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An Illustration Book of Moon's travels in Europe. Sketches and drawings about serendipitous moments in his journey.
An Illustration Book of Moon's travels in Europe. Sketches and drawings about serendipitous moments in his journey.
An Illustration Book of Moon's travels in Europe. Sketches and drawings about serendipitous moments in his journey.
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  "Capturing moments, illustrating thoughts.”


Moon’s Diary - Adventures in Europe
is a visual book of a New Yorker’s trip to Europe. It contains ink drawings that capture the thoughts and feelings of an illustrator’s visit to each city. These illustrated snapshots of people, cities, and events draw viewers in and allow them to experience the serendipitous moments of a traveler in Europe. This book isn't just a travel essay. With every page, you can discover a unique and creative perspective of Europe that highlights the little treasures of everyday life.



Story

Hello! I’m Moonsub Shin, an illustrator based in New York. After graduation in 2014, I set out on a backpacking trip to Europe for a month. During this trip, I started on a personal project by creating a daily drawing of each city that I visited. This small project turned into a portfolio of over a hundred small drawings and sketches of Europe’s beautiful people, cities, and landscapes.

Europe Sketches
Europe Sketches


Traveling in Europe from an illustrator’s point of view allowed me to experience a unique perspective of its rich and beautiful culture. Besides aweing at famous attractions and its landmark buildings, I also took time to notice the small wonders and details of everyday life and recorded these musings in a journal of intricate drawings and illustrations. 

These drawing soon turned into what I like to call my “Moon's Diary- Adventures in Europe” When I showed friends and families these sketches, they not only got to reminisce on their own traveling days, but some were even inspired to plan a trip to Europe on their own. I’ve watched my collection grow curiosity and excitement in others through the remarkable storytelling abilities of a pen and paper.

Through sketches of scenes from my travels and cartoons that complement them with thoughts, emotions and moods of an adventurer, the “Moon’s Diary - Adventures in Europe” gives you a chance to go back (or forward) in time and find one’s self on the doorsteps of Europe.



Moon’s Diary - Adventures in Europe

The “Moon’s Diary - Adventures in Europe” is a 5”x5” square book that will be around 70 pages long. It contains 30 perspectives of Europe's cities sketched on the spot with an illustrated cartoon and caption that inserts human emotion and experience into an otherwise iconic scene. The sketches are printed on a spread with their corresponding illustration to tell a unique story of each city.



Who is Moon?
 

Moon is a mole, living in New York. He is an illustrator who loves to travel. He also enjoys coffee and taking pictures with his camera.



Support

Now, Moon's Diary needs your support. Through this Kickstarter campaign, you can help publish Moon's Diary. Your donations will provide for the print and publishing materials to create a quality book. I will update the site regularly to give fundraising updates and details about the cost and ordering of materials for the book. Please donate to Moon's Diary so that you and others can make this work into a reality and experience the diary for yourselves!



Subscribe to Moon's Diary

I have set up a subscription service to bring you updates and news about that status of Moon's Diary, everything from the campaign, to the publishing, to additional news about my artwork. Please joining the mailing list at: http://tinyletter.com/moonsdiary



Reward Item Description

1. Moon's Diary

2. Tote-bag

3. Artbook 

4. Customized Diary 

5. Special Customized Diary 






Production Plan

Kickstarter : Jun ~ Jul 2015

Production : Jul ~ Sep 2015 

Shipping : Oct ~ Nov 2015

Risks and challenges

Support : Moon's Diary production process can only begin when it reaches its financial goal. I would love to receive enough funding and pre-orders to make the best quality book at an affordable price. Please support me if you want to see Moon's Diary become a reality!

Manufacturing : I will commit to finding the best quality printing and editing for the book with the set funding.

Shipping : I plan to ship out all pre-orders in October 2015. This may become delayed if shipping issues occur.

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    Your Travel Diary

    Let me illustrate your travels!
    Send me 8-10 photos from your favorite trip and I will illustrate and handmade a book for you.

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    I will visit your place, hang out with you for a day, and make drawings about your daily life. Then I'll handmake a Drawing Diary based on those sketches and deliver it to you.

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