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This project was successfully funded on October 31, 2013.

A big poster of life hacks and guides. Passionately designed & screen printed on paper from the French Paper Company

Alex Croft
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Alex Croft

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About this project

My name is Alex. I have spent the last year finding and testing life hacks. Life hacks are tips and tricks you can use in life to save time and money. I have made a poster containing them all.

I'd like your help to get it printed. By pledging just $30 you can help do this. If I get enough pledges I will be able to get it printed. As a reward for pledging I will send you your very own copy of the poster.

There are over 75 of the best life hacks and guides on the poster. Each has been carefully illustrated and described.

As well as the life hacks, I have included conversion scales of measurement, weight and temperatures. Guides on CPR, the Heimlich maneuver, keyboard shortcuts, morse code and a full size ruler at the bottom of the poster. I did this because I want it to be something you use each and every day.

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The central focal point of the poster is an owl, because owls are awesome! They also represent wisdom and knowledge, as does the color blue, which is why I used both these elements on the poster.

The poster will be 24x36 inch, screen printed on paper from the French Paper Company. 

(Established in 1871, the French Paper Company is a sixth-generation, family-owned paper mill, located on the banks of the St. Joseph River in Niles, Michigan U.S.A, known for their unrelenting quality.)

But that takes money! I really want to get this poster printed and being used. I don't want it to just stay unprinted on my hard drive. 

That is where you come in! Check out my rewards on the right. You can help me get it printed and get your own copy of the poster.

I am super passionate about this project. Any graphic designer will tell you the best projects are their own ones and I love this project.

I live in Austin Tx with my wife Jodi. The posters will be packaged and mailed from Austin, with the help of as many hipsters as I can round up!

Thanks for your time! Please pledge towards my campaign!

How Kickstarter works is that if I do not reach my goal, then I get nothing  towards the project. So please help me by telling your friends about it too!

Special thanks to reddit.com/r/lifehacks + /lifeprotips, lifehack.org and lifehacker.com for the inspiration!

Risks and challenges

The risks are that I will pull off the printing and get it mailed to you. So I have been getting myself prepared for this. I have researched the postage costs and times, and this has all be accounted for in the pledge amount. I plan to have this at your door by January.

If you are planning to give the poster as a Xmas gift, please let me know and I will send them a special ecard telling the receiver that their poster is on the way.

I also have 9 years experience in print work. I will be overseeing the printing so that I get it exactly the quality and color I want. I have found an extremely talented screen printer with many years of experience, right here in Austin, who will be printing the poster.

I am constantly updating the poster, some of the design may change, as I find ways to upgrade the list of life hacks, the owl etc.

At the end of the project you will receive a backer survey which will give you a chance to provide your address, please make sure you are careful to provide the right address. But I will be available on email to answer any and all questions.

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    3 backers

    Be notified of every backer only project update to see the behind the scenes production of the poster and receive a personalized email of thanks from Alex.

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    75 backers All gone!

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL:
    Screen printed poster on paper from the French Paper Company, shipped right to your door

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  • You selected
    Pledge $30 or more

    214 backers

    Screen printed poster on paper from the French Paper Company, shipped right to your door

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    Pledge $55 or more

    28 backers

    2 Posters mailed to the same address

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    18 backers

    3 posters signed on the back and mailed to the same address. Letter of appreciation from Alex.

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Funding period

- (30 days)