Jordan "TEAD" Vaughn Retrospective

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We'd like to celebrate the life and career of Jordan Matthew Vaughn, aka "Tead" with a retrospective publication on his life and artistic efforts.

 Anyone who's had the pleasure of knowing him understands the genuine good nature of his being. He's always been such a positive and supportive friend, we feel it's only necessary to tribute him with such a passionate energy. 

 We're seeking photos and stories of his times with family and friends to be compiled into a hardcopy book. A book full of vibrant photos that will commemorate his 20+ year career of hard work and dedication he so passionately dedicated himself to.

 All proceeds raised will go directly to production and distribution of the work. All proceeds beyond production will go directly to support his Mother Jennifer Vaughn to help with any unexpected expenses that would have arisen during the unexpected tragedy of his passing. 

 The projected timeline is to consist of 90 days of submissions, layout and preproduction. We will then print at the scale of the demand.

Page Layout of publication to be  by Henry Cunningham, a production designer currently residing in New York City.

All content entries to be compiled by Danny Babcock of Higher Level Art of Cincinnati, OH. 

 We'd like to offer a copy of the book to any contribution of $30+.
*Also with early support we'll offer a shirt printed at no cost by Identity Customs in Louisville, KY.

Some nuance on this project:
I am the writer of this page, Danny Babcock, Owner of Higher Level Art LLC. Based in Cincinnati, OH. My company has specialized in Murals, Signs, and Commercial Art installations for nearly 10 years.  I have been friends with Jordan for approx. 15 years and was familiar with his work prior to our meeting. As well we have done work together in a professional capacity, as recently as last summer for a U.S. Bank campaign launch in Cincinnati. The way we're approaching funding is to budget, up to, $30 per unit to accommodate projected production estimates, to include domestic shipping. All funds will be appropriated to the project to accommodate the demand. If/when we exceed the goal amount we will recieve a better unit cost from vendors as well as the ability to add content if necessary. Any overages after production costs are finalized will be accessible to Jennifer and/or Jessica Vaughn, directly through the "GoFundMe transfer to beneficiary" interface to be used as the family wishes. 


* If photos are of high resolution, or the files are too large to email, create a Dropbox link or similar that we can download those images from.

**Please send content entries to:
higherlevelart@gmail.com
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Dear Friends and Family,

We are working hard to complete Jordan’s book to the level of quality it deserves. Go-fund-me does not keep addresses on file so we are asking for confirmation of your address for the purpose of mailing you the book and shirt once it is finished.

Please send an email to Jordan.TEAD.Vaughn.Memorial.Book@gmail.com with the following information:
Name:
Address:
Shirt size (if you would like a shirt):

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for your contribution to this very special project and for keeping our family in your thoughts and prayers over the last year. All of the kind sentiments left on the go-fund-me site were overwhelming and it means more to us than words could ever express.

Love,
The Vaughn Family
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After much delay, we are switching designers and agree to have Mike Popso take on the moving forward of getting the layout done. We're forwarding all info to those administering logistics. If there are any specific details needed from individuals, you'll be contacted individually. All funds are being transferred to Jenny Vaughn to oversee until completion. The final balance, after platform fees, grand total of $22,026.91 . We all look forward to the finalization of work and once again a Huge Thanks to those taking on the work.
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Production Status Report:
Thanks to all of you who've sent photos in.
I'm fielding options of printer/binders to make sure the layout and material plan fits their required specs for their production methods.
The plan is then to have the files print ready by the end of this month, January. To then, be fit into their production schedule.
*If there are any photos of Tead pieces that have yet to be sent, please do that now to: higherlevelart@gmail.com
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Thanks again to everyone who contributed during the campaign.

We are now in the process of closing the Funding page and moving toward production of materials. We have received a fair amount of photography of Jordan's work, and hope to continue receiving those.

We are now going through the process to receive the funds and organizing materials toward production.

Thank you to everyone who has sent their contact info who are to receive the books and shirts.

**Please don't hesitate any longer if you have photos of Tead Freights, Pieces or Walls. We are hoping to compile as many as possible and that can only happen with your help.

-Danny
Tead in Erie, First in First out.
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Robyn Wick-Myers
13 months ago
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Will there be an opportunity to purchase the retrospective once it's completed? If so, how may I do that?

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Michelle Venable Kos
13 months ago
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I commend all you wonderful blessed friend's of Jordans Momma Kos had only met him a couple of times but he was truly a wonderful blessed young man who was loved dearly !!!❤ Love you all....

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Jak Purdy
10 months ago

Jordan was a BIG part of both my son's throughout our years. As with me and my wife, Denise.... Our lives have been richer having known this talented young man.

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John Mazza
13 months ago

Jenny, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. You are in our thoughts and prayers. John and Julie

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Wendy Baxter
13 months ago
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I will miss seeing you at walls. Your art and personality made the world a better place.

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13 months ago
Robyn Wick-Myers
13 months ago
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Will there be an opportunity to purchase the retrospective once it's completed? If so, how may I do that?

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Michelle Venable Kos
13 months ago
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I commend all you wonderful blessed friend's of Jordans Momma Kos had only met him a couple of times but he was truly a wonderful blessed young man who was loved dearly !!!❤ Love you all....

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Jak Purdy
10 months ago

Jordan was a BIG part of both my son's throughout our years. As with me and my wife, Denise.... Our lives have been richer having known this talented young man.

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