Crowdsourcing Mornings: The New York City Subway: 468 Stations. 1 Poster.


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This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Alex and Hamish love the New York City Subway.  They also really like posters. So, they combined the two!  Last year, Hamish drew all 468 subway station signs and arranged them in alphabetical order.  They printed them on a poster to hang in their apartment.  Why? Because…subway!  Everyone who visits their apartment loves the poster and asks where they can get one. That’s why they have decided to share it exclusively on Kickstarter.

But the poster we are offering here is much cooler. They have enlisted the same Italian printers they worked with for The Standards Manual, who will print the poster in 11 Pantone spot colors!  There are two different editions of the poster being offered, and both are officially licensed by the MTA and only available on Kickstarter.  Each poster will make 2 passes through a 6 color press, receiving 6 colors in the first pass, and 5 in the second. Black will be applied last, to avoid smudging as it passes through the press.  A stochastic screen will be used on the plates, to ensure they have perfect registration.  They are still deciding on the paper, but will be using only the highest quality matt or silk coated paper they can source from Europe. They love paper and will keep you updated!

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As of June 23rd, this project has raised around $82,000 of their $29,800 goal. This project only has 28 days left to raise as much as it can!  For a pledge of $35, you will get one poster.  For a pledge of $66, you will get two posters.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nycsubway/the-new-york-city-subway-468-stations-1-poster

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