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By Louis Amadeus Dain Jensen
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About

Background...

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. 

Palladium Boots Campaign - Agency: High Rise Murals
Palladium Boots Campaign - Agency: High Rise Murals

Spraying Bricks...

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.

Launched 22/12/12 - Click to play
Launched 22/12/12 - Click to play

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.

Harry Yeff aka Reeps One - Click to play
Harry Yeff aka Reeps One - Click to play

The Platform...

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

www.youtube.com/sprayingbricks  

Id-iom - House Of Paint - Click to play
Id-iom - House Of Paint - Click to play

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;

Artista x Irony collaboration - Click image to play
Artista x Irony collaboration - Click image to play

Funding...why? where?

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.

Ben Eine - PROTAGONIST - Click to play
Ben Eine - PROTAGONIST - Click to play

REWARDS...

*NEW REWARDS*

Graffiti writer and legend ZOMBY
Graffiti writer and legend ZOMBY

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.

CANDY LO - fine artists and illustrator
CANDY LO - fine artists and illustrator

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.

Reeps One 24" x 34" Canvas
Reeps One 24" x 34" Canvas

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.

Spraying Bricks Die Cut Vinyl Stickers
Spraying Bricks Die Cut Vinyl Stickers

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 ;) 

Spraying Bricks Tees
Spraying Bricks Tees

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.

TONKI

TONKI by WeHang.It
TONKI by WeHang.It

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.

Conzo Throb - Click for link
Conzo Throb - Click for link

Scottish based artist and illustrator who originally chased ice-cream vans in a small mining town with missing green lights outside of Glasgow.

Kayeigh Doughty aka Artista - Click for link
Kayeigh Doughty aka Artista - Click for link

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 - Click for link
Ventza - Click for link

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. 

Something Personal

Photo-realistic Artist Smug - Click to play
Photo-realistic Artist Smug - Click to play

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.

James Cochran aka Jimmy C - Click image to play
James Cochran aka Jimmy C - Click image to play

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.

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    Pledge £5 or more About $8

    Receive a HUGE thank you from us at Spraying Bricks and a mention on the channel. You'll also be automatically signed up to the newsletter with updates to the series.

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    POSTCARDS + STICKERS: Along with the above you will receive 5 litho printed postcards with amazing images of the already featured artists pieces, plus a handful of Spraying Bricks die-cut stickers!

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    *NEW REWARD* - CANVAS BY REEPS ONE - Along with a Spraying Bricks t-shirt you'll be in with a chance of winning an amazing one off unique canvas created especially for the Spraying Bricks Kickstarter by Harry Yeff aka REEPS ONE. Please check out the images in the rewards section. PLEASE NOTE that this reward is the t-shirt only and a chance to win the REEPS ONE 26" x 34" canvas.

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    *NEW REWARD* - ORIGINAL CANDY LO - Along with a Spraying Bricks t-shirt you'll be in with a chance of winning an amazing one off unique bespoke piece created especially for the Spraying Bricks Kickstarter by fine artist and illustrator CANDY LO. Painted on inch thick sheet of wood the one-off piece is approximately 30cm in height and 25 in width. Please check out the images in the rewards section. PLEASE NOTE that this reward is the t-shirt only and a chance to win the CANDY LO piece.

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    *NEW REWARD* - CANVAS BY ZOMBY - Along with a Spraying Bricks t-shirt you'll be in with a chance of winning an amazing one off unique canvas created especially for the Spraying Bricks Kickstarter by graffiti legend ZOMBY. Please check out the images in the rewards section. PLEASE NOTE that this reward is the t-shirt only and a chance to win the ZOMBY 26" x 34" canvas

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    SPRAYING BRICKS T-SHIRT + POSTCARDS + STICKERS: Get everything featured above PLUS be the proud owner of an official Spraying Bricks back print t-shirt. Available in black or white.

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    *NEW REWARD - VENTZA ARTIST DESIGNED TEE* The exclusive to Kickstarter screen print designed by Bristol based artist and illustrator VENTZA can now be rocked on a daily basis with this 100% ringspun cotton tee. Available in S, M, L, XL - N.B not to be confused with the standard Spraying Bricks tee available within other rewards.

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    *NEW REWARD - ARTISTA ARTIST DESIGNED TEE* The exclusive to Kickstarter screen print designed by South London based artist and illustrator ARTISTA can now be rocked on a daily basis with this 100% ringspun cotton tee. Available in S, M, L, XL - N.B not to be confused with the standard Spraying Bricks tee available within other rewards.

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    *NEW REWARD - CONZO ARTIST DESIGNED TEE* The exclusive to Kickstarter screen print designed by Glasgow based artist and illustrator CONZO can now be rocked on a daily basis with this 100% ringspun cotton tee. Available in S, M, L, XL - N.B not to be confused with the standard Spraying Bricks tee available within other rewards.

