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A 24" x 36" poster tribute to my home: BROOKLYN!
A 24" x 36" poster tribute to my home: BROOKLYN!
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Dear Kickstarter Pals! 

Hello! Thank you for stopping by my new Kickstarter project. My name is Aaron Meshon. I am an illustrator living and working in Brooklyn, NY. I love my job illustrating for publications, toys, children's books and more! I also really love making maps and have had the honor for such clients as The Brooklyn Public Library, The New York Times, and even a Bruce Springsteen: NJ map for Rolling Stone Magazine.  You can see more of my work at: www.aaronmeshon.com 

For years I have dreamed of making a jumbo BROOKLYN map and poster to pay tribute to my home and all the awesome people, food, parks, architecture, pot holes, traffic, french bulldogs and love that I feel everyday here. I recently completed the map after hundreds of hours of drawing and coloring and it is ready to be printed! 

"Brooklyn illustrated map " 24" x 36" completed design!
"Brooklyn illustrated map " 24" x 36" completed design!

Quality eco-friendly offset printing costs money and I was hoping that by offering the poster on Kickstarter in advance, it could pay for the start-up fees as well as make me able to pass on the savings to YOU at a discount before the poster is released.

I am making a limited run 24"x 36" poster of Brooklyn and I hope very much to have the honor of it hanging in your office, shop, nursery, kid's room or dorm room or home gym / billiards room. 

The artwork for the Brooklyn illustrated map was drawn by hand with a real pencil and pen on real paper for over 100 hours over 5 years, and then scanned and colored via Mr. Computer.

I started the design in pencil on really big paper!
I started the design in pencil on really big paper!
After the pencil drawing was complete it was time to ink in the lines!
After the pencil drawing was complete it was time to ink in the lines!
There was a lot to ink in!
There was a lot to ink in!
And next came the coloring...
And next came the coloring...

Here are some details of the Brooklyn map. Maybe you can find your neighborhood or a place you like to visit :

Crown Heights and Bed Stuy detail.
Crown Heights and Bed Stuy detail.
Coney Island detail.
Coney Island detail.
Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo detail.
Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo detail.
Our beautiful neighbor: WTC One detail
Our beautiful neighbor: WTC One detail

The final illustrated map will be printed on a beautiful matte earth-friendly heavy stock paper here in Brooklyn. The print will be 24" x 36" inches and will arrive at your door tube rolled and protected with ample packing inside.  I will hand sign the prints for this KICKSTARTER release and USA shipping is included in both "rewards". The prints will ship in February 2014 if the project is funded. 

One more look for goodness sake !
One more look for goodness sake !
Chubu ( the French Bulldog ) approved!
Chubu ( the French Bulldog ) approved!

If you have any questions please send me a note, and thanks a million for taking a look at my project.

Brooklyn Dreaming, 

Aaron Meshon

( additional BIOGRAPHY below:)

A graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design, Aaron Meshon now lives and works in New York City. His work has been seen throughout the world in hundreds of publications as well as on products such as lunch boxes, t-shirts, puzzles,stationary, and magnets. Aaron's work has been recognized in a number of illustration annuals and juried awards including; Graphics, Society of Illustrators, RSVP, 3x3, AltPick, and American Illustration.  Aaron would like to sell his products from a mobile sweet potato truck in urban Japan. Some Clients have included: Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Wired, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Playboy, Scholastic, New York Magazine, Bloomberg, Travel & Leisure, Boston Magazine, Rizzoli, Delta Airlines, Food and Wine, Nick JR, I.B.M., Texas Monthly, LA Times, Chronicle Books, Life Magazine, Chicago Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine, EW, Atlantic Monthly, Vancouver Magazine, Parent and Child, Brooklyn Public Library, City Bakery, Crocodile Creek, Galison, Teneues, Kaplan, Washington Post, and San Francisco Chronicle.

Risks and challenges

Every day in Brooklyn when we leave our cozy apartments we are taking risks: angry pigeons, falling ice, runaway strollers, luke warm espresso, and of course "poster printing logistics".

Kickstarter is a great way for me to help offset (no pun intended) my personal financial risks with printing a larger number of posters to start with then I would normally have the funds to do. This will pass on the security to me, and the savings to the backers of the project. The shipping materials and packaging are ready to go...but the poster printing is waiting on a completed, backed project. Thanks Kickstarter pals for your support!

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    "wish YOU were HERE" I'll send you a signed limited edition postcard of Chubu (The French Bulldog) in the mail as a small thanks for your support.

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    "ONE for YOU" For $25 you will get a hot off the (off-set) press 24" x 36" poster on beautiful matte paper. Each poster is printed eco-friendly in Brooklyn and will come hand signed and lovingly tube-rolled. For my kickstarter pals: shipping will be included in the USA!

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    "ONE for YOU, ONE for THEM" For $45 you will get 2 hot off the (off-set) press 24" x 36" posters on beautiful matte paper. Each poster is printed eco-friendly in Brooklyn and will come hand signed and lovingly tube-rolled. 2 posters will be shipped in the same tube. For my kickstarter pals: shipping will be included in the USA!

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    "ONE for YOU, ONE for THEM, ONE for THE KIDS" For $60 you will get 3 hot off the (off-set) press 24" x 36" posters on beautiful matte paper. Each poster is printed earth-friendly in Brooklyn and will come hand signed and lovingly tube-rolled. 3 posters will be shipped in the same tube. For my kickstarter pals: shipping will be included in the USA!

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    "TWO for YOU, and an ORIGINAL painting TOO! "For $250 you will get 2 hot off the (off-set) press 24" x 36" posters on beautiful matte paper. Each poster is printed earth-friendly in Brooklyn and will come hand signed and lovingly tube-rolled. 2 posters will be shipped in the same tube. For my kickstarter pals: shipping will be included in the USA! YOU ALSO will get an original editorial painting from my archives! The painting will be picked by me, but it will have been a printed piece from the past 10 years! Perhaps it will be a piece about how to get cheap airline seats? perhaps it will be a piece about fun things to do in Philadelphia? The limited edition original pieces will be hand signed, are painted in acrylic and sizes vary, although most are around 8x10 inches! ENJOY! only 10 originals will be offered! THANK YOU!

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