Spraying Bricks - Documentary Series On Street Art Culture
Spraying Bricks - Documentary Series On Street Art Culture
A free to all online video series documenting and showcasing street art and street art culture...
A free to all online video series documenting and showcasing street art and street art culture... Read more
About this project
I'm looking for the help from the generous Kickstarter community to create further content for the online documentary series Spraying Bricks.
I have worked in Alternative Outdoor Media for some time, recreating old, and generating new campaigns with the help of street artists. The dream was to change the advertising landscape and simultaneously create a public gallery of artist's works, endorsed by the brand in question.
As time has gone by this dream seems further and further away with increasing brand guidelines causing restriction in creativity and undermining the ability of the artist and the value of their work.
With street art still seen by some as deviant, I wanted to create a new platform for artists to expose and showcase their skills and expertise and also show the thought process and steps taken to create their art. Many people appreciate street art in all forms, however sheltered from how it was created...and that in my eyes is part of the art itself, the process as one entity. What better way than creating that very platform through an online channel.
Spraying Bricks explores beneath the surface of artistic creation. For every piece of art tells a story. Art is not just reliant on the superficial final piece, however the process, thought and meaning which creatives go through prior to the final art form.
Spraying Bricks is to showcase this process so that the rest of the world can appreciate the efforts, inspirations, trials and tribulations that creatives take to achieve their goal and eventually the end product for the public to admire.
A platform which allows already established and emerging street and graffiti artists to exhibit their work in a completely new and fresh format. By filming the piece from start to finish the audience will in some way feel connected with the artist and have more of an understanding of that particular artist style.
- Have access to artists which have never been covered before. Being able to go where other mainstream media is unable to go.
- Utilising my extensive database of artists
- Create a new online platform for artists to exhibit their work in a fresh revolutionary fashion.
- 2-3 minute video on the process accompanied with an interview with the artist.
- Some artists may wish to keep their identity hidden which in turn reflects the nature of the world.
- Release one episode a fortnight
December 2012 The Launch...
I have put all of my savings into creating 8 episodes thus far. The first episode launched on the 22nd December. The response has been overwhelming and Spraying Bricks has been mentioned by key influential blogs across the world, including the likes of Molotow - one of the worlds leading spray paint suppliers;
The goal that I am trying to achieve will allow me to film artists around the UK from all different nationalities, walks of life and artistic style for the next 6 months, releasing one episode every fortnight. By then I am hoping that the channel would have gained enough followers and subscribers to attract relative sponsorship so that I may continue to expose with great pride the work and the creativity held by many talented individuals new and old from around the world.
One of London's most prolific graffiti writers has been kind enough to donate a canvas painted by the man himself exclusively for the Kickstarter project. Please see the £10 reward section for more details.
Fine artist and illustrator CANDY LO has kindly donated this bespoke piece created especially for the Kickstarter campaign. Painted on inch thick sheet wood and signed by the lady herself. See the £10 reward for more details.
Harry Yeff also known as Reeps One is best known for his crazy character pieces, however especially for the Kickstarter campaign he has gone back to his letter roots with this canvas piece up for grabs. Go to the £10 t-shirt reward for more info.
New reward - The three designs created exclusively for Kickstarter pledges now available in a 3 colour screen print on 100% ringspun cotton tees.
Exclusive to Kickstarter, four sharp images of the pieces created by the already featured artists from the Spraying Bricks series.
A set of official Spraying Bricks stickers. These can be used on sketch books, walls, cars, tables, chairs...whatever your heart desires! Although...for legal reasons...I'm not condoning sticker bombing ;)
Already selling online like hot-cakes official Spraying Bricks Tees. Logo printed on the back. Available in white or black, whatever your preference. Sizes available are small, medium, large and extra-large.
Exclusive to the Kickstarter campaign are these unique and eco-friendly TONKI's. Spraying Bricks have collaborated with the Italian company WeHang.It to offer this innovative product featuring amazing artwork from the Spraying Bricks series.
EXCLUSIVE TO KICKSTARTER PRINTS
A selection of limited run, A3 screen prints from three seperate artists. Exclusive to Kickstarter, each print will be signed and numbered.
Scottish based artist and illustrator who originally chased ice-cream vans in a small mining town with missing green lights outside of Glasgow.
When Kayleigh Doughty aka Artista stumbled across a global art competition online she was overwhelmed when she was awarded The Young Tate Winner 2010.
Ventza or sometimes referred to as iamventza is a Bristol based illustrator, artist and member of the FOURPENCE crew. His passion for typography and visual aesthetics extends from the wall to the gallery.
We're offering the chance for either yourself or your company to have a personalised and unique piece to be painted by world renowned photo-realistic artist SMUG.
Jimmy's distinguishable murals are admired around the world. New York, Adelaide, Berlin, London, Paris, Istanbul and Belgium to name but a few. We're offering the opportunity to have Jimmy C to come to your place of work or home to create a unique, one-off piece with his trademark style.
Risks and challenges
The main obstacle which I may be faced with if my project is successfully funded is the cooperation of the artists filmed. With my background in alternative outdoor media this is something I have to face on a daily basis. With an extensive database of artists from all walks of life I shall never be short of content to provide to the public. I have yet to come across an un-cooperative artist in my experience, however there is always a first for everything and if this was the case I have plenty of capable and equally talented artists to fill the void.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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