In 2020 six issues of ILLUSTRATI will be released instead of seven.
And it will also be possible to make a subscription.
SIX ILLUSTRATED BILLOBOARDS FOR 2020
SIX MOMENTS OF REFLECTION ON WHAT SURROUNDS US AND ON OURSELVES
SIX BILLBOARDS ABOUT THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS WE HAVE AND THAT SHORTLY WILL NO LONGER EXIST, BECAUSE OF OUR IGNORANCE.
SIX BILLBOARDS THAT WE WILL HANG ON OUR WALLS, OUR WINDOWS AND, IF WE MANAGE, ALSO ALONG THE STREETS OF OUR CITY.
SIX MOMENTS OF FREEDOM. SIX MESSAGES FOR THOSE WHO SHARE OUR SPACES.
Starting from the film THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI (Martin McDonagh, 2017) which I recommend you to look for and watch, you are invited to imagine that you had one or more advertising spaces where to hang the beauty, joy and love of the planet that hosts us and the nature to which we belong, which you do not want to lose. But also your thoughts, your despair, the discomfort and the inevitable feeling of being helpless.
Illustrated interpretations of books you have read on the subject are also welcome.
Work format (mandatory): A3 landscape. It can be drawn, painted, photographed, written, calligraphed. Resolution required in case of selection: 1200 dpi.
You will create the billboards and we will try to organize exhibitions, to promote your work in order to cover Italy with YOUR BILLBOARDS! And the best ones, besides being published on ILLUSTRATI, will become postcards that we will send to the authors and distribute at the book fairs we will participate in: the Bologna Children's Book Fair, the Turin International Book Fair, Lucca Comics & Games, Più Libri Più Liberi in Rome.
Participating in the selections, and therefore sending your works to ILLUSTRATI, implies that you agree with the use we will make of your images, which in no case will be for profit.
FOR A WORLD WITHOUT SPECIESISM. For a world where nature is understood and respected. Selection open from January 9 th to February 15 th, 2020.
Recommended books: SENZAPAROLE by Roger Olmos, #logosedizioni; AMIGOS by Roger Olmos, #logosedizioni; BEING A BEAST by Charles Foster, Profile Books; THE PIG WHO SANG TO THE MOON by Jeffrey Masson, Random House USA; THE SECRET WISDOM OF NATURE by Peter Wohlleben, Greystone Books; THE SECRET LIFE OF ANIMALS by Peter Wohlleben, Greystone Books; ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell, Penguin; ZOOPOLIS by Sue Donaldson and Will Kymlicka, Oxford University Press. Movies: OKJA by Bong Joon-ho, 2017; WOLF TOTEM by Jean-Jacques Annaud, 2015; EARTHLINGS by Shaun Monson and narrated by Joaquin Phoenix (2005); DOMINION by Chris Delforce (2018); 73 COWS by Alex Lockwood (2018); EMPATÍA by Ed Antoja with Roger Olmos (2017).
HOMAGE TO THE VEGETATION OF THE EARTH. A billboard to shows all the wonders ofvegetation and its crucial importance for the survival of planet Earth.
Selection open from February 16 th to March 31st, 2020.
Recommended books: THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES by Peter Wohlleben, Greystone; THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES by Jean Giono, Peter Owen Publishers; THE GIVING TREE by Shel Silverstein, Penguin; THE NIGHT LIFE OF TREES by Bhajju Shyam, Ram S. Urveti, Durga Bai, Tara; THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY OF PLANTS by Stefano Mancuso, Other Press; BRILLIANT GREEN by Stefano Mancuso and Alessandra Viola, Island Press; THE REVOLUTIONARY GENIUS OF PLANTS by Stefano Mancuso, Atria Books. Movies: THE SALT OF THE EARTH by Wim Wenders.
A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE IN OUR WATERS. Both vegetal and animal life. The beauty and importance of life under water.
Selection open from April 1st to June 1st 2020
Recommended books: LA FOCA BIANCA by Rudyard Kipling and Roger Olmos, #logosedizioni, GRINDADRÁP by Geert Vons and Roger Olmos, #logosedizioni, HARPOON: INTO THE HEART OF WHALING by Andrew Darby, Da Capo Press, AMONG WHALES by Roger Payne, Delta, OCEAN WARRIOR. My Battle to End the Illegal Slaughter on the High Seas by Paul Watson, Key Porter Books, PAWANA di Jean-Marie Le Clézio, Gallimard, SQUALI di Michael Muller, Taschen. Movies: THE COVE (DOLPHIN BAY) di Louie Psihoyos (2009), BLACKFISH di Gabriela Cowperthwaite (2013), SHARKWATER di Rob Stewart (2007), SHARKWATER EXTINCTION di Rob Stewart (2018), WATSON di Lesley Chilcott (2019), OCEAN WARRIORS: CHASING THE THUNDER by Marc Benjamin and Marc Levin (2018), ECO PIRATE by Trish Dolman (2011).
