"Stone, Branch & Leaf"


2020 | Mini-publication | Successfully-Funded Kickstarter #MAKE100 Campaign







“Stone, Branch & Leaf" is a mini-publication that takes inspirations from the unnoticed resources found in nature.




KICKSTARTER #MAKE100

Thank you all the backers from Kickstarter for their support and making it a successfully-funded project!

The project was listed on Kickstarter (http://kck.st/39NVQU6) in March 2020 and featured by the Kickstarter scheme "Make 100" as well as "Project We Love" as a pre-launch. The production was subsequently completed in late June 2020. The printing was proceeded with a limited quantity.

Bulk orders: For bookstores and bulk order, please contact us at  info@uuendylau.com  for special arrangement. 

  


About the PROJECT

The project deliverables include a set of three books, with each of the printed books accompanying a physical object (Stone, Branch or Leaf)*. Each object is unique and hand-processed on Peng Chau. Every object is attached with a small brush of golden pigment. Read our books and you will know the story behind.

 

Book 01 & Object - The Unconfident Stone 

Book 02 & Object - The Indecisive Branch 

Book 03 & Object - The Impatient Leaf 

  

Specification: A6 size, 28 pages of content, double-sided printing on 180g fine art paper














About the DESIGN

The project “Stone, Branch & Leaf” demonstrates how we can creatively and humbly learn from nature and be empowered through a series of speculative scenarios interweaving between reality and imagination, and between humankind and the earth. It portrays individual narratives about three natural materials that are commonly found in the environment but often left unnoticed — stones, branches and leaves. Each of them is creatively humanised with distinctive personalities and personal insight related to their appearance and general perception, provoking interesting questions about the inner identity of ourselves and the ordinary interaction between human beings and the natural landscape with a sense of sweetness and humour.

 

The concept was initiated on Peng Chau, a small island in Hong Kong located slightly away from the hectic city centre. Hopping on a ferry, the only means of daily commute connecting to the quiet but vibrant isle, one will make a refreshing journey to experience a genuine panorama of the local culture and natural scenery. There are scarcely any famous tourist attractions but onlythe intriguing history, nice people and a warmly-connected neighbourhood. In this experiential project, the spirit and vitality inspired by the natural environment of Peng Chau are artistically reflected and manifested through ingenious narratives in forms of illustration, short essay and object, adding poetic and tactile touch to this project. 





About the OBJECTS

The peculiarity in each accompanying object which is polished attentively by hand brings not only warm surprises upon unwrapping the package but also the distinctive uniqueness to each backers in this collectively-funded campaign. The project is deliberately fashioned to explore the conventional model of crowdfunding system through a combination of contradicting deliverables between mass-production and personalised creations. We sincerely hope to spread this empowering creation and message to all backers from different parts of the world! Let's smile and give more love to ourselves and others!  

 

It takes time and effort to process the objects one by one, alongside producing the illustrations for the books. This however marks one of the most significant values in this project, that is to make it a personal artefact and engagement for each backer who appreciates the uniqueness and genuineness of an object evolved and shaped by nature.




















Project We LOVE

We are proud to be selected and listed at "Project We Love" by the Kickstarter curatorial team after only 3 days we launched the campaign!





PRESS/ COVERAGE

Obscura
Date: 1 Apr 2020      Link: Here


MingPao Weekly
Date: 8 May 2020      Link: Here



JET Magazine
Date: May 2020



MILK
Date: May 2020      Link: Here