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An illustrated science book featuring 31 ink drawings of scientists and their stories.
An illustrated science book featuring 31 ink drawings of scientists and their stories.
76 backers pledged $3,433 to help bring this project to life.

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Two scientists with creative tendencies, Valentina and Valerie (“The Vals” in short), decided to work together on a art-meets-science book, combining Valentina’s drawing skills with Valerie’s love for stories.

It all started when Valentina chose “inspiring scientists” as a topic for last year’s inktober challenge. For inktober, artists all around the world draw something every day in October using ink. And so, Inking Science was born.

 Inking science is a collection of 31 inked drawings of famous scientists, from Marie Curie to Richard Feynman, from Hedy Lamarr to Stephen Hawking. All of these scientists had a fascinating life, so each drawing is accopomagnied with an interesting story or anecdote.

We want to share our love for science with all of you. With your help, Inking Science can become available to everybody. Scientists and nonscientists, nerds and the curious, anyone and everybody of all ages can be inspired by these drawings of amazing scientists and their compelling stories.



Featured Scientists:

Marie Curie, Neil Armstrong, Samantha Cristoforetti, Erwin Schroedinger, Rita Levi Montalcini, Arthur Ashkin, Ettore Majorana, Hedy Lamarr, Andre Geim, Carlo Rovelli, Charles Darwin, Carl Sagan, Tim Berners Lee, Richard Feynman, Enrico Fermi, Vera Rubin, Albert Einstein, Donald Glaser, Stephen Hawking, Peter Higgs, Maryam Mirzakhani, Fabiola Gianotti, Mary Anning, Jennifer Doudna, Fibonacci, D'Arcy Thompson, Nikola Tesla, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Rosalind Franklin, Donna  Strickland, Maria Goeppert Mayer.

Some of the featured artworks:


Add-ons:

Do you want more books? For every 25$ added to your pledge, we will send you an extra book without additional shipping costs! 

We will send you an email to confirm your pledge. 


This project is custom-friendly!

Rewards bound for the EU, US and Canada will ship from within those regions. No extra custom charges! 

The creators behind Inking Science 

Vale, the "artist"

Valentina is a scientist and an artist.
                 She graduated in physics from the University of Catania and she is currently studying for a PhD in biophysics from the University of Dundee. She lived in 4 different countries and travelled to more than 20. She loves books, all things geeky and her cat Po. 

Val, the "writer"

 Valerie is a science communicator.
                 She recently got her PhD in Life Science from the University of Dundee. And while she likes science and engineering, what she likes even more is talking about them. She is tall, nerdy and clumsy (not necessarily in that order); she loves LEGO, travelling and her blue ukulele Bruno

Risks and challenges

The book is almost ready. The illustrations have been completed and the first draft of the text is ready to be submitted for professional editing.
We have already received estimations for the book production and shipment.

A few risks, however, might still be on the way:
- We did not print the book yet. We have chosen a reliable printing company, but we might experience a delay if the quality of the proof-print is not up to standard.
- If the Kickstarter exceeds our expectations, we might need to rent some storage space. Because we have not yet planned for storage space at this time, this might cause delay.

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    The Curious - Thank you postcard

    Being curious is the first step to become a real scientist!

    To thank you for supporting our project, we will send you an original postcard!

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    The Investigator (Digital Copy)

    Time to start asking questions and investigating about life and the universe: here we go, dear friend, to help you get some answers, this pledge will give you a PDF downloadable copy of "Inking Science".

    And to prove that we are forever thankful, your name will be listed in a page of fame in the book together with all the other amazing people helping to fund this project. You also get the previous reward.

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    The 4am lab crusher (Early Bird Book)

    Every scientist should experience the soothing calm of an early morning in the lab... or you could just get the early-birds copies of Inking Science. Best results are guaranteed.

    With this pledge, you will get a copy of the book at a 20% discount + all previous rewards.

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    The Experimenter (Book)

    Need some inspirations for your next experiments? Want a lift-me-up in the long days at the office?

    With this pledge, you will get a copy of "Inking Science" to keep on your desk for your daily inspirations + all of the previous rewards and our eternal gratitude!

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    The Professor (Book+Print)

    You have got all your experiments in order and started getting a lot of success. Now it is time to disseminate science.. what about showing off a signed limited edition print with your favourite scientist?

    With this pledge, you will receive a copy of Inking Science, a signed limited edition print with a scientist of your choice (choose the scientist during the survey) + all previous rewards.

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    • Inking Science Book
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    The Grants Master (2x Books)

    To be a good researcher, you need to be good at securing and managing grants funding. This is your chance to show off your skills at obtaining great deals

    With this pledge, you will get 2 books at a discounted rate, the digital copy, thank-you postcards and your name on the page of fame!

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    The Nobel Laureate (Book+Original Art)

    Congrats! When you aim high, you can achieve the best results. Like the best Inking Science Bundle.

    With this pledge, you will get a copy of Inking Science, one of the 31 Original Illustrations of Scientists featured in the project + all previous rewards.

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    • Inking Science Digital copy
    • "Thank you!" Postcard
    • Original Art
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    The Lab Manager (4x Books)

    Managing a lab is not an easy task! You need to keep track of every equipment and be sure to stock on all consumable.
    Don't forget to stock up also in books that can inspire the people around you!

    With this pledge, you will get 4 copies of the book for a discounted price, thank-you postcards, digital copy, your name in the Page of fame and a limited edition print.

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    • Inking Science Book
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