Past 20% + a new post - Building Urban Decay
Hey everyone, we are past 20%! THANKS! Let's keep this going, spread the word every day! Also hit up any sites that you want to see us covered on!
Previously we covered a bit about my relationship with graffiti, learning about it, and how to create it in the former kickstarter campaign post here. So today we're going to be covering the creation of the environment more in detail as well as the Post No Bills and the Paint the Town tiers.
Environments in Treachery in Beatdown City are built from numerous sources, from Google Maps image reference to personal living experience to personal photos taken of streets in New York. This really makes East Fulton feel like a real place. We start off with a color pass, and then add a bunch of the details.
Color schemes are mapped out, tried, and often discarded if the buildings do not match together. Posters are created, windows are dressed, brands are placed. Every background tells a story.
BOA Bank butting up next to CRAIG B'S GALLERY. The picture inside is of my dad and his band from the 70s.
Post No Bills ($149)
The Post No Bills Tier is designed to allow people to make a simple mark on the background. Design a poster, or some sort of note in the background. Have your name scrawled on wood to let the world know you've been here. It's simple, yet effective.
The fascinating thing about the idea of POST NO BILLS is that seems to encourage, rather than deter. People throw up posters for any number of brands or some sort of help, like learning guitar. We'll make sure your posters are seen all over, and every poster will have a detailed version that you will receive a file of.
Paint the Town($199)
Paint the Town adds the benefit of bigger, bolder art. We'll design some graffiti for you in high resolution, to your liking, and then fit it into the environment.
We created this tier as a way to work with people who want to make their mark on East Fulton. It's custom vandalism, for creators to filter their creativity through the lens of urban street culture, and then through the lens of an urban street brawler, which calls back to a tradition of cultural cross pollination so heavily abundant in the 80s and 90s which is now seeing a resurgence.
Check out Style Wars below - Or you can buy it on Amazon
This movie is a fascinating look at graffiti through the city, and is worth checking out by everyone.
And finally, here is a great mural by my cousin in law, Andre Charles.
Thanks! We'll hopefully be back soon with our $10K update, and we'll be going deeper into the art of Treachery in Beatdown City next.
Now, for some shout outs - Check out these projects below - they look pretty unique!