What makes us the United States of America?
In today's media, America is portrayed as divided - by race, age, income, gender, religion, and definitely by politics. But what unites us? What brings Americans from all walks of life together? The answer is Baseball.
"America At The Seams" is a baseball artwork storytelling project successfully crowd-funded Kickstarter in April 2016. Artist Nathan Rueckert was commissioned to create a 5 foot wide map of the United States from old, tattered baseballs obtained directly from 50 persons in 50 states with powerful stories of hope, perseverance, overcoming adversity, and how baseball definitively unites our country. Baseball writer, Ethan Bryan, has helped bring these stories to life in an iconic hardcover book to be released Summer 2017, and shipped during the month of August. Learn more about the project at www.americaattheseams.com.
Every old baseball has a story: scuffs from breaking balls in the dirt, ripped seams from countless hours in the cages, and grass stains from years of sacrifice and dedication. Artist Nathan Rueckert makes a case in this once-in-a-lifetime project that this is also America's story.
The hardcover book will be 10"x10" and Rueckert's artwork will be vividly captured throughout the book by nationally recognized photographer, Wes Eisenhauer. The book publisher is Throne Publishing Group based in Sioux Falls, SD.
Reserve your PRESALE copy today to ensure you obtain an exclusive autographed version of the First Edition. The first 1,000 copies will be both hand-signed and individually numbered, so get your collector's edition today!