Greene Street NYC is a REVERSE GRAFFITI clean art project. Aimed at cleaning art onto the streets of NYC to inspire you in YOUR city. Read more
This project was successfully funded on May 4, 2013.
About this project
Thank you for checking out this squeeky clean art project!
We are a team of three collaborating together to bring this clean art vision to you! We are SPƎNGLISH (ñ) a happiness habilitator lifestyle brand, Chris Choi an emerging artist and Veronica Menendez a lover of all things clean and greene. We are called Greene Street NYC and we are a Clean Art movement using REVERSE GRAFFITI.
OUR MISSION: To spread awareness of clean art.
We will do this with NO PAINT by simply cleaning art onto a wall that is on one of the busiest streets of NYC, Houston Street!!
LOCATION: 64 MacDougal building on the wall that faces West Houston St
On a given day in May the main event will take place at the wall on Houston and MacDougal in NYC. Our talented up and coming artist Chris Choi will clean artwork that he creates using the method of REVERSE GRAFFITI onto the wall. With the hope of engaging artists, brands, and passerby's to be a part of a Global Clean Art Movement.
WHAT IS REVERSE GRAFFITI:
This process starts by cutting artwork into stencils, placing the stencils on the wall and cleaning with a power wash the area of the stencil that has the artwork cut out. The exciting part is that we are literally cleaning the wall and leaving behind ART!
Here are pictures of us testing this process to help you further understand how it works:
This kind of art process is much less popular. It is not as easy to find when compared to the more popular but not so clean spray paint street art.
With your help this fascinating and innovative way of expression will be available for all to see and capture the attentions of people throughout the world. Hopefully motivate them to participate in their own community.
WHAT WE WILL PUT ON THE WALL:
We have 3 different artworks ready for their debut on our wall. The first piece will be a car gradually driving from left and turning into a bike on the right, reminding us of the choice we have to use transportation that is not dependant on oil. The second piece is a faucet with dripping water, signaling the importance of our water resources. Our final artwork is a humorous take on our carbon footprint in the form of a wounded paint can stating "Can Down" and text next to it reading "Wash your step".
In below video you will see how we plan to develop the artwork through time on the wall. Thank you to the HITSnyc for lending us their track!
IF WE REACH OUR GOAL:
We will be able to pay our artist, buy materials needed to supply our artist for this project, pay everyone involved in helping this project come into fruition and it will pay for the use of the wall.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU:
Receive a THANK YOU on our website, a post card and poster made of 100% recycled paper, your name power washed onto NYC streets, a limited edition project t-shirt supplied by SPƎNGLISH (ñ) seen below:
artwork done by our artist Chris Choi, here is some of his artwork:
For those generous individuals that pledge $100 or more they will become a part of the project! (please see details in reward section)
No art experience necessary :)
In the end all involved will have helped a clean art project for all to see and an emerging artist.
Stencil it into your schedule this summer. Join us in cleaning with art!
We love art. We love Graffiti. and We love our world.
*Check out Dr. Sitt aka "The Edgycator" explain Greene Street NYC on the actual location!
Risks and challenges
If we are fortunate enough to have this project backed then the nature of our project will require time to carry out. We are limited by the city to certain hours of when we are allowed to wash the sidewalk, but we are highly committed to work within the time allotted to cleverly carry out scheduling to accomodate all of our backers' wishes. Should unexpected delays arise surrounding our expected timeframes available to carry out our art, we will take all the necessary steps to keep our backers fully informed as to our rescheduling.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $5 or more
An honorable THANK YOU on our website for helping our Clean Art project!!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or more
A personalized postcard with a picture of the artist at work or of the finished wall you choose and then signed by the artist! The postcard will be made of 100% recycled paper. And the above.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $20 or more
Have us power wash your name onto the streets of NYC! We will instagram it and tag you. And all of the above.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $25 or more
Receive an 11x17 poster with the image of the wall's finished artwork! This poster is made with 100% recycled paper. And all of the above.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $50 or more
Our limited edition project T-shirt made of super soft pima-cotton from SPƎNGLISH (ñ)!
And all of the above: poster of finished wall, postcard of artist at work, your name cleaned onto the streets then instagramed and a Thank You mention!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $75 or more
Have your own idea power washed onto an area of the actual wall! Any artists dream, but you don't have to be one. It can be artwork or a message even a #hashtag And rewards $50 and underEstimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or more
WARNING: SPLASH ZONE
Same rewards as for $75 except you're invited to come to the streets with us and hold the power wash in your own hands!! You will have the full experience. Getting wet included (gear to stay dry will be provided). We will instagram the picture of you doing it!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $1,000 or more
SPƎNGLISH (ñ) will throw a GreeneStreet NYC celebration bash for you and 10 of your friends! You will get to see the projects workspace and inspiration! With open bar and goody bags for all of you and your friends. This includes all of the rewards from $50 and below. And you get to come and power wash your name on the streets of NYC!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $1,500 or more
Receive a one of a kind painting from our talented artist Chris Choi. You would be supporting not just our project but an emerging artist! And all of the rewards from $1000.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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