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About

Note: Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page for free scorecards plus desktop and iPhone wallpaper designs inspired by the THIRTY81 Project.

Project Introduction

The THIRTY81 Project emerged two years ago from a modest information graphic created for the Los Angeles Times 2013 Baseball Preview. Four Kickstarter projects and over 30 print designs later, I've decided to 'revisit' the poster that started it all.

Some may interpret this as a 'rehash' or 'double dip' on the original, and that is understandable. However, as remaining stock of the original poster rapidly dwindles to zero (less than 30 remain), I began considering issuing a second edition reprint. Then I thought, "Why not mix it up instead? Perhaps create a new variant?"

So here is the 2015 Edition of the THIRTY81 Ballparks Poster, revolving around the core concept of the original with a nod to modernist Swiss poster design popularized in 1950's and 1960's — focusing on abstract reduction, clear structure, and bold typography.

Print Details and Shipping

All prints will be made using serigraphy (also known as silkscreen printing) to allow prints of exceptional quality and color vibrancy. The main design element of overlapping field boundaries of the 30 current Major League ballparks highlights baseball's unique variety of field geometry. American League fields are illustrated using a magenta hue, National League fields are illustrated in a cyan hue, with both colors 'overprinting' to reveal intersecting boundaries in a third purplish hue.

Posters will be printed on 100# French Paper cover stock using three solid transparent colors.
Posters will be printed on 100# French Paper cover stock using three solid transparent colors.

Below the main art, 'One Game, Many Dimensions' is playfully rendered to reinforce the abstract overlap style. The bottom third of the poster lists all 30 ballparks, alternating between American League and National League and sorted by the year opened. All type is set using Hoefler & Co. Gotham.

Center field line detail. AL fields in magenta, NL fields in cyan, with 'overprint' in purple hue.
Center field line detail. AL fields in magenta, NL fields in cyan, with 'overprint' in purple hue.
Ballparks are listed in order of oldest to newest, alternating between leagues.
Ballparks are listed in order of oldest to newest, alternating between leagues.

Two print sizes will be available:

18" x 24" Serigraph Shipped
$25 reward ($10 additional outside U.S.)

This is the standard 'open edition' of the print. Each print reward via Kickstarter will have the option of being signed upon request. A limited number of unsigned editions will be available via the THIRTY81 shop at a higher cost only after all Kickstarter rewards have been fulfilled.

24" x 36" Limited Collector's Edition Serigraph Shipped
$75 reward 
 ($15 additional outside U.S.)
This large print will be strictly limited to 81 numbered and signed editions worldwide and will never be printed again. Any remaining posters will be made available via the THIRTY81 shop at a higher cost. As a bonus, backers at this level will also receive the 'Baseball's Many Physical Dimensions' 24" x 18" infographic poster (limit one per pledge).

BONUS: Those pledging at the $75 tier will also receive the 18" x 24" infographic print.
BONUS: Those pledging at the $75 tier will also receive the 18" x 24" infographic print.

All serigraphs will be masterfullly printed by the talented folks at Vahalla Studios using three solid transparent colors on 100# French Paper Cover Stock. The final prints will be rolled and shipped via Priority USPS (First Class for those outside the U.S.) in heavy duty Yazoo shipping tubes.

Bonus :: Free Scorecards!

For the past two seasons I've been making custom scorecards specific to each MLB ballpark. As a thank you for your continued support or for just stopping by, I welcome you to download and enjoy the updated 2015 edition of the THIRTY81 Scorecards via the THIRTY81 blog:

Freebie Alert #1

Check the updates page for the first project freebie, the 'One Game, Many Dimensions' inspired desktop wallpaper.

Free desktop wallpaper available in 16 native screen resolutions.
Free desktop wallpaper available in 16 native screen resolutions.

Freebie Alert #2

Free iPhone ballpark 'lock screens' — all 30 MLB ballparks plus two 'One Game, Many Dimensions' inspired designs at the update page.

Lock screen wallpaper for iPhone 5 / 5S / 5C and iPhone 6 / 6 Plus
Lock screen wallpaper for iPhone 5 / 5S / 5C and iPhone 6 / 6 Plus

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Risks and challenges

As an experienced graphic designer, I fully understand the production process from design to print. The poster files are 'press ready' and Valhalla Studios has provided quotes for printing costs.

I have successfully funded and fulfilled three previous Kickstarter projects, shipping hundreds of rewards to six countries and 38 U.S. states.

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    :: ONE 18" x 24" POSTER — SHIPPED :: You will receive one poster, rolled and shipped in a sturdy mailing tube anywhere on earth. Those outside the U.S., kindly $10 to cover additional shipping. For additional posters, add $20 (limit three per pledge).

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    :: ONE 24" x 36" LTD. ED. POSTER — SHIPPED :: You will receive one poster, hand numbered and signed, rolled and shipped in a sturdy mailing tube anywhere on earth. You will also receive the 18" x 24" 'Baseball's Many Physical Dimensions' print. Those outside the U.S., kindly add $15 to cover additional shipping. For additional posters, add $60 (limit three per pledge).

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