50 Abris — a book by Truz Truz Editora

50 Abris — a book by Truz Truz Editora

This is a book about freedom — that of today, that of the past, that which exists, and that which is needed — developed by more than 300 people, for all ages and contexts.

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This is a book about freedom — that of today, that of the past, that which exists, and that which is needed — developed by more than 300 people, for all ages and contexts.

Truz Truz Editora is publishing a commemorative and collaborative book celebrating the 50th anniversary of April 25th. It is a book for all ages, consisting of 50 stories about freedom written in different literary genres such as poetry, prose, theater, and essays. Each story was designed by one of the 50 invited authors, together with a group of users from one of the 28 Associations of the Porto area participating in the project, and is being illustrated by one of the 50 illustrators who were also invited.

50 Abris

50 ABRIS PROJECT:

In 2023, Truz Truz Editora wanted to know how freedom is perceived in Portugal through the voices of little-heard people who live in the country now, almost 50 years after April 25th, 1974.

To this end, we invited 28 Social Associations from the Porto area that work with people of different ages and nationalities — from children to the elderly, Portuguese, immigrants, and refugees — as well as various issues and causes — homelessness, prostitution, physical and cognitive disabilities, LGBTQIA+ cause, education and social development of marginalized groups, among others. From these Associations, 50 small groups were formed, which we grouped with 50 invited authors, all resident in Portugal, thus operationalizing 50 literary meetings between September 2023 and January 2024.

Each literary meeting, composed of an author and a small group from an Association, was a dialogue about freedom: that of today, that of the past, that which exists, and that which is needed. The main objective of each meeting was to create a stage so that many anonymous and often forgotten voices could express themselves and actively work on the cultural production of this book that we dream of. Each literary meeting resulted in a text written by the guest author, resulting from the conversation in which they participated and, therefore, signed in the plural — with the names of the group members, the co-authors.

Finally, we invited 50 illustrators to give color and shape to the 50 stories that will make up the book.

In addition to the invaluable kindness of the artists involved, Truz Truz Editora had the support of partners who made the literary meetings possible through the travel and accommodation of authors to the city of Porto. With this part of the project over, we now need your help to produce and edit the book 50 Abris. Creating a work that includes 50 texts and 50 illustrations requires considerable costs that selling the books alone does not cover.

Furthermore, in the unlikely event that the 50 Abris book project makes a profit, it will be distributed equally among the associations that are part of it, and that made it possible.

In this image, you can see all the artists who are part of the book and who will receive it free of charge, as well as the Associations and partners that form the project.

Participantes 50 Abris

BOOK 50 ABRIS:

The book is made up of 50 stories written during the 50 literary meetings, each of them interpreted and illustrated by a guest artist.

It also has a preface written by Brazilian author José Paulo Cavalcanti and illustrated by Minho artist Eva Evita, and also with audio surprises in the voices of actress Patrícia Andrade and other members of the 50 Abris project such as Ana Brandão, Francisco Almeida, and Teresa Machado, plus a few musical gifts that we are not yet going to disclose...

It will have a vertical dimension, approximately 335x240mm, in hardcover. For supporters of the last two levels of this PPL, the book will be embraced by a second cover that is simultaneously a poster, which will contain your name and your face illustrated like that of the artists who are part of the project because, deep down, without you, 50 Abris wouldn’t be possible!

At any PPL level, you receive a good reward!

Thank you to those who are thinking with Truz Truz about a tomorrow of words and belongings — we live in a utopia here. Will you join us? Be part of this mission and support this cause with your donation towards the production of this innovative book built as a collective. Thanks!

About the author

Truz Truz is an independent publisher that has been developing children's literature projects that value text and illustrations equally. Founded in 2020 in Porto, it already has four published works, including one selected by the National Reading Plan 2027 and an honorable mention in the António Torrado Prize for Children's Literature.

The 50 Abris team:

  • Sara Duarte Brandão, Porto, 1997. Graduate (2019) in Communication Design from FBAUP, Master (2022) in Cultural and Interart Literary Studies from FLUP, Facilitator in Community Artistic Creation (2022) from Pele Associação Social e Cultural and FCT Scholarship Holder ( 2024) in the Doctoral Program in Education Sciences at FPCEUP. Among others, she won the Cidade de Almada Literary Prize — Romance (2023) and is the author of books published by Truz Truz Editora and Editora Urutau. She coordinated the 50 literary meetings of the 50 Abris project and is responsible for the design of the initiative and the book.
  • Ana Brandão, Porto, 1994. Graduate in Management (2017) from FEP and Master (2023) in Fashion and Luxury Management from the Paris School of Business. Attended the Professional Photography Course at IPCI (2021) and the Styling for E-commerce course (2022) at MODATEX Porto. She is the manager of Truz Truz Editora, a Customer Success Specialist at Onport, a photographer, and a member of the Sofar Sounds Porto and Bonds Festival teams. Resources and Social Media Manager for the 50 Abris project.
  • Luísa Coelho, Viana do Castelo, 1997. Graduated (2019) in Communication Design and Specialized in Illustration (2020) from FBAUP. He won the Viana Jovens com Talento 2020 competition with the Histórias Viandantes project recently published in a book (2023) and distinguished, among others, as a Finalist of the Gerador Jovens Criadores 2022, in the Urban Art category. She integrates several graphic design and illustration projects, being one of the illustrators at Truz Truz Editora. Responsible for the design of the 50 Abris project and its book.
  • Aurora Sant'Ana, Porto/Braga, 1997. Graduated (2020) in Communication Design from FBAUP and graphic designer at Porto Editora since 2021. She illustrates several authorial projects and already has two books published by Truz Truz Editora. Responsible for the design of the 50 Abris project and its book.
  • José Brandão , Luau, 1963. Master in Architecture (1992) from FAUP. Founder of the Architecture Office (1993) in his name and one of the founders of Truz Truz Editora. He co-coordinated the 50 literary meetings of the 50 Abris project and is the manager of the initiative's partners.

