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Three Illustrators. Three Tales. Three Letters. Treslettres.
Three Illustrators. Three Tales. Three Letters. Treslettres.
96 backers pledged £1,701 to help bring this project to life.

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TRESLETTRES  present

STORIES IN RED

We are funded... and moving on!

Dear Friends and Supporters, it is entirely thanks to YOU that we made it this far. For us, the real journey has only just begun. A journey to publishing more than one book. We want to give you more great work, more stories, more art and more VISION. Treslettres will expand into an independent publishing team. We want to print new work, invite new artists and most importantly – share new Stories with YOU, our Backers. Thank you for being there – where it all started. Now we enter a new stage. There are 10 days left to promote and collect. Please, give Treslettres Publishing an amazing KICKSTART.

ALL PRIZES ARE NOW GUARANTEED. Furthermore, we give you NEW PRIZES! These will go to EVERYONE who ever backed or will back us on this project! As of now: all former and new Backers receive a set of digital wallpapers by Treslettres all Backers who order(ed) books or prints receive ORIGINAL art by Tom in postcard format for FREE FOR EVERY MILESTONE we will add one free prize for ALL Backers! For every 100 pounds WE collect EACH of YOU will get one more extra on top of your original order.* These extra prizes will remain secret until a particular milestone is reached.

Milestone 1
Milestone 1
FREE postcard for ALL; 12x12cm = 4.7x4.7"
FREE postcard for ALL; 12x12cm = 4.7x4.7"
Milestone 4
Milestone 4
Milestone 5
Milestone 5

 Milestone 6


We greatly appreciate Your help. We sincerely believe that democratic crowdfunding makes a chance for all illustrative talents out there. We want to put our beautiful book in Your hands. Please tell Your friends – increase OUR CHANCES for success and YOUR CHANCES for receiving extra prizes!

    *The Milestones Program applies to all Backers who ordered delivery by post. Digital download and £1 backers can still take part in it provided they cover additional postage cost – £3

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TRESLETTRES is a collaboration of three visual artists: Tom Wieja, Jakub Chwieszczenik and Bart Jekiel. We make our debut in print with a selection of three illustrated stories.
Following classic tales: Bluebeard, Red Shoes and Vasalisa have been re-interpreted for a mature audience and collected in a single graphic novel called STORIES IN RED.

The idea for STORIES IN RED came from the successful "Exquisite Corpse" competition set by Dave McKean (see Luna portal and Luna Facebook page); the creative juices started flowing then and we enjoyed the creative process so much that we have decided to go bigger!

We have re-created three classic tales by the means of free thought association, improvisation and symbolism all wrapped up in a sequential storytelling form.

Using various techniques of illustration, graphic design, photography and photo manipulation we bring our visions to life in this 70+ page book which will be a limited Kickstarter edition of 300 signed and numbered copies.

Our goal at TRESLETTRES is to get enough funds via Kickstarter to give YOU the book which will be a pleasure to hold in YOUR hands, so even the smallest contribution will be welcome with a heartfelt thank you!

Before we can show you ‘the real thing’ we have printed out couple of mockup copies. Take a look at the photos for a little taste of things to come!

