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A poster of the Earth as it was, on your most significant day. Powered by NASA satellite imagery, printed on 100% cotton.
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We Wanted To Turn Your Origins into Fine Art...

So we did. (With a little help from NASA satellite imagery, computer science, and more caffeinated beverages than you can shake a stick at.)

Meet the ORIGINS POSTER, a Whole New Type of Art

It pinpoints the precise location of any birth or marriage and is fully customizable to include names, dates, and a special message. It's a permanent tribute to where your story began. DISCLAIMER: ORIGINS POSTERS are spellbinding, please do not lock your knees as you stare, you might faint. 

Your Origins, Your Style

Choose from 8 aesthetics professionally designed to compliment any living space. Get one for yourself, and one for each of your children. Mix and match styles to create a stunning gallery wall. Your friends will gawk . . . you will shrug your shoulders. No big deal. 

Thousands of cities, eight aesthetics.
Thousands of cities, eight aesthetics.

Archive the Birth of a Child 

A child's ORIGINS POSTER includes their name, birth date, birth weight, birth length, hospital name, and can be personalized with up to 5 generations of their ancestor's names. It's the one piece of art they'll own that will look as good above their crib as it will hanging in their dorm room.  

Permanently archive the birth of a child.
Permanently archive the birth of a child.

The Union of a Couple

A couple's ORIGIN'S POSTER includes their names, date met, place met, place married, date married, and can be personalized with up to 5 generations of their ancestor's names. In other words, it's not just a piece of art, it's a permanent record of your beginning. 

Celebrate Existence   

An ORIGINS POSTER can be used to celebrate the beginning of any story. Like a contortionist, it is flexible.

 Artist Inspired Text Tools

Archive your story with your choice of typography and primary emphasis. Your eyes are in for a treat, we're typography nerds.  

A Place for Your Ancestors

At your discretion, go even further and include the names of your ancestors using our simple interface. Choose to do so and your art will include a traceable name map with symbology to identify generations and marriages.  

Personalize your ORIGINS POSTER with up to 5 generations of traceable ancestor names.
Personalize your ORIGINS POSTER with up to 5 generations of traceable ancestor names.

No App to Install, No Software to Download

We opted to develop Cotton and Clan on the web, so there will be no access restrictions. Simply create your ORIGINS POSTER and choose between a download, print, or framed piece. Easy as pie, simple as whistling Dixie. 

Launching with options to download, print, or frame your ORIGINS POSTER.
Launching with options to download, print, or frame your ORIGINS POSTER.

Archive and Preserve Human History

ORIGINS POSTERS are a permanent reminder of life's most important details, which oddly enough are easy to forget

" The faintest ink is better than the best memory." Chinese Proverb

ORIGINS POSTERS include data about your story.
ORIGINS POSTERS include data about your story.

The PERFECT Gift (You're Welcome)

  • Christmas
  • Weddings
  • Baby Showers
  • Anniversaries
  • Should we keep going?

ORIGINS POSTERS are easily one of the most meaningful gifts you could give to your significant other. Want one for Christmas? Back our campaign and create your poster before December 7th and it will arrive just in time to slide under the tree (US only...international orders should choose the download option for guaranteed Christmas delivery). 

Risks and challenges

Our focus is on automation and quality. Because we are a highly experienced print lab, our ability to fulfill print orders, package them, and ship them is second to none. We are very familiar with the Kickstarter platform after our success last year with our family history game, PANDO. That has really prepared us for what happens next. We thrive on risks and challenges, they are what makes us tick. As previously noted, backers wanting an ORIGINS POSTER for Christmas must create their poster between December 1 and December 7 in order to leave enough time for shipping and handling. Wherever we encounter an obstacle, we'll innovate a solution and notify our backers.

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    #beyou

    Get your name listed as a contributor on the official 'about' page on CottonandClan.com! If I could, I'd hug you for your support!

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    A full print resolution digital download of your personalized ORIGINS POSTER. Print it at your local print shop on 18x24 matte paper. NOTE: You will receive your access code to create your Origins Poster at the end of our campaign (December 1). Your code will never expire, use it whenever your wish.

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    Two full print resolution digital downloads of your personalized ORIGINS POSTER. Print it at your local print shop on 18x24 matte paper. NOTE: You will receive your access code to create your ORIGINS POSTERS at the end of our campaign (December 1). Your code will never expire, use it whenever your wish.

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    Three full print resolution digital downloads of your personalized ORIGINS POSTER. Print it at your local print shop on 18x24 matte paper. NOTE: You will receive your access code to create your ORIGINS POSTERS at the end of our campaign (December 1). Your code will never expire, use it whenever your wish.

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    #makemoments

    A personalized Origins Poster printed on 100% cotton fine art paper. Each poster is thick, textured, and made using only archival substrates, inks, and methods. NOTE: You will receive your access code to create your ORIGINS POSTER after our campaign ends on December 1st.

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    Two ORIGINS POSTERS! Give one to each of your children, or give them away as gifts. As always, printed on thick, textured fine art paper. Ready for any 18"x24" poster frame. With this pledge, you'll be able to create two separate posters, not just a clone of the first. NOTE: You will receive your access code to create your ORIGINS POSTER after our campaign ends on December 1st.

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    #nothingisordinary

    Three ORIGINS POSTERS! Give one to each of your children, or give them away as gifts. As always, printed on thick, textured fine art paper. Ready for any 18"x24" poster frame. With this pledge, you'll be able to create three separate posters, not just a clone of the first. NOTE: You will receive your access code to create your ORIGINS POSTER after our campaign ends on December 1st.

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    #mystory

    A custom framed ORIGINS POSTER. Choose a brilliant white or matte black finish. Each frame is hand built using archival grade materials. See images for reference.

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    #happyhearted

    Four ORIGINS POSTERS! Give one to each of your children. As always, printed on thick, textured fine art paper. Ready for any 18"x24" poster frame. With this pledge, you'll be able to create four separate posters, not just a clone of the first. NOTE: You will receive your access code to create your ORIGINS POSTER after our campaign ends on December 1st.

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    #unicornlife

    Five ORIGINS POSTERS! Give one to each of your children, or give them away as gifts. As always, printed on thick, textured fine art paper. Ready for any 18"x24" poster frame. With this pledge, you'll be able to create five separate posters, not just a clone of the first. NOTE: You will receive your access code to create your ORIGINS POSTER after our campaign ends on December 1st.

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    Six ORIGINS POSTERS! Give one to each of your children, or give them away as gifts. As always, printed on thick, textured fine art paper. Ready for any 18"x24" poster frame. With this pledge, you'll be able to create six separate posters, not just a clone of the first. NOTE: You will receive your access code to create your ORIGINS POSTER after our campaign ends on December 1st.

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    Two custom framed ORIGINS POSTERS. Choose a brilliant white or matte black finish. Each frame is hand built using archival grade materials. See images for reference.

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    Two custom framed ORIGINS POSTERS and a ONE YEAR UNLIMITED LICENCE to download as many ORIGINS POSTERS as you like. This is great for anyone providing services in the photography, wedding, baby, or genealogy industries. Each frame is hand built using museum grade materials. See images for reference.

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    Four custom framed ORIGINS POSTERS and a ONE YEAR UNLIMITED LICENCE to download as many ORIGINS POSTERS as you like. This is great for anyone providing services in the photography, wedding, baby, or genealogy industries. Each frame is hand built using museum grade materials. See images for reference.

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