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A Limited Edition, 18" x 24" high quality three-color print celebrating the diverse geometry of baseball.

In Case You Missed It

If you missed the Kickstarter, an 'open, unsigned edition' of this poster will be available in early December at THIRTY81Project.com. Follow us on Twitteror like us on Facebook for the latest updates.

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Project Introduction

Unlike other professional sports, baseball is played upon fields that vary in size from park to park. With the exception of the infield diamond, where strict rules regulate the dimensions, no two ballparks are alike. From the geometry of the field to the distance of the outfield fences, the cathedrals of baseball exhibit their own unique characteristics, making each a singular gem among the fields of baseball.

THIRTY81 is an ongoing design study focused on the ballparks of Major League Baseball, highlighting and celebrating the qualities that make each venue unique.

18" x 24" poster printed on 100# cover stock using three solid color inks. Framing not included.
18" x 24" poster printed on 100# cover stock using three solid color inks. Framing not included.

Print Details and Shipping

This poster is the first of what will become a larger series of design  projects focused around the core THIRTY81 theme.

Specially designed to illustrate the variety of field geometry by overlapping the outlines of all 30 ballparks around a common infield pattern, each print will measure 18" x 24" with the image masterfully printed in three solid colors on 100# cover stock.

Final prints will be rolled and shipped via USPS in heavy duty tubes to your door, with the intent to have all rewards delivered in time for the upcoming holidays.

Details: All 30 MLB parks are illustrated to scale and displayed alphabetically by league.
Details: All 30 MLB parks are illustrated to scale and displayed alphabetically by league.

The Goal

The goal of this project is to provide footing and momentum that will enable the broader scope of the THIRTY81 Project to move forward.

Background

I've been a visual communicator for most of my adult life. As a cartographer, designer, and photographer, I approach my work with a minimalist mindset — every mark, every line, every color, every image is used with purpose and meaning. I look for hidden or obscured patterns and attempt to reveal them in unique ways. As a passionate (some would say obsessive) baseball fan, the game is often a source of inspiration and the subject of both personal and professional efforts, whether it's mapping 214 foul balls in Baltimore, designing information graphics about my hometown Angels, or creating a set of ballpark specific scorecards (available for free).

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

As an experienced graphic designer, I fully understand the production process from design to print. The poster is already designed and 'press ready'. The biggest challenge will be the organization and logistics of fulfillment in time for the holiday season. While we cannot absolutely guarantee delivery in time for the holiday, we have every intention to begin shipping rewards no later than December 1st.

FAQ

  • The previous project funding was unsuccessful partly because of the high funding level required to print the minimum of each individual poster (over 1,500 prints minimum). This new approach is tailored to allow a more modest funding goal and get the project moving forward. I definitely plan to offer the individual posters at some point once I can properly fund them.

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  • I thought a lot about this since many folks supported it in the previous project. I did not ignore you! Rather, I've decided to go back and develop it in tandem with a 'Ballpark Information Guide' that will feature real content, not just a bunch of pretty pictures. I plan to incorporate stats, diagrams, and other useful information about each ballpark, crafted into a handy and elegantly designed printed book in time for spring training.

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