Viajarte was born during my trip around Asia, which started in October of 2015 and ended in May of 2016. I started this journey together with my then partner, Jordi. While we discovered new places, we also got to know each other better, and we eventually decided to go our separate ways, coming back to Barcelona as just friends, but good friends. We travelled to eight different countries: Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Myanmar.
Viajarte marries two of my passions – travelling and drawing- in the shape of a book. Only a book can transport us to enjoy the freedom that travelling offers: a book with room for humour and self-reflection, which narrates and illustrates my subjective views and experiences.
The original artwork consisted on postcard sheets painted with markers. Their small size allowed me to carry them around in my journey around the world. There are a total of 242 postcards, as many as days I spent travelling.
Viajarte is the art (arte in Spanish) of travelling (viajar in Spanish) and travelling creating art.
Smaller size than DIN A4: 25.5 cm x 19 cm / Width: 2 cm.
- Hard coloured cover.
- High quality colour-printed interior, with 150 g grammage.
- 250 pages.
- Prologue and introduction.
- 242 illustrations with corresponding entertaining explanations.
- Maps of all countries mentioned.
- All pages contain a small map at the bottom with an arrow to indicate the place and time of each illustration. It shifts at each page forming a gif showing the route of my journey.
Crowd funding was the only viable way of financing the book’s production. Verkami seemed to be the right partner. As there was no extra middleman, it felt more intimate, much like the travel was.
Other financing sources of Viajarte
In April of 2017 all the original illustrations were exhibited at the “Centre Macià” of Les Borges Blanques, my mother’s hometown, in order to raise money for the book’s production.
I cashed soooo much money, that I could have repeated the same trip 5 times, but I decided to stay and go with Verkami instead! Ok, that’s a joke, but seriously, it was amazing to be able to show everyone what I had done up until then. I thank everyone who assisted with all my heart.
What are the advantages of collaborating in this campaign?
If you collaborate now, you will get the book at a cheaper price than when it comes out, as it is currently almost middleman-free. It will go from my house to yours, via post. If you live in Barcelona city, I could even bring it to you on my bike, as you wish!
Moreover, no matter how high a contribution you make, your name will appear in the book’s acknowledgements. You will also be able to receive 8 surprise post-cards that I will create only for this Verkami.
Where is your contribution going to be invested?
- Printing and binding of the book (minimum of 100 copies).
- Making of the rewards.
- Packing and delivering costs.
- Other: 5% Verkami taxes + 21% IVA + 1.35% Banking taxes.
If the budget goal is reached, I will try to recover my investment, improve the edition and make more copies of the book.
No matter how high a contribution you make, your name will appear in the book’s acknowledgements.
- Book in PDF format.
- Printed Book.
- Pack of 8 surprise post-cards (copies).
- Travelling tote bag with a print of the illustration Mochila para ocho meses.
Original illustrations (109 from 242 available) Click here to choose yours
Big money box painted by hand with motives inspired on the trip.
The book is ready to be sent to print. Therefore, as soon as I reach my budget goal, I will be able to start with the production, and you will receive your rewards in approximately a month or two.
If your rewards do not include the print book (Digital Book or tote bag), you will receive your rewards even sooner.