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 (@tylerdway) and Kendra’s nationwide travels are being documented and shared through social media updates (@hasheart.us) and “OUR JOURNEY” 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 JANUARY 01, 2019)

545

DAYS ON
THE ROAD

39095

MILES
DRIVEN

1142

HOURS
DRIVEN

2180

CUPS OF
COFFEE

36

STATES
VISITED

38

PROJECTS
COMPLETED

46

VETERAN PARTICIPANTS

117

CREATIVE PARTICIPANTS

14

STATE PROJECTS LAUNCHED

24

PREPARING TO LAUNCH

14

STATES TO VISIT

15

PROJECTS TO COMPLETE

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 HIGH-RANKING PARTNERS: 

Bringing together Veterans, designers, photographers, and videographers is only made possible through the power of collaboration and partnership. In addition to the numerous individuals that become a part of this journey and [HAS HEART] family, we are honored to partner with AIGA – the professional organization for design and their 70+ chapters located across the country.

The apparel partner for the “50 States: Veterans + Artists United” project is military heritage brand, Alpha Industries. Since 1959, Alpha Industries has produced iconic military flight jackets and vests for D.O.D. contracts and has since become an international fashion brand. They will be working alongside [HAS HEART] throughout the duration of the tour to co-produce and distribute the Veterans’ designs and stories, which will be produced and printed in the USA.

The Schultz Family Foundation’s mission is to “Unlock America’s potential, one individual and one community at a time,” and [HAS HEART] couldn’t agree with that more. Having funded two pilot projects (WA and OR) before launching the tour, the SFF have been early supporters since Day 01. [HAS HEART] recently received a second round grant for three additional state projects to impact more individuals and three more communities.

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