6.30.2008

mankind mag: issue one.

I am ABSOLUTELY thrilled to release the debut of Mankind Mag and am having the hardest time preventing an overuse of exclamation marks and caps lock. But just so you know, on my side of the screen? I'm jumping up and down with excitement.



Mankind Mag is here. For those of you that missed the prior announcements, Mankind Mag is a new monthly PDF publication from DesignForMankind.com that will now be available as a print edition. Just to break it down for you:

Online = FREE. Preview it here, and download it here.
Print = $8.95. Purchase it here.


Now go, enjoy and be inspired. I leave you with the main sponsors for Mankind Mag, to which I am forever indebted to for their generosity and support. A BIG thank you to the following individuals [among our other sponsors which you can find in the inside cover of the mag!]:

AllyZabba, Edi's Files, and Lynda Andrews-Barry: THANK YOU!

Lastly, a MASSIVE thanks to you, readers. I know I say this all the time, but can it really be said enough? I am SO inspired by you.

Taking the day off [and possibly tomorrow to catch up on sleep!], but I'll check in from time to time to see how you're enjoying the debut. Love to you all!

143 comments:

Krissy said...

Hooray! Congrats to you girlie. I'm so excited, I will download it and purchase it :)

alyson. said...

hooray, horrah!! congratulations Erin!! I can't wait to browse through it. :)

design for mankind. said...

THANK YOU! I so hope you enjoy it! :)

Shauna said...

congradulations!!! i don't have to be to the office until later, so I'll cozy up with the fog and savor Mankind Mag. I love this Monday. Thanks for making my morning!!!

Fledgling said...

Go! Erin! Go!

Delightful! Delicious! Delovely!

XOXO -N.

quaint handmade said...

yay! it looks absolutely wonderful! congrats erin :)! you inspire us all of the time. have a good rest (if you can ;)).

littlemithi said...

FABBADABBADOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

barbjensen said...

I am speechless with amazement! What a fantastic job you have done; I had no idea this is where you were going! Oh, look at all the exclamation points!!!
I can't wait until I can set aside some time to really go through this.
Congratulations, I can see why you are excited!

Tracey said...

Congratulations, and I can't wait to have time to actually go through it. If its as good as your blog- you have hit a home run!

Christine said...

Can't wait to read it, sure it's going to be fab, go have a nice rest now!

Grace said...

Erin, this is such an incredible magazine! I love your creativity in completly thinking outside of the box in your presentation and article ideas, and I am sure other magazine publishers will take note. Thanks so much for your wonderful contribution! (And enjoy your much deserved rest) :)

meighan said...

looks so great erin!!!
just downloaded it!

amy said...

Congrats Erin!!!

Chelsea said...

You are amazing. you are going to be a hit.I love it. Love the format. It is just quirky and artsy enough but still fun and accessible. I am buying the real thing.

troll formerly known as yooper said...

Erin, so far I have just browsed it, but I know why you are jumping up and down. It is deliciotastic (I just made that us) :-)

Kelly said...

yea, you! you did it! i can't wait to dive in and devour it all.

xo
kelly

Thereza Rowe said...

F A B, F A B, F A B!!!!! love all of it, especially my interview bit of course! congrats and have a nice rest now. thank you, thank you :)
T

Barb McMahon said...

Erin, this is wonderful!

Congratulations!

AllyZabba said...

Love it! Love it! You totally rock!

heidi said...

Erin, you out-did yourself!!!
It's DELIGHTFUL!!!!!!!
xxoo
h

Jill said...

so amazing, Erin!! i just took a brief look, and as soon as i have a moment tonight i am buying my own paper copy. great job!!

Jessie Cacciola said...

AHHHH!!!! :)

please sir said...

WOW - so exciting - can't wait to dive in!

Cicada Studio said...

History in the making! Congrats!!!!

Jessie Cacciola said...

PS. Chris Jordan's work was on display at my college campus gallery, where I work as a monitor. it's amazing to see it in person. the canvases are huge and you can't tell what they are until you're up close. :)

Nidhi said...

looks amazing! The layout, design, content...everything is truly inspiring!

Rina said...

Erin!!! I´m so happy, the mag is amazing! and so beautiful. Congratulations!

Sew Bettie said...

Congrats Erin! I just flipped through the issue - so gorgeous and chalk full of good design. Enjoy your much deserved slumber!

My said...

Congratulations!!! This is super exciting. I probably would have cried...

sofia barão said...

congratulations Erin, it is wonderful wish it could be even longer :)
There's a place for everything that I love :)

daisy janie said...

Remarkable!! Congratulations on a new chapter for all of us!

Slender Slacks said...

So wonderful. wonderful. wonderful.

Courtney said...

This is fantastic!! Congrats and all of your hard work has paid off. Beautiful!

Christina said...

As expected it is absolutely stunning! I especially loved the Ella Blue story. :)

Lesley Denford said...

Congrats! It's so lovely and minimal, yet full of pretty things. And the day planner? PERFECTION.

Amazing job Erin! :)

Kathleen said...

fantastic magazine. really beautifully designed. congrats!

Sarah Bray said...

You are truly fabulous! Love the cover, and am desperately telling that little status bar on my download window to PLEASE hurry itself up!

Thereza Rowe said...

ohhh and your ella bleu photobook is gorgeous!!! love every bit of it!!! :)

Karen said...

Congrats on the new mag! It's amazing.

Very, very nice. Well done :)

s.c.j. said...

Just finished reading it! I love the clean/fresh vibe it gives from cover to cover.
Also- the hand art story... LOVED the part about her mother and how the artist 'did' her hands even if no one else will ever see the artwork published (as per her mother's request). I found that to be so inspiring and beautiful. It's like just the process she went through in creating her mother's hands was the most important and truest aspect of the artwork instead of the finished piece. I'm so glad she honored that process, journey, and love for her mother. And thanks, Erin, for the article- for the WHOLE mag!

Times of Glory said...

Well done, sweetie! Congrats to you! The issue is absolutely fab! I really adore it - beautiful and clean writing! You are truly talented!

Decor Fellow: James Saavedra said...

Repetitive, I know, but Have to say- Fabulous! Absolutely, love. Kudos my friend :)

hrsj said...

Oh it looks beautiful Erin! I will be coming back for more and more.
Now, go get some sleep, you hard workin' gal you!

bandelle said...

You've done it again, Erin, and I enjoy the new format. You are amazing, my dear...

Jude said...

I know I completely overuse the word ditto, but . . .

♥♥♥♥♥♥

jess gonacha said...

AAAGGGGHHHH! THANK YOU!!!! I've been gone ALL AFTERNOON getting a home inspection done and this is the first look I've gotten of the magazine. YOU ARE SO AWESOME!!!!! Thank you a million times. :) I

Penelope Boyd said...

Fantastic job - your hard work shows! I've found some inspiration on a day I wasn't really feeling it. Well done!

Leah said...

gorgeous, gorgeous!! i especially loved the visual interview with images answering the questions along with words. very cool.

Laura @ Shorehouse Chic. said...

I love the layout and the illustrations...such a refreshingly original idea in a time where everything is done again and again. Good for you and best of luck!!

Kirsty said...

You are so "can do". Super job.

That Girl Designs said...

Congrats! What a great accomplishment for you....and a treat for all of us.

angie said...

I'm Very excited Erin!Looks GREAT!! See you after you catch up on some much needed sleep!*a

Octavine Illustration said...

so so so so excited for you!~ off to check it out now. this is wonderful news indeed (and worthy of MANY CAPS and exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!)!

Liason said...

eek so exciting i can't even say anymore right now. just that i'm on a sailboat somewhere off NC and i'm stealing wireless just to look at this!!! :) well done!

Sam said...

I especially loved the 101 things page...the whole mag is just lovely. I'm going to make some tea and take my time paging through. Congrats!

Neutral Dwelling said...

I loved it! I don't blame you for being so excited. It is fab!

island girl said...

EEEEEEEKKKKKK!!!!!!!

SUCH GOODNESS! CONGRATS AGAIN!

design for mankind. said...

Oh my goodness; thank you so so so much for all of your sweet comments. I've read each and every one of them and the tears are welling!

I know it's just a small contribution, but I so hope I can give back in the same manner each month. You have all been such an inspiration to me!!!!

THANK YOU.

JLC Studio said...

Whooooo Hooooo!!!!!! Congratulations Erin! Hope you are able to catch up on sleep and have a great few days off. Can't wait to read it!

asphaltandair said...

Congrats! Congrat! Congrats!
Hands clapping over here on my end!

lisa s said...

hip hip hooray!!!!!
so proud of you.
it looks so beautiful!
hugs

cevd said...

it is fantastic, congrats! i can't wait for the next issue.

titofarpas said...

Lovely blog.
Congratulations

aimee said...

you're going over 100 comments for sure on this post, i have to imagine! you did it! fabulous job!

design for mankind. said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH ALL! :)

katiecrackernuts said...

No way. Everyone's already said what I wanted to say. Well done, well done, well done. I know what it's like to get a print publication out and you're a doll for giving it your all.

Katrina said...

congratulations, erin! it looks AMAZING...

Miranda said...