Alternative mock-up with four colour cover by Jakub on his desk.  © TRESLETTRES 2013 All Rights Reserved
Alternative mock-up with four colour cover by Jakub on his desk. © TRESLETTRES 2013 All Rights Reserved
Initial mock-up with the black and white cover by Bartosz on his desk.  © TRESLETTRES 2013 All Rights Reserved
Initial mock-up with the black and white cover by Bartosz on his desk. © TRESLETTRES 2013 All Rights Reserved
Initial mock-up with the black and white cover on Tom's desk.  © TRESLETTRES 2013 All Rights Reserved
Initial mock-up with the black and white cover on Tom's desk. © TRESLETTRES 2013 All Rights Reserved
© TRESLETTRES 2013 All Rights Reserved
© TRESLETTRES 2013 All Rights Reserved
Red Shoes by Tom Wieja.  © TRESLETTRES 2013 All Rights Reserved.
Red Shoes by Tom Wieja. © TRESLETTRES 2013 All Rights Reserved.
Vasalisa by Jakub Chwieszczenik.  © TRESLETTRES 2013 All Rights Reserved.
Vasalisa by Jakub Chwieszczenik. © TRESLETTRES 2013 All Rights Reserved.
Bluebeard by Bartosz Jekiel.  © TRESLETTRES 2013 All Rights Reserved.
Bluebeard by Bartosz Jekiel. © TRESLETTRES 2013 All Rights Reserved.
Vasalisa by Jakub Chwieszczenik.  © TRESLETTRES 2013 All Rights Reserved.
Vasalisa by Jakub Chwieszczenik. © TRESLETTRES 2013 All Rights Reserved.
Vasalisa by Jakub Chwieszczenik.  © TRESLETTRES 2013 All Rights Reserved.
Vasalisa by Jakub Chwieszczenik. © TRESLETTRES 2013 All Rights Reserved.
© TRESLETTRES 2013 All Rights Reserved
© TRESLETTRES 2013 All Rights Reserved

TRESLETTRES PRINTS

Our giclee prints are made on Hahnemuehle Photo Rag fine art paper (308gsm) with Epson UltraChrome pigment inks. This provides for durable gallery standards and over 100 yrs colour guarantee. Prints are exact copies of book pages at their original size 30x30 cm (12x12 inch). You may choose your own print(s) from our selection of 8 (see photo). Prints are signed but not limited.

Your choice of Stories In Red prints.  © TRESLETTRES 2013 All Rights Reserved
Your choice of Stories In Red prints. © TRESLETTRES 2013 All Rights Reserved
Our giclee print detail.
Our giclee print detail.
To give you a sense of scale.
To give you a sense of scale.

Risks and challenges

The book is finished, so there is no risk of not finishing the project.
We are trying to gather funds via Kickstarter to give you a very unique and beautiful book; the more we collect the better the book will be!

We will make sure to keep you up to date with each step of the project.

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.61

    A heartfelt THANK YOU from the Treslettres crew! We will thank you personally on all our portals!

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    Pledge £5 or more About $8

    Same as above plus digital download of the book.

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    Pledge £12 or more About $19

    Signed and numbered copy of STORIES IN RED, plus everything mentioned above!

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    Pledge £25 or more About $40

    The book and everything else PLUS 30x30cm giclee print of your choosing (see the contact sheet photo). Our giclee prints are made on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag fine art paper (308gsm) with Epson UltraChrome pigment inks. This provides for durable gallery standards and over 100 yrs colour guarantee. Prints are exact copies of book pages at their original size 30x30 cm (12x12 inch). Prints are signed but not limited.

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    Pledge £25 or more About $40

    NEW!
    Signed and numbered copy of STORIES IN RED with a set of 8 POSTCARDS 4.7x4.7in (12x12cm) plus digital download and acknowledgements.

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    Pledge £50 or more About $81

    NEW!
    Signed and numbered copy of the book and THREE giclee prints of your choice! Plus digital download and thank you's from the crew.

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    Pledge £150 or more About $242

    NEW REWARD! A massive 100x100cm canvas featuring artwork from STORIES IN RED.
    Our gloss canvas is made from an additive-free cotton-poly blend and features a special ink-receptive coating that protects the printed surface. Prints are 100 x 100 cm in size and mounted on the solid wood stretcher frame in its true form – with no need for later adjustments.
    We offer a selection of 3 images - one from each member of Treslettres (see the update). We will contact you about your options.
    The base price covers standard delivery price to EU, US or Canada. For other destinations and / or special handling please contact us.

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    Pledge £200 or more About $323

    We want to give you something truly unique here; you will get our beautiful book with both cover variants (so it's actually TWO books!), original artwork created especially for you by Jakub and Bartosz and 3x giclee prints 30x30cm!
    And of course digital download, all the thank-you's in print and on the web.

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- (20 days)