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Music history and motorcycles meet for an intriguing poster and t-shirt.
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Thanks everyone... if you missed out, any extras I have will be available at worldshutyourmouth.com. And you can follow me on Twitter and Instagram for a first look at future endeavors!  

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Hi, I'm Tony from Kansas City.  I've launched two successful design projects on Kickstarter and now I need your help to do it again!  This time we're celebrating the motorcycle and its connection to a seminal time in American music!

It was December 1965, the end of a year that saw Bob Dylan complete his transition from acoustic folk artist to electric rock and roller.  Excitement surrounding Dylan was at an all-time high.  He had released two albums in the span of six months - Bringing It All Back Home and Highway 61 Revisited. Now it was time to tour. With five back-to-back concerts in San Francisco Bay Area, a press conference was scheduled.  KQED-TV provided the studio and agreed to air a one-hour long special program. The result was a fascinating meeting between Dylan, the press, fans, and one wild-eyed fellow named Eric Weil. Weil asked the first question of the session. He wanted to know "the meaning" of Bob Dylan's Triumph motorcycle shirt worn on the cover of Highway 61. After some back and forth he then asked "What about the motorcycle as an image in your songwriting? You seem to like that". Dylan replied, "Oh, we all like motorcycles... to some degree."  

The odd series of questions may have been a shade of things to come for Eric Weil. It's believed that he was the person calling himself "Sam" and claiming to be the Zodiac Killer in a series of infamous phone calls to Bay Area police and media in 1969!    

Here's an incredibly thorough look at the San Francisco press conference. Check it out, it's interesting stuff! 

Okay, enough with the history lesson, let's talk about this thing!

THE PROJECT

Looks great next to a plant!
Looks great next to a plant!
A CLOSER LOOK
A CLOSER LOOK

The design features Dylan's motorcycle answer, along with a nod to the Triumph Tiger 100 that he crashed under mysterious circumstances in 1966. http://thevintagent.blogspot.com/2009/01/highway-61-revisitedon-triumph.html

1964, Dylan on his Triumph. Woodstock, NY
1964, Dylan on his Triumph. Woodstock, NY

The poster is an 18" x 24" two-color screen print on Wild Cherry Red French Paper cover stock. Kansas City's La Cucaracha Press will handle the printing. Each will be signed and numbered. This will be a limited release determined by the final number of backers. One poster is $30 and includes shipping in the US. Add $10 for international shipping.  If you want more than one just add $20 for each additional print.  

The t-shirts will also feature the same design as the poster, minus the small San Francisco locator at the bottom. Two-color screen printing on a red high-quality Alternative Apparel classic crew. They're 100% ring spun cotton with a super-comfortable vintage-soft finish. It's a lighter-weight material cut to men's standard fit and runs a little on the small-side.  Sizes S-XL will be $30 each. Add $10 for international shipping.  If you want a XXL or XXXL please add $2 for each extra X.  

WANT A PRINT AND SHIRT? Choose the Combo Reward and save $5!  

Risks and challenges

After two similar projects I've found that the biggest challenge comes with shipping - addresses the postal service can't find, postage software that disagrees with diacritic marks like ö and å, and shuffling around hundreds of shipping tubes!

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