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REMEMBER ME? YOUR NUMBER ONE FAN.

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Evolutionary biologists say it is natural for humans to look up to individuals who receive attention because they have succeeded in a society. In prehistoric times, this would have meant respecting good hunters and elders. But as hunting is not now an essential skill and longevity is more widely achievable, these qualities are no longer revered. Instead, we look to celebrities, whose fame and fortune we want to emulate. (BBC online Wednesday, 13 August, 2003, 23:32 GMT 00:32 UK )

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WHAT IS THIS BOOK ABOUT? Remember Me? is a collection of letters from fans to their celebrity crushes. Itʼs written by a curious bunch who in a constant state of manic love or deep despair, share entertaining tales of celebrity obsession. This is an Art Book. But not just any Art Book. Remember Me? runs the gamut from the purely pictorial by balancing the use of word and image. It brings memories back to life through a riot of images and text as you read from letter to letter.

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“...I WAS ECSTATIC WHEN I RECEIVED AN ENVELOPE IN RETURN. I'D NEVER HAD ANY CELEBRITIES WRITE BACK SO QUICKLY, AND THAT MADE ME LOVE YOU MORE! YOU WROTE ME BACK!” X CONNIE

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THE BOOK HOOK. Hot, upcoming and established writers and artists from around the world lay bare their celebrity obsessions, through humorous and entertaining tales filled with sweet hope, bitter disappointment and ham-fisted declarations of unrequited love.

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FIVE REPRESENTATIVE STORIES. JERRY O始CONNELL You were the ET to my Elliott.

"I figured since you *probably* addressed the envelope, you probably licked the stamp, too. So I removed the stamp and placed it on my tongue for 15 minutes."

The full stories enclosed in appendices.

MS. PACMAN Tips for the apple level.

"When you eat the power dot, does it taste better than the regular dots? ...I like it best when you go off the side of the screen and come back on the other side."

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The full stories enclosed in appendices.

JAMES SPADER Masturbation on aeroplanes.

BEN CROSS My E-e-e-r-er-ing-glish maaaan.

"And much could be said about your on-screen sexuality – how even when you're trying to play a straight romantic lead you retain that slight suggestion of blood spattered walls and semi-consensual sodomy."

"So I wanna whisper it into my pillow, where I know youʼll hear it, that you…are…here… in…me. You are my Englishman, my E-e-e-r-er-ing-glish maaaan."

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The full stories enclosed in appendices.

WHAM! Bad Boys, stick together, never sad boys.

"Do you realise the influence you two have had on my innocent child? Especially you Mr. George Michael. Our son is suddenly very awkward around girls and says you are the only one who understands his feelings. Feelings about what I ask you Mr. George Michael?!"

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HOW DOES THE BOOK LOOK? While the book is still in development we would like to give you a little preview... Coffee table book Design matches the content Hardcover Size: 28 x 22 cm 100 - 120 pages Various paper qualities Each letter comes with a work of art

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MORE COVER STYLES.

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HOW DO WE BRIEF A WRITER? Every letter is up to 500 words long.

Magazines they read: E.g. Tokion / Wound / 10 / Claim

Addressed to a celebrity you admired in the past or present, written from the point of view of then (but with a tad more wisdom) or now.    We like submissions that are devastatingly honest/ pathetic and funny. We like writers who wear their hearts on their sleeves.

(to source writers and promote the book)

Your obsession will drive you to believe that everything is at stake with this letter. Everything!

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THE WRITERS WISHLIST. From well known writers to independent journalists. Bloggers to up and coming writers. Filmmakers to musicians. Criteria: witty, cynical, outrageous, sarcastic, pop culture savvy, tongue in cheek, unique, bold. Lesley Arfin, Jason Crombie, Go Fug Yourself Girls, Famous Fanboys: Kevin Smith, Quentin Tarantino, Miranda July, David Sedaris, Mia Timpano, Benjamin Law, Marieke Hardy, Clem Bastow, Lawrence Leung.  Editions catered to target markets. UK – profiling more UK centric celebrities. Same for Australia, US, Japan etc.

