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    The Star Spangled Banner's 200th Anniversary Inspired a Collaboration of Designers The 200th Anniversary of the writing of Francis Scott Key's S… Read More
    The Star Spangled Banner's 200th Anniversary Inspired a Collaboration of Designers The 200th Anniversary of the writing of Francis Scott Key's Star Spangled Banner will be in September of this year. In honor of this occasion, we have all created our own unique take on that hallowed of all American symbols: the American Flag. Our goal is not to tarnish this great symbol in any way, but to create a visual that would represent something more than just another image of the flag. Admittedly, we are doing this for the fun of collaboration and the love of good design, but we also a hope that this will create discussion of what the American Flag means to all of us both individually and as a whole. You aren't just donating to a cause, you’re also buying a great piece of art. For more information on this project and future projects, please go to our Citizen Project Facebook page or webpage. All prints will be screen printed on 100lb cover stock. Here is a brief bio of each of this years contributors: Brian Edlefson: Founding principal and creative director at Thesis with a long history designing for prominent organizations like Herman Miller, Target, MoMA, and Whirlpool GCD. Brian achieved an MFA from Yale in 2005; his work has been recognized internationally and is included in the National Design Archives at the U.S. Library of Congress. Terrance Weinzierl: Terrance Weinzierl is a type designer working with Monotype, and he’s been exclusively designing typefaces and lettering since 2008. He’s worked on fonts for Microsoft, Google, and Barnes & Noble, among many others. When not working on custom fonts, Terrance fills out his professional practice by doing calligraphy, lettering, and letterpress. Michael Nÿkamp: An illustrator-turned-designer born and raised in Ontario Canada – now a citizen of the United States. Michael’s only complaint (politely filed of course) is that there are never enough pencils in the office. Principal of mkn design, an independently owned design and illustration studio creating thoughtful, compelling design experiences. Jody Williams: Illustrator with an MFA degree from the School of Visual Arts. Published with New York Times, Time Magazine, Steelcase, KitchenAid, Herman Miller and others. At the end of the campaign we'll email each backer a short questionnaire at which point you may specify which print(s) you would like. Thank you so much for your support. We're looking forward to getting these prints out into the world. Read Less
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The
Citizen Project is a collective of artists from a variety of disciplines with the common goal of working on interesting and thought provoking visual ideas. Our plans are to launch a design project each year with more — and varied — collaborators.
 
This first project is in celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner. In honor of this occasion, we have all created our own unique take on the American Flag. Our goal is not to tarnish this great symbol in anyway, but to create a few visuals that would represent something more than just another image of the flag.

These limited edition 24" x 36" posters have been screen printed, signed and numbered and are available for purchase on
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All four posters by the Citizen Project members: Terrance Weinzierl, Jody Williams', Michael Nÿkamp, Brian Edlefson
 
 
 
Michael Nÿkamp's Thirteen Stripes, Fifty Stars Printed on Classic Crest Cover from Neenah Paper – Patriot Blue
 
Thirteen Stripes, Fifty Stars was awarded the "Award of Excellence" in the "O! Say, Can You Design a Poster?" on behalf of The University of Baltimore, AIGA Baltimore and AIGA Blue Ridge.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brian Edlefson's American Portrait, printed on Brilliance, Super Reflector Film from Decorated Paper. Please note: the American Flag is a reflective – this image shows a resemblance of what a user would see when looking in.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Terrance Weinzierl, Canton printed on Smart White from French Paper Company.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jody Williams' Color Wave, printed on Smart White from French Paper Company.