for those of you choosing to receive all 50 cards. I've already started sending the cards to Washington.

QUICK SUMMARY: Each week I am printing a new card in a limited edition of 100, using vintage letterpress type, cuts and other printing matrixes--sending some to key players in Washington, DC. That’s a total of 50 different cards or 5000 individual cards. That's a lot of postage! 

50 Card Project Week One + Light of Love
50 Card Project Week One + Light of Love

 

Week Two: Trump wants to build a wall
Week Two: Trump wants to build a wall

 

Week Three: Trump signs the executive order banning citizens of certain countries from entering the United States.
Week Three: Trump signs the executive order banning citizens of certain countries from entering the United States.

 

Week Four: Elizabeth Warren persists!
Week Four: Elizabeth Warren persists!

 

Week Five: Scott Pruitt is confirmed as the next head of the EPA.
Week Five: Scott Pruitt is confirmed as the next head of the EPA.

 

Risks and challenges

This project spans an entire year. I'm no stranger to projects with a significant time commitment! I've trained for marathons, triathlons, completed the 10,000 kettlebell swing challenge twice, the Whole30 and my own art projects like my 22-year Visual Diary Project and my annual collage-a-day Advent Calendars. Even so, I know that there maybe weeks where I am traveling or unable to make a card. I will plan for weeks like that as best I can, making sure to have made cards in advance.

By the time the project is (hopefully) successfully funded, we will be at least eight-weeks into the project. Have no fear! I will send the past cards by the end of March and then move onto weekly distribution. I have already been sending them to Washington!

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    One of the 50 cards

    One Randomly selected card mailed to you sometime in 2017, potentially as soon as the end of March!

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    Digital cards

    A jpeg of every card emailed right to your inbox every week for the rest of 2017, beginning late March.

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    5 Letterpress cards

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    10 Letterpress cards

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    The 50 Card Project Book

    Printed book of all the cards at the end of the project

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    Share the Letterpress Love

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    All 50 Cards

    All 50 cards mailed to you or your designation during 2017

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    All 50 cards + a custom enclosure

    All 50 cards mailed to you + a custom made enclosure to hold them at the end of the year

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    Make your own Mantra

    Mantra Card workshop for you and three of your friends

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    Labyrinth walking + cards + food!

    All 50 cards mailed to you or your designation + a labyrinth walking afternoon + lunch and art-making in my garden this summer with three of your friends!

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