On the 80th anniversary of the end of the Spanish Civil War in 1939, we are asking for your support in bringing to life some of the most iconic republican posters and photos of milicianas in a beautiful combo: deck of cards + photo-book, contextualized with timeless quotes from women who fought in World War II.
Selected testimonies from veteran Soviet women soldiers were chosen from The Unwomanly Face of War by Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature. The brilliant work was translated in English by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky (used with permission).
A subtle publishing continuum from the utilitarian object that is the bicycle to/and everyday paper objects, like calendars and playing cards.
This unfashionably practical paper based artifacts are then balanced by a book, designed to celebrate and complement the cycling to it's highly symbolic link with women's emancipation progress.
Spanish Civil War - The fight never to be forgotten! 2019 Calendar mixing old posters with contemporary artists works.
The obvious WHY of this 2019 Calendar project is the 80th shameful anniversary of the 1939 closure of the Spanish Civil War, won by Franco's fascist traitors.
The 2nd motivation is that I want to pay tribute to the more than 500 volunteers from my old country of birth – Romania - (one of them a late great uncle). Many of them never returned, fighting and dying along the International Brigades.
3rd reason is the strong urge to expose our daughters and their young friends to some powerful female role models. And God knows, we, as a society, today, we all really need to reinforce and support these women figures. Therefore the 12 pages of the calendar are populated with some strong women figures
Unique combination of paper and web based design tools enabling parents and caregivers to interactively create individualized books offering support, clarity, counsel and strength to children in difficult medical / social situations.
Therapeutic without being therapy, meditative without being meditation, creative without being creation, artsy without being art. Gives you a short break from your screens and devices, while promising something productive and social-media friendly: You can do it stoned, or you can do it drunk, and at the end, you still have something pretty to put on Instagram.
We exist to print, promote, and preserve works of literary vision, to foster a climate of cultural preservation, and to disseminate books in a way that benefits the arts.
We focus on reviving content that has gone out of favor or out of print, publishing works from around the world, and, as much as we can, championing the work of female artists.
Here at Bookata, we believe in a virtuous publishing circle that integrates our editorial, design, and production decisions into our commitment to the culture of the printed word.
Even though digital (short-run printing, e-books, and print-on-demand) platforms are markedly inexpensive alternatives to printing, we will stick with traditional craft method, using printing plates to create materials that are exceptionally beautiful and a joy to hold.
Started in 2009 by three dads (as an amusement for their 8 kids, combined), Bookata was, in this first stage, concentrated on books about children's life events.
The kids grew up and now children books are being replaced with more serious subjects.
You can still have a glimpse of our old interests under the Previous Life Projects.
Bookata - Books and everything else around.
Interested in collaborating? Please drop us a line
We are trying to keep a kind of hope that things can go back to normal.
In pure MILICIANAS spirit we do believe normality will be back soon. We do believe the book printer in Italy will start delivering soon. We do believe the cards printer will be allowed to open the shop.
Spring and hope is in the air. Will keep you posted, of course. And will deliver as soon as possible.
Frontiers are shutting down. Manufacturing is highly disrupted. Postpone is a real possibility.
The books are printed in Italy, the deck of cards are made in Canada. We will keep you posted on any further rescheduling.
Andrei + Dario
Wow! What an amazing feeling to have this successful Kickstarter campaign!!! Thanks to the 52 people that backed this project and got us to 110% of the funding amount we will now be able to start fulfilling your orders.
Surveys will go out shortly. Look out for more updates as we start getting close to printing / shipping.
Bookata Team - Andrei & Dario
"Congratulations! We’re huge fans of your project and it’s now being featured as a Project We Love"
On the 2nd day of the project...Just want to share with you this marvelous message just received from Kickstarter team.