The world is full of hidden gems in the forms of people, places, and creations that merit attention. This book exists to transmit their beauty and values.
(PRWEB) November 09, 2015
A new editorial concept, "MOOWON BOOK OF STORIES: Vanishing Arts. Hidden Places. Singular People." brings 18 curated stories on spirit and process behind artisanship, endangered art forms, and unknown places in the world. It features 200+ photos, essays by anthropologists and artists, and extensive interviews with singular people. Within 24 hours of its campaign launch, it was selected as Kickstarter “Staff Pick”, then featured as Kickstarter "Projects We Love" as one of three projects selected amongst thousands. This limited edition art book is now available to the public for 2015 Christmas gift pre-order.
“The world is full of hidden gems in the forms of people, places, and creations that merit attention. And this book exists to transmit their beauty and values.” – Mona Kim, author and editor of MOOWON BOOK OF STORIES
Under this premise, the book assembles an eclectic range of singular stories such as India’s last living master of ply-split braiding, rare Rogan art of Persia, Drokpa nomads of Tibetan plateau, Catalan alchemist of smell, traditional processes behind ochre’s extraction to pigment, remote lands of Kutch, and uninhabited island of Scotland.
The book is artfully produced with traditional artisanal details such as exposed spine binding, saffron-color edges, gold-foil stamping, and triptych covers. Pre-order of the book is now available for 2015 pre-Christmas delivery as a meaningful Holiday gift and a limited edition coffee table book. It will also be available in select bookstores and concept stores in Europe and U.S.
Its author and editor Mona Kim is an award-winning Creative Director behind campaigns and branded environments for Uniqlo. Kim has also directed and designed large-scale experiential exhibitions for museums, cultural institutions, and world organizations, such as the Canadian Museum of Human Rights, World Expo, and UNESCO. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, WWD, The Creative Review and trendforecaster Lidewij Edelkoort’s Trendtablet, and publications by Gestalten and The Art Institute of Chicago.
Kim is also the founder and editor-in-chief of MOOWON, an online collection of stories that launched in March this year. Through a visceral presentation, its stories take a transversal approach to ideas such as artisanship, creation, culture, practice, place, and people.