Danny Felts is a comedian. He's also a graphic designer trying to get a poster made for the 2014 Bridgetown Comedy Fest. Real talk. Read more
This project was successfully funded on May 8, 2014.
About this project
The Bridgetown Comedy Festival is a stand up comedy festival that happens every year on the east side of Portland, OR. It’s been regarded as one of the most fun comedy festivals in the country, it’s featured a swath of talent so varied it’s hard to keep up with how funny they are, and every year I wonder why there’s never been a screenprinted poster for the damn thing. As a comic/amatuer graphic designer it’s been my goal for the last 3 years or so to get a poster made for the festival, and now it's actually happening.
As much as I would’ve loved to print this poster myself anyone who’s ever tried screenprinting will know that it is a materials intensive process with lots of eccentricities that involve an amazing attention to detail. Which is why for this project I’ve teamed up with the lovely dudes at Seizure Palace to print out this poster. They do amazing work, and have worked with an innumerable amount of talent I could only hope to hang out with some day.
At this point my main objectives is simply to get the poster out to as many people at a reasonable cost. At $500 the goal money is almost exclusively going toward covering the printing cost. A large swath of my twenties has been spent as a jobless comic and I know how discouraging it is to find a piece of art only to realize it's super expensive. I want as many people as possible to get this poster, and also not have it break the bank.
I would also mention that as a person who owns tons of posters already it’s also my goal to spread the word about how awesome a screenprinted poster can be. At it’s best they perfectly encapsulate the feeling of a band/event/person in an incredibly tangible, portable, tactual design. I want this poster to be the first of many for Bridgetown and I can only hope that in the coming years more people come forward and make beautiful designs representing one of the funnest comedy events in any stand up aficionados calendar. Thanks!
Risks and challenges
Right now this project is being operated just by me so when it comes time to ship things/deliver stuff/any other weird task, I’ll work as hard as I can to get things done in a timely manner, but will still just be one dude.
That’s really it. The only thing stopping this from happening is capital. The design is done, I’ve contacted Seizure Palace and they are ready to start receiving materials/files, and I’m ready to make this thing a reality.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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LITERAL SHOUT OUT: Danny will go into a semi-public forum and yell your name. All shout outs will be recorded and posted on YouTube. Thanks for being part of the creative process!Estimated delivery:
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FLAG DAY CARD: You get a pleasant card sent to you on Flag Day 2014, or any other holiday if flags aren't your thing. Inside the card will be a ~300 word fictitious origin story about how we met.Estimated delivery:
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GET THE POSTER (in person): Are you going to be at Bridgetown this year, or do you just live in Portland and hate the concept of shipping? This is for you. Pick the poster up at the festival or at your leisure from Danny.Estimated delivery:
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GET THE POSTER (shipped to you): Do you like the concept of your art flying 30,000 feet in the air/traveling long distances to get to you? Technology! Get the poster and have it shipped to you. Shipping included in cost.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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PROJECT PLANNING + POSTER: Are you a comic trying to get a submission video finished? Maybe you need help editing a podcast. Perhaps you need a logo or some concept work done. For this tier Danny will help you out for 2 hours on an audio/video/graphic project of your choice. You also get the poster!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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5 GREETINGS OVER 1,825 DAYS: Life can be lonely. NO LONGER. At this level Danny will call you and wish you a happy birthday for the next 5 years. For this one I’m going to need a phone number your birthday, and your eternal patience. Seriously though. I’m going to be 31 by the time this one ends. I really don’t know why I’m doing this. Also, please allow a 2-3 day leeway period per birthday. If my Mom can deal with it every March, so can you. And of course you get the poster.Estimated delivery:
- (19 days)