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FSP Design Center
We are always looking for cool new graphic designs for use with merchandise or advertisements. If we choose your design for merchandise, we'll send you free samples and put your name up here in lights. We can use a range of styles, from cute to edgy.
Please send samples in .jpg, .gif, or .png formats, but, if your design is selected, we prefer the final package at high resolution in Photoshop format, with each design element on its own layer. That gives us the flexibility to modify a design, e.g. change the dimensions so that it fits on a coffee cup instead of a web banner.
Depending on your vision, send your ideas to: Merchandise, Publicity, or Advertising.
Designers who want to volunteer for publicity, recruiting, and/or graphics tasks needed to grow the FSP, can join the FSP-Publicity group at Yahoo.
Most items in the FSP store use a more-or-less rectangular design at a resolution of 300 dpi.
If you want to be really helpful, you could produce your design in the range of resolutions used by CafePress.
We already have some web banners available but we can always use more, especially in two formats: Google Adsense and Blogads. Again, if you make your design at high resolution using layers, it will be easy to modify for different standards.
Note for Blogads:
- Title (Max 32 characters)
- Graphic 150x200 (portrait) and 16kb (animated?)
- Text (Max 300 published characters, can include links)
Design of the Month
June 2006: PorcFest Shirt, design by Tom Chalkley and Morey Straus.
May 2006: PorcFest Poster, design by Elliott Mattice and Morey Straus.
Jan '06: Design by Patrick Broderick and Morey Straus.
November 2005: "Smokin' in the Rain" – Morey Straus & Derek Yaniger
October 2005: Steve Cobb
Feb 05: Phil Denisch, Jean Alexander, Matt Lamm, Steve Cobb
January 2005: Fox Tree
December 2004: Adam Rick
November 2004: Ethan Pooley
[This pre-state-selection flyer is now outdated]
Lovers of Individual Freedom!
How would you like to live in a place where state laws prohibiting the right to keep and bear arms were abolished, entirely and completely?
Sounds impossible, doesn't it? It's NOT! Several thousand freedom-lovers of all stripes are already signed up and actively planning on moving to a single state in the U.S.A. where individuals of every race, creed, color, religion, national origin, and sexual orientation will be guaranteed the right to live free and unmolested by bloated state government, exploding state bureaucracies, ever-rising state taxes, and the host of unnecessary and unreasonable rules, laws, strictures, mandates, regulations, ordinances, requirements, and statutes that most Americans are today forced by live under. If this vision sounds attractive to you, then let me introduce you to...
The Free State Project In the words of its founder, Jason Sorens, a Yale University Ph.D. candidate in political science, "the Free State Project is a plan in which 20,000 or more liberty-oriented people will move to a single state of the U.S., where they may work within the political system to reduce the size and scope of government. The success of the Free State Project would likely entail reductions in burdensome taxation and regulation, reforms in state and local law, an end to federal mandates, and a restoration of constitutional federalism, demonstrating the benefits of liberty to the rest of the nation and the world."
The Free State Project is a new strategy for liberty in our lifetime.
We don't want to wait decades for most citizens in the U.S. to realize the benefits of robust individual liberty and the failings of the nanny state. For those of us who already understand the debilitating effects of a government bent on reducing liberty rather than increasing it, the Free State Project aims at liberty in a single state.
What do we mean by "liberty"? Our members' philosophy is that being free and independent is a great way to live, and that government's maximal role should be to defend individuals from force and fraud.
What can activists for liberty do in a single state? A great deal. They could repeal state taxes and wasteful state government programs. They could end collaboration between state and federal law enforcement officials in enforcing unconstitutional laws. They could roll back state gun control and drug prohibition. They could end asset forfeiture and abuses of eminent domain. They could repeal strictures against victimless crimes such as gambling and consensual adult sex. They could privatize utilities and end inefficient regulations and monopolies.
Interested? Visit our site on the Internet featuring the latest membership figures, in-depth research on the ten finalist states, and dozens of articles on the Free State Project. Go to:
"WE DON'T REQUIRE YOUR MONEY, JUST YOUR PROMISE TO ACT ON YOUR WORD OF HONOR"
Want to meet some FSP members? Come to our meeting Saturday afternoon, April 26, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. at the Village Inn Restaurant, 6275 Westwood Blvd. near the Convention Center!
Free staters recruit angry residents in South Carolina town
by Kate McCann Associated Press Writer 12/16/03
CONCORD, N.H. -- A heavy-handed drug sweep in a high school has made a
South Carolina community the first target of a New Hampshire-based
freedom-minded advertising campaign.
The Free State Project says that whenever there is such an "egregious
overstep" of government powers, it will run ads that essentially say, "Come to
New Hampshire, we don't have this problem."
The project, which aims to bring 20,000 liberty-minded people to New
Hampshire to work for smaller government and greater individual liberties, has
reached about 6,000 people who say they are committed to moving to New
The first ad will run Wednesday in a weekly newspaper in Goose Creek, S.C.,
where police with guns drawn ordered more than 100 Stratford High School pupils
to the floor and restrained some with plastic handcuffs during a Nov. 5 raid in
which no drugs were found.
"They basically terrorized the students for no good reason," said James
Maynard, a project spokesman in New Hampshire. "So we will be running ads in
towns around Goose Creek or even Charleston."
A second federal lawsuit was filed Monday on behalf of 20 pupils stemming
from the incident. Earlier this month, a suit alleging constitutional
violations was brought on behalf of 18 other Stratford students.
The first add depicts a grainy surveillance video frame of the raid,
showing students crouched on the hallway and police with weapons drawn.
Above and below the frame reads: "Some people feel this is an appropriate
way to protect our children... You may feel there's a better way. We think
you're right. Discover for yourselves how the members of the Free State Project
have pledged to make a difference."
"Governments who overstep their constitutional bounds should beware that
when they do, we're going to be right behind them to recruit their citizens
from under them," Maynard said.
But Ed Haas, spokesman for the South Carolina Libertarian Party, doubts the
project will find any new takers in the southern state.
"What is mind boggling to me is how many people down here are actually in
favor of what they saw on that surveillance tape," said Haas, who issued a
statement condemning the raid.
"I don't know if (the ad) would be money well spent," he said.
The ad cost nearly $300, said Kelton Baker, interim president of the Free
The Rev. Jesse Jackson has called it an issue of police violence. A South
Carolina state senator said the raid was racial profiling.
Police conducted the sweep early in the morning, at a time when many
minority students are at the school because they are bused in early.
"There is definitely a large segment of the minority community down here
that are very concerned about police conduct," Haas said. "Whether they would
seize the opportunity to participate in the experiment in New Hampshire, I
More media articles about the FSP
These media articles are maintained on a non-commercial basis by
The Free State Project,
a non-profit organization, for historical, educational, scholarship,
and research purposes. (For information regarding "Fair Use", see
US Code Title 17,
Chapter 1, Section 107).
Update: $20,000 Fundraising Goal Surpassed
A very special thank you to all donors for your strong support. Generous
donations of all sizes brought in a total of $20,263 as of May 30, 2005, the
end of the campaign. Your financial support brings us all closer to achieving
our mission of Liberty in our Lifetime! We're running ads, speaking at
conventions and gatherings, and holding local outreach events all over the US.
Thank you for your support!
$20,263 (as of 5/30/05)
FSP Fundraising Letter
Greetings from New Hampshire,
I hope you had a happy and healthy holiday season. Our family enjoyed
our first Christmas together in our new home in the Free State of New
Hampshire. We were warmly welcomed by dozens of Free State Project participants
many of whom recently moved to NH themselves. The buzz is truly
We look forward to welcoming you to the 2005
Porcupine Freedom Festival and sharing New Hampshire and all it has to
offer with you.
But we have two financial problems right now and we need your help to
take care of them.
First, the Free State Project is behind on its financial goals for the year.
That means we're unable spend as much on advertising, publicity, and other
recruiting activities as we should be. Honestly, our last fund raising letter
brought disappointing results and it's time to catch up.
Second, we're stepping out in faith by making the Porcupine Freedom Festival
bigger and better than last year. Plus, we're keeping it free to attend!
That means we need to raise some funds to take care of Porcupine Freedom
Festival expenses up front.
We can catch up on our budget and keep Porc Fest free with your generous
contribution. The good news is, if everyone pitches in a little bit, the budget
will be back on track and the expenses for Porc Fest will be covered up
A $20 contribution from every person reading this letter would enable us to
meet our entire budget for the year and cover all of our expenses for the
Porcupine Freedom Festival!
Your contribution will buy advertising for
the FSP and Porc Fest, help us pursue
publicity opportunities, and help local
groups represent the FSP at events around the nation. It will also cover
Porc Fest expenses like lodging for speakers, renting the hall,
and making sure we have merchandise in stock.
Don't forget the superb media coverage Porc
If you'd like to contribute, we have some special gifts for you. With a new
$20 contribution, you'll receive 3 special gifts. Contribute $100 or more and
you'll receive special recognition at Porc Fest. And with contributions of $500
or more, you'll receive an invitation to the Leadership Luncheon with Free
State Project leadership at Porc Fest.
You can make your contribution online with a credit card, or by mailing a
check to the FSP. Please visit our donate page.
Please make the best contribution you can today. We're counting on your
help to fund our budget and make Porc Fest a success.
Thank you for all you do for liberty!
Swearingen Porc Fest 'Czar' & Director of Development
FSP Merchandise Contribution Guidelines
It is the mission of the FSP Store to put cool FSP stuff
in the hands of our customers (i.e. anyone interested in the success of the
FSP). If you want to share an item with the FSP community, we're here to help!
Since we are a machine for propaganda rather than profits, we are looking for
merchandise that will move. We are open to contributions of both
products and designs.
Designs are the easiest to contribute, and if we like the design and find a
budget, we'll produce something based on it. For more details, please visit
the FSP Design Center.
If you produce wares to be sold and shipped through our store, we offer two
reimbursement arrangements: 50% and 100%. In the former case, we will
reimburse you your total cost for the merchandise when we have sold half of it
(sharing with you the risk). In the latter case, when we are reasonably
confident that the item will sell in a timely manner, we will reimburse you
your total cost up front. We may decline to sell an item if we feel that our
customers would not be satisfied with the quality and price.
Each item will be approved on a case-by-case basis, and while we are open
to variations on these arrangements within limitations, we all have day jobs
and want to keep this manageable, without a lot of bookkeeping.
If you are a manufacturer, and want to be on our vendor list, please send
us your details.
Some FSP Logos
(format · width x height)
There are additional logos on the
- Some of the above logos came from the "files" section of the Yahoo FSP
Publicity group, as of 1/5/04. (There may be more there now).
Actually, these could be posted anywhere, but they were developed for
We've got a bunch — download any you like, and start making an impact!
These are all in 8.5 x 11" PDF format. Use them as flyers or as
stickers (by printing onto sticker paper, available at any office supply
store). Click on a picture to download.
For Free State Project members who have websites using Google AdSense, here
an easy opportunity to get free publicity for the FSP -
How to make Google display FSP
Here are a few examples of Google-size banner ads:
Linking to the FSP Website
If you have a website, please link to us!
Small Banners & Large Banners