project spread hope
the project's goal is to spread love and hope through visual communication
the first batch of #Pinklemonadehope prints went up on April 6th, 2020 shortly after the lockdown began here in Denver. the print combines my favorite "pink lemonade" palette of yellow and magenta with a simple message set in herbert bayer's iconic "font universal".
I pasted up a few and posted the photos on Instagram and asked people if they had high-visibility spots that needed one or more. the requests have been coming in ever since. working with the people who have reached out to me for installations has been such an amazing experience. Im especially grateful to those who had to jump through many hoops to get pieces installed in hospitals, schools, shelters, and on public buildings.
I am so thankful to everyone who has been part of #projectspreadhope, their support has enabled me to put up hundred large prints and thousands of stickers and small-format prints over the past 3 years. around colorado and the US.
frequently asked questions
1. Define “high visibility?
A high-traffic outdoor or indoor location. EITHER VEHICLES OR PEDESTRIANS
2. How much does it cost?
#ProjectSpreadHope is a not-for-profit "pay-it-forward" art project. Prints and installations are free for schools, shelters, hospitals and other public service organizations. businesses and am individuals please contact us as well
3. Can I contribute?
donations to our print and supply fund are appreciated. As a guideline, our print, paste, and installation cost for each print are as follows: Standard 6x6 foot 2-panel prints $300, 9x9 foot 6-panel prints $600, 12x12 foot 12-panel print $900. Installing with a semi-permanent paste adds $50-$200 to the cost. You can Venmo @koko-bayer or PayPal @kokobayer or contact us at email@example.com for other options. you can also help by shopping in our store, all profits go to support #projectspreadhope.
4. How big are they?
Standard size is“6x6, we also do '3x3 “9x9, and “12x12 (custom sizes by request).
5. How do you put them up?
We use lightweight bond paper and a plant-based, biodegradable paste. Installations are temporary. They can be installed up to 12 feet from the ground. Higher locations require you to provide a lift.
6. Do They leave a mark?
On non-porous surfaces, they shouldn’t leave a residue if properly removed. On porous surfaces, there may be a slight residue of the paste which will wash away eventually. Prints will remove loose paint. We will inspect the surface prior to the installation and assess the surface with you. ProjectSpreadHope and our team are not liable for any damage to your property from the installations.
7. How long do they last?
Installations are temporary and biodegradable. Outdoor longevity depends on the orientation of the piece and the weather. Full sun starts to burn the color out of prints after a few months and extreme weather can damage them quickly. Indoor installations last indefinitely (as long as they stay dry).
8. What surfaces work best?
Prints can be installed on a variety of surfaces including brick, wood, glass, stucco, and metal. the texture, stability and cleanliness of the surface can negatively impact adhesion. most painted surfaces work. The exception are surfaces that have a "graffiti-resistant" coating or paint. most newer metal garage doors HAVE THIS COATING. our water-based paste doesn't work on these.
9. CAN YOU PUT ONE ON MY GARAGE DOOR
MAYBE. THEY ARE PROBLEMATIC. most newer DOORS HAVE A graffiti-resistant coating or paint THAT DOESNT WORK WITH OUR PASTE. SECOND, MOST GARAGE DOORS HAVE MULTIPLE PANELS THAT SPLIT WHEN THE DOOR OPENS WHICH MAKES FOR A MORE COMPLICATED INSTALL. if you have a high visibility GARAGE DOOR ON A MAIN STREET OR IN A HIGH FOOT TRAFFIC AREA, FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW AND WELL COME CHECK IT OUT.
10. How do you take them down?
They can be easily removed by soaking the surface with water and waiting 10 minutes. Repeat, then peel it off in one piece and rinse the wall with water.
11. Can I get a permanent one?
Yes, “permanent” installations using a waterproof and UV resistant paste can be done by special arrangement These last 3-5 years without maintenance.
12. Do you maintain them?
We maintain all installations to the best of our abilities. Please let us know when your piece needs repair
13. Can I buy one for my house?
INDOOR QUALITY prints ARE IN THE SHOP.
14. when will you able to do the install?
Once you have sent in an installation request we'll contact you to schedule it.
15. Which prints do you have available?
We currently installing 6 prints: #PinkLemonadeHope, #RAINBOWHope, #PinkLemonadeEsperanza, #PinkLemonadelOVE, #RAINBOWLOVE, #RAINBOWAMOR
If you have read all of the above items and would like to schedule an install, please click on the link below.
Please include a photo of the proposed location, the address for the installation, if its a temporary or semi-permanent installation, and your contact information.
By scheduling a #ProjectSpreadHope installation you ackowledge that you have read the faq and that you agree to release #ProjectSpreadHope and our team from any liability for damage to your property from the installation or prints.