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By Leonardo Scala
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About this project

Dear web-surfers and Kickstarter friends,

I'm here to share one of my greatest passions: ships!

I´m more interested in old ships like vessels, those which made history or sailed to the adventure towards destinations unknown, without the security of modern technologies.

The project I wish to realize is about an ebook/artbook with detailed illustrations of ships from every where and every time.

More precisely, I would like to concentrate my efforts on those ships which had a remarkable importance in the history of navigation.

And...Here I am, excited by the idea of making this opera and aware of the fact I need to find some founds first.

All your help will be more than welcome and I hope you will appreciate the rewards.

About the ebook

The book will be divided in two parts:

- A reading part that will include informations and technical data;

-An art book with images and fine illustrations made by some talented artists which will depict the most significative historical moments regard a particular ship.

Eg.:

- The adventure of Sir Francis Drake`s Golden Hind around the globe.

- Colombo’s Santa María and the discovery of a new world.

There are lots of people with the same passion, so will be beautiful realize it in a way that each image can be easely print and hanged in a house or office.

If the project goes well, I can think to publish it in a large format and high definition. I´m sure many people will prefer a paper version of the artbook.

I´m not so interested in incredibly artistic pictures, the style of the pictures will be simple and interesting. 

About the artists

It`s good to confess that even if drawing is a hobby I wish to cultivate, I`ll not make the images for this book (but I really wish to create a little work to publish)...

The project will be commissioned to some talented artists that will make this book a real jewel.

The main star will be Diana B. wich is an Ukrainian-Italian trained Graphic Designer and Book Artist with over 10 years experience between Russia and Europe in the publishing industry.

She made lots of illustrations, drawing, layout, design of a cover, cover binding, the publication of limited edition and is the perfect choice for this work.

Here are some of her creations:

Ship 1
Ship 1
Ship 2
Ship 2
Ship 3
Ship 3
Ship 4
Ship 4
Fantasy ship
Fantasy ship

About costs

The total amount include:

- Artists fees;

- Advertising campaign;

- Editor`s fees.

I`ve calculate quite precisely that this sum will be necessary to accomplish this dream: 15000£

To conclude, I may say that all suggestions and "wishes" from whoever wants to contribute for this project will be happily accepted and take in high consideration.

Risks and challenges

Artistically speaking there will be always someone who have to sentence judgments against the style presented, but we know that for 99% of true passionate people the story will be much different.
Selling problems? No problem. As long as few good connoisseur will appreciate it, I can just say the money will be well spent in any case.

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    Pledge £2 or more About $3.07

    A "many thanks" postcard-email with an amazing design:
    I´ll send you one of the 20 different illustrations of ships or famous paintings specially created for you only.
    Collect all of them!

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    A little but beautiful illustration made by one of our artists...Signed of course!
    You can choose: by email or royal mail? Hard but important decision!

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    Pledge £50 or more About $77

    Your help has been really precious and I want to reward you properly; One of our artists will draw a little illustration for you! Just give him/her the subject and in just little time will send you your gift! How cute is that?
    You can choose: by email or royal mail? Hard but important decision!

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    Pledge £100 or more About $153

    Wow. Thank you for your generous support!
    Now I want to give you a great gift: A signed copy of the ebook (before the official presentation) plus one of our artist's little illustration with the possibility of choosing the subject!
    As bonus gift I'll send you by email a postcard written by me where I'll express all my infinite gratitude! You are a very important person!

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    Pledge £300 or more About $460

    This is an important help indeed! As the maximum donation you can possibly offer, the reward have to be special;
    An authentic and incredible illustration by one of our artist! A4 format, beautiful style and signed!
    Will be yours and only yours!
    I'll send you one of the previous rewards choose by you, or all of them!
    There are no words to express my gratitude!

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