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A series of screen-printed posters of the Great Lakes States of the midwest.
A series of screen-printed posters of the Great Lakes States of the midwest.
122 backers pledged $6,335 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello, my name is Meng and I'm a graphic designer in Chicago, Illinois. Outside of working for various clients, I enjoy designing posters and goods based on civic pride and history. In between fall of 2011 and the summer of 2012, my girlfriend and I took a road trip visiting several of the great lakes states in the midwest. Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.

After our trip, I was inspired to design a set of posters highlighting the unique nicknames of each state we visited.

The Land of Lincoln - Illinois: This poster will be screen printed with 4-colors onto a Stardream Metallic Copper 105 lb. cover stock (just like a penny!)

The Land of Lincoln - Illinois
The Land of Lincoln - Illinois

The Hoosier State - Indiana: This poster will be screen printed with 4-colors onto a French Tangy Orange 100 lb. cover stock.

The Hoosier State - Indiana
The Hoosier State - Indiana

The Great Lakes State - Michigan: This poster will be screen printed with 3-colors onto a Astrobright Blast-Off Blue 65 lb. cover stock.

The Great Lakes State - Michigan
The Great Lakes State - Michigan

The North Star State - Minnesota: This poster will be screen printed with 4-colors and a glow-in-the-dark ink(!) onto a French Nightshift Blue 100 lb. cover stock.

The North Star State- Minnesota
The North Star State- Minnesota

The Buckeye State - Ohio: This poster will be screen printed with 5-colors onto a French Speckletone Madero Beach 100 lb. cover stock.

The Buckeye State - Ohio
The Buckeye State - Ohio

The Badger State - Wisconsin: This poster will be screen printed with 4-colors onto a French Paver Red 100 lb. cover stock.

The Badger State - Wisconsin
The Badger State - Wisconsin

The posters will be screen-printed at 18" x 24" size and will have a small label affixed to the back with a description of each state's nickname (much credit to RC Jones for the superb copywriting). Essentially, I studied each state's nickname history/folklore and based all my design concepts on this research. The labels will be sized at approx. 4" H x 5.5" W and printed with a Metallic Gold Ink (PMS 871 C).

Poster Label for Illinois - The Land of Lincoln
Poster Label for Illinois - The Land of Lincoln

Thank you Kickstarter Community!

Risks and challenges

I'm hoping to have the posters printed within a month of reaching the funding goal. The only setback I foresee is troubleshooting to make sure the artwork and colors print well. From there, shipping the posters is projected to be in April for all backers.

All posters will be screen printed by a high-quality Chicago printer and the cost of shipping is included in each reward bracket. Posters will be rolled and shipped via USPS. If you pledged for more than one poster, I'll send you an email asking which poster(s) you wish to receive at the end of funding date.

I definitely want you to enjoy showing off your Great Lakes States pride and will do my best to ship the poster(s) in a timely manner.

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    1 Great Lakes State poster of your choice signed, numbered and shipped to you.

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    4 Great Lakes State posters of your choice signed, numbered and shipped to you.

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    You get all(6) Great Lakes State posters of your choice signed, numbered and shipped to you.

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