About this project
I am creating six newsprint posters to illustrate the science of composting and 'waste' management in the US. Part "what," part "why," and part "how to." With these colorful posters you can make sure every visit to the restroom is a fully utilized educational opportunity. I first created these posters with Mathew Lippincott in 2010, now it's time for updated info and two new posters.
What will you get?
6 different posters drawn by me and printed on 17 1/2" x 22 3/4" newsprint in Oregon.
The price per poster drops substantially the more I have printed. The difference between printing 250 posters and 500 posters is less than $200. I think these posters are a great way to get the conversation going about our underfunded and occasionally dangerous wastewater infrastructure.
If I raise $2,000, for every poster I sell, two posters can go to bathroom stalls in nonprofits, schools, and community spaces where they will take on a life of there own (Tiny's coffee shop in Portland still has these posters thanks to Hannah Vogel back in 2010).
1. How the Portland sewer system works and where the sewage ends up. This poster is new and redrawn to include the recent completion of major sewer upgrades known as the Big Pipe. I chose Portland, because I live here but also because Portland has an above average treatment plant, and like many older cities combines sewage and storm water. so it’s a good example of a above average but problematic system
2. The Nitrogen Cycle Explained
3. Oh the Places you can go! Learn about all the different types of toilets humans use.
4. Aerobic decomposition learn how our poop and pee become fertilizer—starring some adorable micro and macro-organisms.
5. Prominent Decomposers in compost piles.
In this poster I show how alligators (which don't even have a frontal lobe) extended their habitable range to colder areas by building compost piles to incubate their eggs. think about, alligators are cold blooded, but their eggs need warm temperatures to incubate. If the temperature is too cold the eggs will be all female, if too warm they’ll be all males. By making a medium warm compost pile mama alligators are able to create a nest that's warm enough to incubate an even mix of sexes even in cooler areas.
6. a New poster on how composting toilets work.
Thank you so much!
Music by Hang Massive and Dop.
Risks and challenges
I've coordinated printing several projects with my local newsprinter over the years, it's thrilling to watch them print off stacks and stacks of broadsheets featuring my drawings.
I've accounted for the cost of mailing in my reward pricing and am pumped to finish up the last poster and mail them out to you all.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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