After the amazing success of launching our magazine titled PRINT ISN’T DEAD Element #001, we are excited to announce our Kickstarter for Element #002. Once again, audience participation and funding will determine how the magazine will be printed, this time around we have pre-planned stretch goals which include extra fluorescent spot colours, more pages and a higher volume print run. You can also buy a block of print space with this issue.
As a daily source of inspiration to thousands of people in 191 out of the world’s 196 countries, we uncover and share the work of the most talented creatives and industries who use the process of print. We have fast become one of the largest and leading print-orientated communities. People of Print is not only a prestigious online platform, but also a liquid community that provides exciting live printing events and workshops, a fully bespoke print service and creative consultancy. A vast client list includes Levi’s, V&A Museum, MasterCard, Microsoft, Design Museum & London Graphic Centre – as well as support from Fedrigoni paper & Pureprint Group.
PRINT ISN’T DEAD showcases and champions ‘print’ by compiling exclusive studio visits, interviews and features into a beautifully printed, collectable publication. An international resource showcasing the widespread use of all print processes both creatively and industriously.
The awesome Heretic Studio are designing and screen printing 500 limited edition covers of Element #002. The cover has been kindly sponsored by the incredible Permaset inks. People of Print have also been sponsored by the terrific Swiss Typefaces so will be using the Suisse Collection throughout this issue.
Inspired by the incredible Oz Magazine from the 60s & 70s, we would love to use fluorescent pink and blue inks alongside CMYK printing to showcase the capabilities of experimenting with the overlaying of colours. We also aim to increase their print run from 1000 to 1500 as well as upping the number of pages from 80 to 128.
As an experiment which touches on freedom of speech, uncensored content and advertising, we are opening up a section of our magazine to be controlled by their pledgers, who are invited to purchase an area of print space within the magazine, which will be sold in 1x1cm blocks. You can feature anything; a company logo, a small piece of text, an emblem or image of your choice – all pledgers will be listed on a page of our website with a URL of their choice. Each pledger can buy anywhere between 1-100 blocks of print space which will be printed in our magazine to make one solid space, up to a maximum of 10x10cm.
— People of Print (@peopleofprint) November 3, 2014