THE FLOWERING OF REMEMBRANCE IN THE ITALIAN BOOKSHOP WINDOWS
Again in 2019 ILLUSTRATI #logosedizioni is going to promote the #LIBRERIEinFIORE event on #21marzo2019 (#21march2019) all over the country, to make ITALY re-flourish and to BE REBORN starting from REMEMBRANCE!
For the 2019 edition, we decided to imagine a wide park, as wide as the whole Italian peninsula, a park covered with grass, flowers, and trees. A REMEMBRANCE PARK. Butterflies are flying around... you can hear children and birds twitter. Sitting on the benches of this park are our grandparents, uncles and all the people who took part in history, who struggled, also between the lines, for a fairer world. FOR A BETTER WORLD. Immersed in the colours and scents of SPRINGTIME, smiling, they tell us their stories about a world which is still unbeaten. An intolerant – but above all ignorant – world. A world in black.
And, as we do every year, we invite our beloved booksellers to create, on the 21st of March, a special window display celebrating SPRINGTIME. A window display bursting toward the street, inebriating the passers-by with its scents, and above all with its memories. A window display which will not only be colourful but also thrilling, representing a deep reflection about what happened and what could happen. In the spring of 2019, we wish we will see not only love and flowers blossom but also collective consciousness, CULTURE, and education. For this reason, among books about butterflies and flowers – lots of colourful flowers and books! – about little birds, trees and all the wonders that only NATURE can offer, we are asking them to show and suggest all those titles about REMEMBRANCE they fell in love with. We are going to ask them to recreate a REMEMBRANCE PARK MADE OF BOOKS: If This Is Man And The Truce by Primo Levi, Auschwitz Report by Primo Levi and Leonardo De Benedetti, If Not Now, When? by Primo Levi, A Bag Of Marbles by Joseph Joffo, Anne Frank's Diary, Ti scrivo da Auschwitz by Ellis Lehman and Shulamith Bitran, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne, See Under: Love by David Grossman, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr, Reunion by Fred Uhlman, Maus by Art Spiegelman, The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman, L'insegnante by Michal Ben-Naftali, Smoke by Antón Fortes and Joanna Concejo, Erika’s Story by Ruth Vander Zee, La portinaia Apollonia by Lia Levi and Emanuela Orciari, Anne’s Tree by Irène Cohen-Janca and Maurizio A.C. Quarello... #pernondimenticare (#nottoforget).
So, I’m asking all of you, fellow artists, photographers, and illustrators, to send us your proposal for what is going to become the 22 x 32 cm poster of this event. In addition to the poster, we will create a bookmark as well, and it will be distributed to and displayed in all the bookshops participating in the 2019 edition (more than 300 in the past editions). The Work will also be shared through the social media by @logosedizioni and @ILLUSTRATI as well as through the media of Italian bookshops.
The poster will appear on the back cover of the March 2019 issue of the ILLUSTRATI magazine, that will be available in all the bookshops that kindly distribute it in Italy.
THE SELECTION WILL BE PUBLISHED ON THE 27TH JANUARY 2019
The author of the selected illustration or photography will receive 10 posters, 50 bookmarks and 25 copies of the ILLUSTRATI magazine (as soon as they are printed).
But please do not limit yourself to one image, if you feel up to it, really up to it, you are welcome to produce an 8-page or 16-page silent book (including cover), and if it turns out to be really good, #logosedizioni will be glad to publish it, at its own expense in 1500 copies (paperback edition, unless it is a real masterpiece), and distribute it to the Italian bookshops (with regular agreement and royalties due to the author).
LET’S REPEAT IT: only if it turns out to be really worth it.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
PLEASE SEND YOUR WORKS AT THE LATEST BY 11.59 PM OF 10TH JANUARY 2019.
Every WORK, drawing or photograph, should be sent by the author. Please send one single email to email@example.com writing #LIBRERIEINFIORE as the subject of the email. One or more files can be attached.
The files should be low-res jpg named as follows: namesurname.jpg; if you send more than one file, you should number them (for example: linavergara1.jpg, linavergara2.jpg).
DO NOT SEND ZIPPED FILES, BIG FILES OR THE LIKE. ONLY LOW-RES JPG FILES.
You should send a low-res pdf file and an mp4 format video lasting up to 59 seconds.
Pdf and mp4 files should be named as follow: name_surname_title.
(for example: lina_vergara_parcodellamemoria.pdf, lina_vergara_parcodellamemoria.mp4).
PLEASE SEND THEM VIA WETRANSFER.
IT IS ESSENTIAL TO WRITE THE CORRECT SUBJECT OR YOUR E-MAIL WILL BE LOST AMONG MANY OTHERS!
WE WOULD APPRECIATE AN E-MAIL ADDRESS INCLUDING YOUR NAME AND SURNAME.
ALL THE WORKS SHOULD BE UNPUBLISHED IN ANY POSSIBLE AND CONCEIVABLE SENSE.
We will discard any message that doesn’t fulfill the above-mentioned requirements without notifying you.
THE WORKS THAT CLEARLY DON’T MATCH THE TOPIC WON’T BE ACCEPTED.
ALL THE WORKS SENT BY THE ABOVE-MENTIONED DEADLINES WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE FACEBOOK ALBUM #LIBRERIEINFIORE 2019.
ALL THE VIDEOS IN MP4 FORMAT WILL BE PUBLISHED AND PROPERLY CREDITED.
We are not going to make any selection and we will publish all the works we receive. Therefore, if you have sent an illustration or a video and you don’t find your work in the album, it means that: