Funded! This project was successfully funded on September 25, 2012.

Update #3

More Rad Artists Support The Illuminator! New Rewards!

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As I write this, we have exactly 99 backers on this project!  You are the 99!

Support  just keeps coming.  First  the artist Swoon offered up a couple of gorgeous original artworks (see update #1 for photos), then Molly Crabapple offered up some signed giclees and a rare screenprint (again, see update #1), and now Rumur Films' Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley have offered preview DVD copies of their latest documentary, Battle for Brooklyn. It's an awesome film, about corrupt real estate development and community resistance to it.  You know, the 1% versus the 99%.  We actually did an action in March to support the ongoing resistance to this project, and Rumur produced a sweet video in the aftermath.  You can watch it here on Vimeo.  A still video of the action is attached.

We're incredibly honored to have such amazing artists coming on board this campaign to keep The Illuminator rolling, and expanding these kinds of projects to other cities.  We believe that art and culture has an absolutely vital role to play in the kind of social transformation that we want and need. We need more of it.

Thank you for helping us to Illuminate the Nation!

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    Three 99% buttons and five 99% stickers to share with your friends (who, statistically, are probably also of the 99%)!

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    67 backers

    10 Buttons and 10 Stickers and a lot of gratitude from your Illuminator friends!

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    One pre-release DVD of Rumur films' latest documentary, Battle for Brooklyn. Not yet available in stores or on Netflix (but soon). Battle for Brooklyn follows the story of reluctant activist Daniel Goldstein as he struggles to save his home and community from being demolished to make way for the densest real estate development in US history, the Atlantic Yards project of Brooklyn.

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    One "Outgrow the Status Quo" poster, from the Go Collective, a part of Occuprint collection. Beautiful full color, with "Strike Occupy" at the bottom. Look for photos in Update #7

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    One copy of the DVD Mic Check! Documentary Shorts from the Occupy Movement. The Media Education Foundation compiled and produced this historic and powerful collection of 19 short documentaries that tell the story of the uprising of 2011.

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    108 backers

    Silkscreened Illuminator T-shirt (a "99% Bat Signal" over the NYC skyline). Plus a button and a sticker.

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    13 backers

    Two T-shirts 5 stickers and 5 buttons from your Illuminator pals.

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    Signed Molly Crabapple Screenprint poster, plus 10 buttons and 10 Stickers. A pro-union solidarity print with the words "We are all in this together." 13" x 19" on premium semi-gloss paper with archival inks. (Photos to come with first update)

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    Custom and limited edition Illuminator "To Project & Serve" crew shirt. A hand silkscreened street tested button-down Dickies work shirt. Always in style, never under-dressed for action, let everyone know what you project, and who you serve. 99% solidarity! Plus 10 buttons & stickers.

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    Signed Molly Crabapple Screenprint Poster plus 10 buttons and 10 Stickers. The famed "General Strike" poster by Molly, the last one that she has! 13" x 19" on premium semi-gloss paper. (Photos to come with first update)

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    A 11x17, glossy, framed image that commemorates the November 17th, 2011 OWS March, featuring the 99% Bat Signal illumination. Plus 10 buttons & stickers.

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    Unique art print by famed street artist Swoon: "Ashlee" Screenprint on paper with collage. 15'' x 9'' (Gallery price $900. Photo to come with first update)

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    Unique art print by Swoon: "Hua Hua" Screenprint on chip board with hand painting 8'' x 12'' Orange background with halo (Gallery price $2,200. Photo to come with first update)

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    Special projection for you or your favorite 99% friendly organization of choice, including consultation, logistics, scouting, and action support. Plus "To Project & Serve" crew shirt. (Note: projection event must be in the NYC metro area and before September 30th.)

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