Create a Before I Die wall with your community using our toolkit! Each kit includes a large 39″ x 50″ stencil with a full column of the fill-in-the-blank sentence, “Before I die I want to _______.” The stencil is manufactured from extra thick .10 mm mylar. This means it easily hangs flat and rigid so you can spray-paint with minimal tape and time. Thinner stencils will buckle because of all the horizontal lines.
The kit also includes a 10′ long paper headline stencil, metal chalk holders, two boxes of multicolored chalk, vinyl gloves, and a comprehensive how-to guide. At $125 per kit, we’re providing these as close to the production cost as possible. We want to ensure that anyone who wants to make a wall (see some here) can afford to do it. You can also download all files for free here.
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If you’d like to create a wall without purchasing the toolkit, we’ve created a folder of resources and template files for you. Download it here. This folder includes edit-able files of the large “Before I die…” headline, as well as the column of fill-in-the-blank sentences. It also includes a how-to guide, and a handy summary of the required supplies and specifications.
If you would like to learn more about creating a wall, please visit our Before I Die FAQs page. If you install a wall, please send us your photos and stories! We’d love to see what is important to the people in your community and by documenting each wall, we’ll create a snapshot of our hopes and dreams from city to city and as a whole. We hope this kit helps – and thanks to your passion, the design of our public spaces can better reflect what’s important to us as a community and as individuals.
Once you’ve created a wall, you can share it on beforeidie.cc by creating a mini-site! A mini-site is a page where you can post photos and responses and document the story of your wall. It’s super easy to use, absolutely free and no technical skills are required. Visit the Chicago mini-site to see an example. After you’ve built your wall and have everything prepared to be uploaded, email email@example.com to get started. Click here for more information on setting up your mini-site page.
Developing this kit was made possible thanks to the Black Rock Arts Foundation. Made with pride in New Orleans. Toolkit ships from New Orleans within ten business days. Please note that international shipments can take up to 8 weeks to arrive due to customs. If you are creating a wall for an event or need the toolkit by a specific date, be sure to order well in advance!
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