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45
backers
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 4 2016

About

Hey creature! Thanks for checking out our Kickstarter and for maybe even donating.

“A Place and all its Creatures” is a multimedia project exploring how people connect with each other and with their environment across the American landscape. Through photographs, video vignettes, illustrations, and writings, we'll document and share our observations, experiences, and insights online and off. 

A group of van-dwelling nomads gathered in Quartzsite, AZ.
A group of van-dwelling nomads gathered in Quartzsite, AZ.

We'll share planning and progress from the road throughout the project on our blog,  and will pick video and photo highlights to create a beautiful photo album and video compilation upon the completion of the project. 

9,000-miles around the US
9,000-miles around the US

Here’s why:

Community can be life changing. The state of a community can have serious impacts on the health of humans and the environment. Community can take many forms, and we’re curious about how relationships people have with each other and with the natural world change across the American landscape. We’re sharing our findings through highly creative and visual means to inspire and make accessible creatures and places that might not otherwise be.

A van-dweller interview in Quartzsite, AZ.
A van-dweller interview in Quartzsite, AZ.

Here’s How:

As the proud new owners of a 2006 Ford Econoline, we’re hopping on the #vanlife wagon and building a home inside of her white and unsuspicious belly. Equipped with solar panels, a mini "kitchen", and a bed/sofa conversion, she'll be our home and vehicle for the duration of the project.

Converting the van into a livable space.
Converting the van into a livable space.

Here’s where: 

A sneak peak of a few of our locations:

Quartzite, AZ - Gathering of van-based nomads 

Little Rock, AR - The local music scene 

New Orleans, LA - Local artist community

Asheville, NC - Volunteers at a local farm

Detroit, MI - Urban agriculture and local food

Pine Ridge, SD - Lakota reservation 

These are a few of our longer stops, but more smaller stops will be included. 

With your help!

This project has come directly out of our savings, which is great (that’s why you have savings right?!) but in order to commit the time we need in each location, to produce high quality photography and videography, to write about our findings, and to create a photo album and video piece at the end, we have to ask for your help!

For more information: 

Check out our blog: www.aplaceandallitscreatures.com

Project Instagram: @andallitscreatures

Project Facebook: A Place And All Its Creatures

Examples of some of the Rewards!

Buttons highlighting favorite shots from the road, illustrations, quotes, and more! (photo example courtesy of Social Print Studios)
Buttons highlighting favorite shots from the road, illustrations, quotes, and more! (photo example courtesy of Social Print Studios)
4x4 metal print of your choice ((photo example courtesy of Social Print Studios)
4x4 metal print of your choice ((photo example courtesy of Social Print Studios)
Tear-away daily calendar for 2017. One photo from the trip for every day of the year! (photo example courtesy of Social Print Studios)
Tear-away daily calendar for 2017. One photo from the trip for every day of the year! (photo example courtesy of Social Print Studios)
A Place and All its Creatures photobook (photo example courtesy of Social Print Studios)
A Place and All its Creatures photobook (photo example courtesy of Social Print Studios)

Risks and challenges

Awareness (not fear) is our goal. We are both pretty neurotic and careful about keeping ourselves and our gear safe. That being said, you can't plan for everything, so we're aware that a serious van break-in or breakdown could happen and could put pressure on our ability to finish this project. We've taken lots of precautions to prevent either, and all our data (photos, video files, etc) will be regularly backed up along the trip.

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    We'll write something nice about you in a public place!

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    Love and gratitude from the road! Get a video shoutout from us from somewhere beautiful or interesting or strange while on the road.

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    Get a creative and personalized digital illustration from us thanking you for your awesome contribution!

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    An assortment of handwritten notes and drawings from THREE different places along the way (you’re supporting us AND the United States Postal Service on this one)

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    - A variety pack of stickers and buttons highlighting favorite shots from the road, illustrations, quotes, and more!

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    - A 4x4 photograph of your choice printed on metal (Oh, how durable!)

    - A variety pack of stickers and buttons highlighting favorite shots from the road, illustrations, quotes, and more!

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    - A 4x4 photograph of your choice printed on metal (Oh, how durable!)

    -A seriously special, hand-picked and unique souvenir we find for you on the road with a handwritten story

    - A semi-choreographed dance video by Alyssa & Donnie to a song of your choosing

    -A handwritten/drawn letter from the road

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    -Our personal #vanlife photo magazine documenting our efforts of squeezing two humans into one van for 9,000+ miles!

    - An Alyssa original ink drawing (a unique original, no phoney-bologna copy!)

    - A semi-choreographed dance video by Alyssa & Donnie to a song of your choosing

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    -Our personal #vanlife photo magazine documenting our efforts of squeezing two humans into one van for 9,000+ miles!

    -Tear-away daily calendar for 2017. One photo from the trip for every day of the year. That’s 365 curated shots from around this gigantic country

    - A semi-choreographed dance video by Alyssa & Donnie to a song of your choosing

    -A handwritten/drawn note from the road

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    -A Place And All Its Creatures hardcover photo book (all the Places and all the Creatures we meet along the way will be thoroughly documented and written about in one happy, shiny, amazing book!)

    -Our personal #vanlife magazine documenting our efforts of squeezing two humans into one van for 9,000+ miles!

    - A beanie *color of your choice* with our custom black and white logo/patch

    - An assortment of handwritten notes and drawings from THREE places around the country.

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    Get the shiny and the not-shiny.

    -The Shiny: A Place And All Its Creatures hardcover photo book (all the Places and all the Creatures we meet along the way will be thoroughly documented and written about in one happy, shiny, amazing book!)

    -The Not-Shiny: Get a video compilation of our audio and video out-takes, our rough drafts and brainstorms that informed the final pieces

    -Our personal #vanlife magazine documenting our efforts of squeezing two humans into one van for 9,000+ miles!

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Funding period

- (30 days)