is an artfully crafted online magazine with curated stories focused on vanishing arts, hidden places, and singular people. It exists to transmit their beauty and value.
Our stories come from an ecclectic group of international contributors that includes anthropologists, photographers, journalists, field experts and travelers.
MOOWON is founded by MONA KIM, an award-winning Artistic Director with over 25 years of experience creating large-scale projects for museums, international cultural exhibitions and fashion – (REWIND) – She is an avid, intrepid traveler. She finally "woke up" one day to pursue her dream to capture this magnificent and intangible mesh of the ancient, the modern, the unseen, the primal, in a sublime land called The World. Read More...
WHY MOOWON BOOK OF STORIES?
A limited edition art form.
Another form of life and permanence for these stories.
Beautiful photography and meaningful text to be relished in a book format.
Something for you to enjoy, keep and transmit to others.
A soulful gift for upcoming Holiday 2015.
WHY SUPPORT US?
To fund the production of the book ($32K) .
To fund future stories (over $32K)
MOOWON has been bringing meaningful stories to a growing world audience in just 6 months since its launch this year. It’s a 100% self-financed endeavor, without advertising or subscription fees. Funds we raise will help us to continue our work to unearth and transmit the values of people, places, and creations that merit attention. Read More...
- 18 curated stories: Interviews, narratives, essays by anthropologists, textile experts, journalists, travelers and photographers
- 200+ stunning photos from around the world
- Language: English
- Large format: 245 x 330 mm ( 9.6 x 13 in.)
- Triptych covers: 250g heavy cover stock, textured art paper
- 144 pages:150g heavy text stock, uncoated art paper
- 4-color offset printing with high-definition stochastic screening
- Exposed spine binding
- Saffron-colored edges
- Gold-foiled stamping on cover
- Printed in Europe
We hope to raise $32,000. Majority of this budget will cover image calibration work and printing costs. The rest will cover Kickstarter and payment processing fees, copyediting and proofreading, shipping-related expenses, and operational and legal costs.
Simon Taylor and Tomato for your generous support of the campaign, Peter Van der Zee for offering your video editing talent, and Adam Hurst for letting us utilize your beautiful music for our video. Also, friends, family, and colleagues for your generosity of time and INFINITE patience (I hear exasperated nods) in offering thoughtful advise and feedback.
All images used in the video and the campaign belong to MOOWON or its contributors (Diane Barker, Wayne Bregulla, Martine Perret, Jorge Luis Rodriguez, Nathalie Rozot, James Suzman, Christine Toomey)
Risks and challenges
The book’s contents and design are all ready.
The production team is set to go.
The production planning leaves enough margin for any delays.
This means that we will not encounter risks to meet pre-Holiday delivery.
Starts 1 Dec., 2015 = 2-week allowance to ensure that backers receive their rewards by 15 Dec. globally.
We will prioritize shipments to countries outside EU.
But due to heavy traffic during Holiday season, there may be delays to certain locations.
- (29 days)