Any profit from calendars sold here is divided in 8 equal parts: 1 part for each artist, 1 for the non-profit LILA association, the last part will be donated to a selection of Free Software projects dedicated to graphics works, all of which were used to build this calendar (GIMP, Blender, Inkscape, Scribus).
This is a 1-month project, ended the 30th of November 2014.
The Libre Calendar 2015 was sold for 15 € (free worldwide delivery) or more (the most generous donator donated 390 EUR!).
Each artist provided 2 artworks, for a total of 12 artworks, one per month, height of which were unpublished until then. All artworks are released under a Creative Common - Attribution 2.0.
At the top are unfolding the artworks in low resolution.
The format was be an A4 booklet, with 300 grammes coated glossy paper cover, and transparent protective film, and 24 inside pages of 170 grammes coated satin paper (a double page per month, each image were on a full A4 page, while the calendar days will be on the opposite page). The goal was to promote nice artists, who all use Free Software to do awesome artworks, as well as promote these software themselves; and before everything promote Openness and Libre Art.
All calendars have already been shipped in December, the event is finished.
Patrick David is an American photographer and F/OSS advocate. He has written for Linux Pro Magazine, GIMP Magazine, and has been updating tutorials on www.gimp.org. A selection of his works is currently on exhibition in his living room.
Aryeom Han is a young South Korean independant animation film director and animation artists. Her first co-directed short animation, "Grandma Ocean" got screened in more than a dozen festivals and won 2 prices. She is now an artist in residency in the association LILA in Paris, and is trying to create her own animation studio, Studio Girin. Also she is an awesome user of GIMP.
Henri Hebeisen is a French 3D graphic designer and a "Blender Foundation Certified Trainer". He works with many agencies, in particular in architecture. Self-taught, he worked with several reknown 3D artists. Among other projects, he participated to the creation of the american project "TUBE" under Bassam Kurdali. Nowadays he regularly holds talks and Workshops and co-authored in 2013 the book "La 3D libre avec Blender 2.6" with Olivier Saraja and Boris Fauret.
Gustavo Deveze lives and works in Argentina. He is an illustrator and independant animation film director. Some of his works have been published at Editorial Sudamericana, Editorial Santillana, Editorial Estrada/McMillan, Editorial Kapelusz , diario Clarín, Correo Argentin... and he regularly contributes to the comics fanzine Gorgonzola (France). He usually works with GIMP, and constantly experiments with other Free Software (TUPI, Blender, Synfig, Inkscape...).
For the past 14 years, Brian has worked as a public servant in US higher education. His passion revolves around sparking creative and innovative ideas in others. For the past 5 years, he has used Linux and Open Source Software in order to address technological and budgetary needs within the education system. His enthusiasm opened a whole new world of potential by understanding the impact and power of the Open Source Mindset on people's lives.
LILA is a non-profit association under French law. They promote Art and Artists. For them, Free Software is not the end goal, but a necessary step towards a better computer graphics environment. They also actively contribute to software code of FLOSS computer graphics (one of the founders of LILA is a GIMP developer, and has also a few patches in Blender, libmypaint or Entangle for instance). Libre licenses are also very important to LILA, which is why this calendar has been placed under a Creative Common Attribution license.
LILA decided to fund this project on the hope of showcasing nice final artworks by various artists using Free Software. And of course, if we are able to fund the artists and Free Software in the same time, this project will be a triple success.