Postcards from "Bad" Neighborhoods Hope to Change Perceptions

Design News 11.26.13

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Some neighborhoods get a bad rap. While Hunter Franks was working with the city's Civic Innovation office, one of the most common requests was to change the city's perception of these residents' areas. Franks enlisted people in Bayview, Tenderloin, West Addition, and others to send postcards about why they loved their neighborhood to ritzier addresses around town. Franks plans to take the project global.

In other news, now you can own Death Star tiles, and check out chairs inspired by the Last Supper. See the headlines after the jump.

Greetings From An Unfairly Stereotyped “Bad” Neighborhood | Co.Exist
Wage Star Wars In Your Kitchen With Death Star Linoleum | Co.Design
The 13 Chairs That Were Never Painted in The Last Supper | Design Milk

(Image credits: SF Postcard Project)

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