An Australian owns the rights to the HOLLYWOOD sign. Prints now available for believers in the HOLLYWOOD dream
About this project
Who would have thought an Australian could own the rights to the Hollywood Sign?
We are producing Officially Licensed prints of one of the world’s most evocative symbols, a universal metaphor for ambition, success, glamour and our dream we call H-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D. We aim to set up a business selling Officially Licensed Hollywood Prints and Merchandise. You can hardly buy anything with an actual photo of the Hollywood Sign on it, even on Hollywood Blvd where 26 million tourists walk each year. But we have to start somewhere right? We have a great story so far and need your help to kickstart our business.
These prints are just the tip of the iceberg! The goal of this Kickstarter is to allow us to launch a range of quality Hollywood Sign products, from iPhone cases to bags. We have a vision for our future, help us achieve it.
TV news vision courtesy – Network Seven Australia
Hi I’m Dragan Radocaj, co-creator of the Hollywood Sign Kickstarter, here to bring you this unique set of 8 prints.
The idea began in 2009 when a friend of mine, Shane Yeend, was moving back to Australia after years living in LA. He wanted a unique picture to remember his time living the Hollywood dream, but he couldn’t find anywhere along Hollywood Boulevard or online that sold quality professional prints of the world’s most recognisable sign.
Both being professional photographers we decided to fix this problem and take a photo ourselves, but we had some trouble with police for trying to enter the federally protected structure.
Shane and I eventually managed to obtain an exclusive licence from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to take pictures of the Hollywood sign. Together we have produced this set of 8 of our favourite shots of this evocative symbol for fame and success.
Risks and challenges
Allowing personal selection of prints means we will custom order the prints. This could mean some delay in delivery. However, we have experienced manufacturers lined up and should have no problem delivering on time