The aim of this project is to publish a picture book that recounts my experiences lived as a volunteer with refugees in the north of Greece.
A trip around central Macedonia where I volunteered with the NGO Lifting Hands International with Yazidi refugees and visited the cities of the region. Residents come from northern Iraq and the Sinjar region. Currently, part of the Yazidi community is relocated in this placement after the 2014 Genocide by ISIS.
As an Urban Sketcher, I began to create a diary to document this project in an illustrative format. In this book, I manifest my experiences, the people I met (volunteers, refugees, locals, and so on), and places visited.
Portraits, landscapes, sketches, and illustrations set up the graphic appearance of this book that, as a visual report, I intend to publish.
Most of these works were made out of on-location in concrete time.
Characteristics: Edited both in Spanish and in English / Dimensions 21x21 cms. / 96 pages / Hard cover / Matte coated paper 130 gr. / Printed in Spain.
- All rewards will include this card as Patron Certificate printed on high-quality paper, 21x14.8 cms.
- 3 different series of limited editions of 30 numbered prints each are offered to patrons. Printed in high quality on 324gr Mohawk Eggshell paper.
Print S1 'LHI's Refugee Center'
The Refugee Center is the space where refugees are supported by education and healing programs by LHI, located 100 meters from the Serres refugee camp.
Print S2 'CityZen's trees´
Next to the walls and the Byzantine Acropolis of Serres, we find the CityZen. A charming place where they serve food and drinks and from where you can see the whole city. These two stunning trees crown the place.
Print S3 'The Welcome'
This is the friendly message that is found at the entrance of the Refugee Centre and that welcomes everyone who comes to no matter where you come from.
Limited editions are available with the book or in a special pack.
- Organic cotton bags "Tote bags" 140 g / m² Direct Digital Printing, 38x42 cm.
- It is offered as a reward for the possibility of making YOUR ** ink-sketch **portrait using a Pyracantha wooden stick.
- Also, it is offered the opportunity to register your name as a patron of the project and appearing appearing on the closing credits.
IMPORTANT: Sendings to the outside of Spain must be included the international shipping costs.
If you do not purchase international shipping cost, I will not be able to make the shipments.
All rewards include shipping costs for Spain (including islands).
HOW CONTRIBUTIONS WILL BE USED FOR?
Funds raised will go to cover the costs of publishing the book 'Serres'. These expenses include copyright, layout, editing, and printing.
It also includes the production costs of other rewards such as prints and handling costs of all rewards, Verkami fees, taxes, and VAT.
15% income will be bestowed for a donation of PPE material for the NGO Lifting Hands International.
WHO I AM
I'm Joss López and I a Visual Artivist - What is this?
Artivism is an acronym formed by combining the words activist and artist meaning of 'art with explicit social content'.
Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts specialized in Animation and Design at Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain.
My practice and experience have made me explore ways using different artistic disciplines such as Illustration, Animation, Painting, Sculpture, Design, and Photography.
I am fascinated by what my eyes see and the behavior of the "moment" to capture it in its time. As Urban Sketcher I show the world drawing by drawing as a visual report.
I lived for nearly 4 years in the UK, where I developed my practice as an artist in residence at The Arches Studios. A creative and collective space where I developed new artistic creation techniques.
Creator of Life Drawing LAB (LD-Lab), a project to promote and improve drawing capabilities through natural drawing.
In addition to collaborating with TodoArt13, a theatre and dance company.
After getting involved and developing an educational art project, which uses Arts as a vehicle for communication in Greece I came back to Spain to edit this project.
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This campaign will end in mid-November. Provided the current situation does not affect the printing service (problems of supply of paper, ink, transport, etc). In these uncertain times giving an exact date is quite risky.
Print proofs are expected to be ready in early December thus the books would be ready to get shipped to patrons in late December or early January.
• October 1st crowdfunding is activated.
• The crowdfunding campaign ends in mid-November.
• End of November printing tests begin.
• End of December books and rewards are shipped.
THINK THAT IT WOULD BE A GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT
Progress of the project will be updated periodically on the website and social media.
HELP ME SPREAD THE WORD ON THIS PROJECT
I will greatly appreciate the support of both those who make their contribution to make this project go ahead and those who help spread the word.
All the help you can give to help the diffusion.
If you know someone who may be interested, do not wait to tell them, and if you work in a media or blog and need more information about the project, please contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org or writing on social media.
At the top right of the page, you have the links to share this project on various social networks or blogs.
Thanks and thanks in advance for making this project possible.