About this project
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 Hoosier State - Indiana: This poster will be screen printed with 4-colors onto a French Tangy Orange 100 lb. cover stock.
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 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 Buckeye State - Ohio: This poster will be screen printed with 5-colors onto a French Speckletone Madero Beach 100 lb. cover stock.
The Badger State - Wisconsin: This poster will be screen printed with 4-colors onto a French Paver Red 100 lb. cover stock.
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).
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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