Tales for the Future AR children's book

A children's book featuring stories on equality, body positivity & activism, each one being illustrated and augmented in Augmented Reality.

Andra
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Project Description

Tales for the Future is a children's book comprising stories on equality, body positivity and activism, each one being illustrated and augmented in AR.

Tales for the Future's mission is to empower kids with progressive education, and do that in a fun and engaging way.

The book features illustrations by 11 different female artists from every corner of the globe.

Each story has a full page, full color illustration that captures the main storyline, and a QR code that is the key to what's next, the magical Augmented Reality effect.

 

This generation of children born between 2010-2025 is born along with iPhones, iPads and applications. But traditional education is not keeping up. Today's study materials are not adapted to the most technologically infused generation up to date.

At the same time, when it comes to school curricula, the current courses do not reflect enough on gender equality and issues such as bullying, discrimination and tolerance, or self confidence.

 

 

Tales for the Future combines progressive education with beautiful illustration and Augmented Reality effects.

We want girls and boys to be equally encouraged to have interest in all fields and getting equal resources, study and work opportunities. So, besides gender equality topics, we tackle climate activism, bullying and body positivity as additional topics. 

 

 

Our illustrators come from all corners of the world, from Guatemala to Turkey, and from Japan to Poland. We want kids to experience the world through the eyes of a diverse palette of artists, in order for them to have a multicultural, multiracial perspective over things. The exposure to a wide range of illustrations and diverse characters ensures that the kids are getting a balanced view over the world.

 

 

Our Augmented Reality effects create a fun and playful approach to reading. Kids can move the cam to see different angles and zoom closer and farther for different perspectives of the illustration. It's colourful and dynamic, and the audio sets the right mood for the story, making reading engaging and fun.

 

Tales for the Future will be a beautiful hardcover book, 21x27,5 cm, made of fine quality, thick paper, perfect for turning pages over and over again.

Tales for the Future will not only be an opportunity to inspire young girls and boys through the storyline, the topics and the diverse characters, it will also be a collection of beautiful illustrations created by some of the most talented female artists around the world, and enhanced by AR technology.

Tales for the Future is seeking funding to be able to finish the book, pay our contributing artists and print our first copies.

  • Finish the book and create even more stories

We want to write even more stories that will nurture kids’ imagination, stories with diverse characters and positive examples.

  • Pay our contributing artists

We want to be able to rightfully pay our illustrators and Augmented Reality artists for the amazing work they’ve completed.

  • Print our first copies

We want to extend our reach to as many schools as possible and provide Tales for the Future books for parents with kids and for everyone who is a kid at heart and loves AR!

If we manage to achieve our target, we want to donate a few books to a school from an underprivileged community in Romania.

 

My name is Andra Bria, I am a digital product designer and a copywriter based in Bucharest, Romania. 

Throughout my career, I have created and promoted products and services aimed at children.

I have a MA degree in social science and equality policies and I am a longtime feminist. Together with 13 artists from all around the world, feminists of all shapes and sizes, we have put hours of hard work, creativity and dedication, in order to bring this book in the hands of as many kids as possible!

 

Editor & Guest Writer: Elise Smidt (Netherlands & Germany).
Cover: Ingrid Morales (Guatemala)

Contributing Artists: Juanita Huit (Guatemala), Ingrid Morales (Guatemala), Sawyer Cloud (Madagascar), Yury Borgen (Costa Rica), Dunya Atay (Turkey), Dilem Serbest (Turkey), Ayaka Hata (Japan), Agnieszka Kania (Poland), Maria di Cesare (Italy), Weena Lee (Malaysia), Terri Po (Hong Kong). 

AR Artists: Laura Alvarez (Mexico), Allan Berger (Austria).

 

Thank you to all the people that support this book, you are making dreams come true and contributing to a better education for our future! 

 

 

Updates

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Will the book be published only in English?

For the moment, yes. But we're confident that soon it will be published in Romanian, and many more languages!

  • What is the target age of the book?

If you're buying this for your children to read it by themselves, the target age is 9+ years old. If you're planning on buying this for yourself, do it :) This book is for everyone who feels a kid at heart and we hope it will inspire you!

  • Is it for little boys, too?

Yes, of course! We believe boys and girls alike should be empowered and educated about equality, empathy and inclusivity. We believe that boys will be inspired to fight for what's right and become little feminists, too.

