The SF Mirrors Project is a public art project with a simple purpose at it's core:
To spread a bit of random inspiration and happiness to complete strangers.
Created by Akin Bilgic, and launched in San Francisco on January 30th 2012 - The project consisted of 100 body-length acrylic mirrors, each with a unique one-sentence inspiring message submitted from project supporters from all over the world.
On the night of January 30th 2012, the SF Mirrors team placed the mirrors throughout the entire city - onto bare walls, sides of buildings, and other public spaces. In the following days and weeks, Facebook and Twitter became hubs for people posting up pictures of themselves in the mirrors they came across. A makeshift scavenger hunt to find as many of the mirrors as possible, and our inbox was flooded with emails about how the mirrors had an impact on the day.
The goal of The SF Mirrors Project is for people to take a moment to look at themselves in the mirrors, read the messages, and hopefully walk away feeling inspired, confident, and happier, which in-turn is hopefully spread to others they interacted with that day.
Funding and support for the SF Mirrors Project was gathered on Kickstarter.com from April 10th to June 30th 2011. In those 48 days, $3252.00 was pledged from 130 backers. The project was shared over a thousand times on Facebook, and received hundreds of tweets on Twitter. The project was also plugged on sites like MSN, Laughing Squid, GOOD.is Magazine, PSFK.com, and Post Secret. In short, a bunch of awesome people stepped up, got involved, spread the word, and helped get the project off the ground.
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