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$32,303
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127
backers
5days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, September 28 2018 2:58 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Tieton fruit labels from the 1930s through the 1960s expressed sunny optimism, health, and can-do spirit of local family orchards throughout the country. Bold typography, charming illustration, and striking graphics adorned millions of boxes of fruit for decades. It's time to honor this history by bringing these images back to life--on a grand scale.

Tieton Arts & Humanities has taken on an ambitious project to help revitalize Tieton, Washington in the Yakima Valley. We are fabricating seven large glass mosaic murals based on vintage fruit labels from the area. They will be on permanent display around the town square and park. When complete, these murals will attract visitors to Tieton, and will honor the farm families and packing companies that nurtured the abundant apple, pear, cherry, and apricot orchards that surround and help support our town.

The Tieton T makes a great backdrop for photos.
The Tieton T makes a great backdrop for photos.

The first mural, the "Tieton T," is up and complete, and it's beautiful. Tieton Mosaic is working on the second and third now. The TIE-IT-ON Terrier will be the fourth.

Each mosaic will be eight feet wide, and assembled from thousands of hand-cut colored glass tessera by our local artisans and apprentices in the Tieton Mosaic studio. Each one takes four to six weeks to complete.

This mock-up shows the finished scale of the mural. Edward Armstrong handles technical issues in the studio.
This mock-up shows the finished scale of the mural. Edward Armstrong handles technical issues in the studio.

The TIE-IT-ON Terrier label is a local favorite. Its vintage image, typography, and the deep, rich colors will be strikingly handsome and attractive. 

Rewards

$45 Pledge reward is a set of eight cards--two each of four of the mural images.
$45 Pledge reward is a set of eight cards--two each of four of the mural images.
$75 Pledge reward is a TIE-IT-ON Apple Kite Kit. Everything you need to make and fly this apple kite included.
$75 Pledge reward is a TIE-IT-ON Apple Kite Kit. Everything you need to make and fly this apple kite included.
$100 Pledge reward is a 30" wide banner of your name or other message in Tieton Mosaic Alphabet letters.
$100 Pledge reward is a 30" wide banner of your name or other message in Tieton Mosaic Alphabet letters.
One of the actual vintage TIE-IT-ON fruit labels. The real thing protected in a hand bound presentation folder made in Paper Hammer Studios in Tieton.
One of the actual vintage TIE-IT-ON fruit labels. The real thing protected in a hand bound presentation folder made in Paper Hammer Studios in Tieton.
$200 Pledge reward is this 33" wide screen printed "HOME" poster. (Frame not included.)
$200 Pledge reward is this 33" wide screen printed "HOME" poster. (Frame not included.)
$250 Pledge reward is a sneak preview of the mosaic in production, and tapas dinner for two at 617. You will also receive one of the original labels in a folder.
$250 Pledge reward is a sneak preview of the mosaic in production, and tapas dinner for two at 617. You will also receive one of the original labels in a folder.
$250 Pledge reward is a full deck of the Tieton Alphabet cards in a slipcase.
$250 Pledge reward is a full deck of the Tieton Alphabet cards in a slipcase.
$500 Pledge reward is two 6" x 4" glass plaques with up to 15 words. One is mounted with the mural, and another is sent to you to keep.
$500 Pledge reward is two 6" x 4" glass plaques with up to 15 words. One is mounted with the mural, and another is sent to you to keep.
$750 Pledge reward is two 9" x 4" glass plaques with up to 20 words. One is mounted with the mural, and another is sent to you to keep.
$750 Pledge reward is two 9" x 4" glass plaques with up to 20 words. One is mounted with the mural, and another is sent to you to keep.
$1000 Pledge reward is two 12" x 4" glass plaques with up to 15 words. One is mounted with the mural, and another is sent to you to keep.
$1000 Pledge reward is two 12" x 4" glass plaques with up to 15 words. One is mounted with the mural, and another is sent to you to keep.
$1500 Pledge reward is a 20" x 10" acrylic mosaic panel with up to five letters or numbers. Plus one commemorative plaque mounted with the finished mural.
$1500 Pledge reward is a 20" x 10" acrylic mosaic panel with up to five letters or numbers. Plus one commemorative plaque mounted with the finished mural.
$2000 Pledge reward is a Tapas party for eight at 617, and four original vintage TIE-IT-ON labels. Plus one commemorative plaque mounted with the finished mural.
$2000 Pledge reward is a Tapas party for eight at 617, and four original vintage TIE-IT-ON labels. Plus one commemorative plaque mounted with the finished mural.
$3000 Pledge reward is a monogram with two glass mosaic letters, 15" inches tall, collaboratively designed. Plus one commemorative plaque mounted with the finished mural.
$3000 Pledge reward is a monogram with two glass mosaic letters, 15" inches tall, collaboratively designed. Plus one commemorative plaque mounted with the finished mural.

To learn more about us, go to Tieton Mosaic.

Risks and challenges

Tieton Mosaic is a professional typographic mosaic studio that has a record of delivering on time and on budget. As an arm of the nonprofit Tieton Arts & Humanities, funds raised for this project will be counted as a contribution. If and when this project funds, your pledge will be deposited directly into TA&H's bank account. You will receive a tax receipt with the amount you contributed, less Kickstarter's 8% fee, and the cash value of the reward you selected.

The Vintage project has received support and endorsements from the National Endowment for the Arts and ArtsWA.

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    One Tieton Mosaic Alphabet Letters Deck

    A full 6.5" x 9" deck of alphabet, numeral, and punctuation cards from the Tieton Mosaic Alphabet, printed on 100lb cover paper and housed in a slipcase. You will be invited to the dedication party in April 2019.

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