It’s possible that Joseph Mayernik has flown on more flights than I have. For 20 years, he has been capturing a story from the perspective of his airline seat— and subsequently the stories of flight attendants, other business travelers, and vacationers—by sketching what he sees. As a talented Creative Director traveling from coast-to-coast and city-to-city, this air travel sketch journey has become a compilation of the hours that many of us spend, “just wanting to get somewhere,” or simply trying to get back home. It’s a story of people, adventure, change, boredom, interest, memory, and all of those feelings, emotions, and moments that are included with the airline seat that you occupy (or if you are a flight attendant, see daily).
Joseph’s project— “Draw The Plane”— now a kickstarter campaign, has the potential to be the best coffee table book you have ever owned, but to make it that, Joe needs your help to bring this book together. He needs your help supporting his Kickstarter campaign.
I received the email you will read below last night and although I have never, and just don’t promote outside projects that people pitch me on this website, I just loved this one too much to not share it with you. I think that if you are a flight attendant, pilot, or frequent air traveler, you will love it too. So, please visit his Kickstarter campaign today, so “Draw The Plane” can fly…
(This is the email that includes a little background to Draw The Plane. Enjoy)
On January 4th, 1997 I unexpectedly began a journey, My new bride Julie and I were on our honeymoon, and since I was an art director for a local advertising agency, and loved to draw, I brought a sketchbook with me to document all the obscure moments of the trip. It started with an single illustration of our flight from DTW to TPA.
Now, every time I am on a flight, I draw the perspective where I sit. That one illustration started a ritual that has lasted for twenty years. One illustration became two which became over 200. I have compiled these 200+ illustrations into one hardbound collection titled Draw The Plane and I’m in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to publish this book.
Another added layer is the fact that I have partnered with Make-A-Wish. If I’m able to reach my goal, I’ll be able to donate a portion of the book proceeds to my partner Make-A-Wish Western New York, to help fund their airfare costs, which is their biggest line item when granting wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.I would be honored if you’d support the project by spreading the word. Any amount of assistance will help. There are only two weeks left in the campaign and if I don’t reach my goal, I don’t receive any of the pledged funds, as Kickstarter is an all or nothing deal!The link to the campaign is bit.ly/DTPB16
The link the the book website is here: www.drawtheplane.com
Thank you for your time and consideration…