Laura
12/27/2019
Tales for the Future hardcover book (Eu)
$35
Patrick Obando
11/28/2019
Tales for the Future hardcover (Intl.)
$40
Allan Berger
11/27/2019
Tales for the Future hardcover book (Eu)
$35
Karen Smidt
11/25/2019
Tales for the Future digital story (PDF)
$9
Anonymous
11/22/2019
Tales for the Future hardcover (Intl.)
$50
11/20/2019
Tales for the Future ebook (PDF)
$15
Emily
11/19/2019
Tales for the Future hardcover book (Ro)
$30
phaus
11/15/2019
Tales for the Future hardcover (Intl.)
$40
11/15/2019
Tales for the Future ebook (PDF)
$15
Tales for the Future hardcover book (Eu)
$35
Monetary Contribution

A random act of kindness at any contribution you see fit. 

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Social Media Shoutout

Pledge $1 and we will thank you publicly on our Facebook page and Instagram stories! 

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Tales for the Future poster (PDF)

How cool would it be for your room to have a Tales for the Future poster on the wall?

Get this beautifully designed poster, illustrated by Ingrid Morales, from Guatemala, which showcases a girl astronaut heading for the stars. This image is also featured on our cover and in one of the 11 stories of the book.

 

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$9
Tales for the Future digital story (PDF)

Receive one of the 11 stories featured in our book, together with its illustration and the corresponding QR code that leads to the aa-mazing, animated Augmented Reality effect! What is your favourite topic, what feminist subject is important to you? Let us know and we will send you the story that fits best to what's close to you!

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$15
Tales for the Future ebook (PDF)

Do you love to read books in digital? Then this reward is for you! Pledge 15$ and we'll send you the digital copy of Tales for the Future, with all 11(eleven) stories, illustrations and AR effects, as soon as possible!

2 Supporters
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$25
TfTF book for an underprivileged child

This Tales for the Future book will be donated to a child from an underprivileged community in Romania. Pledge 25 $ and become a patron for a little one, by providing him or her with the chance to read progressive stories of empowerment that will give him or her the much needed confidence in these formative years.  

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$30
Tales for the Future hardcover book (Ro)

Tales for the Future will be a beautiful hardcover book, signed, 22x27,5 cm, containing 11 (eleven) feminist tales, 11 full-color illustrations created by 11 amazing female artists from all over the world, and the QR codes that will reveal the magical Augmented Reality effects.

Redeem your hard copy for 30$, if you live in Romania, and we will ship it to you as soon as possible!

You will also receive in your inbox the Tales for the Future poster (PDF), so you can display our message in a big way!

1 Supporter
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$35
Tales for the Future hardcover book (Eu)

Tales for the Future will be a beautiful hardcover book, signed, 22x27,5 cm, containing 11 (eleven) feminist tales, 11 full-color illustrations created by 11 amazing female artists from all over the world, and the QR codes that will reveal the magical Augmented Reality effects.

Redeem your hard copy for 35$, if you live in Europe, and we will ship it to you as soon as possible!

You will also receive in your inbox the Tales for the Future poster (PDF), so you can display our message in a big way!

4 Supporters
Select this reward
$40
Tales for the Future hardcover (Intl.)

Tales for the Future will be a beautiful hardcover book, signed, 22x27,5 cm, containing 11 (eleven) feminist tales, 11 full-color illustrations created by 11 amazing female artists from all over the world, and the QR codes that will reveal the magical Augmented Reality effects.

Redeem your hard copy for 40$, if you live outside Europe, and we will ship it to you as soon as possible!

You will also receive in your inbox the Tales for the Future poster (PDF), so you can display our message in a big way!

3 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
Gimme Two!

1 for You and 1 as a Gift! 2x Tales for the Future books, signed, and a Tales for the Future poster (PDF). Do you have a little one in your life? Then you can give one copy of Tales for the Future as a gift, and keep one for the little kid in you!

 

Tales for the Future will be a beautiful hardcover book, 22x27,5 cm, containing 11 feminist tales, 11 full-color illustrations created by 11 fantastic female artists from all over the world, and the QR codes that will reveal the magical Augmented Reality effects.

 

0 Supporters
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$250
Personalized Story + Call with author

I'll write for you! Let's have a call and discuss more about your interests, what is feminism to you, what are the things that keep you up at night, so I can get inspired and write you a great, personalized story.

 

 

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$500
Business Consultancy + Call with author

Work through those business challenges to take your company to the next level with an experienced business consultant. 

A 1 hour, 1 on 1 one strategy session with Andra Bria, product and service designer and creative lead.

Andra Bria has over 7 years experience in working with established brands and start-ups, and she will provide you with a one-hour session on brand development, product design or growth  strategy for your company.

This will be a virtual session, or a face-to-face one if you live in Romania!

Additionally, you will receive a Tales for the Future ebook or hardcover and we will thank you and tag your brand on Facebook and Instagram.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
School Pack + Call with author

Want to improve underprivileged kids’ lives lives through progressive education? 

Be the headlining sponsor of this school pack and have you or your brand recognised as a community angel!

