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An art book to show utopia and dystopia are just two sides of the same paradoxical world.
An art book to show utopia and dystopia are just two sides of the same paradoxical world.
An art book to show utopia and dystopia are just two sides of the same paradoxical world.
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NOWHERE BETTER. NOWHERE WORSE

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Our next goal, is to introduce new animation effects to our Augmented Reality feature. We are glad to announced that we have invited Jacky Tong, an illustrator of a local animation company to join us for the creation, producing eight new stories for our scene.

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An art book to show utopia and dystopia are just two sides of the same paradoxical world.

 

“What would the world be like without humans?”

The project originates from the very thought that one day if human go extinct, it might even be a good thing to the planet.

The more developed our civilization is, the more havoc we wreak to the mother earth. Just as Chernobyl became hell to us, the no-man’s land flourishes and became a natural reserve.

In “Nowhere better, nowhere worse”, we are trying to illustrate this relative concept with large scale miniatures and dioramas. Heaven and hell are just two sides of the same paradoxical world.

The mother nature is a living organism, but unlike humans, it doesn't have the consciousness nor ability to create a true utopia. I hope the project can spread that idea that we can actually make a choice, the choice to make our world better.

 

A double-sided full-color concertina book
A double-sided full-color concertina book
170cm(w) x 27.5(h) concertina book (*nature side background work in progress)
170cm(w) x 27.5(h) concertina book (*nature side background work in progress)
close up part of the book
close up part of the book

 

Book Details

A double-sided full-color concertina book. One side showing a developed dystopian world, the other side without humans but a blissful, flourished nature.

For high resolution photos please check here.

 

Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality Features - 8 short stories
Augmented Reality Features - 8 short stories

Augmented Reality feature showing special scenes and details in the diorama.
Eight miniature crime scenes. Encapsulating the very moment of transgression and mischief.

 

Specification

  • Book Size / 17cm (W) x 27.5cm (H) x 0.5cm (D) 
  • Open size /  170cm (W) x 27.5cm (H) 9 folds
  • Cover / 4C + Spot Colors (inside) + hot stamp logo
  • Augmented Reality Features

 

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photo shoot for the book
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making of

 

The diorama took more than a year to finish. Featuring almost a hundred weathered and hand-painted N-Scale (1:160) model houses and figures from Japan and Germany, all set in a 200 centimeter long architecture scene. 

 

Shannnam is a design studio created by Riyo Chan in 2011. Shannnam have been incorporating miniature scenes as a medium into their accessories and art installations. Converting abstract ideas and stories into tangible experiences.

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Shannnam’s designs are carried by Colette Paris, Harvey Nichols and various retailers around the world. And has also been exhibited in the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (USA), and Jaffa Museum (Tel Aviv Israel) .

 

NOWHERE POSTCARD SET - 8 sheets of 12cmx17cm postcards
NOWHERE POSTCARD SET - 8 sheets of 12cmx17cm postcards
COMPLETE SET - The book, Postcard Set and Tote bag.
COMPLETE SET - The book, Postcard Set and Tote bag.
2 sheets x Single-sided full-color unfolded print
2 sheets x Single-sided full-color unfolded print
Citizen Ring - 2 color option (black/transparence)
Citizen Ring - 2 color option (black/transparence)
Citizen Ring Set - The Book, Post Card Set & Ring
Citizen Ring Set - The Book, Post Card Set & Ring
Dark City Ring Set - The Book & Dark City Ring
Dark City Ring Set - The Book & Dark City Ring
DIORAMA SET - The Book and Diorama Bell Jar
DIORAMA SET - The Book and Diorama Bell Jar

 

We are grateful to have your support to realize this project. Apart from basic book printing, we also hope to provide more engagements to our supporters whenever we can.

If this campaign is successful, we will exhibit the original 200cm long diorama in Hong Kong. We hope to see you there!