A CELEBRATION OF ECOLOGY AND OF THE SAFETY OF OUR PLANET.
Selection open from June 2nd to June 30th, 2020
Recommended books: WE ARE THE WEATHER: SAVING THE PLANET BEGINS AT BREAKFAST by Jonathan Safran Foer, Penguin.
More information coming soon.
OR HOW WE HAVE CHANGED THE WORLD
The influence of man’s presence on our planet and on the other vegetal and animal species that inhabit it.
Selection open from July 1st to September 1st 2020.
Recommended books: THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert, Bloomsbury; ANTHROPOCENE by Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal, and Nicholas de Pencier, Steidl; WATER by Edward Burtynsky, Steidl. Movies: ANTHROPOCENE (2018), MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES (2006) and WATERMARK (2013) by Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier.
More information coming soon.
OR WHAT OUR FUTURE WILL BE LIKE.
To end the year with a promise to return to beauty, an image to keep in mind in order not to lose your way.
Selection open from September 2nd to October 15th, 2020.
More information coming soon.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
DO NOT SEND YOUR WORKS BEFORE OR AFTER THE SELECTION PERIOD.
FOR THE ILLUSTRATIONS:
Work format (compulsory) A3 landscape. The work can be drawn, painted, photographed, written, made with calligraphy. Resolution required for the selected works: 1200 dpi. The works should necessarily refer to the theme of the selection. The files should be low-res jpg named as follows: name_surname.jpg. If you send more than one file, you should number them (for example: lina_vergara_1.jpg, lina_vergara_2.jpg).
Zipped files, big files, files sent by WeTransfer, Dropbox or the like won’t be accepted.
PLEASE SEND ONLY LOW-RES JPGs ATTACHED TO THE EMAIL.
PLEASE WRITE THE TITLE OF THE THEME AS THE SUBJECT OF THE EMAIL (see detailed instructions below). The subject is very important in order not to lose your message amongst many others!
YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS SHOULD REFER TO YOUR NAME AND SURNAME OR PEN NAME AFTER WHICH YOUR FILE IS NAMED. It is difficult to trace the message of somebody called Lina Vergara if her address is email@example.com.
FOR THE WRITINGS:
PLEASE SEND YOUR TEXTS AS WORD FILES in case our editors decide to slightly edit the selected works. Please write the TITLE and your NAME and SURNAME inside the word file.
The word file should be named as follows: name_surname.doc. If you send more than one file, please number them (for example: lina_vergara1.doc, lina_vergara2.doc).
FOR THE POEMS:
They will be selected and included in the column POEMATA. VERSI CONTEMPORANEI by Francesca Del Moro. To be featured in this column please write to firstname.lastname@example.org sending your poems as word files attached to the email. The file should be named as follows: name_surname.doc. If you send more than one file, please number them (for example: lina_vergara1.doc, lina_vergara2.doc).
ALL THE WORKS (ILLUSTRATIONS AND WRITINGS) SHOULD BE UNPUBLISHED IN ANY POSSIBLE AND CONCEIVABLE SENSE.
Every drawing, photograph or writing should be sent by the author. Please send one single mail to email@example.com writing the name of the selection in the subject of the email (for example: #THEFIRSTDAY).
The poems for the column POEMATA should be sent following the above-mentioned instructions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the author of the work is a minor, the file should be sent from the email address of a parent or a guardian including the consent to publish it.
WE WILL AUTOMATICALLY DISCARD ANY MESSAGE THAT DOESN’T FULFIL THE ABOVE-MENTIONED REQUIREMENTS WITHOUT NOTIFYING YOU.
THE WORKS THAT CLEARLY DON’T MATCH THE TOPIC WON’T BE ACCEPTED.
ALL THE ILLUSTRATIONS SENT BY THE ABOVE-MENTIONED DEADLINES WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE FACEBOOK ALBUM WITH THE SAME NAME OF THE SELECTION.
We are not going to make any selection for this album, where we will publish all the works we receive. Therefore, if you have sent a file and you don’t find your work in the album, it means that:
You haven’t waited for at least 48 hours so we haven’t had the time to upload it. It may happen sometimes.
You haven’t followed the above-mentioned instructions. Please make sure you stick to them.
Your illustration has been published but you haven’t checked the album carefully.
WRITINGS WON’T BE PUBLISHED ON FACEBOOK.
Good luck to you all!!!