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Last updated June 3, 2014

The Art of Weightlifting

Olympic-style weightlifting described by renowned Strength and Conditioning Coach Diane Fu, expressed in colorful illustrations.

The Art of Weightlifting

Olympic-style weightlifting described by renowned Strength and Conditioning Coach Diane Fu, expressed in colorful illustrations.

$9,473
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
170
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, May 30 2014 11:19 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated June 3, 2014

About

Art by 'Mia Desu.'
Art by 'Mia Desu.'

The Art of Weightlifting is an illustrated book discussing and celebrating the beauty and complexity of Olympic-style Weightlifting as explained and performed by renowned expert Diane Fu (http://www.fubarbell.com) and Produced and Art Directed by Animation Producer / Photographer / Comic book writer Eric Calderon.

Eric trying to be as tough as Diane.
Eric trying to be as tough as Diane.

Depicted with colorful original illustrations, the Art of Weightlifting will detail theories behind the seemingly simple, but deeply mysterious two moves that lifters around the world and in every culture have been perfecting since the late 19th century - the 'clean and jerk' and the 'snatch.'

Diane performing the 'snatch' lift.
Diane performing the 'snatch' lift.

Equally at home on a coffee table or in a gym bag, the Art of Weightlifting seeks to be an object of discussion for those very familiar with the sport and to those who have never lifted weights in their life.

The production of the Art of Weightlifting will be a unique combination of photography, graphics, illustrations, and color that will be a visual collaboration of Diane Fu, Eric Calderon, and many talented artists and illustrators.

Art by Strength/Olympic lifting coach Joshua Peters
Art by Strength/Olympic lifting coach Joshua Peters

Help us reach our stretch goal so we can also produce a unique'rotoscoped' animation so you can see all the beauty of our book in actual motion as well!

Finally, see yourself illustrated as well!  We're offering a limited exclusive chance for 50 lifters to have their likeness drawn in one of the style of our book!

Thanks for your support! We hope you're as excited about this idea as we are!

~ Diane and Eric

Risks and challenges

Creating a book of this specific style has its challenges! With the demand for Diane's time increasing every season, and with our various illustrators busy working on multiple jobs, there could be potential occasional delays in the proposed production cycle.

But luckily, producer Eric Calderon has worked on large and small scale entertainment productions and is used to project management on a complex and time-sensitive level.

Regardless, we will keep our backers up-to-date with the project's progression and offer production stills and work-in-progress art peaks as they come!

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