S0 exciting -- and I'm thrilled to be one of the inaugural advertisers. Beautiful job, Erin! Blogging about it right now...

Hila said...

YAYYY!! I'm so excited! Well done Erin! Am going to go check it out now :)

Hila said...

Oh, I just realised I can't buy the print version because shipping is fot the US only - damn!! But never mind, I'll download it. It looks fantastic Erin - great work!!

design for mankind. said...

You are nice, nice, nice! :)

The Lil Bee said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to DEVOUR the first issue. You are a true inspiration. Now go get some much deserved sleep, my friend:)

Mama Pea said...

Oh my goodness! I love it, it's so beautiful and refreshing. I can't wait to get my copy and enjoy every delicious page. . . surrounded by fluffy pillows. . . on a soft blanket . . . under a large shade tree.
But right now I have to go paint my washing machine yellow. July is going to be so fun!

::{J}:: said...

Yeah! So cool!

design for mankind. said...

HAHAHAHH Thank you, Mama Pea! :)

I LOVE YOU!

zara said...

Just ordered the print version. Can't wait to get it!

karina said...

Congrats! I like it very much!!!!

DESIGN DIG said...

holy geeze! The cover is amazing!!!!

Victoria said...

What a great accomplishment! It looks wonderful! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! The magazine is fantastic, as we all knew it would be!

Sky said...

congratulations! i can't wait to read it :)

joanie said...

So very exciting, can't wait to catch up with the whole thing when I return home - just had to check in to say a great big WELL DONE!!!

mette /ungt blod said...

congratulations! i just "flipped" through it and it looks just as wonderful as i imagined!

being brazen said...

Cool!! Well done!

flurogoddess said...

Wahoo!

It's lovely!

Well done you. Take all the sleep you need.

this chicken said...

Oh Erin, this is beautiful and fantastic and just so lovely to see! You've done an absolutely AMAZING job. I've downloaded already and am off to buy the print version too... Love it to pieces! xx

this chicken said...

Oh but it doesn't ship overseas :(
Is there any way I can have myself a hard copy all the way over here in little England?

mary said...

I love it! lovely and full of inspiration - thank you!!

Camilla said...

Oh I so want to buy a copy of this- but like a few other people have said it doesn't ship overseas- is there anyway you could ask if there are some friendly people who would be willing to post a copy over to us?

jennifer said...

This is so wonderful, and it looks like it took SO much work. How in the world did you manage this and your regular content? You must be the most disciplined person!

Billy said...

I´m dowloading mankind mag as we "speak" and counting the seconds before I can open it.

Huge congratulations, you deserve them!

Shiny Black Shoes said...

congrats! :) It's awesome, you did good :D

A Print A Day said...

i'll be getting the hardcopy!!!!!! yay!!!

ashley said...

thats awesome 36 pages....yipppeee- cup of tea and laptop in bed-here i come! xo

Esti said...

I've taken a deep breath before downloading the Mag........... Wowwwwwwww! it's an excellent work, Erin! It shows your great big heart! What I most like is the way you approach beauty: you are so natural, so familiar... Everything is lovely here!! And I've discovered great art and artists too!
Thanks for thinking of me for your project. I couldn't be more proud, more excited, more thankful.
Please, there must be a way to send some copies overseas, please, please. I NEED to buy one right now!!
Erin, you are a modern superhero!

design for mankind. said...

Awwww, Esti--- you are the sweetest thing in the world. Send me your addy and I'll be sure you get a copy. ;)

megan said...

congratulations! i can't wait to read this later tonight.

Mrs.French said...

I ordered it, I ordered it! I don't even want to peek at it online. I can't wait to get it in the mail...wheeeeee! You are an inspiration to all of us. thanks sweet Erin!

design for mankind. said...

Aww, thank you so much, dear. Truly! YOU are the inspiration!

dottie said...

congrats erin! you must feel so proud & excited.

LOVING/LIVING/SMALL said...

Erin - love the mag! Congrats to you! :)

sandra said...

WOW! it looks so good. congratulations!

Prêt à Voyager said...

SO very impressive! I don't know how you do it ALL, Erin!

Cheer to you!
Anne

Alexandra Hedberg said...

Congrats to a splendid issue! Keep the good works up!!!!!

And I understand that you want to use these!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

design for mankind. said...

Ha, thank you so much--- I'm so glad I have permission to use exclamation marks now!!! :)

EEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

beachbungalow8 said...

this is HUG! you're amazing. and it's really so beautiful. wow.

Stephanie said...

Love it!! I saw a link to your mag on kirtsy.com and I'm addicted. Great job!!

design for mankind. said...

