Hey, I'm Tony from Kansas City. I'm wrapping up my first Kickstarter project and now I'd like your help to launch another one. Let's celebrate congressional oratory with this hand-lettered chalk-styled print!
If you visit our nation's Capitol with the expectation of witnessing a great speech or dramatic debate firsthand, you may be disappointed. You're more likely to find one of your representatives reading a dry and boring address to a largely empty room. But, every once in awhile decorum will clash with uncontrollable passion and the result is electric! Such was the case in 2010 when Rep. Anthony Wiener of New York and a colleague had this heated exchange...
Now you can bring the passion home with this ornate 18" x 24" poster, exclusive to Kickstarter! It's all there... the ceremony, the emotion, mustached gents sizing each other up for a scrap, a chair! It's a design that WILL NOT YIELD!
The posters will be lovingly screen printed by Kansas City's La Cucaracha Press with white ink on heavy 140lb. French Paper Muscletone Black cover stock. Each will be signed and numbered by me. This will be a limited release, with the final number dictated by the number of backers. One poster is $30 and includes shipping in the US. Add $10 if you would like it shipped to far away lands.
If $30 is a little too steep for your wallet, I'm also offering the same design as a digital print with 1/2" white border on 80# white archival-quality cover stock for the low, low price of $20. It's an exact reproduction of my original artwork, but trades some of the handmade character that comes from the silkscreen process.
Want more than one? Great! Just add $20 to your pledge for each additional screen print, or $15 for each additional digital print.
JUST ADDED - t-shirts! The same unyielding-yet-gentlemanly design, also screen printed by the fine folks at La Cucaracha Press. White ink on a high-quality Alternative Apparel classic crew in black (even though the picture looks a little v-neckish, it'll be a crew neck). 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 overseas sendin'. If you already pledged for a poster, add $30 ($40 for international) to your pledge for each t-shirt and make a note of it when I send out the shipping survey. I'll get your size then too. If you want a XXL or XXXL please add $2 for each extra X.
Risks and challenges
I don't anticipate any insurmountable problems. The original artwork is MASSIVE and will reproduce nicely as both a digital and screen print.
If funded, the biggest challenge will be shipping. With such a heavy stock for the screen prints, I may need to ship in a larger-diamater tube than what I used for my past project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The prints (and t-shirts if ordered together) will be shipped by first class post in a heavy-duty tough-as-nails unyielding cardboard shipping tube. T-shirts alone will be shipped by first class post in a tear-resistant padded envelope.
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