Comic Book – "Next Generation Designers"

Comic Book – "Next Generation Designers"

A contemporary perspective of the design education in Portugal. A book that can start new dialogues and important questions for the future of design education in the country and...

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A contemporary perspective of the design education in Portugal. A book that can start new dialogues and important questions for the future of design education in the country and Portuguese Design itself.

The favorite part of my bachelor in Communication Design was to do a Personal Project on the last year — and here's the result!

Starting from personal experience and trying to understand different ways of learning Design in Portugal, I went in search of the contexts, values, methods, practices and met other fellow designers throughout the country who helped me to map what might be the Next Generation of Designers (in Portugal).

What you can see while reading this book, apart from an anthropological study following a bio / journalistic comics format, is the research trip of a student-almost-designer who, trying to give voice to the most varied experiences of her peers, finds herself while trying to seek a common future in each other's dreams and fears. All this in graphite linear drawings, from the perspective of a character with an analytical (and critical!) look on the context of design studies in Portugal.

After undertaking this project — in book form — I realized its value will only become complete if it can be read and shared with the largest number of people! It is a book that tells a small part of the present moment but it can be the start of more conversations and dialogues about design education in Portugal, and for sure will be important for the future of Portuguese Design.

Editing a book by myself without knowing if I could sell all copies would really be difficult and costly for me. But with crowdfunding, I feel supported throughout the whole production journey, and I know that every printed book will have a shelf or bedside table at every reader's home :)

Book Details

Dimensions: 18.5 x 22.5cm
112 pages
black and white interior
cover: direct color (it will differ slightly from the photo – a different shade of blue)

About the author

My name is Beatriz Costa, but you can call me "biakosta": Kosta with K, as my dad used to sign his artwork, and BIA ... well, you can guess it.

I was born in Coimbra (a small city in the center of Portugal), where I still live with my family (on the weekends) and in 2015 I moved to Porto to study Communication Design at the Faculty of Fine Arts (FBAUP). In 2017 I had the opportunity to study at the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts (through the Erasmus+ program) and it was there I realized my love for illustration, animation and comics!

Since I was a child I like to write stories and draw. In addition, I enjoy getting involved in the community I'm in, being an active part of society and contributing to a better world — and now, better than ever, I know that the best way to do this is to communicate and tell stories by drawing and writing :)

Budget and due dates

CALENDAR

early August until late September

  1. SPREAD THE WORD !
  2. finishing some parts of the book
  3. book review
  4. rewards preparation (if it reaches 50% of the goal)
  5. contacts, budgets, etc.
  6. get final support and reach the goal!
  7. (Anyone can follow my drawings and other parts of the process on my Instagram!)

October 1-15:

  1. ending campaign on PPL (with + 100% of the goal, I hope!)
  2. order ISBN * (as soon as the goal is reach or a few days in advance)
  3. request budgets from multiple printers with the total number of copies (100 or more)
     

October 15-31:

  1. book printing tests
  2. book production
  3. production of rewards
  4. prepare everything to offer supporters <3
     

between November 1st and 15th

  • Launch party! (place and date yet to decide) :-)
     

until November 15th

  • sending the Book + rewards to supporters (who cannot deliver by hand) via mail :)
     

BUDGET

  • ISBN request * = €49,20
  • print tests - up to €50
  • 100 copies print ~ €900
  • Shipping by CTT (Registered Mail) = €2,35 per book (€235 per 100 copies)
  • PPL commissions ** (7.5% + VAT) = €156,82
  • tote bag ~ €4,80 / each
  • stickers pack ~ €2
  • envelope = $0,20 (100 envelopes = $20)
  • I will spend the remaining money at the Launch Party!
     

* ISBN: International Standard Book Number, is a number which identifies the book on any library in the world; I will also have to send a copy to the National Library.

** PPL commissions: These are the fees I will have to pay to run this campaign on PPL. Of the amount I receive, 5% + VAT is for the PPL platform itself and 2.5% + VAT will be for paying partner commissions (PayPal, ATM Referrals, etc.).

  • Invest with
    5€ or more

    a set of stickers!

    Sticker set “Designer Essentials Kit”. Drawings similar to those on the book cover (black cap, wacom, camera, tote bag, tripod, adobe package, etc.). You're also invited to the Launch Party (place and date still to decide — around November)!

    13 backers

  • Invest with
    15€ or more

    the Book!

    You get ~ THE BOOK ! You're also invited to the Launch Party (place and date still to decide — around November)!

    76 backers

  • Invest with
    17€ or more

    the Book + stickers!

    You get THE BOOK and the sticker set! – check first reward. You're also invited to the Launch Party (place and date still to decide — around November)!

    12 backers

  • Invest with
    22€ or more

    the Book + stickers + tote bag !

    You get THE BOOK, the sticker set and even a tote bag! The tote bag design will also be a compilation of drawings on the book cover – "Essential Designer Kit." Stay tuned to my instagram and the updates here in the campaign to see the designs firsthand! You're also invited to the Launch Party (place and date still to decide — around November)!

