• update [again].

    06.10.2008 / Miscellaneous

    OK, I promised you guys more info in the Mankind Mag department, so I’m here to deliver. My fingers are shaking as I type this b/c I’m just so so so excited for it all, so I hope this post makes a tiny bit of sense.

    On June 30th, I’ll be releasing Mankind Mag, a PDF publication. It will be a spin-off of Inspiration, but a bit more editorial-based with more art, more design, more photos, and best of all— more inspiration.

    Although I’d love to continue Inspiration in the direction it was going, I felt it was missing a soul behind it. My passion was dwindling and I couldn’t figure out why. Photos are great, but they’re only half the story.

    Is this making ANY sense?

    The good news is that I’m currently compiling a ‘Best of Inspiration’ limited edition book. You’ll love it, really, and I’ll include never-before-seen photos from some of your favorite artists to commemorate the series. More info to come.

    The even better news? I think you’re really going to love Mankind Mag. I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve worked on it and it just feels like its the right thing for me right now. I’m a firm believer that if there is passion behind a magazine, it comes out in the pages. I hope you see that in the debut issue.

    Now, the logistics:
    ADVERTISING
    I am allowing advertisers in the mag. Cheap advertising, even. If you want a rate card, email me here.

    PRINTING
    I’m not sure how this will pan out and am still getting quotes from printers, but I would love to be able to print Mankind in a catalog form. I’d also love to keep the prices low, so we’ll see.

    PRICING
    Free. Absolutely, 100% free to download.

    CONCEPT
    My goal for Mankind is to mix a few of my all-time favorite mags: Good, Print and Anthropologie catalogs. I hope it pans out that way, but eh, we’ll see.

    DONATIONS
    A LOT of you have asked if you can donate to the new mag. I won’t publicly promote donations b/c I don’t want to get all crazy evangelical pastor on you, so I’ll post my email address for paypal donations once and only once, right here.

    There you have it! If you have any additional questions, email me! I’m always accepting contributors, although this issue is pretty much wrapping up. Almost press time!

    • Elaine

      You are a breath of fresh air! Your business philosophy is so refreshing. Thank you for all that you do!

    • design for mankind.

      Oh my— thank you so much everyone. Truly!

    • Kelly Lynn Jones

      awesome!!!

    • daydream lily

      this is awesome. Ive only just started reading your blog, but I’m finding it inspiring.
      can’t wait to see the mag !!

    • Pete

      I love that your are making such use of your abundant talents, E. You really have a top-notch project going on here.

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