Oh my--- thank you so so much, Stephanie! Kirtsy? I had no idea!!!!

MARICHELLE said...

Oh nice! Yay, I've been bad these past two weeks and haven't had the time read my fave blogs and what a great welcome back sign!!!! Can't wait to read this one... ok gotta go read!

design for mankind. said...

Thank you dearie! :)

S.HOPtalk said...

Erin:

I'm playing catch up here...

It's ***amazing***! Wow--a true star in the making. Congratulations and then some!!!

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Congratulations Erin! Assuming you get to comment 112, I would like to say that you are amazing and it is incredible how much hard work you put into this simply beautiful mag! No wonder you needed to catch up on lost sleep! :) All the very best and I cannot wait for the next issue!
xo
Melissa

design for mankind. said...

Of COURSE I got to comment 112--- I read them all and love them more! :)

Anyway, thank you dear Melissa [and others!!!]. You have been such an encouragement to me!

SimplyGrove said...

Wowzer!!! congrats on this amazing venture! I cant wait to order one!! YOu are truly inspiring!!

geraldine said...

the magazine is AMAZING! it's aesthetically perfect and interesting too!
congrats! :]

Vale said...

wowowo, wonderful. all the best for you!!!

the camp said...

whoowho!

jen said...

Congratulations Erin! It is so beautiful and wonderful. Just wow- is all I can say at the moment. Thank you so very much.

Kati said...

*pant pant pant*
Belated comment here - I miss you, too! Congratulations on the launch of the beautiful mankind mag. I LOVE it (of course). It is obvious you've put time, love, care and so much of yourself into it. Love it!

jae said...

A belated belated comment, but heartfelt none the less....Congratulations! You have put so much into this and it shows. You make me think of one of my favorite quotes by Charles Mingus. "Anyone can make the simple complicated. Creativity is making the complicated simple."

design for mankind. said...

Awww, I love the belated comments! I can't thank you enough, and Jae--- what a BEAUTIFUL quote that is! :)

I'm so glad you're enjoying the mag. Truly, it was such fun to make. :)

Nikki Workman said...

LOVE!

Miss Fruitfly said...

GReat Job!!! Get some rest lady, you deserve it.

Lisa said...

it is so simply elegant and beautiful. you did a fantastic job !!!! (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Kelly Lynn Jones said...

Big Congrats Lady!!!!! XOXOX

Joanna Goddard said...

LOVE this. you are so amazing.

design for mankind. said...

Oh my goodness--- thank you so so so much! :)

mado&co said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! A very fantastic, original, simply and beautiful magazine! i haven't another words.

Joanna Goddard said...

ps. i saw a lightening bug last night in the middle of manhattan!

{this is glamorous} said...

It's amazing! (Belated}congratulations!

laura said...

awesome magazine, congratulations!

.kate said...

Sorry it has taken me so long.

However..... CONGRATS. No one deserves this more than you!

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

Barbara said...

LOVE IT! Especially the 101 steps to a creative july! I'm going to print it out and do a bunch! In my infinite amount of free time! *laugh* But at least try to fit a few in this month.

design for mankind. said...

Ha!

Thank you so so much everyone--- you are too much! :) I'm so so so glad you're enjoying it.

Next issue? August 4th!

rachael said...

fab-o-lusss! no, really...totally fabulous. it was especially nice being read to santogold. congratulations erin :D

Anonymous said...

who did the cover artwork? it's amazing!! (I don't see any mention on your post) Is it yours?

design for mankind. said...

Hi Anonymous!

I only wish it were mine! :) The cover work belongs to Amy Soczka. Her contact info is listed in the mag credits--- you should shoot her an email. She's quite talented! :)

danica said...

I've been away so I missed your debut, but I've just gone through the entire mag and, I must say, you have outdone yourself, Erin. I just love it! I particularly enjoyed the feature on Thereza Rowe. Congrats!

flossyflotsam said...

I was moving homes on the day of the debut, and have been so busy since, but today I got to take a breather and read the magazine. It is gorgeous, Erin. You did a superb job!

Amrita Marino said...

I have been busy, I cant believe I am so behind on my reading. Looking forward to reading this Erin..I briefly perused it and am amazed. Take care.
Amrita

design for mankind. said...

Eek--- thank you so much! :)

elysa said...

little delayed to the party but yay! I love the 101 things at the end.

jaelle said...

it's 3:30am and i am catching up on unread posts in my feed reader, after a time away -- including a couple hundred of yours! and now i come across this stunning thing! i may go into work dreary-eyed in a few hours, but at least i will be inspired. :)

welcome.

because beauty lies in the details of design. in the pencil shavings, in the blueberry waffles. the vintage dress, framed portrait, old postcard.

design is inevitable. celebrated. design for mankind.