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HOW DO WE BRIEF AN ARTIST? The artists will receive the written fan letter and a 驶carte blanche始. They will propose one or two concepts. This proposal will be judged on its quality level by a small group of senior creatives and its link to the original fan letter. This will be done by the editor and the writer. The artist can use any material. From photography to drawings. From collages to installations. All artwork must be original and delivered as a 300 dpi image or scan. REMEMBER ME? BOOK PROPOSAL 16/08/09 2009 SAVI KURUPPU / ALL RIGHTS OF THE OWNER OF THE WORK REPRODUCED RESERVED / COPYING, HIRING, LENDING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE AND BROADCASTING PROHIBITED / 2009 AMSTERDAM THE NETHERLANDS


THE ARTIST WISHLIST. The perfect mix of the known and unknown. Our wish list includes an international top of the bill art crowd. E.g. Peter Funch, Parra, Geoff McFetridge, Henrik Vibskov, Henrik Bulow, Ryan McGinness, Mark Gonzales, Terry Richardson, Neasden Control Center, Banksy, Aboud Sodano, Peter Anderson, Jop van Bennekom, Mark Farrow, Peter Saville, David Foldvari, Fernando Gutierrez, Kim Hiorthoy, Hi Res, Hideki Inaba, M/M Paris, Stefan Sagmeister, Why Not Associates, Tadanori Yokoo, Margaret Kilgallen, Larry Clark, Chris Johanson

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WHO WILL READ THIS BOOK? Influential early adopters who are good at creating buzz. They have interests that cross various aspects of pop culture. This consumer is well-read, well informed, selective and cynical. We focus on their common interest which is an affinity toward youth culture and a shared passion for self expression and style. Age 21 – 35 Gen Y / late Gen X hipsters Kidadults /Grups

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WHAT DO THEY LIKE? This generation is all about mixing various media, art forms and culture, history etc. Remember Me? provides exactly that blend. Irony D.I.Y. culture ** Pop culture Independent culture: fashion, music, film, art, design Fashion statements Re-interpreting the past / kitsch Nostalgia Absurdity ** The DIY ethic is a rejection of the need to purchase items or use existing systems or processes. It promotes the ability of the ordinary person to learn to do more than he or she thought was possible. Includes publishing of zines, film making, and music. REMEMBER ME? BOOK PROPOSAL 16/08/09 2009 SAVI KURUPPU / ALL RIGHTS OF THE OWNER OF THE WORK REPRODUCED RESERVED / COPYING, HIRING, LENDING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE AND BROADCASTING PROHIBITED / 2009 AMSTERDAM THE NETHERLANDS


WHAT DO THEY BROWSE? Web: Gawker.com Newyorkmag.com Rebellezine.blogspot.com Theselby.com Dazeddigital.com Dirrtyglam.com Itsnicethat.com Blogs: diehipster.com wooooomag.com fake-realax.blogspot.com uncafeavec5pailles.blogspot.com itscorykennedy.wordpress.com

Mags: Vice PaperMag Purple Dazed iD Frankie Russh The New Order Preen Nylon Monocle Another Man Grazia Glamour

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WHERE DO THEY HANG OUT? Inner city / downtown Shopping: Urban Outfitters Colette American Apparel Opening Ceremony Topshop H&M Vintage stores Flea markets REMEMBER ME? BOOK PROPOSAL 16/08/09 2009 SAVI KURUPPU / ALL RIGHTS OF THE OWNER OF THE WORK REPRODUCED RESERVED / COPYING, HIRING, LENDING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE AND BROADCASTING PROHIBITED / 2009 AMSTERDAM THE NETHERLANDS


THE COMPETING BOOKS.

Dear Celebrity Julian Henby

I始m A Big Fan James E. Spamm Jr.

Dirty Fan Male Jonny Trunk & Wisbey

Other People始s Loveletters Bill Shapiro

Post Secret Frank Warren

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HOW DOES THE BOOK DIFFERENTIATE? Differences between Dear Celebrity, I'm a Big Fan, Dirty Fan Male: Remember Me? is not just a humour book. It is an art book too, with a youthful, quirky and high brow aesthetic that will appeal to people interested in discovering young artists, designers and creative types looking for inspiration. The accessible and nostalgic content makes Remember Me? an attractive purchase for humour book readers and those who don始t normally buy art or coffee table books.

