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CITIZENS OF THE WORLD UNITE. BUILD SOCIAL JUSTICE. RISE UP, STAND UP, PEACE UP. Read more

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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on October 14, 2013.

CITIZENS OF THE WORLD UNITE. BUILD SOCIAL JUSTICE. RISE UP, STAND UP, PEACE UP.

San Francisco, CA Art
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About this project

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 image is only an example.
This image is only an example.

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!

'Peace 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”.

The 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!

I 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.

hand made flags.
hand made flags.

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THANK YOU REWARDS

$35 Thank you gift  'Peace UP Prayer Flags'. Handmade in full color and printed on organic cotton.

On each string there are 10 flags. 

These are the 10 designs.
These are the 10 designs.
Samples printed on cotton.
Samples printed on cotton.

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!

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$50 Thank you gift - Photograph. 'United Faces of Migration'

Examples of painted faces.
Examples of painted faces.

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.

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$5 Thank you gift - 5 Stickers. 'Peace Up World Fingers'.

$10 Thank you gift - 10 Stickers. 'Peace Up World Fingers'.

'Peace Up World Fingers' are my new stickers for this project. I designed this one to be cut into two pieces giving you two separate stickers in one.

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$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'!

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$15 Thank you gift - Postcards. 1 pack of 10 signed cards

Send to your pals in India, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas
Send to your pals in India, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas

Get a pack of ten signed cards. I think it's time to 'Stand Up', 'Rise Up', and mail one to a friend. 

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ALL T-SHIRTS COME IN MEN'S AND WOMEN'S STYLES

$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.

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$25 Thank you gift - Multi Color T-shirt. You can choose any one of these designs. From left to right; The 'Peace Up Decal', 'I Love Peace Up', and the 'Prism Peace Up'.

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$40 Thank you gift - Digital print. 'Peace Up Mix'

Autographed limited edition of 300 digital prints.
Autographed limited edition of 300 digital prints.

This image combines some of my different designs into one.

$40 Thank you gift - Digital print. 'Power to the Peaceful'

Autographed limited edition of 300 digital prints.
Autographed limited edition of 300 digital prints.

Combining the fist of people's power with the two fingers of peace. This unique image illustrates for me what the peace movement looks like and what it needs to succeed!

$40 Thank you gift - Digital print. 'Peace Up World Fingers'

Autographed limited edition of 300 digital prints.
Autographed limited edition of 300 digital prints.

This image speaks for itself. One world united for Peace. Breaking down borders and uniting us all.

$45 Thank you gift - Silkscreen poster. 'Peace Up Liberty'

Autographed limited edition of 300 silk screen prints.
Autographed limited edition of 300 silk screen prints.

She really lives up to her promise in this art rendition. True peace and equality for every living person in America and the rest of the world!

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$55 Thank you gift - 'Peace Up Prayer Flags' + T-shirt

Peace Up Prayer Flags + T-shirt
Peace Up Prayer Flags + T-shirt

Choose from any t-shirt design plus 1 roll of prayer flags. 

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$100 Thank you gift - Combined Collection

This combined collection offers you 1 roll of the "Peace Up Prayer Flags' + 1 digital print of choice + 1 T-shirt of choice.

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$150 Thank you gift - Aluminum Stencil. 'Peaceful Power' icon.

Beautiful aluminum stencil with the "Peaceful Power" icon
Beautiful aluminum stencil with the "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.

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$350 Thank you gift - The complete action pack collection

Includes all printed artwork, prayer flags, stencil, postcards, stickers, and choice of 1 t-shirt.

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$750 Thank you gift - Hand Painted Mural (8x8ft aprox)

I will personally come and paint any wall you choose.
I will personally come and paint any wall you choose.

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.

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$1000 Thank you gift - VJ Show. 'Peace Up World' Video show.

Beaming at you!
Beaming at you!

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.

Live VJ show.
Live VJ show.

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.

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$2000 Thank you gift - Absolutely Everything Collection

Includes the VJ show, the painted mural, and the complete action pack collection
Includes the VJ show, the painted mural, and the complete action pack collection

I will be eternally grateful to you for taking this reward. I'll even add a Skype call and dinner (if logistically possible) with me and my lovely family.

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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.

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    "Peace Up World Fingers". 1 pack of 5 stickers
    I designed this sticker so that you can cut it right in the middle and get two stickers out of it.

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    this pledge will get you a link on my website thepeaceup.com which is starting to generate a lot of traffic. Please be a proud supporter of peace and let the world know that you support me!

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    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.

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    Poster - UNI-LION.
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    Poster - SHOOTING PEACE STAR.
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    1 Pack of 10 Postcards. I made these postcards so that they could be sent to anyone, anywhere. They are a perfect way to say 'hello' and wish someone well.

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    T-Shirt Peace Up Right - This is the classic design. Simple and effective.
    All T-shirts come in men's and women's styles and in white or black.

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    T-Shirt Instant Peace

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    T-Shirt - 'Prism Peace Up'

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    Prayer Flags
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    Poster - Digital print
    "Power to the Peaceful"

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    "Peace Fingers World"

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    Poster - Digital Print "Peace Up Mix"

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    Poster - Silk Screen
    Peace Up Liberty

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    Photograph - Untied Faces of Migration

    Photographic series of new identities and nationalities. Faces painted with flags.
    triptych - each face aprox 8x11 inch.

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    1 roll of the 'Peace Up Prayer Flags' + 1 T-shirt of choice.

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    This combined collection offers you 1 roll of the "Peace Up Prayer Flags' + 1 digital print + 1 T-shirt.

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    Action Pack - Complete collection with 1 t-shirt

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    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.

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    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!

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    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!!!

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