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    TONKI + T-SHIRT + POSTCARDS + STICKERS: Again you'll receive a huge thank and mention from the Spraying Bricks team, fresh official Spraying Bricks t-shirt, postcards with amazing images of the featured artwork and a handful of Spraying Bricks die cut stickers. This time we are also giving away a Tonki with one of the feature artwork displayed. Tonki is made of 100% recycled cardboard, it is made from a single cardboard sheet. No glass, no frames, no annoying hooks. The image is then printed directly on the cardboard that makes the frame. The Tonki can be hanged through a hole in the back,or it can stand on itself using the supports on the back.

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    EXCLUSIVE TO KICKSTARTER: A LIMITED run of A3 sized screen prints by Glasgow based street artist and illustrator CONZO. This particular design has been created as a one off, they will be signed, numbered and will only be available to kickstarter pledges.

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    EXCLUSIVE TO KICKSTARTER: A LIMITED run of A3 sized screen prints by South London based street artist and creative KAYLEIGH DOUGHTY aka ARTISTA. This particular design has been created as a one off, they will be signed, numbered and will only be available to kickstarter pledges.

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    EXCLUSIVE TO KICKSTARTER: A LIMITED run of A3 sized screen prints by Bristol based street artist VENTZA who is apart of the creative collective Team FourPence. This particular design has been created as a one off, they will be signed, numbered and will only be available to kickstarter pledges.

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    TONKI + TSHIRT + POSTCARDS + STICKERS + EXCLUSIVE TO KICKSTARTER: A LIMITED run of A3 sized screen prints by Glasgow based street artist and illustrator CONZO. This particular design has been created as a one off, they will be signed, numbered and will only be available to kickstarter pledges.

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    TONKI + TSHIRT + POSTCARDS + STICKERS + EXCLUSIVE TO KICKSTARTER: A LIMITED run of A3 sized screen prints by Bristol based street artist VENTZA who is apart of the creative collective Team FourPence. This particular design has been created as a one off, they will be signed, numbered and will only be available to kickstarter pledges.

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    *NEW REWARD - ALL 3 ARTIST DESIGNED TEES* One of each design in any size! The exclusive to Kickstarter screen print designed by ARTISTA, CONZO and VENTZA can now be rocked on a daily basis with this 100% ringspun cotton tee. Available in S, M, L, XL - N.B not to be confused with the standard Spraying Bricks tee available within other rewards.

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    ALL THREE KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE SCREEN PRINTS: Along with a huge thank you from the team at Spraying Bricks you will receive all three screen prints by artists KAYLEIGH DOUGHTY, CONZO and VENTZA. All will be signed, numbered and will only be available to kickstarter pledges.

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    TONKI + TSHIRT + POSTCARDS + STICKERS + ALL THREE KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE SCREEN PRINTS: Along with a huge thank you and the bag of goodies from the team at Spraying Bricks you will receive all three screen prints by artists KAYLEIGH DOUGHTY, CONZO and VENTZA. All will be signed, numbered and will only be available to kickstarter pledges.

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    EVERYTHING REWARD!!!: KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE SCREEN PRINTS + ALL 3 ARTIST DESIGNED TEES + TONKI + TSHIRT + POSTCARDS + STICKERS + a huge thank you from the Spraying Bricks and a mention on the channel and you will also be in with a chance to win a ORIGINAL CANDY LO and/or CANVAS BY ZOMBY and/or CANVAS BY REEPS ONE

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    PERSONALISED PORTRAIT PAINTED BY THE ONE AND ONLY SMUG: Australian born artist SMUG is known for his photo-realistic skill set. Spraying Bricks would like to offer you the opportunity for Smug to visit your home or place of work and create your very own personal piece on your interior or exterior wall. There is also the option of having the process filmed for the channel, however not necessary. The maximum size of the piece being 2m in width and 3m in height. Along with this you will receive the Spraying Bricks goody bag consisting of TONKI, TSHIRT, POSTCARDS & STICKERS

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    JIMMY C TO PAINT ESPECIALLY FOR YOU: Artists James Cochran aka JIMMY C has developed his own skill set and technique called aerosol pointillism. He recreates portraits through the use of 'drip' and 'scribble' paintings. Spraying Bricks would like to offer you the opportunity for Jimmy C to visit your home or place of work and create your very own personal piece on your interior or exterior wall. There is also the option of having the process filmed for the channel, however not necessary. The maximum size of the piece being 2m in width and 3m in height. Along with this you will receive the Spraying Bricks goody bag consisting of TONKI, TSHIRT, POSTCARDS & STICKERS

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Funding period

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