Help me Print these posters! If you're familiar with the story of Batman, you may understand the concept of community. Batman's undeniable passion for Gotham City, a decaying place full of corruption, crime, and filth, is what leads it to better days. I also have an unrelenting passion for my city, Fall River, Massachusetts, a city marred by the constant negative opinions, based on crime, poverty, and drugs.Now, I'm not saying I'm going to scale buildings, wear a costume, and sling boomerangs to combat this, but I can do something positive to show another perspective of Fall River, MA.
I am so excited to announce, I have started a poster campaign of Fall River, depicting the beauty and the great things in this city. I work as a Television News Photographer in Boston, MA. Part of my duties is traveling across New England in search of the story of the day. Because of this, I meet people from all over, and I love telling people I'm from Fall River. The response I get from people is the usual "You're from that dump?" "Isn't Fall River a pit?" "Why would you be proud of Fall River?"
This inspired me to do something positive for the city, to prove the nay-sayers wrong. This is the result of that idea. A series of seven posters depicting Fall River scenes. I wanted to show the good in Fall River. I wanted to show the parts of the city that I love. Fall River has a beautiful landscape filled with great things and great people. I currently have 6 posters done, with two more to come with-in the next few weeks.
The posters are based on photographs I've taken throughout my 26 years in Fall River. I was inspired by the 1930's WPA travel posters. These posters were used to promote places less traveled like Montana. I wanted to show Fall River scenes, the St. Anne's Church, Battleship Cove, the Fall River skyline, the history and power of the mills that powered the city, and obscure reference to an old diner in the city. I'm currently working two more posters to finish the series. I'm planning on showing the culture of the Portuguese people, and another showing another landmark diner.
The goal of the project was to create something positive for my hometown. The goal now is to make the posters available to the citizens in Fall River. Here's where you come in: I need to raise funds to be able to print a numbered series of 1000 posters for a release date of September 9, 2012. There will be a large art festival in Fall River that day, and that would make for a perfect debut. I also plan on releasing a series of 500 3x4 stickers of "Battleship Cove," "St.Anne's," "Spindle City," and "Mill City. I also want to release a series of 100 4x6 postcards
Fall River needs something positive to come out of the city to show people that good things do exist. The constant berating and negative sentiments will not make Fall River a better place.
By supporting this project, you help produce something positive, that will last a lifetime, and be able to get your hands on some cool artwork! Help me print these posters!
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