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First publishing work of the illustrator Lucas Levitan. A compilation of the best of his latest project, Photo Invasion.
First publishing work of the illustrator Lucas Levitan. A compilation of the best of his latest project, Photo Invasion.
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Photo Invasion is Lucas Levitan’s latest project. He hunts out other people's Instagram accounts, then invades their photographs by adding his own illustrative touch, creating a humorous, playful and unexpected partnership with the photographer. By adding his drawings, he de-contextualizes the original and builds a new one-frame story.

The Photo Invasion project has became popular all over the world, with many people asking him to turn it into a book. At first Lucas thought, “Why a book?” Then he realized that a book is simply the best way to see illustration... right? However he's not really a traditional chap, so didn’t want to go through a traditional route to publish it. So crowdfunding it was! And Photo Invasion - The Book was born. Featuring a selection of the 100 best invasions that will pop out of the web and onto paper.

When the illustrator and artist Lucas Levitan looks at a photograph, he is looking for something different to most. On his latest project Photo Invasion, he creates quirky and unexpected images using other people's photographs.

IMPORTANT: Even God talked about it. Believe it.
IMPORTANT: Even God talked about it. Believe it.

Photo Invasion is a celebration of the art of image making. On Instagram, where Levitan started this project, he creates a surprising partnership with other users by 'stealing' their images. He uses the word 'stealing' instead of 'choosing' because it gives a better understanding of the rather renegade process. Levitan doesn't ask for permission, which gives both, photographer and illustrator autonomy and respect for one another's role in the process.

Everything started on Instagram
Everything started on Instagram

Levitan has been invading since early 2014, though as the audience response was bigger than expected, the project now has more than 100K social followers. But beyond the figures, the feedback Lucas receives makes him believe that Photo Invasion can reach other platforms too. The Photo Invasion App was launched mid-September 2015, and now...The Book.

Here are people’s comments:

 Are you not convinced yet? 

Here are a few more Photo Invasions for you to enjoy as a taste of what you might see in the book. NOTE: the images used in the description are not confirmed just yet. They're just examples of what might feature in the book.

Original photo by @lizzienobrega
Original photo by @lizzienobrega
Original photo by @jfobranco
Original photo by @jfobranco
Original photo by @harvarddangerfield
Original photo by @harvarddangerfield
Original photo by @chrislee8
Original photo by @chrislee8
photo by Claudio Pribyl
photo by Claudio Pribyl

 As a Brazilian multimedia artist based in London, Levitan sees the world with a little twist on reality, and hopes to engage the audience in a unexpected and whimsical way. He is an illustrator who wants to make his living doing what he likes most: drawing.

People have listened to Levitan´s story many times, but here it is once more: In 2013, whilst standing on Redchurch Street in East London, a large brick fell from the 4th floor scaffolding of a building site above, and missed Levitan's head by just millimeters. That near-miss made Levitan realise that he should be doing more of what he loved. So a few weeks later Photo Invasion was born!
 

 This is a work in progress for the book cover!

Specifications
 - Pages: 120 
 - Size: 15cm(w) x 15cm(h)
 - Paper: 150gsm uncoated (pages) / 350gsm soft-touch laminate uncoated (covers)
 - It may change for better if we smash the goals!

 
Interested in how it will look in your shelf? Here it is.
Interested in how it will look in your shelf? Here it is.

A few more invasions to (shamelessly) try to convince you to back this (amazing) project:

Original photo by @isadorasab
Original photo by @isadorasab
Original photo by @leandor
Original photo by @leandor
Original photo by @_biel_gomes_
Original photo by @_biel_gomes_

Everyone who helped this project will have their names printed in the book. Ideally we would cast all your names in bronze, but it would blow the entire budget, so we'll use ink instead.

 

The rewards are fun to get. It’s fun to make them as well. Depending of what you have chosen, besides the book itself, you may have an exclusive fabric bag, stickers or even a cushion featuring Levitan naked! 