Joining the Truz Truz Editora team are the 28 Associations from Greater Porto that embarked on this adventure with us, as well as our partners, who you can get to know at the end of our presentation video.

Budget and due dates

BUDGET

This budget was designed for the production of 1500 copies of the book 50 Abris, around 250 of which will be offered to everyone involved in the project: artists, associations, and supporters.

Graphic production:

  • format 335x240mm;
  • hardcover;
  • offset printing, 4 colors;

ESTIMATED PRODUCTION COST: €15000 + VAT

 

To this value is added:

  • percentage paid to PPL;
  • cost of producing and sending rewards;

 

SCHEDULE

September 2023 — January 2024:

  • Creation and dissemination of the graphic image of the 50 Abris project;
  • Holding 50 literary meetings between authors and groups from the Associations;

January 2024 — February 2024:

  • Graphic production of PPL rewards;
  • First graphic design of the book 50 Abris;
  • Creation of images by illustrators;

February 2024 — first half of March 2024:

  • Design, graphic production, and printing tests for the book 50 Abris;

March 2024 — first half of April 2024:

  • Printing of PPL rewards;
  • Printing of the book 50 Abris;

April 2024 — May 2024:

  • Launch of the book 50 Abris;
  • Distribution of PPL rewards;
  • “I want to help and receive a picture postcard!”

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    “I want to help and receive a picture postcard!”

    With €5 you can help us and receive an illustrated postcard with a phrase or verse from a story from the book 50 Abris. The phrases/verses were selected from texts by João Pedro Mésseder, Jorge Reis-Sá and Gabriela do Amaral. * You are invited to the book presentation, in Porto, on April 20th at Fundação Engenheiro António de Almeida (time to be confirmed) where we can give you the postcard and thank you in person :) OR * Shipping by CTT (not registered) included - if necessary.

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    With €12 you can help us and receive an illustrated postcard with a phrase or verse from a story from the book 50 Abris. The phrases/verses were selected from texts by João Pedro Mésseder, Jorge Reis-Sá and Gabriela do Amaral. You also receive a pencil to give voice to freedom in words or drawings and, when you spend it, you can plant it in the form of carnations. * You are invited to the book presentation, in Porto, on April 20th at Fundação Engenheiro António de Almeida (time to be confirmed) where we can give you the postcard + pencil and thank you in person :) OR * Shipping by CTT (not registered ) included – if necessary.

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    “I want to help and just receive the 50 Abris book!”

    With €30 you buy the book 50 Abris! * You are invited to the book presentation, in Porto, on April 20th at Fundação Engenheiro António de Almeida (time to be confirmed) where we can deliver the book to you and thank you in person :) OR * Shipping by CTT (not registered) included - if necessary.

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    “I want to help and receive the book 50 Abris + have the opportunity to be part of it on the double cover/poster!”

    With €48 you buy the book 50 Abris and you officially get a double cover that is also a poster! This cover is a formal thank you to all the people who, like you, made this book possible. So, we will make an illustration of you, just like those of the artists you can see here, and you will live in the book alongside them. We will also put your name on a special thanks list on the Truz Truz Editora website. * You are invited to the book presentation, in Porto, on April 20th at Fundação Engenheiro António de Almeida (time to be confirmed) where we can give you the book with double cover/poster and thank you in person :) OR * Shipping by CTT (not registered) included – if necessary.

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    “I want to help and receive the book 50 Abris + the double cover/poster + all the Truz Truz Editora books signed!”

    With €86 you buy the book 50 Abris and you officially get a double cover that is also a poster! This cover is a formal thank you to all the people who, like you, made this book possible. So, we will make an illustration of you, just like those of the artists you can see here, and you will live in the book alongside them. We will also put your name on a special thanks list on the Truz Truz Editora website. In addition, you receive the 4 books that the publisher has already published (A Geração dos Bancos de Madeira; O meu amigo Ferrabrás; CriÁrvore; and Desborda — ora bolas!;) * You are invited to the presentation of the book, in Porto, on April 20th at Fundação Engenheiro António de Almeida (time to be confirmed) where we can give you a book with a double cover/poster + the other books by Truz Truz and thank you in person :) OR * Shipping by CTT (not registered) included – if necessary.

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    Shipping included (to Portugal)

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01/04/2024

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