Funded! This project was successfully funded on September 29, 2012.

Update #4

Postcards!

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Just a heads-up to all our delightful backers... the first of our rewards is back from the printer! The Richard J. Daley postcards, in all their magnificent protester-beating glory, will be headed out within the week.

We'll be sending all our rewards out as we get them in. Stay tuned!

-Dan

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Update #3

Funded!

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Well, here we are! The project has been funded, and it's time to set about the truly glamorous part of any Kickstarter project: order fulfillment!

But before the thrill-a-minute world of printing and postage gets underway, we wanted to take a moment to let you all know how much we truly appreciate your support on this project. We're blown away by far the funding went over our expecations, and — kidding aside — can't wait to get you your hot-off-the-presses Chicago Mayor posters!

-Dan


Update #2

New Rewards! Exclusive Offers!

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Hello again, Chicagophiles! As promised, Scott and I put our heads together, and we came up with a couple of new rewards to keep this party going for the next 22 days!

First off, never let it be said that we don't listen to requests! More than anything else, we've had people ask for all thirteen mayors on one poster. And now, as a Kickstarter exclusive, we'll be offering a limited edition run of just such a reward!

The poster (which can be seen at the end of this update) will be signed and numbered, and limited to 50 copies. Since this is a Kickstarter exclusive, the "everybody" poster will only be made available through this fundraising drive, and will not be sold after the project is completed. Like its thirteen standard fellows, the poster measures 18 X 24.

Additionally, we've decided to mix things up a little, and offer a handsome hardcover book of the portraits from the Chicago Mayors Project, alongside their descriptions from this Kickstarter page. Like the exclusive poster, this book will also only be sold through this fundraiser, and in even lower numbers. However, the book comes with the standard 18 X 24 portrait of your choice! We've whipped up a couple preview spreads (also seen below) that should give you and idea of what the open book will look like.

Once again, we can't thank all of you enough for your commitment to this project. We hope you like the new rewards, and we hope you love the ones you've already got coming to you!

-Dan

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Update #1

Funded!

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Everybody, you're beautiful. And I mean each and every one of you. This project went live on August 30th, and within five days, we hit 100% funding. We never expected to fund the project this quickly, which leaves us asking ourselves, "we've still got 24 days to go; what next?"

Well, Scott and I are in conference to try and come up with a few new unlockable rewards to add to the Kickstarter... look for news within the week on that score. And we'll be getting in touch with those of you who spent a little (or a lot) extra on custom rewards, so we can arrange the delivery of your prizes promptly once the Kickstarter is complete.

In the meantime though, we want to tell you that you're all spectacular. You can't see it through a digital update, but honest to gosh, I'm applauding right now.

-Dan


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    The kind thanks of Dan and Scott, and the karmic rewards that come from being a wonderful person.

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    CHICAGO AREA ONLY. The 18 X 24 poster of your choice, hand-delivered by Scott, dressed as the Mayor of your choice, with a special proclamation delivered in character. In the interest of good taste, Scott will not dress as Harold Washington or Eugene Sawyer. He will, however, absolutely dress as Jane Byrne.

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    CHICAGO AREA ONLY. Scott and another performer will dress up as the two Mayors of your choice, and act out a debate at your home on the subject of your choosing.

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