Kickstarter watch: Our Open Road

We’re inspired by this Kickstarter campaign called “Our Open Road” by COMUNE / Drop City contributor Adam Harteau, and we want to support his travels. We love COMUNE (you may remember our interview with pro snowboarder / artist / creative director Corey Smith), and Adam has been a mainstay with for them with his inventive t-shirt graphics. He’s planning a trip of epic proportions – leaving Los Angeles with his family in their Westfalia van – and driving to the southern most tip of South America. There’s 39 hours left to pledge and the trip is already fully funded, but why not get them more money for the ride?! Learn more about the trip in the video & pics below:

In fall 2012, our family will depart from Los Angeles and drive our VW Westfalia to the southern-most tip of South America. During this year-long, over-land expedition, we will traverse more than 23,000 miles through 20 + countries including Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, & Brazil! Once reaching Tierra Del Fuego in Argentina, we will figure 8 our way back home.

The unique experiences in these far off places, the inhabitants we will meet, the landscapes we will explore and the roadblocks we are sure to encounter will ultimately shape our creative forces. Casting our aesthetic in an outward net of vignettes and field notes, Adam will use the trip as the ultimate inspiration to create a new body of artwork for exhibition upon our return, including mixed media collage, drawing, photography, cinema and land art.

Read more about the Adam in COMUNE’s studio visit here.


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