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A publication showcasing the work of Peruvian contemporary artists and designers
A publication showcasing the work of Peruvian contemporary artists and designers
76 backers pledged $3,474 to help bring this project to life.

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Descubre: Emerging Peruvian Artists and Designers

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Descubre

"Descubre" is a Newsprint Magazine that will document and shed light on current Peruvian artists and designers through interviews and studio visits. You will get first hand insights into the artists' journey, how they came to be, and learn about each artist’s space, process, and influences–often left unseen in a gallery or museum setting.

The main goal of the project is to investigate the current direction and perspective of Peruvian contemporary art and design scene.

The newsprint magazine shown is for illustration purposes only and may not be an exact representation of the product.
The newsprint magazine shown is for illustration purposes only and may not be an exact representation of the product.

 Funding Goals

I have identified emerging Peruvian artists and designers that are either based in New York or Peru. This is how your money will be spent based on which funding goal is met:

$3,000 –  The budget will allow me to conduct in-person interviews and studio visits with artists based in New York, as well as online interviews with artists in Peru. The magazine's content will be shaped by the conversations between me and the artists, as well as samples of their work personally shared by them. 

$5,000 – The budget will cover my travel expenses between New York and Peru to conduct in-person interviews and studio visits with every artist. A photographer will capture professional shots of the artists' work and studio for the magazine while I interact and engage with the artists. Field notes about the studio visits will be shared on Instagram.

The Artists 

Here's a list of artists and designers that have kindly agreed to participate with me in this project so far:

Why am I doing this?

I’m a Peruvian native living in New York with over 7 years of experience working as a graphic designer. I am currently pursuing a Masters degree in Interaction Design at the School of Visual Arts. 

Over the past months, I have researched the Peruvian community and learned that:

There is a disconnection with today's culture. Despite the grandiose cultural heritage of Peru, the young generation does not relate to what is currently being depicted in the media.

There is a desire to stay informed. Peruvians want to learn about news that are informative or aspirational in nature in topics that go beyond politics and gossip. 

This project will uncover Peruvian culture, and make it visible to not only Peruvians, but anybody interested in contemporary Art and Design practices.

The Rewards

Thank you so much for your support! Whichever reward you choose, your name will be listed in gratitude on the magazine.

1. Supporter

Everything counts! No matter how big or small, you want to support this project without asking for anything in return.

2. Subscriber

Receive a digital copy of the magazine upon release.

3. VIP Subscriber

Get a hard copy version of the magazine delivered to your door, and a link to download the digital copy of the magazine.

4. Platinum Subscriber

Receive a special package including a hard copy of the magazine, a link to download the digital version, and a set of postcards featuring the artists' work.

The postcards shown are for illustration purposes only and may not be an exact representation of the product.
The postcards shown are for illustration purposes only and may not be an exact representation of the product.

5. Glass Enthusiast

In addition to getting early access to the magazine, there would be limited edition glass pieces designed by artist Romina Gonzales. Each piece will be unique on its own and could serve as a container for small objects or plants. You will have the option to choose between a tabletop or a hanging version.

Preliminary sketches by Romina Gonzales.
Preliminary sketches by Romina Gonzales.

6. Art Collector

Receive a 20x20 archival print on 100% cotton paper by Carolina Arévalo. Paper: 290 g/m² ½” white border, acid free. You will be able to choose from the options below:

"Gateways" by Carolina Arévalo
"Gateways" by Carolina Arévalo

7. Glass Lover

Receive a complete set of 5 glass pieces designed by Romina Gonzales. You will have the option to choose between the table top set or the hanging set.

Romina Gonzales
Romina Gonzales

8. Travel Sponsor

You are a strong believer of this project and want to boost the quality of this project by sponsoring a trip to Peru for me to meet the artists in person and document their work in context. Your name will be NOTABLY listed in gratitude on the newsprint magazine as well as my website.

9. Glass Aficionado

Attend a 3-hr glass blowing class at UrbanGlass taught by Romina Gonzales. You will get access to the studio and have creative freedom to create your own design.

