In March 2014 I got an unexpected email from Departamento de Licenciamento
Sistema de Ensino Poliedro – Brazil.
According to Google Translate that is –
Department of Licensing
System Poliedro Education
Turns out this is a publisher for a network of 120 schools “committed to high-quality education” and apparently they wanted to publishing a schoolbook and illustrate it with the images they had found on my website. It’s a not for profit project and just distributed between their partner schools, so I agreed they could use my pictures in return for a clear credit and a copy of the book – and thought no more of it.
Eight or so months latter a book was put in the post. (I had forgotten all about it by now). Six weeks latter the book arived. When I saw the address that they had put on the package I was impressed at the inteligence of our local postie in getting it to the right address. I had used Double Elephant’s postal address as the safest place to send the book, but the address used only had my name, the street, Exeter “Inglaterra” EX4 3LS. “Double Elephant Print Workshop, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place” was all missing.
Anyway – how’s your Portugese?
Very nice to see my photos explaining some of my technique spread across five pages in a text book for school children. And judging from the rough translation I was sent earlier, it’s probably accurate enough!
Lots of other artists from all over the world are also featured in the text book – covering a wide range of artwork. I shall enjoy looking up the other artists and seeing what Google Translate can tel me. 😉