But the rewards aren’t the reason why this project is being done. The real reason is that he is slightly worried that a magnetic bomb can explode and erase every Photo Invasion ever! Which means that having a few of them saved on the book shelves of the world would make Levitan sleep better.

 Photo Invasion needs £5.500, and not because Levitan wants to be rich and escape to a paradise island... (Though hmm, that could be a good idea, but he would need a few more thousand to do it, so maybe next year)... This amount is simply what's necessary to print this book properly on good paper, and to package it correctly, then send it safely to all the backers via post (which is really expensive). Oh, and finally he will hire an experienced producer who will organize everything, as it would be really dangerous to leave all that complicated stuff to just one person. (Particularly one with a messy mind like Levitan's).

Levitan's quite optimistic. Of course we’re not sure yet how this campaign will go, but it’s always good to dream… Imagine if Photo Invasion - The Book manages to get, let’s say:

£20K - The book will have hard cover

£45K - The book will have hard cover + 12 more pages

More than 45k? It would be mind blowing! And we will sit down calmly with Levitan’s blown-up mind (and huge hangover after a enormous celebration) and decide what to do.

VERSÃO EM PORTUGUÊS

Photo Invasion - O livro | Primeira obra de publicação do ilustrador Lucas Levitan. Uma compilação dos melhores de seu mais recente projeto.

INTRODUÇÃO

Photo Invasion é o mais recente projeto de Lucas Levitan. Nele, faz buscas nas contas do Instagram de outras pessoas e invade suas postagens adicionando seu desenho. O projeto é uma parceria com os outros de forma bem-humorada, criativa e inesperada. Ao adicionar seus desenhos, ele descontextualiza as imagens originais, criando uma nova história, de apenas um quadrinho.

O projeto Photo Invasion tornou-se popular em todo o mundo, com muitas pessoas pedindo para que Levitan o transformasse em um livro. Ele pensou: "Mas por que um livro?" Então percebeu que um livro é a melhor maneira de ver ilustração ... certo? No entanto, ele decidiu seguir um caminho não tradicional de publicação. Por isso um financiamento coletivo. E aí que nasce Photo Invasion - O Livro, com uma seleção das 100 melhores invasões que vão sair da web para o papel.

O QUE É PHOTO INVASION?

Quando o ilustrador e artista Lucas Levitan olha para uma fotografia, ele está procurando algo diferente. Em seu mais recente projeto Photo Invasion, ele cria imagens peculiares e inesperadas usando fotografias de outras pessoas.

Photo Invasion é uma celebração da arte de fazer imagens. No Instagram, onde Levitan começou este projeto, cria uma parceria que surpreende outros usuários por 'roubar' as suas fotografias. Levitan não pede a permissão dos usuários, o que dá a ambos, fotógrafo e ilustrador, autonomia e respeito um pelo outro no processo. Até o momento não houve reclamaçōes.

Levitan faz estas invasões desde o início de 2014 e a resposta do público foi melhor do que o esperado: o projeto tem mais de 100 mil seguidores nas redes sociais. Mas, muito além dos números, o retorno que tem recebido sobre o projeto faz ele acreditar que Photo Invasion pode chegar a outras plataformas. O Photo Invasion App foi lançado em meados de setembro de 2015, e agora ... o livro!

QUEM É ESSE TAL DE LUCAS LEVITAN?

Artista brasileiro que vive em Londres, Levitan vê o mundo com torções sobre a realidade, e espera envolver o público de uma forma inesperada e lúdica. 

Muitos já escutaram a história do tal tijolo, mas aqui vai mais uma vez: em 2013, enquanto caminhava na Redchurch Street, em Londres, um grande tijolo caiu do quarto andar de um andaime de um edifício e não acertou a cabeça de Levitan por apenas milímetros. Isso fez Levitan perceber que ele deveria fazer mais o que amava, desenhar. Então, algumas semanas mais tarde Photo Invasion nasceu!

