About this project
Future Fossil Flora is publication dedicated to exploring the world of one flower per issue. We delve into the mutually curious relationship between humanity and flora, aiming to document how we see flowers in modern times. Inspired by traditional botanical illustrations and books, we are focused on translating this concept to contemporary ways of studying and representing flowers.
We have brought together voices from around the world, over 30 contributors from 13 countries. Our aim is to find connection through different cultural backgrounds with the flower as a common denominator. With one species of flower able to span countries, even continents, and have a different influence and meaning between geographical locations, Future Fossil Flora will examine how that flower created an impact historically, and how this shows up today. Through the eyes of artists and words of writers, we will experience how has a flower inspired these creators and makers. Future Fossil Flora is proud to feature work by emerging and established voices of all different creative mediums.
This is not a gardening publication. We read many wonderful gardening magazines and learn a lot from them, however we are excited to explore something different. Future Fossil Flora will contain stories of the creative culture of flowers, at once printing classical depictions of our feature flower alongside abstract impressions. This will show up in the artwork, featuring photography, illustrations, and digital collages. Writings will include poetry, essays, short fiction, abstract and creative pieces.
This will be a biannual printed publication. The first issue, Volume 1, will feature the Poppy, due out late Spring of 2017. The second issue, Volume 2, will feature the Orchid, out in Autumn of 2017. This magazine will be printed as a bespoke creation from one of the finest printers in London. Future Fossil Flora will feel like a book, feature two different paper stocks and a marble paper inside cover, as a nod to books published hundreds of years ago that set the standard of floral studies.
Future Fossil Flora is the modern botanical study. Support today to be a part of it, and own a piece of the future history of flowers. We are eternally and sincerely grateful for all of your support to bring this project to life and share it with you and the world.
Credits for the video: Many thanks to Sheen Daniel, Jacqueline McGuire and Cathal Malone. Music mixed and produced by DJ Malone. Modern artworks, property of Future Fossil Flora and their creators, in order of appearance... Johanna Stickland, Sarah Alford, Nina Flagstad Kvorning, Kaley Ross, Yasemin Topcam, Sally Gall, Kaley Ross.
Risks and challenges
The main risk and challenge we face for creating the magazine will be designing all the art and written pieces. This will be Kaley's first time designing a publication, and she will be advised by colleagues and professionals with more experience and expertise to guide her on the technical points of the process.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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