Due to the Government Shutdown, I decided to stop my campaign early. Although Peace Up World is not directly associated with politics, the uncertain financial future did have an impact on my funding and reaching potential pledgers. Therefore, I decided to end the campaign early and focus on the next phase of Peace Up World.
I would like to thank Kickstarter for the opportunity and exposure I received and all the incredible support as well.
I am really grateful for everything, and I look forward to the next chapter in the Peace Up World saga!
Peace Up World proudly presents a new photographic series of reborn identities of the human diaspora.
This new series of photographs will document a united world of human migration. I'll be taking pictures of people from around the world who were born in countries foreign to their ancestors, and who have adopted new nationalities. These new identities will be hand painted flags on their faces creating a colorful mosaic of a contemporary world uniting together. Rise Up, Stand Up, and Peace Up World!
Up World' is a graphical symbolic representation of our natural evolution to aspire
toward true world peace. At our core we are unconditional,
loving, peaceful beings, and a global transformation is upon us. The
peace symbol is calling humanity for its upright position with a powerful
message to spread social justice, dismantle racial stereotypes, and unite the world.
“I truly believe that energetically
the power of the peace symbol flipped up has the potential to bring the
vibration of the entire world to a higher level”.
time of separation is over. let’s all
stand together with upward arms toward the heavens, the same way the Peace Up
icon shines. Expanding with joy like a tree growing tall. Empowering ourselves
with a new choice, new freedoms, and sharing mutual benefits to all human
beings. Stand up for kindness and liberate the world. Rise up with your fellow
citizens and become a part of the imaginal cell-ebration.
I Thank You for your support!
created these special peace prayer flags so that you can take them with you to
transformational festivals, hang them up on your front porch at home, or
anywhere you feel the need to display flags that represent global peace. Each
symbol embodies kindness and brotherly and sisterly love
to all living creatures on this planet and elsewhere in the universe.
$35 Thank you gift 'Peace UP Prayer Flags'. Handmade in full color and printed on organic cotton.
On each string there are 10 flags.
I started making these prayer flags of peace with the intention of combining my art with an important cause. They are the perfect art objects for this project. Each one of these designs was made with peace and unity in mind. They also come with this special prayer for peace written on each print:
"We celebrate our natural evolution of equality and co ownership of the world. Uniting together in a new era of liberty, harmony and abundance to all. May true world peace, love, and freedom emanate to each and every living being on this planet."
I've also included multiple rolls of the 'Peace Up Prayer Flags' as rewards. The more rolls you order at once, the better the savings. Please have a look in the pledge section to choose any amount. If you would like to order more of the flags, then please contact me, and I will create a special pledge just for you!
$50 Thank you gift - Photograph. 'United Faces of Migration'
This new photographic series is a documentation of world
wide diasporas of all races. Presenting the ever growing trans-migration of
people who are born in lands foreign to their ancestors, and who have new
identities and new nationalities. They are breaking down borders and
stereotypes of race, intermixing and citizenship.
Peace Up World is celebrating this beautiful global
phenomenon of a modern world of peace and love regardless of race, nationality,
or origin. These photographs illustrate a contemporary world coming together.
I will be taking pictures of people from different countries
who represent this marvelous evolution. I’ll be painting their new countries’
flags on their faces like reborn identity masks and creating a colorful mosaic of
pictures that depict the world as it is, and as it is increasingly becoming.
If you are or know someone who fits this profile. I will make a special offer to you to be a model in this new series of photographs.
$10 Thank you gift - Posters. 1 pack of 5 (Black and White copies)
These simple black and white posters were made to be wheat pasted anywhere. They come in 1 pack of 5, so you can place them in multiple spots. You will be able to choose which design you want, or you can combine them. 'Peace UPrise' and 'Peace Uproar'!
$20 Thank you gift - T-shirt. You can choose any one of these designs. From left to right; 'Instant Peace', the 'Peace Up' symbol, and the 'Peaceful Power'.
The 'Instant Peace' design combines the hindu symbol of Om with the 'Peace Up' icon. Creating a perfectly integrated image of serene and blissful peace. The 'Peaceful Power' T-shirt combines the fist of peoples power with the two fingers of peace.
All of these black and white designs are also printed on black T-shirts. Just let me know which one you want.
$150 Thank you gift - Aluminum Stencil. 'Peaceful Power' icon.
This beautiful simple design using the fist of people's power combined with the two fingers of peace is a great object to be used as you please. It will allow you to quickly tag just about anywhere. With a can of spray paint the world is your canvas. However, I do not recommend defacing private property.
This cool item was made for you to take matters into your own hands. It can be used in your own art or on a poster or banner that you create for a special event or occasion.
$750 Thank you gift - Hand Painted Mural (8x8ft aprox)
Got an 8ft wall inside or outside that needs a specially designed Peace Up painted mural? I will personally come and paint any wall of your choice. Together we will create a made to order mural using any of my peace up logo's and designs that you can pick out yourself. Travel costs not included in this price outside of the San Francisco bay area.
$1000 Thank you gift - VJ Show. 'Peace Up World' Video show.
Specially designed and animated live visual mixing performance of the Peace Up World show. I will personally present a full show for you at your event, party, or even political rally. Travel and lodging costs are not included in price.
