Dear patrons, thanks to you all, the book From Kuala Lumpur to Beijing is already a fact !
We've got 4000 euros, but because we have still few remaining days on the campaign I propose a second objective: 5,500 €, to improve the editing ! In this link to the blog you have all the details.
My name is María Meijide and I am painter. I have been painting travel books for years but this is the first time that I make an auto-edition project.
In February 2015 I landed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and there I started a five-month journey through idyllic, and at the same time, misterious and unknown landscapes.
From Kuala Lumpur to Beijing it is the graffic diary of this whole journey.
A project that, thanks to your contributions, will be a book made with ink and watercolor, printed in full colors with a selection of over 100 drawings made during this trip.
Moving through the pages one sees the iconic bridge over the Kwae River in northeastern Thailand, the tribal surroundings of the Inle Lake in Burma, the particular Malacca with its Portuguese neighborhood in the south of Malaysia, the Mekong waters on the Laotian border, the Dien Bien Phu cemeteries in northern Vietnam, super packed streets in the amazing Asian metropolis, the Great Wall of China... and much more!!
What are the benefits of contributing to this campaign?
In the first place, thanks to your contributions through Verkami-web I will edit a precious book, intimate and exotic, that otherwise would be condemned to a much narrower exposure format (artist's book).
Thanks to this crowdfunding everybody will enjoy this Asian trip in a edition free of intermediaries and at a more advantageous and affordable price. (Through this platform the book is acquired at 20 €, while its price in bookstores is 24 €)
The contributors to this campaign can also obtain original watercolors, and custom films, edited in high quality.
The book will resemble the original book as closely as possible
There wil be a short prologue in Spanish-Galician / English / Chinese.
I will make a first printing of 750 copies.
Destination of your contributions
Book Printing and accessories
Packaging and Shipping
Crowdfunding 5% tax + 21% VAT + 1.35% bank tax.
If the project exceeds the budget I will devote the money to cover the costs of layout and design, to expand the circulation of the book, and if possible to charge author fees.
On the rewards
Signed and dedicated book.
40x20cm and 22x22 cm sheets, high quality reproductions of drawings from the notebook
50x70 cm sheet, a super emotional map of Santiago de Compostela, an authoral cartography, plenty of life and colors.
Series of original watercolors.
For great contributions: the original notebook. You can choose one of those:
2 original notebooks, each one in a single piece wooden framed urn.
of 17x18 cm.300 pages. Countries: Laos, Vietnam, HK, China.
of 18x19 cm.300 pages. Countries: Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Myanmar.
Available options in packs:
SUPER-PACK OBRA ORIGINAL, original watercolors interested in:
SUPER-PACK COLECCIONISTAS, with the original travelbook:
In late December, I will make a presentation of the book in Santiago de Compostela (Spain). The layout process of the book is already finished and just hoping for a boost of funding to be taken to print.
Shipments will begin on December 21st.