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We make archival pigment prints of urban icons laid over retro maps. We started in Portland & our goal is to expand across the country. Read more

Portland, OR Mixed Media
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This project was successfully funded on May 26, 2014.

We make archival pigment prints of urban icons laid over retro maps. We started in Portland & our goal is to expand across the country.

Portland, OR Mixed Media
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Another Take Away. "Bicycle and dog on Division Street" is the latest Portland print in our series. We are adding it to the campaign as a reward at the $40 level. There are now 35 prints from which to choose.
Another Take Away. "Bicycle and dog on Division Street" is the latest Portland print in our series. We are adding it to the campaign as a reward at the $40 level. There are now 35 prints from which to choose.
We've added a new print to the collection. Music Millennium, headquarters for "Keep Portland Weird!" Celebrating 45 years at 32nd and East Burnside. 10 are available now for a backing of $30.
We've added a new print to the collection. Music Millennium, headquarters for "Keep Portland Weird!" Celebrating 45 years at 32nd and East Burnside. 10 are available now for a backing of $30.
We've added a new print to our premiums, "Union Station, Portland," available for a backing contribution of $30.
We've added a new print to our premiums, "Union Station, Portland," available for a backing contribution of $30.
Our existing 32 prints are available as premiums for this campaign.
Our existing 32 prints are available as premiums for this campaign.

Award winning artists Lyn Nance-Sasser and Stephen Sasser, in an homage to Portland, created a suite of prints featuring iconic attributes of the city. The unusual images are superimposed on a 1956 vintage tourist street-map, accompanied by a graphic "YOU ARE HERE" icon pinpointing the precise location of the chosen feature.

Exhibit of our prints at famous Powell's City of Books art gallery.
Exhibit of our prints at famous Powell's City of Books art gallery.

Each 10" x 8" piece is printed using archival-quality pigment ink on white, 315 gsm, 100% cotton rag, pH neutral, acid free art paper. They are
ready-for-framing and sized to fit a standard, pre-assembled, 19" x 15" frame.

Designed to fit in a ready-made frame with bevel-cut mat.
Designed to fit in a ready-made frame with bevel-cut mat.

The goal of this Kickstarter campaign is to expand our horizons by including icons from locations in other cities across the country. We've already started with images from Seattle, San Francisco and New York City. To accomplish our goal, we'll need to update our equipment and make some studio improvements. Here’s your chance to help create original new prints. We would love to get input from Kickstarter contributors suggesting new icons in new locations across the continent.

Our premiums include buttons, tee-shirts and greeting card sets, as well as our original 32 prints.
Our premiums include buttons, tee-shirts and greeting card sets, as well as our original 32 prints.

Risks and challenges

We've been doing this for several years, so we don't anticipate any roadblocks. If you do decide to choose a location, we'll need a good quality photograph of your favorite icon from you.

Unsolicited testimonials department:

"I love any piece of artwork that you do. I love your style: it’s got elements of both modern and retro design, and it’s always fresh and different looking, and the designs always have a lot of complexity that is very compelling."
Mackenzie Jeans
Portland

"It was also a pleasure for us to meet the artists behind that lovely artwork.
We will give it a nice place in our house and it will remind us of the good time we had in Portland.
Indeed, we enjoyed being here. The city has a very pleasant and European feel, people are kind and relaxed, there are good beers, good food,... The good life! Your work shows a view on Portland and at the same time you seem to be people with a sense of humor."
Bart Willems
Belgium

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    3 backers

    Button Up.

    With this contribution you will receive one (1) of our official “YOU ARE HERE” buttons, we call them our low-tech GPS, as a grateful thank you.

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    6 backers

    It’s in the Cards.

    With this pledge you will receive four (4) of our
    YOU ARE HERE - PORTLAND sustainably printed greeting cars with envelopes and a grateful thank you.

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    10 backers All gone!

    Take Away - EARLY BIRD. With this pledge you will receive your choice of one (1) of the finished prints, from our existing selection of 32, securely packaged and sent to you door “ready-to-frame”, plus an acknowledgment on the contributors page of our official website.

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    2 backers

    Tee Time.

    Kick in thirty bucks and get the amazing “YOU ARE HERE” tee-shirt (be sure to mention the size), and a shout out on our official website.

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    8 backers Limited (7 left of 15)

    Go By Train - We have just completed the design of a new print, "Union Station, Portland," and we are making it available as a special premium for a backing amount of $30.

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    2 backers Limited (8 left of 10)

    We’ve created a new print commemorating Music Millennium’s 45 years on 32nd and East Burnside. The print prominently features the “Keep Portland Weird” sign, because Millennium is the headquarters of that effort. For a Kickstarter backing of $30, this print will be sent to you when our campaign ends. We are limiting this premium to 10 prints. And you will receive a mention on our contributors page on our website.

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    Pledge $40 or more

    15 backers

    Take Away.

    With this pledge you will receive your choice
    of one (1) of the finished prints, from our existing selection of 32, securely packaged and sent to you door “ready-to-frame”, plus an acknowledgment on the
    contributors page of our official website.

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    Pledge $40 or more

    0 backers

    Another Take Away. "Bicycle and dog on Division Street" is the latest Portland print in our series. We are adding it to the Kickstarter campaign as a reward at the $40 level. There are now 34 prints from which to choose.

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    Pledge $120 or more

    9 backers

    Sweet Suite Deal.

    $120.00 - With this contribution you will receive a suite of four (4) of your choice of finished prints, from our existing selection of 32, securely packaged and sent to you door “ready-to-frame” plus a mention on our contributors page on the website.

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    1 backer

    You Can Do It.

    With this amount, you will be invited to recommend an iconic location of your choice for a new print.
    You select the image and location and we will create an original print of your choosing. You might even be able to convince us to put your pet in the picture.
    Your name will be included on the face of the print along with the location description.
    The print will be framed and securely packaged and shipped to you.
    You will also receive an extra special mention on the contributors page of our official website.

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Funding period

- (30 days)