Grow: an illustrated book by LISAA graduates raising money for the Amazon rainforest
Alongside several other artists, Camille Fourcade and Laure Ngo, both graduates of LISAA Animation & Video Games Paris, have launched "Grow", a charity illustrated book aiming to fight against deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. LISAA Graphic Design graduate Estelle Panel is one of the illustrators who participated in the project.
An illustrated book fighting against deforestation
To give Grow: a rainforest charity artzine the chance to get off the ground, six young French artists have started a fundraising campaign. Launched on 24th September, it has already raised enough to allow the project to see the light of day very soon!
Designed by a collective of artists, including Camille Fourcade and Laure Ngo, graduates of LISAA Animation & Video Games Paris, the project focuses on the rainforest, and the Amazon in particular, through a collectively illustrated book. Forty artists from all over the world have come together against the deforestation of the Earth's lungs and contributed to the creation of this unique book. Among them, Estelle Panel, who graduated from LISAA with a Graphic Design bachelor’s and then a Digital Art Direction master’s.
The project is entirely funded by this campaign, the artists work on a volunteer basis and the suppliers are ethical and eco-friendly. The aim is to raise money for the American charity Rainforest Trust, which helps in the protection and restoration of tropical rainforests.
A project led by two LISAA students
Behind this project were six illustrators who are "passionate about and in love with nature": Celi’Arts, Ttorubie, Supermesange, Adeline Fleuve, Ludmila alias Camille Fourcade and Mistral alias Laure Ngo.
The last two are both graduates of the Parisian animation school. Camille Fourcade directed the multi award-winning short film Valse à Quatre Mains. Now a graphic designer at the Serious Games studio in Troyes, she works in both web design and illustration.
Laure Ngo, who graduated in 2014, is a freelance illustrator in Paris and works on various projects such as covers for children's fiction, illustrations and storyboards for advertising, character design for animation studios and even a graphic novel published by Editions Jungle.
Contributing to the grow project and the preservation of tropical rainforests
The book will be printed thanks to a fundraising campaign. Once the costs have been spent on printing, production, postage and shipping, all profits will be donated to the Rainforest Trust.
Even though the project is already 150% funded and the fundraising campaign has already raised more than € 20,000, it is not too late to contribute.
To do this, simply click here. Contributions will enable Grow to evolve and become even more solid!