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The ACP is a celebration of the many companies and individuals that still handcraft beautiful products here in America.
The ACP is a celebration of the many companies and individuals that still handcraft beautiful products here in America.
73 backers pledged $15,308 to help bring this project to life.

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**For the first 10 days (until July 5th) ...   All backers at the $135 level or higher will receive one additional signed 8x10 photographic print of your choosing.

ACP Rewards- Drink koozie, Carpenter pencil, American Apparel Co. T-Shirt, & 2009 ACP Gallery Opening Booklet (ONLY 12 Available)

For more info. see...    www.AmericanCraftsmanProject.com

**Please help spread the word about the project on Kickstarter.com... Add this to your social media outlets.  See the line directly under the video above.  Thx for your help!

Friends of the American Craftsman Project-

My name is Tadd Myers and I’m a commercial photographer located in Grapevine, TX.  Over my career I have worked on many different personal projects including Life of a Grandfather (chronicling the life of Cecil Lambert Toombs, my Grandfather), a medical mission trip to Honduras in 2000, and a week aboard the USS Benfold Naval Destroyer the week of 9/11/2001.  Four years ago I started my current personal photographic project that has developed into a deep felt passion of mine. 

The American Craftsman Project is a celebration of the many companies and individuals that still handcraft beautiful products here in America.  I am currently in discussions with a publisher about the creation of an American Craftsman Project book.   I am posting the project on Kickstarter in order to do two things. 

1)            I’m hoping to raise funds in order to pay for a writer to compose a small essay for each company/craftsman for the book.  Since I am the author presenting this to the publisher I am responsible for supplying the written content for the book. This expense should cost roughly $12,000.

2)            I also still need to travel on 3-4 additional trips to different parts of the country in order to expand and diversify the project.

*Any excess funds will be used to continue promoting and diversifying the project.

 **Please watch the video above for additional information.

Status of Book Publishing:

**As of June, 2012 we are discussing a book proposal with a publisher, but do not have a contract as of yet.  The delivery of a signed book (offered in the $135 level or higher) is contingent upon the signing of a contract.  I am hoping that we will have a contract with a credible publisher by Sept., 2012 for a target distribution of the Fall, 2013 or Spring, 2014.

I truly appreciate your support and interest in The American Craftsman Project!  Together we can raise awareness for these amazing companies and individuals and tell their story.

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    You will receive updates for the project via email, acknowledgement on the ACP website, and my eternal gratitude.

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    You'll receive a handwritten "Thank you" from me on an American Craftsman Project postcard and all of the above.

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    You'll receive an ACP drink koozie, carpenter pencil, and all of the above.

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    You'll receive an American Craftsman Project T-shirt (American Apparel Co.- sizes M, L, or XL) and all of the above.

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    Pledge $135 or more About $135

    You'll receive one signed copy of the American Craftsman Project book (printed in America) upon its creation and release (estimated retail value $35-$45), your name printed on the acknowledgment page in the American Craftsman Project book, a personal "thank you" phone call from me, and all of the above. (Please see explanation in project description for the current status of the book contract with the publisher.)

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    You'll receive one 11x14 signed photographic print on archival watercolor paper of a company of your choosing and all of the above.

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    You'll receive one signed copy of the original ACP gallery opening booklet (cir. 2009) (ONLY 12 copies available) and all of the above.

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    You'll receive three 11" x 14" signed photographic prints on archival watercolor paper of a company of your choosing and all of the above.

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    You'll receive three 16" x 20" signed photographic prints on archival watercolor paper of a company of your choosing and all of the above.

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