Don't let History's Undead die like Hershel on the Walking Dead!
Hey, my name is Mark and this is my story of failure, zombies, and undying persistence.
For 15 years I owned a small, quirky graphic design firm. Even after a 700% increase in profits, I had to close shop, turn the light off, hang my hat on the wall, and say "Adios, amigos."
The economic recession was just too much for our niche market in the non-profit sector.
Rather than sit on my cushy bum, I started working at a fast food restaurant--working 60 hours a week and washing dishes.
The Birth of an Idea & Vision
During this difficult time, it was some of history's greatest heroes that showed me the need for undying persistence. And nothing illustrates undying persistence like a hungry zombie. :)
The experience has made me more powerful, focused and appreciative of what matters most in life. I want to share this with you.
My vision for this project is to illustrate the glory of undying persistence through the voice of history's greats, zombified. I will take a minimalist, typographical approach to my poster design. All together I will design and produce 5 posters.
Thanks to using Kickstarter, I will be able print on beautiful, thick matte poster paper and ship with the best materials. Shipping includes package tracking.
Poster Design by me & you
Not only do you have a chance to own a poster, but you will help me choose which historical figures to feature! You can see the Churchill poster above in the video, but I am also working on a Caesar poster. I'm thinking something like Caesar with knives in his back as a zombie with his quote, "Veni, Vidi, Vici." Maybe chewing on Brutus' brains? You help me decide! :)
Why We Need Funding
Printing on office printer = cheap. Printing on high quality paper with soy inks = expensive! Capturing live(?) zombies for modeling purposes is even more expensive. Plus, the amount of peanut butter M & M's consumed during this project might account for 50% of the budget. I might have included the rehab fees for all that delicious chocolate and peanut butter too.
Seriously though, the best printing with soy inks in HD color accounts for our budget of $2175 including shipping costs.
Even if you don't support the project that's OK, people might ridicule you albeit, but it's OK. Just know this, for my brothers out there: You are powerful. You are the man. You have what it takes. For my sisters: You are beautiful. You are valuable in who you are. You are wanted. This is your true identity, my friends, and the only thing that helps us become who we are meant to be is undying persistence.
Start your journey of undying persistence today with your very own History's Undead Poster -->
Risks and challenges
With over 15 years in the design and print industry, I deeply understand the challenges that I will face in the print and delivery process. Some of these challenges include printing errors and lost mail. With my extensive experience and supportive family, I will be able to overcome these challenges successfully.
ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE: You never know, it could happen. In this case, expect me to use the money from this project for one of the following: TP, sown together as a sail, fire fuel, or paper footballs. Once things settle down, I will do my best to ship out the posters but be prepared for significant delays!
[ZOMBIES LOVE BRAINS] One of my limited-edition, signed, and numbered posters that you helped choose! Printed on beautiful matte poster paper at 18" x 24". Your journey of undying persistence starts here, well done.
[I, ZOMBIE MORE WANT] All five limited-edition, signed, and numbered posters. Printed on beautiful matte poster paper at 18" x 24". Because the zombie lust for more can't be stopped and neither should your undying pursuit of greatness.
[Zombie me up, Marky!] One custom illustrated and designed poster. Numbered (1/1) and signed. Printed on beautiful matte poster paper at 18" x 24". Capt. Kirk's favorite reward! I will custom design and illustrate you or anyone you choose. Includes only custom poster, plus all the confidence that comes with being eternally immortalized as a zombie.