O LIVRO

Especificações:

- Páginas: 120

- Tamanho: 15cm x 15cm

- Papel: 150 g (miolo) / 350g soft-touch (capa)

- Tudo pode mudar para melhor se ultrapassarmos os objetivos além do esperado!

O SEU NOME NO LIVRO

Todo mundo que ajudou no projeto terá seu nome impresso no livro! O ideal seria poder fazer plaquinhas em bronze em homenagem a todo mundo, mas isso iria explodir o orçamento, por isso optamos por usar tinta.

RECOMPENSAS

As recompensas foram pensadas para serem divertidas de se obter. Dependendo do que você escolheu, além do próprio livro, você pode ter uma sacola de tecido exclusivo, adesivos, capa de celular e passeio criativo!

Mas as recompensas não são a razão pela qual este projeto está sendo feito. A verdadeira razão é que Levitan se preocupa com a possibilidade de que uma bomba magnética venha explodir e apagar todas as Photo Invasion! O que significa que ter algumas delas salvas nas prateleiras de livros mundo afora faria ele dormir melhor.

POR QUE £ 5.500

Photo Invasion precisa de £5500 não porque Levitan quer ser rico e fugir para uma ilha paradisíaca ... ((hummm, bem que poderia... ) ser uma boa idéia, mas ele precisaria de mais algumas milhares de libras mais, então talvez no próximo ano. Este valor é o necessário para imprimir este livro corretamente em bom papel, empacotá-lo direitinho e, em seguida, enviá-lo com segurança para todos os apoiadores via correio (o que é realmente caro). Oh, e, finalmente, ele vai contratar uma produtora experiente, que irá organizar tudo, pois seria muito perigoso deixar todas esta complicação nas mãos de uma pessoa só! (Particularmente nas de quem tem uma mente bagunçada como a de Levitan).

E SE O PROJETO CONSEGUIR MAIS!

Levitan é bastante otimista. É claro que ainda não temos certeza de como será esta campanha, mas é sempre bom sonhar … Imagine se Photo Invasion - O Livro consegue chegar, vamos dizer:

20 mil libras- O livro terá capa dura

45 mil libras - O livro terá capa dura + 12 mais páginas

Mais de 45 mil libras? Seria incrível! E nós vamos sentar calmamente com Levitan (provavelmente curando uma enorme ressaca depois de uma enorme celebração) e decidir o que fazer

Risks and challenges

There is always some risk. We are minimizing them risk by getting a great print company and a brilliant producer to help out.

However, problems might happen. For instance, Santa Claus might be overwhelmed in December or perhaps Mr Postman decides to extend his holidays without letting us know. We ask for patience and assure that every backer will have this book and rewards in hands!

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Sempre existem riscos. Mas estamos reduzindo eles ao ter como parceiros um gráfica maravilhosa e uma produtora brilhante.

Mesmo assim, problemas podem acontecer. Por exemplo, Papai Noel pode se declarar demasiadamente ocupado em dezembro ou o carteiro resolver antecipar suas férias! Assim pedimos paciência e garantimos que todos os apoiadores terão seus livros em mãos!

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    PHOTO INVASION WALK (PHOTOGRAPHERS GALLERY ) + BOOK + BAG

    Three backers will spend a creative afternoon with Lucas Levitan at The Photographers Gallery in London/UK! Lucas'll talk about the process of Photo Invasion and the group will discuss and think about new invasions together while visiting the gallery.

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    PHOTO INVASION WALK (NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY) + BOOK + BAG

    The three backers will spend a creative afternoon with Lucas Levitan at National Portrait Gallery in London/UK! Lucas'll talk about the process of Photo Invasion and the group will discuss and think about new invasions together while visiting the gallery.

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    BRANDS ONLY: WORKSHOP + 3 SIGNED BOOKS + BAGS

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    BRANDS ONLY: 150 BOOKS WITH SPECIAL DUST COVER + HUGE THANK-YOU

    150 books with personalized dust cover (dust jacket) with your logo and special text (ideal for company Xmas present) + a nice "thank you" on my Instagram account

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