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Kickstarter Lead Street Art Project Highlights Gun Deaths on JFK Boulevard

May 23, 2013

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(Photos by Tomasz Rog)

Spotted these photos on Instagram over the weekend – thanks to Tomasz Rog – and it really made me stop for a second.

What you see above was the result of a community art project that was funded through Kickstarter to help draw attention to the 12,ooo+ Americans who are killed each and every year by guns.

The Kickstarter campaign raised over $8K to buy chalk (a LOT of chalk,) to get the proper city permits allowing them to block off a section of JFK boulevard, to build a website and to get photographers to document the whole thing… Kind of surprised I didn’t hear more about this, actually. Either way, really cool idea.

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