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Notes From London: Above & Below

Notes From London: Above & Below is an unusual collection of factual and mostly fantastical illustrations inspired by my UK travels.

Notes From London: Above & Below

Notes From London: Above & Below is an unusual collection of factual and mostly fantastical illustrations inspired by my UK travels.

$789
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, May 10 2015 7:20 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated May 10, 2015

About

I'm Ilene Winn-Lederer and I'm excited to be here again at Kickstarter after last year's successful launch and funding of An Illumination Of Blessings, my first book project. If you are unaware of it, you can check out my campaign for that book here:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1330347473/an-illumination-of-blessings/description  

Now, I'd like to share a new and very different book project with you! 

Notes From London, Above & Below is an unusual 42-page collection of annotated illustrations. These began in journals that I kept during my travels to visit family and friends in London between 2002 and 2009. 

Although I had to expand my skill sets as an illustrator to include writing and graphic design when I created An Illumination Of Blessings, the transition from quick sketches and notes in the London journals to finished illustrations in book form was still quite a challenge. 

Since many literal representations of Brits, buildings, bridges and double-decker buses by other artists & photographers exist, I knew that London, Above & Below would have to be different. So, as the subtitle, 'Above & Below' suggests, the sketches I chose to present and the annotations that accompany them are a synthesis of the factual and the fantastic. They are based on actual sightings and experiences filtered through my mind's eye which often sees beneath the reality most of us accept.

Though the video above presents a selection of finished illustrations with brief excerpts from their annotations, two of them appear below should you be unable to view them on your screen:

Mind The Gap
Mind The Gap

Mind The Gap was the first drawing that I completed. At the crowded tube stop near Portobello Market, I nearly tripped over a small yellow dog wearing a leather harness and a tidy checkered blanket. I began my apology to its elderly owner, but when she turned at the sound of my voice, I realized that she couldn't see me. Amidst my conflicting emotions, I suddenly envisioned these wondrous allies trading places as though they were denizens of an alternate universe in which believing is seeing…

Player
Player

‘Player’ is, for me, a quintessential denizen of the Shoreditch media world, an intense young man aware of trends before they take root and moving through life with an ever evolving philosophy of it. 

Notes From London, Above & Below is now ready for press and only requires your help with the expenses of high-quality printing, Library of Congress registration and the distribution of reward packages for your contributions.

These packages, offered according to the reward tiers listed on this Kickstarter page, will include signed books, specially designed postcards and high-quality gicleé prints from selected illustrations. If you contribute at the top tier, your name and personal inscription will appear on the book's dedication page.

When this campaign reaches its funding goal, you can expect to receive your reward package in early September, 2015.

Please understand that Kickstarter will not charge your credit cards for your contribution unless I meet my $3,000.00 funding goal.

Your help in spreading the word about Notes From London, Above & Below will not only work towards making it a reality, but will also be your passport to my imagination! I look forward to sharing this very special book with you. Thanks in advance for your support!

Risks and challenges

As a professional illustrator, writer and designer, I have always done my personal best to meet deadlines; this is essential to maintaining strong artist-client relationships. The only challenge that might impede my progress towards delivery of Notes From London, Above & Below to meet my early September, 2015 delivery date would be unforeseen life events such as illness on my part or that of a family member. Even so, if or when technical delays occur, I make it my business to keep my client(s) updated with all developments. And my book projects are no exception to this practice.

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