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Please help us to transmit 
the beauty and the values 
of singular people, places, and creations 
that merit attention.
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as Staff Pick and Projects We Love. For those who missed our campaign, you can
still order this limited edition book on www.moowon.com
Selected as Staff Pick and Projects We Love. For those who missed our campaign, you can still order this limited edition book on www.moowon.com
340 backers pledged $36,301 to help bring this project to life.

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MOOWON BOOK – Artisans, Vanishing Arts, Hidden Places

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MOOWON 
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.

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BY WHOM?
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...

DESCRIPTION:

  • 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

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BUDGET:
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.

THANK YOU
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.

DELIVERY PLANNING:
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.

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    JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!
    and receive updates on the campaign, the book, behind-the-scenes insights on our stories, and our deepest gratitude.

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    SUBLIME PHOTOS FOR YOU TO KEEP:
    Five beautiful high-resolution photos from MOOWON. These are images that capture beauty that surrounds us—artisanship, hidden places, otherworldly nature. You can print, share, use them as a screensaver or to create a card, etc. A download link will be sent to you.

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    THE BOOK:
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    TWO BOOKS:
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    THE BOOK + HANDMADE SCARF:
    Handspun, handwoven, handblock-printed in Bagh tradition of India. Crafted by WomenWeave charitable organization empowering rural women. Soft Khadi cotton. For men and women.
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    THE BOOK + LIMITED-EDITION ART PRINT:
    Signed by Simon Taylor of Tomato London. Large print silkscreened in metallic ink on A2 format matte paper. Size: 59.4 x 42 cm / 23.4 x 16.5 in. Tomato's fascinating creative process will be featured in the book.
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    THE BOOK + ONE-OF-A-KIND ART PIECE(C):
    by Erroll Pires Nelson, India’s last living master of ply-split braiding. These braided “vessel” is a testament to this celebrated master craftsman’s life-long dedication to this vanishing art form. The moving story of how he found his teacher in the desert will be featured in the book. Your name printed in the book.
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    THE BOOK + ONE-OF-A-KIND ART PIECE(D):
    by Erroll Pires Nelson, India’s last living master of ply-split braiding. These braided “vessel” is a testament to this celebrated master craftsman’s life-long dedication to this vanishing art form. The moving story of how he found his teacher in the desert will be featured in the book. Your name printed in the book.
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    THE BOOK + ONE-OF-A-KIND ART PIECE(A):
    by Erroll Pires Nelson, India’s last living master of ply-split braiding. These braided “vessel” is a testament to this celebrated master craftsman’s life-long dedication to this vanishing art form. The moving story of how he found his teacher in the desert will be featured in the book. Your name printed in the book.
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    THE BOOK + ONE-OF-A-KIND ART PIECE(E):
    by Erroll Pires Nelson, India’s last living master of ply-split braiding. These braided “vessel” is a testament to this celebrated master craftsman’s life-long dedication to this vanishing art form. The moving story of how he found his teacher in the desert will be featured in the book. Your name printed in the book.
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    THE BOOK + ONE-OF-A-KIND ART PIECE(B):
    by Erroll Pires Nelson, India’s last living master of ply-split braiding. This braided “vessel” is a testament to this celebrated master craftsman’s life-long dedication to this vanishing art form. The moving story of how he found his teacher in the desert will be featured in the book. Your name printed in the book.
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    THAT "SINGULAR" BRAND:

    50 BOOKS + SPONSOR LOGO IN THE BOOK

    Corporate Holiday gift for brands and companies that see value in our work and mission, and proud to support good-hearted initiatives.
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    THAT "SINGULAR" PHILANTHROPIST:

    TEN BOOKS + A FEATURE STORY ABOUT YOU ON THE MOOWON SITE + YOUR NAME PROMINENTLY PRINTED IN OUR BOOK

    A goodwill pledge for those who heartily believe in our work and mission.
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