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This artist is setting out to draw every cannabis strain known to mankind. He's created these 24, 48 being done, 700+ more to go!
This artist is setting out to draw every cannabis strain known to mankind. He's done 24, 48 in development, 700+ to go! His e-commerce site: strainthese.com will donate 10% of net sales of stuff to Medical and Industrial hemp advocacy.
This artist is setting out to draw every cannabis strain known to mankind. He's done 24, 48 in development, 700+ to go! His e-commerce site: strainthese.com will donate 10% of net sales of stuff to Medical and Industrial hemp advocacy.
53 backers pledged $5,600 to help bring this project to life.

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Hey there Kickstarter Nation...

With 68 hours left for me to fund this worthy project... and I'm 40% short... I remain undaunted to pressing forward with my intentions and dreams to draw, make money and give back to the community. My passion and commitment to this particular goal to be an active participant and activist in the branding and marketing of this burgeoning industry continues forward. Keep your eye on @The_Todd_Man on Twitter. Instagram @strainthese_todd  aka T-dOG.

My quest to be a part of the branding of this industry is happening with or without crowdfunding. Todd just went semi-viral with a story on NOW THIS Weed... Over 190,000 views, 3.1K likes, 1350 shares, over 900 comments (mostly positive). Click to see Todd interviewed.

My Vision Quest is worthy.

I started with 24 individual designs and it's turned into a quest to draw every cannabis strain known to mankind... to kickstart this project I've created my flagship products; the 18 x 24 poster. This poster features custom brand designs for twenty-four (24) popular cannabis strains grown domestically and around the world. Also available, is your choice of sticker art and digital wallpaper files of your favorite individual design.
The main poster design features (front & center) a voracious dreadlock adorned K-9 botanist character, who poses the important question... "WHAT'S YOUR STRAIN?".  As you'll see in each illustration/brand, 'a common thread'... it's obviously humor and my intent to make myself smile and to ultimately make you smile. My reputation as an illustrator/designer/brand developer has always been influenced by my innate desire and ability to make my audience laugh... maybe only a chuckle, but certainly, a grin along the way. But more importantly, I'll structure a business model that will give 10% of net profits from future sales of merchandise will go to charity.

See all the individual designs up-close & personal. See the thought and research that went into each one.

Firstly,  is the image of the entire poster I created to showcase the first 24 designs. 

"What's Your Strain?"_18 x 24 poster
"What's Your Strain?"_18 x 24 poster

WHAT'S YOUR STRAIN 2.0... IN DEVELOPMENT:
Medical Marijuana information cards ala todd style...are already in development.  We have the main strain art and title on the front, with a visual indicator distinguishing Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid strains. Here's where it gets good. you flip the card over, and all the strain's stats are beautifully laid out. Like a baseball card...including origin, physical and medical benefits, with a clever and relevant quote or anecdote to further aid the description. With your generous help to this first 'kickstart', this crazy good idea just might happen. Help me make it happen. thank you   - Todd Pearl

The successful funding of this project will not only produce the premiums and the first inventory for the e-commerce site (Posters and individual stickers)  It will fund the needed time to build a proper, user-friendly and functional e-commerce site. Your generous support will be the catalyst, the KickStart to the bigger idea, and yes, strategy moving forward. Part of the funding will include the hiring of some needed hands and needed brainpower to not only build and launch the site, but the continued efforts to drive traffic to the site. I've gathered the troops to do the deed, if I get the funding. Ultimately I want more than a business where you just buy stuff... I want a friendly and fun online community, beginning with an e-commerce site to market and merchandise my strain brand designs for the communities' eager consumption.

Have your favorite strain stand out from the rest
Have your favorite strain stand out from the rest

 I'm calling the site,  StrainThese.com. I'm looking to launch the site Fall 2017. I do have all the strains featured on the poster art listed on the site now. When launched, the website will be my storefront to sell my outrageous, funny, provocative, entertaining cannabis strain brand designs (posters, stickers, apparel, etc). I'd like it to be a place where the community is involved.  So, the bigger down-the-road idea, my dream, is to have a legacy-style business model that GIVES BACK TO COMMUNITY, and has the potential to keep on giving, long after I'm gone. My plan is to designate 10% of net profits for a handful of good causes that I think the world could use to help itself. Whether it be Medical Marijuana advocacy or helping to save the planet using hemp industrial options. That's the general focus as we go down the road. First step, 'plant the seed' of the plan with this flagship project of these first products to best showcase the art. Plan B (already in development), will be cannabis trading cards. just like baseball cards. Great design on the front, all the strain's stats on the back... A brilliant idea for dispensaries and other.  It's ideas like that, that affirm my goal and keep my moral compass, True North.... I blaze forward.

Twenty-four strain designs done,
with 700+ strains to go....

 

Click here to see a web gallery showing each strain design
Click here to see a web gallery showing each strain design

 

BE WISE, LEGALIZE... It's happening.

