A 5 meter high version of Lionel Richie’s head made big bucks last summer

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By Marta Millere in New Art, New Events on Tuesday 25 March 2014

One of Kickstarter’s most bizarre projects of 2013 – Lionel Richie’s head – made double the money that it pledged for in the beginning of the fundraising project. It all sounded like a hoax but the protagonists behind it, creators and owners of Hungry Castle, Killian Cooper and Dave Glass, swore it was true.

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Luminous Intervention: a public art project in Baltimore

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Tuesday 6 March 2012

I have some serious issues with the Occupy brand and culture these days, but I met some cool artist types through the movement, and we’re trying to do awesome stuff in Baltimore with a projector. Help us out.

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Poitín: an old-school traditional Irish liquor

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By Angela Casserly in New Trends on Thursday 2 February 2012

Kickstarter project founder Ashlee Casserly is a Washington D.C resident. She is looking to revive an old-school white spirit called Poitín (pronounced puh-cheen) which originated in Ireland about 1,000 years ago. Poitín is Gaelic for ‘little pot’, derived from small coppers pots used by the home distillers.

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Illustrated children’s book by Justin Wayne Butts

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By Lost At E Minor in New Illustration on Sunday 8 January 2012

Justin Wayne Butts is an illustrator and fine artist from Birmingham, Alabama, who has written and illustrated his first children’s book. He recently launched a Kickstarter project page in order to raise the money to publish his nautical-themed book, which is intended to help with children’s word association and self-esteem.

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Art As A Weapon documentary

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By Ann Silva in New Film on Saturday 26 November 2011

Art As A Weapon is a documentary about the intersection between street art, Buddhism and the struggle for democracy, using the closed country of Burma as a case study. The film will weave together three different experiences of people using creativity for social change into a single story about how art can confront oppression through non-violent resistance.

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