6.30.2008

mankind mag: issue one.

I am ABSOLUTELY thrilled to release the debut of Mankind Mag and am having the hardest time preventing an overuse of exclamation marks and caps lock. But just so you know, on my side of the screen? I'm jumping up and down with excitement.



Mankind Mag is here. For those of you that missed the prior announcements, Mankind Mag is a new monthly PDF publication from DesignForMankind.com that will now be available as a print edition. Just to break it down for you:

Online = FREE. Preview it here, and download it here.
Print = $8.95. Purchase it here.


Now go, enjoy and be inspired. I leave you with the main sponsors for Mankind Mag, to which I am forever indebted to for their generosity and support. A BIG thank you to the following individuals [among our other sponsors which you can find in the inside cover of the mag!]:

AllyZabba, Edi's Files, and Lynda Andrews-Barry: THANK YOU!

Lastly, a MASSIVE thanks to you, readers. I know I say this all the time, but can it really be said enough? I am SO inspired by you.

Taking the day off [and possibly tomorrow to catch up on sleep!], but I'll check in from time to time to see how you're enjoying the debut. Love to you all!

143 comments:

Krissy said...

Hooray! Congrats to you girlie. I'm so excited, I will download it and purchase it :)

alyson. said...

hooray, horrah!! congratulations Erin!! I can't wait to browse through it. :)

design for mankind. said...

THANK YOU! I so hope you enjoy it! :)

Shauna said...

congradulations!!! i don't have to be to the office until later, so I'll cozy up with the fog and savor Mankind Mag. I love this Monday. Thanks for making my morning!!!

Fledgling said...

Go! Erin! Go!

Delightful! Delicious! Delovely!

XOXO -N.

quaint handmade said...

yay! it looks absolutely wonderful! congrats erin :)! you inspire us all of the time. have a good rest (if you can ;)).

littlemithi said...

FABBADABBADOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

barbjensen said...

I am speechless with amazement! What a fantastic job you have done; I had no idea this is where you were going! Oh, look at all the exclamation points!!!
I can't wait until I can set aside some time to really go through this.
Congratulations, I can see why you are excited!

Tracey said...

Congratulations, and I can't wait to have time to actually go through it. If its as good as your blog- you have hit a home run!

Christine said...

Can't wait to read it, sure it's going to be fab, go have a nice rest now!

Grace said...

Erin, this is such an incredible magazine! I love your creativity in completly thinking outside of the box in your presentation and article ideas, and I am sure other magazine publishers will take note. Thanks so much for your wonderful contribution! (And enjoy your much deserved rest) :)

meighan said...

looks so great erin!!!
just downloaded it!

amy said...

Congrats Erin!!!

Chelsea said...

You are amazing. you are going to be a hit.I love it. Love the format. It is just quirky and artsy enough but still fun and accessible. I am buying the real thing.

troll formerly known as yooper said...

Erin, so far I have just browsed it, but I know why you are jumping up and down. It is deliciotastic (I just made that us) :-)

Kelly said...

yea, you! you did it! i can't wait to dive in and devour it all.

xo
kelly

Thereza Rowe said...

F A B, F A B, F A B!!!!! love all of it, especially my interview bit of course! congrats and have a nice rest now. thank you, thank you :)
T

Barb McMahon said...

Erin, this is wonderful!

Congratulations!

AllyZabba said...

Love it! Love it! You totally rock!

heidi said...

Erin, you out-did yourself!!!
It's DELIGHTFUL!!!!!!!
xxoo
h

Jill said...

so amazing, Erin!! i just took a brief look, and as soon as i have a moment tonight i am buying my own paper copy. great job!!

Jessie Cacciola said...

AHHHH!!!! :)

please sir said...

WOW - so exciting - can't wait to dive in!

Cicada Studio said...

History in the making! Congrats!!!!

Jessie Cacciola said...

PS. Chris Jordan's work was on display at my college campus gallery, where I work as a monitor. it's amazing to see it in person. the canvases are huge and you can't tell what they are until you're up close. :)

Nidhi said...

looks amazing! The layout, design, content...everything is truly inspiring!

Rina said...

Erin!!! I´m so happy, the mag is amazing! and so beautiful. Congratulations!

Sew Bettie said...

Congrats Erin! I just flipped through the issue - so gorgeous and chalk full of good design. Enjoy your much deserved slumber!

My said...

Congratulations!!! This is super exciting. I probably would have cried...

sofia barão said...

congratulations Erin, it is wonderful wish it could be even longer :)
There's a place for everything that I love :)

daisy janie said...