 

Credits

Video Director -  Donald Kwok 

Photographer - Ben Yeung 

Retoucher - Bon Leung

Copywriter - Cherry Wong

Special Thanks : Howard Kwong, Sing Fung, Joe Kwan & Ethos Store,

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We are ready for production as soon as the Kickstarter campaign finishes. The artwork in the book has already been created, the book is designed, laid-out, and is ready to be sent to the printer. We are also aware of all the steps in the process and what can possibly cause delays and will do our best to keep to our schedule and keep you updated on any delays or problems in the process.

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    8 sheets of 12cmx17cm postcard featuring close-up diorama scenes from the set.

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    THE BOOK - EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

    Double-sided full-color concertina book featuring the whole diorama of "Nowhere better, nowhere worse"

    + Early bird edition "Nowhere" enamel pin
    + With Digital File of the book
    + Augmented Reality features available late 2017

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    THE BOOK

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    THE BOOK + POSTCARD SET - EARLY BIRD

    Double-sided full-color concertina book featuring the whole diorama of "Nowhere better, nowhere worse"

    + Early bird edition "Nowhere" enamel pin
    + 8 sheets of 12cmx17cm postcard set
    + Early bird edition "Nowhere" enamel pin
    + With Digital File of the book
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    THE BOOK + POSTCARD SET

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    + 8 sheets of 12cmx17cm postcard set
    + Early bird edition "Nowhere" enamel pin
    + With Digital File of the book
    + Augmented Reality features available late 2017

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    THE BOOK - POSTER - SPECIAL EDITON

    2 sheets x Single-sided full-color unfolded print featuring each of the whole diorama of "Nowhere better, nowhere worse" and cover

    + With Digital File of the book
    + Augmented Reality features available late 2017

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    COMPLETE SET - EARLY BIRD

    Double-sided full-color concertina book featuring the whole diorama of "Nowhere better, nowhere worse"

    + Early bird edition "Nowhere" enamel pin
    + 8 sheets of 12cmx17cm postcard set
    + "Nowhere" Totebag
    + With Digital File of the book
    + Augmented Reality features available late 2017

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    COMPLETE SET

    Double-sided full-color concertina book featuring the whole diorama of "Nowhere better, nowhere worse"

    + Early bird edition "Nowhere" enamel pin
    + 8 sheets of 12cmx17cm postcards set
    + "Nowhere" Totebag
    + With Digital File of the book
    + Augmented Reality features available late 2017

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    FULL SET + CITIZEN RING

    Double-sided full-color concertina book featuring the whole diorama of "Nowhere better, nowhere worse"

    +"Nowhere" enamel pin
    + 8 sheets of 12cmx17cm postcards set
    + With Digital File of the book
    + 1pcs Citizen Miniature Ring
    + Augmented Reality features available late 2017

    *2 Size
    1. US size 7.5 (17.5mm)
    2. US size 8.5 (18.5mm)

    * 2 ring option & 2 color (black/transparence)
    1. Female Citizen - picked from the set randomly
    2. Male Citizen - picked from the set randomly

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    THE BOOK + DARK CITY RING SET

    Double-sided full-color concertina book featuring the whole diorama of "Nowhere better, nowhere worse"

    + "Nowhere" enamel pin
    + With Digital File of the book
    + 1pcs Dark City Miniature Ring
    + Augmented Reality features available late 2017

    *2 Size
    1. US size 7.5 (17.5mm)
    2. US size 8.5 (18.5mm)]
    * 3 ring option
    1. Who's Next - People and grave
    2. Prophetic - A running missionary
    3. Betrayer - A burying man

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    THE BOOK + DIORAMA SET

    Double-sided full-color concertina book featuring the whole diorama of "Nowhere better, nowhere worse"

    + "Nowhere" enamel pin
    + With Digital File of the book
    + Diorama bell jar
    [Random Miniature buildings from the set. Dimension]
    + Augmented Reality features available late 2017

    *Bell jar size around w:15cm x d:15cm x h:20cm]
    *Send out after exhibition in HONG KONG

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