We'll celebrate you and shout your name from the rooftops via our social channels, we’ll make an interview about you or your business, you’ll get a beautiful Tales for the Future book, and a call or a face-to-face meeting with the author.

 

 

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

A random act of kindness at any contribution you see fit. 

0 Supporters
Contribute
$1
Social Media Shoutout

Pledge $1 and we will thank you publicly on our Facebook page and Instagram stories! 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$5
Tales for the Future poster (PDF)

How cool would it be for your room to have a Tales for the Future poster on the wall?

Get this beautifully designed poster, illustrated by Ingrid Morales, from Guatemala, which showcases a girl astronaut heading for the stars. This image is also featured on our cover and in one of the 11 stories of the book.

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$9
Tales for the Future digital story (PDF)

Receive one of the 11 stories featured in our book, together with its illustration and the corresponding QR code that leads to the aa-mazing, animated Augmented Reality effect! What is your favourite topic, what feminist subject is important to you? Let us know and we will send you the story that fits best to what's close to you!

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$15
Tales for the Future ebook (PDF)

Do you love to read books in digital? Then this reward is for you! Pledge 15$ and we'll send you the digital copy of Tales for the Future, with all 11(eleven) stories, illustrations and AR effects, as soon as possible!

2 Supporters
Select this reward
$25
TfTF book for an underprivileged child

This Tales for the Future book will be donated to a child from an underprivileged community in Romania. Pledge 25 $ and become a patron for a little one, by providing him or her with the chance to read progressive stories of empowerment that will give him or her the much needed confidence in these formative years.  

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$30
Tales for the Future hardcover book (Ro)

Tales for the Future will be a beautiful hardcover book, signed, 22x27,5 cm, containing 11 (eleven) feminist tales, 11 full-color illustrations created by 11 amazing female artists from all over the world, and the QR codes that will reveal the magical Augmented Reality effects.

Redeem your hard copy for 30$, if you live in Romania, and we will ship it to you as soon as possible!

You will also receive in your inbox the Tales for the Future poster (PDF), so you can display our message in a big way!

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$35
Tales for the Future hardcover book (Eu)

Tales for the Future will be a beautiful hardcover book, signed, 22x27,5 cm, containing 11 (eleven) feminist tales, 11 full-color illustrations created by 11 amazing female artists from all over the world, and the QR codes that will reveal the magical Augmented Reality effects.

Redeem your hard copy for 35$, if you live in Europe, and we will ship it to you as soon as possible!

You will also receive in your inbox the Tales for the Future poster (PDF), so you can display our message in a big way!

4 Supporters
Select this reward
$40
Tales for the Future hardcover (Intl.)

Tales for the Future will be a beautiful hardcover book, signed, 22x27,5 cm, containing 11 (eleven) feminist tales, 11 full-color illustrations created by 11 amazing female artists from all over the world, and the QR codes that will reveal the magical Augmented Reality effects.

Redeem your hard copy for 40$, if you live outside Europe, and we will ship it to you as soon as possible!

You will also receive in your inbox the Tales for the Future poster (PDF), so you can display our message in a big way!

3 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
Gimme Two!

1 for You and 1 as a Gift! 2x Tales for the Future books, signed, and a Tales for the Future poster (PDF). Do you have a little one in your life? Then you can give one copy of Tales for the Future as a gift, and keep one for the little kid in you!

 

Tales for the Future will be a beautiful hardcover book, 22x27,5 cm, containing 11 feminist tales, 11 full-color illustrations created by 11 fantastic female artists from all over the world, and the QR codes that will reveal the magical Augmented Reality effects.

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
Personalized Story + Call with author

I'll write for you! Let's have a call and discuss more about your interests, what is feminism to you, what are the things that keep you up at night, so I can get inspired and write you a great, personalized story.

 

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Business Consultancy + Call with author

Work through those business challenges to take your company to the next level with an experienced business consultant. 

A 1 hour, 1 on 1 one strategy session with Andra Bria, product and service designer and creative lead.

Andra Bria has over 7 years experience in working with established brands and start-ups, and she will provide you with a one-hour session on brand development, product design or growth  strategy for your company.

This will be a virtual session, or a face-to-face one if you live in Romania!

Additionally, you will receive a Tales for the Future ebook or hardcover and we will thank you and tag your brand on Facebook and Instagram.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
School Pack + Call with author

Want to improve underprivileged kids’ lives lives through progressive education? 

Be the headlining sponsor of this school pack and have you or your brand recognised as a community angel!

We'll celebrate you and shout your name from the rooftops via our social channels, we’ll make an interview about you or your business, you’ll get a beautiful Tales for the Future book, and a call or a face-to-face meeting with the author.

 

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward