Since July 2017, [HAS HEART] Co-Founder/Creative Director, Tyler Way and Communications Director (and his wife/partner), Kendra Clapp Olguín (and their cat Noel) have been living and working on the road, traveling from state-to-state to partner one Veteran with one artist in all fifty states with the mission to share each Veteran’s story through the mediums of art, design, and fashion.
Each of the designer and Veteran’s collaborative creative processes and Tyler and Kendra’s nationwide travels are being documented and shared through social media updates and blog post updates along with collaborative product releases with Alpha Industries. Each of the fifty state projects will yield:
Once the two-year journey is complete, the fifty designs, stories, and design processes will be compiled and published into a coffee table book, curated into a traveling art museum exhibit, and produced into a collection of American-made consumer products whose proceeds will benefit the Veterans who co-designed them.
(AS OF OCTOBER 31, 2018)