Designworks’ Daria featured in The World’s Most Collaborative Art Book


08/02/2016


Lewis Carroll created Wonderland and the story surrounding it, out of his love of entertaining children. 150 years later, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is still enjoyed by children all over the world through books, games, film and art.

150Alice is a project celebrating the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. 150 artists from around the world were brought together to promote their own artwork in a unique way. Our very own designer and illustrator, Daria, made it into the final publication.

This version of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a fully illustrated 300-page hardcover book, made up of 150 pages of text and 150 vibrant illustrations accompanying each page.

The original text was restyled into 150 segments, and each piece was sent to an artist to imagine that piece in their own way.

The result is a unique edition showcasing varied art styles from all over the world. It is also a chance for the artists to showcase their own skills. Each book measures 28x28x3.5cm, weighs a hefty 3kg, and is sure to add colour to your living room, and life to your coffee table.

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The project aims to drive forward Lewis Carroll’s idea of encouraging art and creativity among children. With your generous support, they can help a generation of children develop a more vivid imagination.

The end goal is to build an art school in Mongolia, a place where children can go to learn, experiment and play with their imagination. Art classes, while held in the school, are also open to children in the neighbourhood. At class, children will learn various forms of art, from basic drawing and painting, to traditional Mongolian wood sculpturing. Through this, we hope to encourage them to find new opportunities for themselves, and add colour to their lives and communities. All proceeds from the sale of the book and its related products will be used towards educating children in Mongolia about art and creativity.

For more information about this project, please visit its Indiegogo campaign, Facebook page and SCMP.