My VJ career spans more than 15 years as a live video jockey/director, from December of 1996 to the present. Combining multiple computer arts disciplines; from motion graphics, compositing, and special effects to web and graphic design; all merged together to create unique and personal works used in live video performances at festivals, special events, fashion shows, corporate events, and in night clubs with top DJ’s around the globe.
With so much destruction on our planet: wars, global violence, nuclear disasters, deforestation, the killing of species, and global warming. The time has come for all of us to come together and 'Rise Up' peacefully.
I feel certain that you are among the millions of people around the world seeking the opportunity to express your values through wearable and expressive art. I am reaching out to you to join my grassroots Kickstarter campaign and help spread the message of 'Peace Up'. When you wear or display these original one of a kind decorative art pieces, you become a messenger for the cause for peace. You will be educating and attracting more people to the cause of world peace by wearing your values and showing these symbolic artworks. Together we can reach a global tipping point that leads humanity on a course of world peace and justice for all.
Many of us were not aware that originally the peace sign faced up. I am thankful to all the flower children, progressives and individuals in the movements who lived and died for peace and justice in the 50’s and 60’s. They held the movement of peace together. Now we are at another phase in the evolution for peace, and that is returning the peace sign back to its original intent, upward. This minor shift can be the turning point toward a major global change, lifting the minds of millions, renewing hope, and providing inspiration for world transformation.
You have the power through wearable and expressive 'Peace Up' art to revive a movement whose fire is flickering but hasn't gone out. You can turn that fire back on in the hearts of many who have lost hope, who are apathetic and have given up on any possibility that the world can be more just and humane. You can bring life back to these individuals and restore the movement. A movement of global proportions, just as in the 60's, only this time with 'Peace Up'. Electrify the world with peaceful vigor and enthusiasm for a new era of universal peace and harmony.
My name is Doran DaDa. I’ve a been an artist ever since I had my first exhibition at the age of four in a children’s art show at the De Young Museum in San Francisco, CA. Inspired by the art movement of Dadaism as a teenager, I adopted this name and became a devout believer in the power that art has on society. Through the years, I learned computer arts, web and graphic design, visual and performance art as a VJ (video jockey), and special effects for film, music videos, and commercials.
I've been happy and successful, but as I looked at the world around me, I thought we can do better. I thought that I needed to use my skills and creativity in a different direction. A couple of years ago I discovered that the peace symbol was originally designed by Gerald Herbert Holtom in its upward standing position. I immediately felt my vibration lifted when I looked at the peace symbol in this way. That is when I knew I had to bring this symbol to the world. I felt a call, a duty, and a responsibility to share this powerful message of the 'Peace Up' symbol because I feel that humanity needs it at this moment. Please join me in my Kickstarter Campaign so that we can work in partnership to bring in this new era of peace.
'Peace Up', 'Peace Upward', 'Peace Upright', 'Peace Uplift', 'Peace Up World', and so on are my artistic slogans I use to convey the electrifying message of the upright peace symbol. I created these new artworks of peace prayer flags (inspired by the Tibetan prayer flag) with supporting works of posters, t-shirts, stickers, postcards, and a special aluminum stencil.
This project is a labor of love! All of the funds raised will go towards the printing and material costs and for the shipping of the art around the world to you and your friends. Any extra money earned will go towards more promotion and creating new artworks for the next phase of 'Peace Up' actions.
It is my hope and goal to see 'Peace Up' everywhere. It is my hope and dream that you will wear the t-shirts, hang up the posters, send the postcards, and hoist the peace prayer flags for all to see.
'Peace Up' is not a brand or a company. It is an idea, a philosophy, an understanding of peace, love and brother/sisterhood to all living beings. It means living in a world of total peace without the threat of war, nuclear power meltdowns, or nuclear weaponry. It is a symbol of true peace, and this is an art project dedicated to these ideals and to supporting social justice issues.
I thank you for your financial support and for your assistance in helping spread "Peace Up"! 'Stand Up' for peace, 'Stand Up' for all men and women around the world. 'Rise Up' and cause an 'Uproar' with peaceful actions!
Peace Up World!
Artist, Creator – "DaDa" aka Doran McGee
Risks and challenges
The challenges I face with this project is that there a lot of different types of art works that need to be printed from various places. I hope that with roughly two months to deliver them all it will be enough time. The prayer flags are all individually handmade, and this takes time as well.
I feel that my delivery for December, which coincides with the holidays is an important factor for me to strive to deliver them on time. Especially since many of the pieces might be gifts.
1 Pack of 10 Stickers. With a pack of ten stickers you can pass them out to your friends and strangers. These stickers represent world unity and friendship with our fellow human regardless of race, sex or nationality.
Hand painted mural (8x8ft).
I will come to the location of your choice and hand paint a "Peace Up World" painting on any wall you want.
This price does not include travel costs if site is farther than 50 miles from San Francisco.
VJ Show, "Peace Up World".
I will personally present a live video show at your event, party, or rally. All the art work you see in this project has been animated. It's called the "Peace Up World Show". And it can be yours to see!
Absolutely Everything Collection!
This special package includes my latest and greatest VJ show of "Peace Up World", + a hand painted 8x8 ft mural on your wall, + the ultimate collection with all the art work and t-shirts. WoW!!!