This is a guest post from The Lovemark team.
People throughout history – desiring to express their love – have left their love messages and love marks everywhere – carved in trees, written on benches, sprayed on walls or locked to a bridge. Different cultures around the world have developed their own ways of expressing love underlying one common need; the need to express this unique instinctive human feeling!
At the same time, the world has plenty of monuments dedicated to religions, war victories, human tragedies, historic personalities or simply human vanity. But when it comes to love the only thing we come across are collective expressions of love as mentioned above.
So, we said let’s change this a bit – and build a different monument! And we deliberately use the word monument in order to try and give the word a different, a more positive meaning! The idea is to take the universal human need to express one’s love and use it in a creative way.
That little love note you want to pass to your loved one will now have a little magic power, it will make a difference in the world this time: it will build a monument, a Love monument! Your little note will become your love mark in history! The message will be inscribed on a cube – a love cube as we call it – and the love cube will be the building block of the Love monument: The Lovemark!
This is the Lovemark: a unique canvas to express your feelings and a unique collective piece of architectural art at the same time! A landmark with a heart, a positive point of reference to inspire us, our kids and hopefully their kids – across geographies.
We needed an excuse to launch this idea. And Valentine’s Day could not have been a better one! We decided to add an option next to flowers and candy. A grand love gesture next to the typical love gifts!
We needed a platform to launch this idea. Non corporate! Thus crowdfunding was a natural and obvious choice. Contributors do not buy a love cube. They contribute it instead! Contributors are Founders, not clients in our case!
Finally we want to use this opportunity and raise awareness on a sensitive subject: Ending violence against women. While most of us celebrate our love on Valentine’s Day, there are so many people whose lives have been affected by the lack of it – in basic terms, not in fairytale terms. The Lovemark will aim to shed some light on this very sensitive issue! Our way to share love with those less fortunate…
The team behind The Lovemark is truly diverse, supporting the international character of the project. Different countries, cultures, professional backgrounds, and 12 different languages are represented in our team. We have all come together, volunteered our time and effort and joined forces under this idea. To give everyone the opportunity to leave their lovemark in history!
Join us in making it happen: www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-lovemark
The Lovemark Team