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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, September 2 2019 11:50 AM UTC +00:00.

£1,931
pledged of £2,000pledged of £2,000 goal
56
backers
8days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, September 2 2019 11:50 AM UTC +00:00.

About


You have been looking for that book that will spice up your coffee table, something to flick through while chilling on the loo or something a little bit special to show your friends and family, perhaps your kids! Look no further, the book you have been waiting for your entire life is here! 

I am Leon Nikoosimaitak, an Animator and Illustrator from London. In December last year, I took off to South America to bring you something back that was as special as your morning coffee, slurp slurp...

This book follows my journey around several countries, uncovering some hidden treasures and some well-trodden tourist paths, and documents them through jaw-dropping illustration and humorous copy. 

It is a  collection of some incredible stories, a study of people, places and more. Going from Peru, down to Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and then over to Brazil. 

People and Places of South America is a 18 cm x 15 cm size book, with 140 pages. It has 50+ illustrations and stories. The book will be self published and printed locally in the UK.

The book is suitable for adults, but it would also be a good children's book as it has some interactive sections where you can draw alpacas and other little parts.

  •  Suitable for 12+
  • Hardback book
  • 120 GSM page weight
  • Language: English
  • Page count: 140 Pages

It is one of a kind, never been done before!

I had the idea of making this book as a way of documenting my travels in a unique way, a personal adventure. When I was on the road, people started messaging me, saying ‘hey, are you going to make this into a book?’ So, I have decided that in making a book, I’d be giving you a part of my travels and a view into what the real South America is like. I hope that people will connect with these stories and illustrations, and either be inspired to go on their own travels or to just really appreciate the art!

Drawing everywhere I went.
Drawing everywhere I went.

I spent tonnes of hours exploring these places to get that perfect illustration, often times pushing myself to the limit. Some of the illustrations are in the deep depths of Patagonia and it was a real struggle to get there.

This book is going to be great as a gift, a good coffee table book, if you’re planning your own visit, or remembering a past trip - or just to be inspired and so much more.

The Empanada Package

£5 will get you a link to a downloadable pdf that you can view on your mobile, Ipad or desktop. You can flick through it on your screens.

The Guinea pig Package

£23 will get you a signed copy of the book plus the 3 piece sticker pack!

The cheeky Capybara package 

£60 gets you a signed copy of the book, the sticker pack and an A3 high quality printed poster of your choice. You will be given a choice to pick one of ten most favourite illustrations from the book and can have one printed on high quality paper, signed by myself and sent in the post.

The Sexy Donkey package

£80 gets you a signed copy of the book, the sticker pack plus a hand-drawn picture of your choice.

How this will work:

Email me a photo, I will sketch it and send back in the post. It could be a family portrait, your favourite rock star, you dad in a silly hat or whatever you like! You will receive a printed version of this so you can frame it or share with your buddies.

The speedy Alpaca package

£250 gets you a signed copy of the book, the sticker pack plus an A3 printed poster of your choice, and then it will be framed in a handmade frame by Float Projects, a bespoke framing company. 

The Ayahuasca package 

£8,000, wow, now we are talking. So, what will this generous number get you? A month of my time traveling to all your favourite cities, cultural spots and more. Unassisted, I will travel to a list of your top ten destinations and deliver a book back so you can be a country proud backer! What have you got to loose?

The book and posters will also have an interactive augmented reality experience. You will be able to download an app called Artivive on your device and experience the illustrations in another dimension, with sound and animation. In total there will be 10 interactive animations.  Try the illustration of the Toucan below and experience it yourselves! The book will have several illustrations that you will be able to interact with, but if you want to get the full experience - get a print and show your homies how cool this is. Pledge for The cheeky Capybara package which includes one interactive Poster of choice!

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Once the book has been printed, we will be having a huge book launch, plus music and interactive installations here at my co-working space, Yonder in London! Its going to be an exciting opportunity for you to come down and get your book signed, you can meet me as well as dance to South American sound tracks. There will be interactive art work that you can explore with your phones, rooms that will have animations projected on so you can imagine yourself in South America and so much more. Its going to be a great night!

Yonder is a community of climbers, artist and wonderful things.
Yonder is a community of climbers, artist and wonderful things.

P.S Thank you to all the people who have helped me make this campaign! The filming was made by my good friend Rob Regan

Risks and challenges

There is not a lot of risks here, it's simple. Not enough funds, no printing. You get your money back and we all go back to our business. Game over...

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