Canvassing LA is a side project my girlfriend and I thought up after relocating to Los Angeles six months ago from Indiana. After proclaiming a move to California for well over two years, we packed the kids, drained our bank accounts and made the move west with nothing more than a dream and an idea that our lives could be a bit better. Finally settling in Burbank we spent the next few months getting lost in our new city and loving every new neighborhood we found ourselves in. As an unemployed graphic designer in a new town I feverishly worked on personal projects to ease the pains of gainful employment hunting. After a couple months and finally landing a job, this Kickstarter project is the result of those countless sleepless nights in Los Angeles. While limited to only 10 neighborhoods in LA; we plan on using our Kickstarter funds to include more neighborhoods and reinvest into our CLASSIC YOUTH clothing line. Please let us know if your favorite neighborhood is missing and we will add it to our to-do list.
Thanks for taking the time to check out our project and please keep checking back for weekly updates along the way.
-Brandon, Kristen, Brylee and Henry!
The Bags (canvas bags + 1 color black ink)
The Shirts ( light gray shirt with 1 color black ink - s,m,l,xl,xxl)
The Silk Screened Poster 18x24" on heavy french paper stock with black ink.
Risks and challenges
The biggest risk and challenge was met and accepted when we packed our children and belongings into our minivan and made the 2,100 mile trek to the west coast. Anything after that has been a breeze!
For now our project is limited to California neighborhoods thus limiting our pool of backers to only 1 state which is already a big risk. We are confident with future releases our base of customers can expand and grow with us, one state at a time.
The only other risk I see is when production comes into play and we begin printing our 10 different designs on either bags and or shirts. By offering a vast number of rewards production could get a little out of hand. Thankfully we have a solid relationship with a local printer and live next door to the Burbank post office. We welcome all huge orders and shipments with open arms!
Grace your gas destroyer with a Canvassing LA Standard Issued 4x4" sticker. Show all those early morning commuters who's boss while sucking down fumes on the 405. The type is small - but at those speeds anything is legible. Also Included in this reward is a folder chocked full of wallpapers for both your computers and smart phones so you can rep your favorite neighborhood digitally as well as physically.
Los Angeles is known for farmers markets and we do not mess around with our veggies. Show your love and pledge $15 and we will send you a canvas tote bag with your favorite neighborhood plastered on it. Look just about as cool as one can with a canvas bag on your arm, filled with veggies.
Back us at the $25 level and grace your torso with a t shirt embellished with your favorite neighborhood. Designed, printed, and created entirely in Los Angeles - these shirts are made to stand the test of time....at least until the big one hits. (s,m,l,xl,xxl)
Back us at the $30 level and we will ship you an 18x24" screen printed poster of all ten neighborhoods on heavy white French paper. This 1 color silk screen poster contains all 10 original neighborhood designs + our sticker design and will come signed and numbered.
At the $50 level, not only do you get a canvas bag and shirt with your favorite neighborhood but we will include an 18x24" screen printed poster of all ten neighborhoods on heavy white French paper. Whether you love California that much or just can't stand to pass up an awesome deal...we got you covered.
Maybe you live in one neighborhood but work in another and are in love with both....or maybe you drop your lunch on your stomach on a daily basis like I do and need two shirts a day. Whatever your reason...back us at this level and we will send you two shirts with your favorite neighborhoods printed on them....one canvas bag of your choice and an 18x24" screen printed poster.
Back us at the $300 level and we will design a custom logo for any neighborhood of your choice. Whether its Arthur, Il, Spokane, WA, Winchester, VA, Richmond, IN, Seaside, Oregon, Bethlehem, PA or anywhere else we've lived - we will design it and print your custom logo on a canvas bag and t shirt. And for the sake of Los Angeles, we will throw in an 18x24 screen print poster of all ten designs!
Back us at the $500 level and you can spend the afternoon with us as we show you the best things we have discovered about Los Angeles so far. Our LA hangout will include some of the best views of the city, our favorite neighborhoods, cafes, architecture, and random sights that inspire us on a daily basis. We will also throw in 2 shirts + 2 bags of your favorite neighborhood design and an 18x24 screen print poster of all ten LA neighborhood logos. (Please note....this doesn't cover transportation to/from Los Angeles. If you can get here on your own - we will drive you all over town)
Back us at the $1000 level and we will not only treat you to a customized Canvassing LA tour across the fine city but we will also treat you to lunch at the famed celeb hotspot THE IVY. It's one of the few places in Beverly Hills where you can awkwardly eat a $50 salad next to some of biggest stars in the city and your meal is entirely on us! We will also throw in 3 shirts + 3 bags of your favorite neighborhood design + 1 screen print poster of all the logos.
(Please note....this doesn't cover transportation to/from Los Angeles. If you can get here on your own - we will drive you all over town. Lunch covers only our awesome backer and is capped at $200 - I love ya, but drinks in this town are pricey)
Back us at the ultimate level of $7000 and you get it all. You will receive a good night’s sleep knowing you helped, a tweet of praise, 10 stickers, 10 bags, 10 shirts, 10 posters, 1 round-trip flight to Los Angeles, a custom tour of LA, lunch at The Ivy, and 1 nights stay at the Chateau Marmot in Hollywood!
This is our ultimate package for the ultimate backer and lover of Los Angeles. Roundtrip flight is only within the US. If you are an overseas backer we will fly you to LA from any major city in the United States. Lunch at the Ivy is intended for the backer only and covers up to $200 towards the backer’s lunch. Should the Chateau be booked a similar hotel in Hollywood may be chosen, i.e. The Roosevelt, The Standard, etc.