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A visual and vibrant way to present the history of the American Presidency.
A visual and vibrant way to present the history of the American Presidency.
159 backers pledged $4,271 to help bring this project to life.

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We're into the final week! And with the last week comes a last stretch goal:

I was approached about making a website for the table once the Kickstarter is complete. It will be colorful and abundantly educational, so I'd love to do it! With a website, I want teachers from across the country to be able to request free posters. If, in the last week, we can reach $3,600, I can:

1. Commission a professional web designer to create a beautiful and interactive website.

2. On the website, have a page where teachers can request posters, 100% paid for by me with the extra money raised by this Kickstarter.

I'd love to be able to do this, but I need a little extra to be able to buy in bulk and hire a web designer. For this, I need to reach $3,600. If you're as excited by the prospect of a website and free posters for teachers across the country by request, please share, email and spread the word about the Kickstarter in our final week!

Thanks so much!

Griffin

P.S. stretch goal revised down from$4,000 because of $400 check donation.

6/10 UPDATE: We reached the $2400 stretch goal! That means that all pledges over $22 also receive a bonus 'Red vs. Blue' auxiliary poster!

Millard Fillmore made California a state, abolished the slave trade in Washington DC and joined the "Know Nothing" Party. Put simply, Millard Fillmore was a boss. But nobody knows it.

Presidential history is on the decline in classrooms and in public knowledge. And thusly, let me introduce you to the Periodic Table of the Presidents, a visual and vibrant way to present a history of the American Presidency.  

My name is Griffin and I'm a student. The Periodic Table of the Presidents was a boredom-binge project that I undertook one weekend. I set out to make a table of the presidents organized in the same manner that the periodic table of the elements is organized, in sequential order, grouped by similarities and placed across periods based on era. After a few days and lots of paint, it was complete:

I was so excited that I wanted to turn my painting into a poster to share it with others, especially history teachers who could use it in their classrooms as educational tools. But alas, printing is expensive, and that's how I found myself on Kickstarter!

If we meet the goal, the $400 will go toward an initial print (it will cover the initial printing cost and the cost of shipping rewards out) and anything extra will go toward giving posters to history classrooms, and setting up to sell online.

Thanks so much for your help, and please take a look at the rewards and our $2400 stretch goal. . .


The Rewards:

Note: for each poster purchased, I'll donate one to a school in Portland, Oregon.

Stretch Goal:


In just a few days, we far surpassed the $400 goal! And so because of all of the wonderful support I've been getting, I'd like to put a second goal out there: the 'Red vs. Blue' auxiliary poster.

Presidential elections are an important and equally fascinating part of our history, so if we reach $2400, I'll put together a poster that describes a little bit of our electoral history from 1860 to 2012 (the modern Republican vs. Democrat party system). The Red vs. Blue poster will ship for free with every pledge over $22. It may look something like this:

States are colored using the net amount of times they've voted Republican or Democrat from 1860 to 2012, the darker they are, the farther they lean. Looks quite a bit different from our electoral map today, eh?

Risks and challenges

The only challenge is raising enough to cover printing and shipping costs. It can't happen unless $400 is raised.

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FAQ

  • For each pledge, a poster is donated to a classroom in Portland, Oregon. When the project is complete, I look forward to taking pictures of the posters in their new classroom homes and posting them for everybody to see where their support has gone.

    Because shipping is the largest cost of the whole project, I can't send the donated posters to any classrooms outside of Portland (although I really wish I could!)

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    THANK YOU! I'll send you a handmade presidential thank you card.

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    SMALL POSTER

    You will receive an 18 X 24 poster, and one will be given to a history classroom!

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    SMALL POSTER / YOU PICK PRESIDENT 45

    I will add whomever you like (whether it's you, Brad Pitt or Hillary Clinton or whomever) as our future 45th president. Just send me the picture that you'd like used, and give me a party and a name.

    You will receive a print of the one of a kind poster.

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    INTERNATIONAL SMALL POSTER You will receive an 18 X 24 poster, shipped internationally, and one will be given to a history classroom!

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    LARGE POSTER You will receive a 24 X 36 poster, and one will be given to a history classroom!

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    TWO SMALL POSTERS You will receive two 18 X 24 posters, and two will be given to history classrooms.

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    POSTER + HANDMADE TILES You will receive an 18 X 24 poster and four handmade tiles of whichever four presidents you choose. (They make good coasters, wall art, clumsy ninja stars, etc.)

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    TWO POSTERS + MORE HANDMADE TILES You will receive two 18 X 24 posters and eight handmade tiles of whichever eight presidents you choose. I'll also send you a thank you card.

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    HAND ANNOTATED POSTER You will receive a 18 X 24 poster that I have annotated by hand with hundreds of interesting facts, figures, charts and other annotations to help tell the story of the American Presidency. IN ADDITION: pledging at this reward level will allow me to donate 6 posters to classrooms on your behalf!

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    Pledge $450 or more About $450

    FULL PERIODIC PAINTING You will receive the complete Periodic Table of the Presidents painting, made up of tiles for each of the 44 presidents. Roughly 7' by 5'.

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