Twenty-eight (28) states and the District of Columbia currently have laws legalizing marijuana in some form. Medical Cannabis use and recreational cannabis use is trending and becoming an accepted and preferred choice, over opiates and alcohol in our culture. As an advocate, I'm here to help service and promote that broadening acceptance and the business need for good brand development and marketing of the product/medicine and/or the other hemp industries (paper, clothing, building material, etc.) With recent news of the State of Colorado earning over a billion in taxes collected from the 'cannabis' industry, it's an industry that's here to stay. 

Premium stickers featuring individual designs
Premium stickers featuring individual designs

Charlotte's Web_It caught me!

Click here and read this article about the miracle of hemp that happened for this family... Charlotte's Web a strain developed in Colorado, by concerned growers (the Stanley brothers), and how it miraculously precluded the seizures suffered by a young child with only 2 drops of a cannabis oil (no psycho active qualities; THC) put under her tongue. The results are truly amazing, please read the CNN article.

It's with respect to stories like that, and a close friend that has relied on the therapeutic effects of its medicinal use... that gives this project the extra inspiration to go forward with it... I have been fortunate to do what I LOVE to do, and even better, making people smile and laugh as well.  I have been blessed with awards and acclaim over the years from my peers and clients. My reputation certainly precedes me. Please feel free to check out my site to see my body of work and satisfied clientele. toddpearl.com   

 Premium Details

• The “What’s Your Strain” poster is going to be printed within the USA.
Size: 18"x24", printed on 100# Aqueous Gloss Finish.
Premium Stickers: The Individual Cannabis Strain name design of your choice from the twenty-four designs featured in the poster. 3.5" x 3.5" premium sticker. Non-gloss finish
Digital Wallpaper: three (3) sizes offered to accommodate larger monitors, laptops and phone screens as well. (What size do you need? Let me know when you pledge, thanks)

Digital Wallpaper files for most any device
Digital Wallpaper files for most any device

Promise

Once the campaign ends, and I'm successful in getting the necessary funding from all your kind and much appreciated support...  I will immediately begin the production process to print the posters and the stickers and get 'em shipped to you ASAP. When Kickstarter sends me a check, the 'green light' is on. The stickers might take slightly longer, since I will have to see what designs are chosen in order to set up the printing process accordingly (quantity and step-up).  I anticipate delivery of your poster and sticker premiums arriving around the first half of May for USA-based backers. Digital screensaver/wallpaper premiums should arrive (depending on the quantity of responses) before the end of April... early May for sure. 

Plan for delivery

My accomplishments and acclaim precede me and assure you that I deliver the goods. Speaking of delivering the goods...

After this project gets funded, I have the printer ready to go... the printed posters and stickers will be ready for delivery within three to four weeks after the funds are transferred by Kickstarter.  I estimate it will take around one to two weeks to pack and ship out all the rewards.  My apologies for the slight delay, I do have to make a living in the meantime. I have to feed my wife and the doggies.  My best estimate for delivery is by early to mid May 2017, if not sooner. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT and I know you'll love your premium(s). Stay tuned... this isn't the last you've seen of The Todd Man. Draw more, fear less.   Thank you for your support.

Risks and challenges

The experience necessary to deal with large production projects is what I do, and have been doing for a long time. My 30+ years of being an accomplished graphic designer/illustrator/brand developer will assure the expertise and oversight to the completion and printing of a quality product.

There might be some delay in meeting my timeline as quality control will be paramount to sending you a 'premium' product, but rest assured... it will be done and you should be smiling soon enough, when your premium arrives.

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    Keep the fire going...

    I know money's tight... help me if you can even with a buck... I'll send you a note of thanks for your support and you'll get the poster version of the screensaver.

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    Choose Your Strain_Screensaver

    Here you get to choose one (1) strain brand design from the twenty-four designs featured in the poster as your custom digital wallpaper, and receive the general file showing the entire poster as well. Please send me your choice in a message. All choices will be carefully compiled matching design to your pledge. thank you.

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    "My Strain" Sticker and Screensaver

    Pick your favorite Cannabis Strain Brand Design from the twenty-four featured on the poster and get your own 3.5" x 3.5" premium sticker with that design (sticker size will vary based on the proportion of the each individual design). Please send me your choice in a message. All choices will be carefully compiled matching design to your pledge. thank you.

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    New reward... more stickers

    Two stickers: Pick two (2) individual strain designs

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    "What's Your Strain?"_The Poster

    "What's Your Strain?" 18" x 24" poster featuring twenty-four (24) original brand designs of popular cannabis strains

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    Poster + one (1) sticker

    18" x 24" poster featuring 24 individual designs, plus a premium sticker of the strain brand design of your choice.

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    Two Posters + four (4) stickers and...

    You get: Two (2) posters, with the option of one signed by the artist with a personal note of thanks. You also get, 4 stickers (individual designs of your choice) and the "What's Your Strain?" digital wallpaper.

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    Pick your favorite strain and more

    You get everything that the $50. level has PLUS you get the distinct pleasure to choose your favorite popular cannabis strain for me to design to be included in one of the next two posters I'm developing. (I've set this pledge amount to only 48 backers, since that's the space available for the next two posters allows for 48 designs). If requested, I will include an 'easter egg element' of something personal to you in the design (initials, first name, nick name, a relevant object.. something personal to you. Now how cool is that? I can't promise the design complete until July of this year. Thanks.

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Funding period

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