The Book, or not The Book

I’m turning 365 Masquerades into an art book. The book is meant to hold all of the 365 characters, extra material, post-project notes, drawings, anecdotes, pre-project thoughts, statistics, press coverage and much more. 

However: Getting it done for real (to actually make physical copies out of a computer file) is expensive, and I have no budget (this is and has always been a project that I’m doing completely on my spare time). Therefore I must see if there is a general interest from people. A full colour, hard cover, some 400 pages thick book is unfortunately going to cost the buyer a bit more than a book from a commercially produced organisation. 

Therefore I have decided to ask those of you who think you sincerely might be interested in buying a copy of this yet-might-to-come art book to send an email to BOOK@365MASQUERADES.COM – absolutely no strings attached at this point! – simply so that I might get an idea of the (huge) work to make a book is worth it. 

Unfortunately I have no price tag for the book at this point, but should there be an interest, I’m going to email you all to give you the details later, and then you might decide whether you want to go ahead or not. 

This is one illustration meant to be in the book, btw. See the character I’m referring to here

Thank you!

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Hidden hints

There actually is a sublime but very intended hint to Lars von Trier’s Antichrist movie to be found amongst the characters in my masquerade project. Here is the key. I was wondering if anyone else out there would see it, so far I didn’t hear anything about it but I don’t mind. It’s a bit of a bonus, for me at least. 



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365 Masquerades – The book (?)

Today I’ve made 59 pages of the (maybe) upcoming 365 Masquerades book! 

If I can have it printed or not depends on what interest there might be from you all. Who would be interested in buying the collection of all the pics from 365 Masquerades in a professionally printed artist book with some 410 pages? It costs quite a bit to have it made, but the number of books will be very limited and hand numbered. 

Also: I’m working on a one-copy-only handmade log book with statistics, anecdotes and ideas connected to the project (middle pic). This book will be part of the upcoming art exhibition in April. 



So, a book – YES, NO? “Yes” meaning you would actually considering buying it even if it costs a bit more than a commercially produced art book. 

/Gisela

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It’s not over yet!

My dear friends! Here’s a little greeting and a reminder to let you know that neither 365 Masquerades nor this website is done yet. Since the last day of the masquerades I’ve been sewing a lot. Here’s one of the victorian inspired things I did and/or remade.

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So NOW: I’m starting to work on the 365 Masquerades art exhibition who will be opening on April 24th at Makeriet in Malmö, Sweden. The process of making this exhibition will be documented on 365masquerades.com and on Instagram and Facebook as well. Keep following to se the whole thing.

Also, occasionally I’m gonna post masquerades whenever I make one, how do you like that? A vampire might appear later today… See you soon. ❤

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Monthly summary: December

* Last month..!
* Press: SVT the national swedish TV (Gomorron Sverige), Kontrakultur, City Malmö newspaper, Awkward Family Photos
* 7980+ followers on Instagram
* 1140+ followers on Facebook
* 640+ visits per day on 365masquerades.com

So what happens now?
* Updates here will follow
…because…
* …it’s not quite over yet. 365 Masquerades the art exhibition is coming up. The pics might become a book as well.

Stay tuned, I’ll be back.

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Project summary: Press, 2014

Dear everyone. To wrap up 365 Masquerades I’m posting summaries of voices about the project from press, blogs and social media. To see all post on this matter, see the post-project tag.

During 2014 I was a bit overwhelmed by the response I got from the press. The project appeared in local and national newspapers, several times in national radio and local radio and as a grande finale on national television.

Here is a summary of the press posts and interviews.

January 22:
Interview in City Malmö (local street paper)

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January 25:
Big article in Skånska Dagbladet (local newspaper)

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January 30:
Special program on 365 Masquerades in Interview show in Rakt på sak on K103 (the student radio in Gothenburg)

July 11:
Live interview. on P4 Malmö. Photos from the studio here.

August 12:
Big article in Sydsvenskan with front page of the culture’s section. See more here.

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August 23:
Live radio interview on P4 Extra (Swedish national radio).

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September 8:
Big picture, short comment in City Malmö (local street paper).

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October 20:
Shorter article and interview on the fact that 365 Masquerades will be exhibited in an art gallery in April-May 2015. Sydsvenskan.

December 16:
Article with interview on Kontrakultur (online culture forum and blog).

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December 19:
Big illustrated article in City Malmö with one features masquerade from each month of 2014, with my comments and an article.

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December 27:
Featured on Awkward Family Photos.

December 30:
Live interview and picture special on live television (Gomorron Sverige, SVT1 national Swedish TV).

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Project summary: Voices from Instagram

Dear everyone. To wrap up 365 Masquerades I’m posting summaries of voices about the project from press, blogs and social media. To see all post on this matter, see the post-project tag.

Here are a collection of some of the voices from others about 365 Masquerades that I found on Instagram.

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On October 24th, the official Instagram account (with 61 million followers..!) featured one of my masquerades in one of their posts. People flooded to my @365masquerades account, making this one of the craziest social media events of the whole year.

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Unmasked

Happy 2015! The unmasked Gisela wishes all of you a good, playful and loving year.

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I’ll be back soon to wrap up the project with summaries and news.

But first, I’m looking forward to a whole day without transforming myself, for the first time in ages.

So much love and thank you so much for all your comments, your company and support!

Gisela

(Ps. Since everyday is a masquerade anyway, and because of the fact that all of us have a choice every day to change ourselves, I guess this means I will transform myself today after all. As we all do, every day. )

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Day 365!

Janus (Ianós). The greek god of beginnings and endings.

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This was – unbelievably but true – the last day of project 365 Masquerades.

But stay tuned. This page, as well as the Instagram account and Facebook page, will be updated soon with summaries, news about the upcoming exhibition and much more.

thank you, everyone. sincerely and with love. gisela

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