Designed by Romina Gonzales
Designed by Romina Gonzales

 10. Art Commissioner

Commission a unique 30" x 30" drawing or painting by Carolina Arévalo after a 30m-1hr consultation with the artist based on your own personal journey.

Artist Statement: Each commission piece will be made after having a conversation in the one we'll talk about where are you in your life, your experiences, how are you feeling now, what goals you'd wish to accomplish, etc. After hearing this I will proceed to create a unique work of art that carries all the essence and power of what the conversation evoked. The idea is to become a transumer of what people carry inside with the intention of transforming their personal story into a vision, a path, a silent companion, a reminder, an aid, and maybe, an ally in your quest of balance and inner piece.

"I'm going to the sky, heaven is above and below earth" by Carolina Arévalo. Watercolor and ink on paper.
"I'm going to the sky, heaven is above and below earth" by Carolina Arévalo. Watercolor and ink on paper.

Risks and challenges

If the funds are raised, the main challenge will be getting all the content, design, printing and shipping together by the end of the year. Due to my schedule as a graduate student, I am planning to work on this project over the summer. I am hoping to deliver by the end of the year. Otherwise, I might push the release date by next Spring.

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    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    Supporter

    Thank you so much for your support! Your name will be listed in gratitude on the newsprint as well as my website.

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    • Your name listed in the magazine
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    Subscriber

    Subscribers will receive a PDF copy of the Newsprint.

    Includes:
    • Descubre (Digital Version)
    • Your name listed in the magazine
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    VIP Subscriber

    VIPs receive a hard copy version the Newsprint delivered to their door.

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    • Descubre (Print Version)
    • Descubre (Digital Version)
    • Your name listed in the magazine
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    Platinum Subscriber

    Platinum subscribers will a print copy of the newsprint, and a set of postcards featuring the artists' work.

    Includes:
    • A set of postcards
    • Descubre (Print Version)
    • Descubre (Digital Version)
    • Your name listed in the magazine
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    Glass Enthusiast

    A glass piece designed by Romina Gonzalez. You will have the option to choose between a table top or a hanging option.

    Includes:
    • A glass piece by Romina Gonzales
    • Descubre (Print Version)
    • Descubre (Digital Version)
    • Your name listed in the magazine
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    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 12 backers
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    Art Collector

    A 20x20 archival print on 100% cotton paper by Carolina Arévalo.

    Includes:
    • A fine art print by Carolina Arévalo
    • Descubre (Print Version)
    • Descubre (Digital Version)
    • Your name listed in the magazine
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    Ships to Only United States
    1 backer
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    Pledge $625 or more About $625

    Glass Lover

    Receive the complete set of 5 glass pieces designed by Romina Gonzales. You will have the option to choose between a table top or a hanging option.

    Includes:
    • A set of 5 glasses by Romina Gonzales
    • Descubre (Print Version)
    • Descubre (Digital Version)
    • Your name listed in the magazine
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    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 1 backer
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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    Travel Sponsor

    You are a strong believer of this project and want to boost the quality of this project by sponsoring a trip to Peru for me to meet the artists in person and document their work in context. Your name will be NOTABLY listed in gratitude on the newsprint magazine as well as my website.

    Includes:
    • Descubre (Print Version)
    • Descubre (Digital Version)
    • Your name listed in the magazine
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    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
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  9. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 2,500 or more About US$ 2,500

    Glass Aficionado

    Attend a glass blowing class at UrbanGlass taught by Romina Gonzales. You will get access to the studio and have creative freedom to create your own design.

    Includes:
    • A glass blowing class
    • Descubre (Print Version)
    • Descubre (Digital Version)
    • Your name listed in the magazine
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    Estimated delivery
    0 backers
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    Pledge US$ 3,000 or more About US$ 3,000

    Art Commissioner

    Commission a unique drawing or painting by Carolina Arévalo after a 30m-1hr consultation with the artist based on your own personal journey.

    Includes:
    • Descubre (Print Version)
    • Descubre (Digital Version)
    • Your name listed in the magazine
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    0 backers
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Funding period

- (14 days)