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Under Black Carpets, kickstart a bank heist.

A project in London, United Kingdom by Ilona Gaynor
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The design proposal, that sets out a plot to rob 5 banks located in downtown Los Angeles.The project will take form as an exhibition.
Backers: 229
Average Pledge Per Backer: £33

Funded: £7,507 of £20,000
Dates: May 21st -> Jun 20th (30 days)
Project By: Ilona Gaynor
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Latest News

5 DAYS TO GO!

June 14th - via: kickstarter.com
5 DAYS TO GO!  Its tough but there are lots of people out there that want to rob banks, I know it.   (Read More)

12 days to go!

June 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello all! So it's been a very exciting week. The project is continuing to get press, it's been mentioned on Core77 and Uncrate! We have reached 32% which is great, but comparatively we have a long way to go and not a lot of time to do it in! I thank... (Read More)

Would You Kickstart a Bank Heist? Ilona Gaynor Wants to Know

June 5th - via: core77.com
You couldn't make it up—or could you? The fact that a London-based artist/designer is turning to a popular crowdfunding platform to launch her latest project is hardly newsworthy, but it turns out that Ilona Gaynor is looking to plan an extremely elaborate bank robbery (a somewhat ironic twist on a certain topical New Yorker cartoon). (Read More)

We have reached 20%

May 31st - via: kickstarter.com
So it has been an amazing week, thank you to all who have contributed so far and thanks for all the support!  we have have reached 20%! and have over 100 backers.  The project has also received a notable amount of press:  WIRED USA - "For Sale: A... (Read More)

New Reward* CHAPTER 1: THE DISTRACTION AT ONE WILSHIRE

May 31st - via: kickstarter.com
I have added a new rewards for: CHAPTER 1: THE DISTRACTION AT ONE WILSHIRE THE ARCHITECT. You will receive the files with which to fabricate your own One Wilshire (at any scale) - as seen in the images. You will also get the printed version of the... (Read More)

New Reward*

May 26th - via: kickstarter.com
I have added a new reward. For the generous pledge of £50 -  THE SNIPER. This pledge gets you the pack of 4 shooting targets and the printed version of the book detailing all the research, interviews, plan of action of the robbery + your name... (Read More)

Under Black Carpets got Boinged

May 25th - via: kickstarter.com
The campaign made it onto boing boing http://t.co/MEeUeQVzNZ THANKS ALL!  (Read More)

Bruce Sterling again mentions this project

May 24th - via: kickstarter.com
The lovely Bruce Sterling posted an article on Beyond the Beyond in Sep http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond/2012/09/design-fiction-ilona-gaynors-perfect-bank-heist/ He mentioned it again to back the campaign. Thankyou! to him.  "*It’s design... (Read More)

We have reached 10%

May 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Lovely quote, tweeted by Regine Debatty yesterday. @gaynoir might be the one and only person whose kickstarter campaign and bank robberies i'm glad to endorse kickstarter.com/projects/15911… — regine debatty (@wmmna) May 23, 2013 THANK YOU to... (Read More)

Thankyou!

May 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
WOW! 43 backers and just over £1500 in 24 hours! Thank you so much, to all who have contributed so far... I greatly appreciate your comments and support!  These banks won't rob themselves! Theres a long way to go.  So keep sharing. :)   (Read More)

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