6.10.2008

update [again].



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!

57 comments:

Shiny Black Shoes said...

oh this is SO exciting! I can't wait to see it!!! :)

design for mankind. said...

Thank you--- I hope you love it! :)

Krissy said...

OH MY OH MY!!!! I'm so excited for you.

jaelle said...

your excitement is so infectious. i'm sure it's going to be beautiful, can't wait!

karina said...

you are so incredible!

design for mankind. said...

Aww, and you are so nice! :)

Christina said...

Oh! I can't wait to see how it turns out. :)

aimee said...

fabulous! can't wait to see it!

Mhari said...

yay! looking forward to seeing it in its new state - well done!

design for mankind. said...

THANK YOU! :)

A Print A Day said...

eee! i'm looking forward to it girl!

and my gosh, it seems you have everything all laid out, planned and organized already!

bandelle said...

You never cease to amaze me, dear Erin. This is such exciting news!!!

Kylie

Mary-Laure said...

I can't wait for June 30!!!!!!!!

Jessie Cacciola said...

so great, Erin!! :)
- Jessie - xo

Megan said...

Good for you! I'm so happy for you that you are following your bliss and finding the soul behind what you are working toward. How very exciting and I'm looking forward to it!

design for mankind. said...

Eeek--- thank you so much, ladies! :)

Sucker For Marketing said...

Once, again, I feel like I know someone famous! One this 'ole blog will jujst be a speck in your eye and you'll be a big, famous mag publisher! Can't wait!

Sam said...

Inspiration with soul..love it!

jess gonacha said...

oh, it's going to be SO GREAT!!!! i can't wait to see it.
i can only imagine how excited you are!!
xoxo

The Lil Bee said...

So freakin' cool.

Hila said...

I'm so excited for you!! And I love the fact that you're so excited too :)

vol25 said...

congrats!! I am e-mailing you right now. :)

danica said...

This is so exciting, Erin! I can't wait to see the finished product!

design for mankind. said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! :)

canyouhearme? said...

how absolutely wonderful and happy in every way! just reading this post makes me smile :)

thanks for that.

Petunia Face said...

Congratulations! How completely totally inspiring! And I cannot wait to read it (um, and look at it. Drool over it. Whatever.)

design for mankind. said...

Ha, thank you dears. :)

joaanie said...

Brilliant. Can't wait to see/read it. I've worked on magazines - great, but hard work, hope the donations roll on in :)

Paris said...

Oh wow! I cannot wait! It's great to share your journey! Prints would be great, there's a space on my book shelf waiting! hehe. Are you still going to be doing the blog too?xx

Ruth said...

Ooh! Sounds very exciting!!

mette said...

I like the way you do business!

quaint handmade said...

Kid, you're gonna' be a star! The new magazine sounds like it's going to be as fantastic as everything else you do. Can't wait to see it.

julie said...

great ideas!! Looking forward to seeing it all happen!

Pikaland said...

Erin, you ROCK. Congratulations and best wishes for the Mankind mag! :) You can holler up my alley anytime, sweetie.

x
Amy

nicole lecht said...

oh how exciting! i can't wait to see the first issue, if it's anything like "inspiration" then it will be fabulous!

Karen said...

Yay! This is so exciting :)

Shauna said...

Erin-
What GREAT news and so beautiful to feel your enthusiasm for the new mag! YOU are an inspiration!

diana @ please sir said...

Erin - this is very exciting news, and I think we are all so happy for you. I can't wait to see it...sounds lovely! I'm glad to hear things are going in a positive direction!

Stephanie Ryan said...

Oh, yay for you! I love watching people following their dreams. You are a brave, wonderful soul. The sky is the limit for you. Best wishes.

design for mankind. said...

Oh my--- you guys are way too supportive--- I can't thank you enough! :)

And OF COURSE I'll still be doing the blog! I wouldn't dream of leaving you all... ;)

Amrita said...

I am supremely excited to see this come out!!

jennifer said...

can't wait to see it!

Jude said...

Just when you think it can't get any better . . . it does! Congrats, lovely. ☺

Meg said...

I am so excited for you! I can not WAIT to see the Mankind Mag and all teh fabulous inspirations you come up with!

angie said...

Very, very cool! I hope it all comes together smoothly. Great work changing it up so it fits better with your passions! looking forward to it! *a

Jill said...

This all sounds great! Congratulations, and I'm so looking forward to seeing this!

modish said...

go erin, go erin, go! I'm so excited for you!!
<3 j

dailydesignspot said...

seems it all is coming together very nicely.. great work erin! looking forward to seeing it all happen soon

Anonymous said...

congratulations! looking forward...

lola said...

can't wait! can't wait!!

hrsj said...

that is going to be so great, truly great! we appreciate all your hard work you know that right erin?

ties. said...

looking forward to it !!!

Elaine said...

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

design for mankind. said...

Oh my--- thank you so much everyone. Truly!

Kelly Lynn Jones said...

awesome!!!

daydream lily said...

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

Pete said...