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HOW DO WE PROMOTE THIS BOOK? The book will not only be promoted by traditional means (interviews, PR and so on) but will also get into media via other ways. By using posts on infamous blogs, online banners and tech applications we create more of a fan-base than just book-readers. Online there are various ways to let the book 驶grow始. It does not stop by printing it. By adding their own personal stories, art work, pictures and so on people can participate in this 驶follow up始.

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WEBSITE.

Order the book Preview stories Upload personal fan stories Reviews Order Artwork Promotional shop Links to blogs / writers / artists Downloads Spoken stories (itunes) Link to online stores (via bannering / recommendation)

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ONLINE. Besides the book始s website we will use community based websites to promote the book. E.g. Facebook, Twitter, Myspace. Fanpage, bookshelf on Facebook Myspace Books Twitter Book updates Twitter Celebrity Updates By doing so we provoke the community to interact with the book: writing reviews, promoting the book in new ways. Next to the Remember Me? blog, famous bloggers will be involved in promoting the book and adding content to the website. Lesley Arfin Ned Beauman Corey Kennedy REMEMBER ME? BOOK PROPOSAL 16/08/09 2009 SAVI KURUPPU / ALL RIGHTS OF THE OWNER OF THE WORK REPRODUCED RESERVED / COPYING, HIRING, LENDING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE AND BROADCASTING PROHIBITED / 2009 AMSTERDAM THE NETHERLANDS


PRINT.

People still read book reviews. “A word from the mouth is like a stone from a sling.” In addition to traditional book reviews, a fan letter will be published in a high end fashion magazine before the book launch. The fan letter will drive traffic to our website.

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BOOK LAUNCH.

Our readers love book launches. Leading bookstores Independent bookstores Book launch & art work exhibition. Urban Outfitters Colette Independent galleries

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SUPPORT & PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL. Celebrity masks. Added as cut outs to the book or used for promotion.

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Second Edition. A follow up with (written) replies from various celebrities.

Goodbye Minnie, Goodbye cruel world.

This could also be a perfect online extension.

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Centerfold Tear Out Poster. Added to the book as a authentic fan-mag centerfold.

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Meet & Greet Competition. By uploading your personal celebrity crush story you are one of the few to have a chance to meet your (once) famous crush. The audience will decide if your fan story or artwork is strong enough to really meet.... You dig it?!?

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WORK IN PROGRESS. Estimated number of stories, illustrations, photographs, number of pages: 50 stories, each with illustration/art work, 100-120 pages Estimated time needed to obtain permissions for copyrighted material or artwork appearing in the book: 12 weeks Target completion date: 30 November 2009 Percentage of the book already completed: 25%

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ABOUT US. I was lulled into celebrity worship at a young age; my impressionable teenage years when i was looking for some kind of direction in my life. Starved of glitz and glamour, I looked to Hollywood for its creative ambitions and unabashed luxury. So moved by their success I wrote fan mail, more than any other person to the superstars and to the one hit wonders. This book is for everyone that wrote a fan letter and never got a response.

As a child, I was told by my parents that I’ll never amount to anything if I didn’t stop watching TV and obsessing over celebrities in “rubbish” pop culture magazines. Ironically, I now work in TV and still get a kick out of meeting anyone who has a profile on IMDB. I currently live in Toronto (aka Hollywood North). xoxo  Lee-Ann Woon

xoxo Savi Kuruppu REMEMBER ME? BOOK PROPOSAL 16/08/09 2009 SAVI KURUPPU / ALL RIGHTS OF THE OWNER OF THE WORK REPRODUCED RESERVED / COPYING, HIRING, LENDING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE AND BROADCASTING PROHIBITED / 2009 AMSTERDAM THE NETHERLANDS


DON’T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME... Contact Savi Kuruppu +31611318490 savi.kuruppu@gmail.com Lee-Ann Woon +14168275422 leeannwoon@hotmail.com Click to visit Facebook Remember Me? REMEMBER ME? BOOK PROPOSAL 16/08/09 2009 SAVI KURUPPU / ALL RIGHTS OF THE OWNER OF THE WORK REPRODUCED RESERVED / COPYING, HIRING, LENDING, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE AND BROADCASTING PROHIBITED / 2009 AMSTERDAM THE NETHERLANDS

Remember me?  

A humorous collection of fan letters and fan art dedicated to celebrities.

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