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I believe in the cultural value of creativity. MTW archives ideas & experiences through the sharing of a simple object: The Coffee Mug

Want to get involved? Click "back this project," on the right, and pre-order your MTW cup! 

#MemeTheWorld on Twitter + Instagram! 

Head to www.MemeTheWorld.com to see the 'Test Phase' in action!  

What is a meme?  meme [meem] : an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture. (via merriam-webster dictionary

How does the Meme The World Project work? My goal is to distribute mugs to people around the world. Each mug has instructions printed on the bottom: Use cup, Photograph your experience, and Pass the mug to a new person. Participants then upload their photos to the MTW blog archiving their experience along with hundreds of others. You can then follow the path of your cup using it's unique 'Cup ID' tag. 

What is this project for? Meme The World is for fun. This is an art piece that aims to collect photographs of participant's diverse ideas, cultures, and environments in one place where everyone is connected by a shared experience. 

REWARDS:

$25: Up-cycled Mug to launch into your community.

$30: Handmade Mug to launch into your community.

$35: MOTHERS DAY SPECIAL- A mug to KEEP!Thats right...2 mugs. You will receive an up-cycled MTW mug to launch into your community AND I'll make you a mug to keep forever. Send me a photo and caption and Ill print it onto the front of your mug like the one pictured below! 

$300: BUSINESS SPECIAL. You will receive 10 handmade MTW cups (like the one below) with your logo and a "Thank You" note permanently fired onto the front of each cup (opposite the MTW Logo). Everyone who receives one of these will know YOU made this possible. Thanks!

MTW Artist Rewards: I have partnered with 5 artists from Dizbe.com to bring you limited edition art to keep forever in addition to a MTW cup to launch into your community. All of these art works were made exclusively for this Kickstarter project and and are all inspired by the idea of...a meme.  Here are the artists with their awesome rewards! Be sure and check out their other work and contact them with questions or just to tell them they ROCK! 

Justin Crowe - $50: Click for more info 

This cup is big and porcelain and cat-like.

Scout Dunbar - $60: Click for more info

Peter Pincus - $110: Click for more info

Rachel Jernigan - $200:  Click for more info

CJ Hungerman - $500: Click for more info

Laura Smith and Emily Smith - $1000: Click for more info

 You will work with NY artists Laura and Emily Smith in the creation of a one-of-a-kind and culturally iconic portrait of YOU 'planking'. Start practicing your pose!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

The Meme the word project has been tested on a small scale which has allowed me to address potential risks early on. That said, one potential challenge may be managing a LARGE number of contributions from people who wish to receive MTW mugs. The dates I have listed with each reward are for the completion of the minimum goal to complete the project. Producing more than 200 cups may require more time. I possess the experience, materials, facilities, and network of wonderful artists necessary for me complete this project as quickly as possible! Please inquire with any questions you have regarding the execution and completion of this project.

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    I will send you an OFFICIAL Meme The World whiteboard 'Thank You' card. Every reward level comes with one of these babies. Use this to write down all of your Cool Ideas!

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    You will receive an Up-cycled MEME The World mug to launch into your community! The mug will be rescued from a thrift store and repurposed for this project. Yay recycle!

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    You will receive a handmade MEME The World mug to launch into your community. I will make this one myself out of high-quality porcelain. YUM. Yay Handmade!

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    MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL! Get a mug with a photo of your moms face fired onto the side with the caption "WORLD'S BEST MOM." (see an example in the description) This is a really unique gift for any AWSOME MOM. Delivery is first week in May!

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    A MUG TO KEEP! Thats right...2 mugs. You will receive an up-cycled MTW mug to launch into your community AND I'll make you a mug to keep forever. Send me a photo and caption and Ill print it onto the front of your mug. Customize your morning coffee. Rock on.

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    ART: You will receive a MTW mug to share AND a limited edition cup by Justin Crowe (me) to keep forever. Check out the photo in the description! CATS (D)RULE.

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    ART: You will receive a MTW mug to share AND a limited edition etching by artist Scout Dunbur to keep forever. Check out the photo in the description. Meme abstraction! 8.5"x11"

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    ART: You will receive a MTW mug to share AND a limited edition cup by artist Peter Pincus to keep forever. Check out the photo in the description. Fashion as a meme!

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    You will receive a MTW mug to share AND a painting by artist Rachel Jernigan to keep forever. Check out the photo in the description. Sexually Sarcastic Rabbits. YES.

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  • Pledge $300 or more
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    BUSINESS SPECIAL! Want to show your clients how much fun you are? You will receive 10 handmade MTW cups with your logo and a "Thank You" note permanently fired onto the front of the cups (see an example in the description). Everyone who receives one of these cups will know YOU made this possible. Thanks!

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    ART: You will receive a MTW mug to share AND a custom skateboard by painter CJ Hungerman to keep forever. Check out the photo in the description. A vehicle for ideas! (literally)

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    ART: You will receive a MTW mug to share AND a custom portrait of YOU 'planking.' You will work with NY artists Laura and Emily Smith in the creation of a one-of-a-kind and culturally iconic portrait of YOU. Start practicing your pose!

    Estimated delivery:
    Add $40 USD to ship outside the US
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