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An anthology for Edgar Allan Poe lovers, fully illustrated by David G. Forés.
Two years of ravings in a deluxe & limited Ed. Art Book.
An anthology for Edgar Allan Poe lovers, fully illustrated by David G. Forés.
Two years of ravings in a deluxe & limited Ed. Art Book.
An anthology for Edgar Allan Poe lovers, fully illustrated by David G. Forés. Two years of ravings in a deluxe & limited Ed. Art Book.
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BONUS: The PDF will be included in all the physical rewards that include the book, so you can enjoy it on the road!

BONUS: Update #3: Badges Extra package of badges shipped with all the pledges from $65. 

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RAVINGS OF LOVE & DEATH: MORE THAN JUST AN ART BOOK

`The publication of this art book is my dream and little tribute to Poe, to who I dedicated lots of hours, ink and ravings.` David G.Forés (illustrator) 

Ravings of love & death is the poetic title of an anthology dedicated to Edgar Allan Poe lovers, gathering the most significant love and death stories of the writer. Meticulously illustrated by David G. Forés over the last two years, and designed by Carlos Ruiz, this is a publication where text, images and an original soundtrack immerse you into its story.

Features of Ravings of love & death:

  • First-ever publication of this artwork, numbered and limited edition. THIS EDITION WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLY THROUGH KICKSTARTER. NO TRADE EDITION WILL BE PUBLISHED.
  • Hardcover edition with quality, unique detailing (more information to follow below).
  • Available in two languages: English and Spanish, for you to choose.
  • Illustrated by David G. Forés.
  • Original Soundtrack composed by Teo Grimalt. 

Check the website in English or Spanish

THE BOOK:

Ravings of love & death will only be available through Kickstarter, the author, or the publisher. This art book, with more than 120 illustrations across 184 pages, will measure 8.5x11.4 inches, and includes:

  • Two illustrated poems: The Raven and Annabel Lee;
  • Six stories: The Black Cat, The Oval Portrait, The Tell-tale Heart, Hop-Frog, The Masque of the Red Death and 
  • An unrevealed story, The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar, exclusively illustrated for Kickstarter supporters.
  • Edgar Allan Poe's illustrated biography with notes and trivia of the stories.
Layout of the unrevealed story "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar"
Layout of the unrevealed story "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar"

Reaching our funding goal means we can print 1,000 high-quality copies of the art book on heavyweight paper and include unique finishing details (such as UV spot varnish or die-cutting), dependent on the amount of funding reached. (More information of how the funding will be spent at the bottom of the page).

'This is the Poe art book I’ve always wanted to have, and now I want to share it with you' - David G.Forés (illustrator)

We give you the option to choose between three different editions; the level of finish depending on the amount you wish to pledge:

  • INSANE EDITION: 184-page hardcover art book, plus the giclée print "Master of macabre".
  • PERVERSENESS DELUXE EDITION: Deluxe hardcover book presented in a slipcase, plus a limited edition giclée print "Annabel Lee" – Numbered, series of 300.
Picture of the "Insane Edition" & "Perverseness - Deluxe edition with slipcase"
Picture of the "Insane Edition" & "Perverseness - Deluxe edition with slipcase"
  • GROTESQUE EXCLUSIVE EDITION: Handmade limited edition of 7, each one unique! Deluxe hardcover book with macabre detailing (e.g. fake blood, foil blocking), presented in a handmade slipcase. We will be revealing some examples of how this will look over the course of the campaign. *The Grotesque Exclusive Edition was limited to 7 units, but it has been increased to 20 due to the high demand from you. Pilar, the artisan has accepted to increase the units but commits to maintain the same quality.

Slipcase
Slipcase
Details of the book and the inside of the slipcase
Details of the book and the inside of the slipcase

ARTWORK: An amazing blending of illustration, design & music.

David G. Forés, the illustrator 

David originally started illustrating some of Edgar Allan Poe stories of the Ravings of love & death for an app, iPoe Collection. He then got hooked to the "sane insanity". 

'The publication of this art book is a dream for me. Maybe rather than a dream, a delirious nightmare which I have been working on for two years' says David G. Forés.

Follow David's Challenge on Instagram: ABC of Edgar Allan Poe

The team believe that classical literature is like energy, never destroyed, but only transformed. Ravings of love & death is our attempt to revive one of these wonderful classics with illustrations and design that don't only complement the narrative, but enhance the reading experience to become more immersive.

'David's illustrations are able to capture the reader’s gaze at the peak of the story, through a skilled use of psychological perspectives' - Efrén García – Play Attitude (Editor)

Some illustrations by David G. Forés.
Some illustrations by David G. Forés.

