About this project
If you love photography and black & white imagery, MONO is a must.
The first Volume of the trilogy sold out pretty quickly and now it's available only at pretty high prices. So if you don't want to miss out on the upcoming MONO Volume Two, this crowdfunding campaign is for you... and by buying directly from the publisher, you will enjoy great saving of up to 50%! Reserve your copy here and be part of this great initiative.
Remember, we are doing this great initiative standing on our own two feet, with no sponsors, no taxpayers' money, no big guys behind us. Just Gomma and you, its fan base.
Who we are? We are Gomma. Established in 2004. We publish high quality photo books, we organize photography workshops (Radicalmatter.com), we publish a renowned magazine (Gomma Magazine), we run a grant for photographers (GPG, Gomma Photography Grant), we run photo contests and we have created MONO.
MONO is the sought-after hardback trilogy dedicated to black and white photography.
Through this Kickstarter campaign you will be able to reserve a copy of the new, upcoming MONO Volume Two at a reduced price and with prestigious gifts.
MONO V2 will showcase approx 250 pages of outstanding imagery, encased in an elegant and lushly black cloth hardcover. The photographers selected for the new volume so far are the following: Matt Black, Martin Bogren, Dirk Braeckman, Giacomo Brunelli, Jean-Marc Caimi and Valentina Piccinni, Lorenzo Castore, Robert Hutinski, Nicolas Janowski, Gert Jochems, Jens Juul, Jon Lowenstein, Alexia Monduit, Paulo Nozolino, Igor Posner, Hideka Tonomura, Scott Typaldos, Ester Vonplon, Tereza Zelenkova, and Miron Zownir. Words by cult figure Christian Caujolle and Ilgin Deniz Akseloglu.
Download the MONO Volume Two press release here:
The first of the trilogy, MONO Volume One, was published in 2012, showcasing an exciting collection of contemporary black and white photographers. It featured renowned artists, such as Antoine D'Agata, Trent Parke, Anders Petersen, Roger Ballen, Michael Ackerman and Jacob Aue Sobol, alongside a vibrant selection of internationally recognized photographers and promising talents.
The works of each artist blend together elegantly and beautifully to create an enthralling visual journey. An unforgettable display of some of the most striking monochrome imagery. MONO is a celebration of that beautiful and timeless art medium that is black & white photography.
"The overall feel of MONO is that of a beautiful river flowing with outstanding imagery". Luca Desienna
"Blurred, Grainy and Brilliant" Colin Pantall
A poetic and visually enchanting journey where the works are arranged cohesively and harmonically. In Volume One ach artist was introduced by some of the most influential personalities in the photography world. Diane Smyth deputy editor of The British Journal of Photography, Peggy Sue Amison artistic director at East Wing, Michael Itkoff founder of Daylight Magazine, Marco Pinna photo editor at National Geographic Italia, Joerg Colberg, Heidi Romano and Rafel Garido to name just a few. While the preface is written by Christian Caujolle.
Every single detail is dealt with the utmost care and the final
result is a book that is elegant, timeless and meaningful. The MONO trilogy is a
collectible item produced with the highest quality standards and
delivered at a reasonable and affordable cover price.
Among some of the photographers selected for Volume One there were: Anders Petersen, Antoine D'Agata, Daisuke Yokota, Devin Yalkin, Gabrielle Duplantier, Giancarlo Ceraudo, Keizo Kitajima, Kim Thue, Marco Vernaschi, Margaret M. de Lange, Michael Ackerman, Olivier Pin Fat, Roger Ballen, Stephane C and Australian cult Trent Parke.
MONO Volume Two will be produced with the highest production quality. Printed, sewn and bound in Italy.
Here some brief specs:
approx 250 PAGES - HARDBACKCLOTH COVER
with SILVER HOTSTAMPED TITLES
Premium Art Paper 170gsm - Fedrigoni Garda
Edition of 1000.
Retail price: £ 49 (£ 59 with the MONO cloth case)
Gold Limited Edition, retail price: £ 250
Please see below the production timeline:
Please note that MONO Volume Two will be shipped by Amazon, so you can stay assured with Amazon excellent customer service and their post-sale assistance.
Please also note that in the event the shipping charges will be lower than expected each backer is guaranteed to receive that surplus back, in cash.
Risks and challenges
There are no risks involved in publishing the book. Having already published Mono Volume One we have gained a wealth of experience and invaluable know-how.
We decided to generate this call so that we can make MONO Volume Two even more prestigious and distinguished.
MONO Volume One was sold out within 18 months from its launch and it's now sold at increased prices. We firmly believe that Volume Two will be even more sought after.
We will print MONO Volume Two in Europe, so the risks that might arise when printing overseas will be eliminated.
Please note, the production of MONO Volume Two will cost more than the desired Kickstarter goal, we will add our own funding in order to complete the budget for the production.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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