Remarkable!! Congratulations on a new chapter for all of us!

Slender Slacks said...

So wonderful. wonderful. wonderful.

Courtney said...

This is fantastic!! Congrats and all of your hard work has paid off. Beautiful!

Christina said...

As expected it is absolutely stunning! I especially loved the Ella Blue story. :)

Lesley Denford said...

Congrats! It's so lovely and minimal, yet full of pretty things. And the day planner? PERFECTION.

Amazing job Erin! :)

Kathleen said...

fantastic magazine. really beautifully designed. congrats!

Sarah Bray said...

You are truly fabulous! Love the cover, and am desperately telling that little status bar on my download window to PLEASE hurry itself up!

Thereza Rowe said...

ohhh and your ella bleu photobook is gorgeous!!! love every bit of it!!! :)

Karen said...

Congrats on the new mag! It's amazing.

Very, very nice. Well done :)

s.c.j. said...

Just finished reading it! I love the clean/fresh vibe it gives from cover to cover.
Also- the hand art story... LOVED the part about her mother and how the artist 'did' her hands even if no one else will ever see the artwork published (as per her mother's request). I found that to be so inspiring and beautiful. It's like just the process she went through in creating her mother's hands was the most important and truest aspect of the artwork instead of the finished piece. I'm so glad she honored that process, journey, and love for her mother. And thanks, Erin, for the article- for the WHOLE mag!

Times of Glory said...

Well done, sweetie! Congrats to you! The issue is absolutely fab! I really adore it - beautiful and clean writing! You are truly talented!

Decor Fellow: James Saavedra said...

Repetitive, I know, but Have to say- Fabulous! Absolutely, love. Kudos my friend :)

hrsj said...

Oh it looks beautiful Erin! I will be coming back for more and more.
Now, go get some sleep, you hard workin' gal you!

bandelle said...

You've done it again, Erin, and I enjoy the new format. You are amazing, my dear...

Jude said...

I know I completely overuse the word ditto, but . . .

♥♥♥♥♥♥

jess gonacha said...

AAAGGGGHHHH! THANK YOU!!!! I've been gone ALL AFTERNOON getting a home inspection done and this is the first look I've gotten of the magazine. YOU ARE SO AWESOME!!!!! Thank you a million times. :) I

Penelope Boyd said...

Fantastic job - your hard work shows! I've found some inspiration on a day I wasn't really feeling it. Well done!

Leah said...

gorgeous, gorgeous!! i especially loved the visual interview with images answering the questions along with words. very cool.

Laura @ Shorehouse Chic. said...

I love the layout and the illustrations...such a refreshingly original idea in a time where everything is done again and again. Good for you and best of luck!!

Kirsty said...

You are so "can do". Super job.

That Girl Designs said...

Congrats! What a great accomplishment for you....and a treat for all of us.

angie said...

I'm Very excited Erin!Looks GREAT!! See you after you catch up on some much needed sleep!*a

Octavine Illustration said...

so so so so excited for you!~ off to check it out now. this is wonderful news indeed (and worthy of MANY CAPS and exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!)!

Liason said...

eek so exciting i can't even say anymore right now. just that i'm on a sailboat somewhere off NC and i'm stealing wireless just to look at this!!! :) well done!

Sam said...

I especially loved the 101 things page...the whole mag is just lovely. I'm going to make some tea and take my time paging through. Congrats!

Neutral Dwelling said...

I loved it! I don't blame you for being so excited. It is fab!

island girl said...

EEEEEEEKKKKKK!!!!!!!

SUCH GOODNESS! CONGRATS AGAIN!

design for mankind. said...

Oh my goodness; thank you so so so much for all of your sweet comments. I've read each and every one of them and the tears are welling!

I know it's just a small contribution, but I so hope I can give back in the same manner each month. You have all been such an inspiration to me!!!!

THANK YOU.

JLC Studio said...

Whooooo Hooooo!!!!!! Congratulations Erin! Hope you are able to catch up on sleep and have a great few days off. Can't wait to read it!

asphaltandair said...

Congrats! Congrat! Congrats!
Hands clapping over here on my end!

lisa s said...

hip hip hooray!!!!!
so proud of you.
it looks so beautiful!
hugs

cevd said...

it is fantastic, congrats! i can't wait for the next issue.

titofarpas said...

Lovely blog.
Congratulations

aimee said...

you're going over 100 comments for sure on this post, i have to imagine! you did it! fabulous job!

design for mankind. said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH ALL! :)

katiecrackernuts said...

No way. Everyone's already said what I wanted to say. Well done, well done, well done. I know what it's like to get a print publication out and you're a doll for giving it your all.

