WHO WE ARE?
Tropèl are a collective of six illustrators who share a studio in the Gràcia neighborhood in Barcelona.
We come from different regions of Spain and came across each other in 2008 while studying illustration at Escola Massana. Since then we share personal and professional lives.
Now we've decided to carry out our first editorial project together.
We like to create our own stories and illustrate them. We are interested in explore the limits between visual and written narration, and self publishing them is the only way we find to do it with enough freedom.
We find ourselves at a time when publishers try to minimize risks and avoid getting involved in innovative projects from emergent artists. Too often beautiful projects end up unnoticed because of the tight deadlines and restless production that the commercial world requires. We love books, and we love doing things as good as we can. So we decided to join forces to carry out what we believe in.
"El Buit" (the Void) is our Opera Prima, a book that includes five stories where each of the members of Tropèl reflects on the concept in all its wide meaning.
Our love towards the book on paper increased now in the pdf era, that added extra value to everything that is printed.
We opt for a neat binded edition where we take care of all the details:
- Front and back cover in brown cardboard
- 2 Pantone inks
- Traditional Codex Binding
- Offset Paper Record Chori Book Ivory 90gr
- 17cm x 23 cm
- 48 pages
- Languages: Catalan-Spanish-English
To optimize costs, we are making an edition of 500 copies that will be distributed around Europe through the internet, book fairs and specialized bookshops.
The economic apportation that we ask for through Verkami corresponds to the 80% of the total printing cost.
Please don't hesitate to contact us through our blog or e-mail adress ([email protected]) if you have any questions or comments. We'll be glad to answer you back.
Help us fill our emptiness!