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

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.

6.10.2008

update [again].



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!

57 comments:

Shiny Black Shoes said...

oh this is SO exciting! I can't wait to see it!!! :)

design for mankind. said...

Thank you--- I hope you love it! :)

Krissy said...

OH MY OH MY!!!! I'm so excited for you.

jaelle said...

your excitement is so infectious. i'm sure it's going to be beautiful, can't wait!

karina said...

you are so incredible!

design for mankind. said...

Aww, and you are so nice! :)

Christina said...

Oh! I can't wait to see how it turns out. :)

aimee said...

fabulous! can't wait to see it!

Mhari said...

yay! looking forward to seeing it in its new state - well done!

design for mankind. said...

THANK YOU! :)

A Print A Day said...

eee! i'm looking forward to it girl!

and my gosh, it seems you have everything all laid out, planned and organized already!

bandelle said...

You never cease to amaze me, dear Erin. This is such exciting news!!!

Kylie

Mary-Laure said...

I can't wait for June 30!!!!!!!!

Jessie Cacciola said...

so great, Erin!! :)
- Jessie - xo

Megan said...

Good for you! I'm so happy for you that you are following your bliss and finding the soul behind what you are working toward. How very exciting and I'm looking forward to it!

design for mankind. said...

Eeek--- thank you so much, ladies! :)

Sucker For Marketing said...

Once, again, I feel like I know someone famous! One this 'ole blog will jujst be a speck in your eye and you'll be a big, famous mag publisher! Can't wait!

Sam said...

Inspiration with soul..love it!

jess gonacha said...

oh, it's going to be SO GREAT!!!! i can't wait to see it.
i can only imagine how excited you are!!
xoxo

The Lil Bee said...

So freakin' cool.

Hila said...

I'm so excited for you!! And I love the fact that you're so excited too :)

vol25 said...

congrats!! I am e-mailing you right now. :)

danica said...

This is so exciting, Erin! I can't wait to see the finished product!

design for mankind. said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! :)

canyouhearme? said...

how absolutely wonderful and happy in every way! just reading this post makes me smile :)

thanks for that.

Petunia Face said...

Congratulations! How completely totally inspiring! And I cannot wait to read it (um, and look at it. Drool over it. Whatever.)

design for mankind. said...

Ha, thank you dears. :)

joaanie said...

Brilliant. Can't wait to see/read it. I've worked on magazines - great, but hard work, hope the donations roll on in :)

Paris said...

Oh wow! I cannot wait! It's great to share your journey! Prints would be great, there's a space on my book shelf waiting! hehe. Are you still going to be doing the blog too?xx

Ruth said...

Ooh! Sounds very exciting!!

mette said...

I like the way you do business!

quaint handmade said...

Kid, you're gonna' be a star! The new magazine sounds like it's going to be as fantastic as everything else you do. Can't wait to see it.

julie said...

great ideas!! Looking forward to seeing it all happen!

Pikaland said...

Erin, you ROCK. Congratulations and best wishes for the Mankind mag! :) You can holler up my alley anytime, sweetie.

x
Amy

nicole lecht said...

oh how exciting! i can't wait to see the first issue, if it's anything like "inspiration" then it will be fabulous!

Karen said...

Yay! This is so exciting :)

Shauna said...

Erin-
What GREAT news and so beautiful to feel your enthusiasm for the new mag! YOU are an inspiration!

diana @ please sir said...

Erin - this is very exciting news, and I think we are all so happy for you. I can't wait to see it...sounds lovely! I'm glad to hear things are going in a positive direction!

Stephanie Ryan said...

Oh, yay for you! I love watching people following their dreams. You are a brave, wonderful soul. The sky is the limit for you. Best wishes.

design for mankind. said...

Oh my--- you guys are way too supportive--- I can't thank you enough! :)

And OF COURSE I'll still be doing the blog! I wouldn't dream of leaving you all... ;)

Amrita said...

I am supremely excited to see this come out!!

jennifer said...

can't wait to see it!

Jude said...

Just when you think it can't get any better . . . it does! Congrats, lovely. ☺

Meg said...

I am so excited for you! I can not WAIT to see the Mankind Mag and all teh fabulous inspirations you come up with!

angie said...

Very, very cool! I hope it all comes together smoothly. Great work changing it up so it fits better with your passions! looking forward to it! *a

Jill said...

This all sounds great! Congratulations, and I'm so looking forward to seeing this!

modish said...

go erin, go erin, go! I'm so excited for you!!
<3 j

dailydesignspot said...

seems it all is coming together very nicely.. great work erin! looking forward to seeing it all happen soon

Anonymous said...

congratulations! looking forward...

lola said...

can't wait! can't wait!!

hrsj said...

that is going to be so great, truly great! we appreciate all your hard work you know that right erin?

ties. said...

looking forward to it !!!

Elaine said...

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

design for mankind. said...

Oh my--- thank you so much everyone. Truly!

Kelly Lynn Jones said...

awesome!!!

daydream lily said...

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

Pete said...

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