You can learn more about David G. Forés and his illustrations.

Graphic design

The anthology we are hoping to publish is a unique work of art that uses multi-sensorial storytelling: words, illustration, graphic design and layout, execution and soundtrack all blend seamlessly into an immersive experience. For this edition, we collaborate with Carlos Ruiz, whose typographical skills create further harmony between the text and illustration.

Update#8: Titles & stories

A sample spread of the story ‘Hop-Frog’, where the text, graphic design and illustration are intricately linked to one another.
A sample spread of the story ‘Hop-Frog’, where the text, graphic design and illustration are intricately linked to one another.

To learn more about Carlos Ruiz.

Original soundtrack

Moreover it includes the original soundtrack created by Teo Grimalt, who composed deep songs that perfectly go with the reading and brings to life Poe's atmosphere even further.

Update#6: My beautiful Annabel Lee - OST details

To learn more about Teo Grimalt.

A multi-sensorial reading experience: illustration + design + music

'David, Carlos and Teo have combined their talents in this multi-sensorial reading experience - a true stroke of a genius. This illustrated wonder, combined with its soundtrack, envelops you in its mysterious aura... Well done guys!' - Efrén García – Play Attitude (Editor)

Picture selection of what lurks inside the book:

Layout of "The Black Cat" story.
Layout of "The Black Cat" story.
Layout of "Hop-Frog" story.
Layout of "Hop-Frog" story.
Layout of "The Oval Portrait" story.
Layout of "The Oval Portrait" story.
Layout of "The Raven" poem.
Layout of "The Raven" poem.
Layout of "The Tell-Tale Heart" story.
Layout of "The Tell-Tale Heart" story.
Layout of "The Tell-Tale Heart" story.
Layout of "The Tell-Tale Heart" story.

REWARDS: 

All the physical rewards include a giclée print. Certain pledge rewards include goodies exclusive to Kickstarter such as the David Sketchbook, the macabre vinyl with the original soundtrack, an original colored illustration or even the chance of being portrayed in the very same book. For the pledger that wants a truly one-of-a-kind experience, we also offer a supernatural experience with the aim of meeting Edgar Allan Poe's spirit

All the rewards include worldwide shipping! (A visual overview of all the reward option below).

Examples of the "original sketch drawing" in the front of the book and the "original color drawing".
Examples of the "original sketch drawing" in the front of the book and the "original color drawing".

 Description of the various reward elements: 

Collector's Kit:

David sketchbook: 5.83x8.27 inch 48-page sketchbook with preliminaries, trivia and notes for you to discover the creative process of the illustrator. 

Update #5: Inside the collector's kit: Sketchbook details 

Vinyl with the original soundtrack: 12" vinyl with the fourteen songs inspired by Poe's work, composed by Teo Grimalt. This reward also includes a download of the songs in mp3 format. We know you love vinyl, and the original soundtrack is worth listening!

Picture of the "vinyl with original soundtrack" and "David sketchbook"
Picture of the "vinyl with original soundtrack" and "David sketchbook"

Giclée print: 8.27x11.69 inch inkjet print on heavyweight paper (203 lbs approx.). All the physical rewards include the “Master of Macabre” print. The "Annabel Lee" limited edition print (series of 300) is included in the "Perverseness edition" reward.

Picture of the giclée prints "The Master or Macabre" & "Annabel Lee"
Picture of the giclée prints "The Master or Macabre" & "Annabel Lee"

There are lots of references and anecdotes behind the illustrations in the book, some of which we will share during the Kickstarter campaign. That way, you can get to know us a bit more and share in our vision, and see with you own eyes why we believe in this dream! Stay tuned... 

ABOUT PLAY ATTITUDE

Play Attitude is an unusual publisher, established to realize the dreams and artistic visions of a group of people that could never get them published through large commercial publishers. At Play we work based on our personal desires, not market trends or commercial possibilities. All our projects have this touch of "artist's love" that make them truly special. Check out our beloved works: Forgotten Colors, "El Recetario Mágico" and The Guardian of Imagination

David is one of the founders of the Play Attitude team. The publication of Ravings of love & death is David's biggest dream, which he's had for a long time... Whilst working with him on this project over the last two years, it has also become ours!

Who we are? In order of appearance:

Teo Grimalt: Composer 
Efrén Garcia: Editor
Carlos Ruiz: Designer
Naiara Chaler: Communication
David G. Forés: Illustrator
Play: Black Cat, the good-luck cat
Desiree Arancibia: Designer
Laura García from SYBIC (not in the photo): Project planning, design and administrative tasks.

