We're in Fast Company Co.Exist today!
Exciting news -- Fast Company's site Co.Exist, which covers world changing ideas and innovation, covered US!http://www.fastcoexist.com/1679918/a-tour-guide-for-public-art-in-your-phone
Today marks the last week of the campaign and so it's awesome to have some press, but even better to be on the radar of such a noteworthy tech publication (Fast Company happens to be one of my favorites.)
Enjoy the long weekend!
Below, find our photo of San Francisco art for today - a mosaic I walked past at the Powell St. Muni station on Wednesday that was created by more than 300 homeless adolescents.
About the work:
This mosaic was made by 309 adolescent homeless youths from San Francisco's Larkin St. Services, which, according to its website, provides 3,600 homeless, runaway and at-risk kids between the ages of 12 and 24 with the help to rebuild their lives each year.
Ages of kids involved were from 10 to 20 years old. The work consists of 96 panels, 2 ft. x 4 ft. each, set in 24 sections. Materials include tile, stone, glass, metal, and skateboard trucks. The panels cover a range of topics from homelessness to violence, gender preference, and substance abuse as well as cultural issues.
Peter Carpou, a master muralist was the lead artist for this mosaic and dedicated to mentoring homeless youths. " I don't ask them to become artists," he told the San Francisco Chronicle in 2003, "I ask them to express themselves."
pledged of $25,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on June 2, 2012.
May 3, 2012 - Jun 2, 2012 (30 days)
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Your name on the website, PLUS an early invite to the ArtAround SF mobile app.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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Your name on the website, an early invite to the ArtAround SF mobile app, PLUS a pack of SF Art and Art Around SF stickers.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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Your name on the website, an early invite to the ArtAround SF mobile app, a pack of SF Art and Art Around SF stickers, PLUS your name geocached hidden in SF & DC -- and mapped!Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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Your name on the website, an early invite to the ArtAround SF app, your name geocached (your name will be all over the place), PLUS you’ll get a poster depicting a stellar map of the landscape of San Francisco as seen through the lens of ArtAround.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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2 backers Limited (18 of 20 left)
Your name on the website and geocached, an early invite to the ArtAround app, and one of two of the following: EITHER a copy of “City of Stairways: A Poet’s Field Guide to San Francisco.” Part travel guide and part literary anthology, this book is packed with original poetry, photography, artwork, maps, and tips on the places to see and be seen in San Francisco. It also includes anecdotes about San Francisco by local luminaries such as writers Daniel Handler and Lorna Dee Cervantes, San Francisco Giants pitcher Jonathan Sanchez, performer Paul Flores, and Craigslist.org founder Craig Newmark. OR a limited edition set of three “Love Poems to the City” greeting cards donated to us from the San Francisco Arts Commission, based on a series of posters featuring writing by students in celebration of San Francisco. Each 5×7 card features a different poem excerpt. You can catch the posters in person on display at bus shelters on Market Street throughout Spring 2012.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $1,000 or more
You get the website credit, stickers, early app invite, your name geocached and mapped, and the poster PLUS you’ll be invited on a special tour of San Francisco’s public and street art along with the creators of this Kickstarter project.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013