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By Draw a blank
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About this project

  • This book will only be published if we reach the funding goal. 
  • This project is not-for-profit.
  • For only £15 you will receive the book. 
  • Your payment will only be taken when we reach the goal by 2 April.
  • Your contribution is used to print the book you will receive
  • You can also invest more to get limited editions.

Modern Art Unfolded is an educational and interactive children’s book for children from the age of 5 upwards. The book focuses on artists of the modern period: from Realism to the first Abstract painter. 

The book ‘decodes’ Art as a chain of concepts. It includes the ideas and discoveries representative of each painting style that developed into Abstract Art.

Modern Art Unfolded aspires to be a companion to children while growing up. The child can go back to the book now and then at different ages, discovering different qualities each time. The same activities could be approached in a completely different way depending on the aspects the child is focused on.

 

The book contains an illustration for each artist, interpreting a masterpiece, and a brief written explanation of his relation to the art movement that it represents. Behind each piece, craft activities develop the concept shown in practice, reinforcing the specific topic of that section. 

The layout of the book reflects the timeline of events in the form of an accordion. It displays the main content on one side and craft activities on the other; leading the reader to become the artist and encouraging a deeper understanding into what art represents. To make art more approachable, the accordion is also fun to play with!

Modern Art Unfolded will be printed with Dyslexie font, a typeface that is friendly for dyslexics and easier for all children learning to read. It was designed by graphic designer Christian Boer. You can learn more about the font here.

The enjoyment in learning and creativity knows no age limit. Whilst the current market pushes authors to make disposable books (narrowed to a specific age), Modern Art Unfolded is designed to be enjoyed by people 5 to 100 years old. Younger children will benefit from the support of an adult; parents, guardians, au-pairs, etc can enjoy reading and taking part in the discovery, fold by fold.

Ellen Hurst, art historian and editor of the Metropolitan Museum, and Kelley Townley, children’s book editor, have revised the manuscript to make sure the text is educational and accurate.

The book will be ethically sourced and manufactured at Calvert’s Cooperative, our local East London print house. They have helped us design a feasible layout and selected the most adequate paper for a durable and high-quality book.

Calvert’s Cooperative runs on renewable energy and only uses biodegradable inks from vegetable sources. The book covers will be made with recycled materials and all the paper is FCE sourced.

Each copy is delicately glued and folded by hand so it will be a unique work of art for you to unfold!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 With your support we will be able to produce the book with a commitment to sustainability, to ensure we have a world for future artist to paint.

37% Printing, 20% Taxes, 15% Contingency, 10% Shipping, 10% Kickstarter fees, 5% Editing, 2% Copyright, 1% Typography
37% Printing, 20% Taxes, 15% Contingency, 10% Shipping, 10% Kickstarter fees, 5% Editing, 2% Copyright, 1% Typography

 

My name is Eva. I’m an illustrator and architect by trade. I’m the founder of Draw a blank. I was lucky to be introduced to Art at an early age. That opened me to the discovery of the messages hidden in Art. I would like everybody, especially younger generations, to be able to discover the wonders of Art and to promote a positive attitude towards Abstract Art.

With your support Modern Art Unfolded can encourage future artists to understand the excitement in art.

If you enjoy Art, please spread the word to make this project happen! To do so, you can click on the megaphone above to share. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 


 

 

Risks and challenges

All projects have some level of risk, therefore we have included a contingency within the budget.
We currently have a prototype and are almost ready to print. We just need to refine the editorial work to make sure we approach our broad age target properly.
The editing work should be finalised in April, so if we reach our pledge we will be ready to print in May and start shipping in June.

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    Art wall

    Paint your version of Monet’s painting 'Impression, soleil levant'. We will upload it on our Instagram and website

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    Access Modern Art Unfolded online and print the activities to colour in and draw as many times as you wish.

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    Handmade and bespoke pocket to keep your signed hardcover Modern Art Unfolded and your softcover version + limited edition stickers for your activities + Your name listed as a supporter on the book + Access to the online version to print the activities as many times as you wish.

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    50 copies of Modern Art Unfolded + Access to the online version to print the activities as many times as you wish + Large print of each illustration

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