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Collaborative street art that sparks conversation. Make your own statement using sustainable materials.

Why Mark This Town?

Cities, especially New York is full of mayhem. People are busy with their routines. But there is something in the New York spirit that inspires people to stop for musicians, performance art and flash mobs. Pausing to appreciate the smaller moments — a clever sticker in the subway, or an inspiring quote on the wall of a building — makes our day. We want to create that feeling for you.

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How does it work?

MarkThisTown will mark your short statements you want everyone to see. These can be something you really believe in, or you want to communicate to New York. You submit your statement, and we will randomly pick one statement per week. The chosen statement's owner will receive a package that contains the original stencil, a printed photograph of the final work, and your statement will be featured in our gallery.

Your statement + Materials + Location = MarkThisTown

MarkThisTown is a collaboration between you, New York and us. Your statement, combined with natural & sustainable materials, and a location that pairs well with the statement will create that special moment of pause in New York.

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This is where you come in.

MarkThisTown needs your support. Our team cares about local issues. 

April 7 - 13th was Anti Street Harassment week, and we want to bring light to issues related to street harassment by marking relavent statements from New Yorkers. We used sustainable materials to mark these statements in Washington Square Park on Saturday, April 13th. We would love to continue to continue to participate in local issues & get your messages out in the city. The Kickstarter community's support and contribution will help build our materials library and cover production costs. Your support is invaluable.

In Washington Square Park for the Anti-Street Harassment Rally
In Washington Square Park for the Anti-Street Harassment Rally
Experimenting with new stencil material. This is similar to what you will be receiving.
Experimenting with new stencil material. This is similar to what you will be receiving.
"New York is a Verb" said by John F. Kennedy Jr.
"New York is a Verb" said by John F. Kennedy Jr.

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Who are we?

We're two SVA Interaction Design graduate students who want to affect our local communities in positive ways. 

Minsun (Mini) is a curious learner, educator, and visual thinker. She is always looking for something new to try and has passion for social good projects and loves to think about system and stories in every different topics. Before her studies at SVA IxD MFA program, her curiousity led her to diverse career paths and projects. This summer she will be a fellow at UNICEF Innovation Lab.  Read Mini's blog post about Mark This Town.

Meghana is an artist and designer, interested in human rights, transparency, and the overlap of art & technology. She has worked with various organizations to create & maintain brands with local and global reach on social issues. This summer she will be an intern at Berkman Center For Internet & Society at Harvard. Read Meghana's blog post about Mark This Town.

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Do keep in touch.

MarkThisTown.com  ·  Follow on Twitter   ·  Follow on Tumblr 

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Mark This Town has 2 team members, and we will be traveling this summer. We have calculated travel schedules to your estimated reward delivery time. However, in case of unforeseen events, we will work with you to reschedule.

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    In response to the recent bombings in Boston, we will mark a statement in Boston, US in solidarity of people who are affected. We will publish the final work on our website, mention your contribution & you will have our eternal gratitude.

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    Submit a statement! We will enter it in our random drawing. Your statement might be the one to be marked! Also, our eternal gratitude for your support.

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    Submit a statement. We will send you a 8.5 x 11 inch laser cut stencil of your statement. Go out and mark your town!

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    Submit a statement. We will send you a 11 x 14 inch laser cut stencil of your statement. Go out and mark your town!

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    Another round of the $25 reward for delivery in August — Submit a statement. We will mark your statement in New York, US! You will receive a digital photo of the work.

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    Submit a statement. We will mark your statement in New York, US! You will receive a digital photo of the work.

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    Submit a statement. You will receive a package that contains an original 11 x 14 inch laser cut stencil of your statement, and 2 different natural materials. Go out and mark your town! Submit a photo of your final work to be featured in our gallery.

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    Another round of the $50 reward for delivery in August — Submit a statement. We will mark your statement in New York or Boston, US! You will receive a package that contains the original stencil, a printed photograph of the final work, and your statement will be featured in our gallery.

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    Submit a statement. We will mark your statement in New York, US! You will receive a package that contains the original stencil, a printed photograph of the final work, and your statement will be featured in our gallery.

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    A 30 min consultation with us to determine the details of your message and materials. We will mark your statement, up to 22 x 34 inches, at a location of your choosing in New York, US. Good for anyone from individuals to businesses.

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