WHY KICKSTARTER?

We all know what this book means to David, so we decided that Ravings of love & death didn’t deserve to be kept in a box with a lid on, only because we don’t have the money to publish it. That’s why we decided to start a Kickstarter campaign: we truly believe that such a beautiful book must be shared with everyone who enjoys Poe's stories, David's illustrations, or simply anyone who enjoys literary classics. 

We know this art book will be one of these objects that you enjoy and save knowing that you’ve got something really special.

We want to do an amazing art book, and are aware we are aiming for the sky! We want to include all those features that we've explained that will make it a unique edition. The following graph shows how the funding will be spent:

LAST MESSAGE FROM THE PLAY ATTITUDE TEAM

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Risks and challenges

Once we finish this Kickstarter campaign, our biggest challenge will be to deliver the rewards. We are currently negotiating with an international courier who has already promised they will be able to deliver the rewards to you safely and promptly. Once we know how many supporters we have and how many deliveries will need to be made, we will announce the details of this partner.

Based on our crowd funding experience for the book collection ‘Los colores olvidados’ (Forgotten Colors), we are aware we risk a delay in collecting the names for the special thank-you page in the back of the book. The promptness of finalizing this page all depends on your fellow supporters. To mitigate this risk and ensure prompt responses, we will send a simple questionnaire to every supporter immediately following a successful funding.

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    THE MOST GROTESQUE GICLÉE PRINT EVER: 8,3x11,7 inches Giclée print of "Master of Macabre" (not included in the book) illustrated by David. - Worldwide shipping included!

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    INSANE EDITION + COLLECTOR'S KIT:
    All goodies included with the "Insane Edition" + Collector's Kit (48-page David Sketchbook + Vinyl of the original soundtrack) + your name will be listed on a special thankyou-page of the book. Fully enjoy the "Ravings of love & death" Experience! - Worldwide shipping included!

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    PERVERSENESS EDITION (SIGNED):
    Signed Slipcase "Perverseness" Deluxe Edition, Numbered & Limited to 300 copies + Collector's Kit + "Master of Macabre" giclée print + your name will be listed on a special thankyou-page of the book + an EXTRA LIMITED EDITION (300 copies) Giclée print of "Annabel Lee". All signed by David. A very special & limited edition that very few people will have! - Worldwide shipping included!

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    PERVERSENESS EDITION (DEDICATED) + ORIGINAL SKETCH + EXTRA BOOK:
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    PERVERSENESS EDITION (DEDICATED) + ORIGINAL SKETCH + EXTRA BOOK + ORIGINAL COLORED DRAWING: All the goodies from "Perverseness Edition (signed)" + Simple iconic Original Sketch & Dedication from David on the first page + a second copy of the book "Insane Edition" + An Original Color Drawing by David. This is tempting, isn’t it? - Worldwide shipping included!

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    ALMOST GROTESQUE ;) that includes: "Grotesque exclusive edition" of the book (with The Most Macabre handmade binding you've ever seen) + Collector's Kit + 2 giclée print "Master of Macabre" & "Annabel Lee"+ original sketch on the first page + Extra Book "Perverseness Edition" (slipcase, limited to 300). ¡Worth for the handmade binding! - Worldwide shipping included!

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    NEVERMORE:
    All the goodies from "Grotesque" + YOUR STELLAR APPEARANCE IN THE BOOK portrayed as one of the characters appearing in the poem "The Raven". You will appear in the entire print run of this book + shipped 4 extra copies of the book "Insane Edition" so to gift to anyone. - Worldwide shipping included! - JUST ONE BACKER

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    THE MASQUERADE: All the goodies from "Grotesque" + YOUR STELLAR APPEARANCE IN THE BOOK, portrayed as one of the characters appearing in the story "The Masque of the Red Death". You will appear in the entire print run of this book + shipped 4 extra copies of the book "Insane Edition" so to gift to anyone. - Worldwide shipping included! - JUST ONE BACKER

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    THE PREMATURE BURIAL: If you want to support us with this pledge, it means you've probably suffered the same ravings as we did, and you deserve a demented and absolutely odd reward: All the goodies from "Grotesque" + Enjoy 2 days with the Play Attitude team in Barcelona + OUIJA BOARD SESSION WITH US IN SEARCH OF EDGAR ALLAN POE’S SPIRIT. The objective: Ask his ectoplasm to sign the book! Otherworld shipping included! (Travel-related expenses excluded)

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