    18 backers

  • Invest with
    30€ or more

    the Book and YOUR portrait in a drawing (A5)

    You get THE BOOK and become a character like my comics drawings! I add a speech bubble with whatever you want to say or with some funny phrase I remember :) Behind I write you a sweet "thank you!" or leave it blank for you to use as a postcard for someone else! (Instead of you I can draw someone else to whom you want to offer the drawing! I just need you to send some photos, preferably a full body / waist up + one of the face. The drawing will be an original (on graphite), size A5, paper 200gr). You're also invited to the Launch Party (place and date still to decide — around November)!

    8 backers

  • Invest with
    50€ or more

    the Book, stickers, totebag AND drawing !

    You take ALL I can offer you!!! See the other reward levels for specifications about each gift (stickers, totebag, and portrait). You're also invited to the Launch Party (place and date still to decide — around November)!

    16 backers

Mon, 14/10/2019 - 08:55

Thu, 03/10/2019 - 10:38

Apoio Recebido ☀

Olá a todos! É com grande alegria que vos informo que já recebi a totalidade dos apoios da campanha :)) Está na hora de produção! Durante o mês de outubro estarei a tratar ...

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Wed, 02/10/2019 - 12:25

Payout completed

The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner

01/10/2019

Campaign ended

The campaign successfully raised the initial target

Thu, 29/08/2019 - 11:30

OBRIGADA! ☀

A campanha alcançou os 100% ! Um ENORME OBRIGADA a todos os que apoiaram até aqui! Tornaram possível a edição de 100 exemplares :) A campanha continuará ativa até dia 1 de...

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Sun, 25/08/2019 - 19:32

100% reached

WE DID IT! We met our initial target but the fundraising can continue

Wed, 14/08/2019 - 20:54

50% reached

We've just achieved half the target! The glass is now more full than empty ;)

Sat, 10/08/2019 - 10:59

First five backers

We've gathered the first 5 backers. Hurray!

Campaign launched

09/08/2019

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  • Beatriz Costa

    Apoio Recebido ☀

    Olá a todos!

    É com grande alegria que vos informo que já recebi a totalidade dos apoios da campanha :))
    Está na hora de produção! Durante o mês de outubro estarei a tratar da produção dos livros, stickers, tote-bags e a desenhar os retratos que vos prometi :)

    Estou a tentar organizar tudo da melhor forma para estar pronto para o lançamento — irei ter dois momentos de comemoração para que vos possa agradecer pessoalmente e entregar recompensas em mãos:

    ---> sábado, 9 de Novembro, 16H00 — Galeria Senhora Presidenta — Porto ☀

    ---> sábado, 16 de Novembro, 15H00 — Galeria Bar Santa Clara — Coimbra ☀

    Gostaria muito que estivessem presentes!
    Para além do convívio, poderão também ver os desenhos originais nos cadernos que usei ao longo do meu projeto e assistir à curta de animação ("Perguntas a Designers") que realizei paralelamente ao livro com outras questões engraçadas sobre Design!

    Se não puderes comparecer a nenhum dos dois lançamentos, por favor indica-me a morada de entrega para onde devo enviar as recompensas :) (Quem já o fez não necessita fazê-lo novamente!)

    Mais uma vez obrigada pelo vosso apoio ☀☀☀ !
    Podem observar os meus esforços em https://www.instagram.com/biakosta/ ;)

    Até breve!
    — biakosta

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  • Helena Estiveira

    Olá Beatriz,

    Olá Beatriz,
    boa sorte como teuprojecto; fico feliz que tenhas alcançado o financiamento pretendido.
    Vejo até que superaste. Posso sugerir que uses esse restante para apoiares outros projectos/causas aqui?

    Att,
    Helena

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  • Beatriz CostaHelena Estiveira

    Olá Helena!

    Olá Helena!
    O restante dinheiro será investido em mais alguns livros e recompensas. Mas terei todo o gosto em apoiar campanhas aqui no PPL futuramente.

    Cumprimentos,
    Beatriz

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  • Beatriz Costa

    OBRIGADA! ☀

    A campanha alcançou os 100% !

    Um ENORME OBRIGADA a todos os que apoiaram até aqui! Tornaram possível a edição de 100 exemplares :)

    A campanha continuará ativa até dia 1 de Outubro, pelo que qualquer pessoa pode ainda contribuir! Esta será a maneira de pré-encomendarem o livro "Nova Geração de Designers" para o terem na estante de vossa casa :)

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  • Marco António Pereira da Costa

    Contributo.

    Olá Beatriz.

    fiz neste momento a minha contribuição (só quero o livro). Entretanto pergunto: como informaste que serão 100 exemplares, pergunto se ainda fico incluido no lote?

    Obrigado e fico curioso para ler a tua obra.
    Marco Costa

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  • Beatriz CostaMarco António Pereira da Costa

    Farei os livros necessários!

    Olá Marco,

    Já respondi pessoalmente, mas fá-lo-ei aqui também: farei todos os exemplares quantos forem necessários, consoante o número de apoiantes! Todos terão um livro :)

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