Katrina said...

congratulations, erin! it looks AMAZING...

Miranda said...

S0 exciting -- and I'm thrilled to be one of the inaugural advertisers. Beautiful job, Erin! Blogging about it right now...

Hila said...

YAYYY!! I'm so excited! Well done Erin! Am going to go check it out now :)

Hila said...

Oh, I just realised I can't buy the print version because shipping is fot the US only - damn!! But never mind, I'll download it. It looks fantastic Erin - great work!!

design for mankind. said...

You are nice, nice, nice! :)

The Lil Bee said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to DEVOUR the first issue. You are a true inspiration. Now go get some much deserved sleep, my friend:)

Mama Pea said...

Oh my goodness! I love it, it's so beautiful and refreshing. I can't wait to get my copy and enjoy every delicious page. . . surrounded by fluffy pillows. . . on a soft blanket . . . under a large shade tree.
But right now I have to go paint my washing machine yellow. July is going to be so fun!

::{J}:: said...

Yeah! So cool!

design for mankind. said...

HAHAHAHH Thank you, Mama Pea! :)

I LOVE YOU!

zara said...

Just ordered the print version. Can't wait to get it!

karina said...

Congrats! I like it very much!!!!

DESIGN DIG said...

holy geeze! The cover is amazing!!!!

Victoria said...

What a great accomplishment! It looks wonderful! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! The magazine is fantastic, as we all knew it would be!

Sky said...

congratulations! i can't wait to read it :)

joanie said...

So very exciting, can't wait to catch up with the whole thing when I return home - just had to check in to say a great big WELL DONE!!!

mette /ungt blod said...

congratulations! i just "flipped" through it and it looks just as wonderful as i imagined!

being brazen said...

Cool!! Well done!

flurogoddess said...

Wahoo!

It's lovely!

Well done you. Take all the sleep you need.

this chicken said...

Oh Erin, this is beautiful and fantastic and just so lovely to see! You've done an absolutely AMAZING job. I've downloaded already and am off to buy the print version too... Love it to pieces! xx

this chicken said...

Oh but it doesn't ship overseas :(
Is there any way I can have myself a hard copy all the way over here in little England?

mary said...

I love it! lovely and full of inspiration - thank you!!

Camilla said...

Oh I so want to buy a copy of this- but like a few other people have said it doesn't ship overseas- is there anyway you could ask if there are some friendly people who would be willing to post a copy over to us?

jennifer said...

This is so wonderful, and it looks like it took SO much work. How in the world did you manage this and your regular content? You must be the most disciplined person!

Billy said...

I´m dowloading mankind mag as we "speak" and counting the seconds before I can open it.

Huge congratulations, you deserve them!

Shiny Black Shoes said...

congrats! :) It's awesome, you did good :D

A Print A Day said...

i'll be getting the hardcopy!!!!!! yay!!!

ashley said...

thats awesome 36 pages....yipppeee- cup of tea and laptop in bed-here i come! xo

Esti said...

I've taken a deep breath before downloading the Mag........... Wowwwwwwww! it's an excellent work, Erin! It shows your great big heart! What I most like is the way you approach beauty: you are so natural, so familiar... Everything is lovely here!! And I've discovered great art and artists too!
Thanks for thinking of me for your project. I couldn't be more proud, more excited, more thankful.
Please, there must be a way to send some copies overseas, please, please. I NEED to buy one right now!!
Erin, you are a modern superhero!

design for mankind. said...

Awwww, Esti--- you are the sweetest thing in the world. Send me your addy and I'll be sure you get a copy. ;)

megan said...

congratulations! i can't wait to read this later tonight.

Mrs.French said...

I ordered it, I ordered it! I don't even want to peek at it online. I can't wait to get it in the mail...wheeeeee! You are an inspiration to all of us. thanks sweet Erin!

design for mankind. said...

Aww, thank you so much, dear. Truly! YOU are the inspiration!

dottie said...

congrats erin! you must feel so proud & excited.

LOVING/LIVING/SMALL said...

Erin - love the mag! Congrats to you! :)

sandra said...

WOW! it looks so good. congratulations!

Prêt à Voyager said...

SO very impressive! I don't know how you do it ALL, Erin!

Cheer to you!
Anne

Alexandra Hedberg said...

Congrats to a splendid issue! Keep the good works up!!!!!

And I understand that you want to use these!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

design for mankind. said...

Ha, thank you so much--- I'm so glad I have permission to use exclamation marks now!!! :)

EEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

beachbungalow8 said...

this is HUG! you're amazing. and it's really so beautiful. wow.

Stephanie said...

Love it!! I saw a link to your mag on kirtsy.com and I'm addicted. Great job!!

design for mankind. said...

Oh my--- thank you so so much, Stephanie! Kirtsy? I had no idea!!!!

MARICHELLE said...

Oh nice! Yay, I've been bad these past two weeks and haven't had the time read my fave blogs and what a great welcome back sign!!!! Can't wait to read this one... ok gotta go read!

design for mankind. said...

Thank you dearie! :)

S.HOPtalk said...

Erin:

I'm playing catch up here...

It's ***amazing***! Wow--a true star in the making. Congratulations and then some!!!

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Congratulations Erin! Assuming you get to comment 112, I would like to say that you are amazing and it is incredible how much hard work you put into this simply beautiful mag! No wonder you needed to catch up on lost sleep! :) All the very best and I cannot wait for the next issue!
xo
Melissa

design for mankind. said...

Of COURSE I got to comment 112--- I read them all and love them more! :)

Anyway, thank you dear Melissa [and others!!!]. You have been such an encouragement to me!

SimplyGrove said...

Wowzer!!! congrats on this amazing venture! I cant wait to order one!! YOu are truly inspiring!!

geraldine said...

the magazine is AMAZING! it's aesthetically perfect and interesting too!
congrats! :]

Vale said...

wowowo, wonderful. all the best for you!!!

the camp said...

whoowho!

jen said...

Congratulations Erin! It is so beautiful and wonderful. Just wow- is all I can say at the moment. Thank you so very much.

Kati said...

*pant pant pant*
Belated comment here - I miss you, too! Congratulations on the launch of the beautiful mankind mag. I LOVE it (of course). It is obvious you've put time, love, care and so much of yourself into it. Love it!

jae said...

A belated belated comment, but heartfelt none the less....Congratulations! You have put so much into this and it shows. You make me think of one of my favorite quotes by Charles Mingus. "Anyone can make the simple complicated. Creativity is making the complicated simple."

design for mankind. said...

Awww, I love the belated comments! I can't thank you enough, and Jae--- what a BEAUTIFUL quote that is! :)

I'm so glad you're enjoying the mag. Truly, it was such fun to make. :)

Nikki Workman said...

LOVE!

Miss Fruitfly said...

GReat Job!!! Get some rest lady, you deserve it.

Lisa said...

it is so simply elegant and beautiful. you did a fantastic job !!!! (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Kelly Lynn Jones said...

Big Congrats Lady!!!!! XOXOX

Joanna Goddard said...

LOVE this. you are so amazing.

design for mankind. said...

Oh my goodness--- thank you so so so much! :)

mado&co said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! A very fantastic, original, simply and beautiful magazine! i haven't another words.

Joanna Goddard said...

ps. i saw a lightening bug last night in the middle of manhattan!

{this is glamorous} said...

It's amazing! (Belated}congratulations!

laura said...

awesome magazine, congratulations!

.kate said...

Sorry it has taken me so long.

However..... CONGRATS. No one deserves this more than you!

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

Barbara said...

LOVE IT! Especially the 101 steps to a creative july! I'm going to print it out and do a bunch! In my infinite amount of free time! *laugh* But at least try to fit a few in this month.

design for mankind. said...

Ha!

Thank you so so much everyone--- you are too much! :) I'm so so so glad you're enjoying it.

Next issue? August 4th!

rachael said...

fab-o-lusss! no, really...totally fabulous. it was especially nice being read to santogold. congratulations erin :D

Anonymous said...

who did the cover artwork? it's amazing!! (I don't see any mention on your post) Is it yours?

design for mankind. said...

Hi Anonymous!

I only wish it were mine! :) The cover work belongs to Amy Soczka. Her contact info is listed in the mag credits--- you should shoot her an email. She's quite talented! :)

danica said...

I've been away so I missed your debut, but I've just gone through the entire mag and, I must say, you have outdone yourself, Erin. I just love it! I particularly enjoyed the feature on Thereza Rowe. Congrats!

flossyflotsam said...

I was moving homes on the day of the debut, and have been so busy since, but today I got to take a breather and read the magazine. It is gorgeous, Erin. You did a superb job!

Amrita Marino said...

I have been busy, I cant believe I am so behind on my reading. Looking forward to reading this Erin..I briefly perused it and am amazed. Take care.
Amrita

design for mankind. said...

Eek--- thank you so much! :)

elysa said...

little delayed to the party but yay! I love the 101 things at the end.

jaelle said...

it's 3:30am and i am catching up on unread posts in my feed reader, after a time away -- including a couple hundred of yours! and now i come across this stunning thing! i may go into work dreary-eyed in a few hours, but at least i will be inspired. :)