THAT’S JUST A MOCK-UP
The above is a quick mock-up I did for a team meeting. The logo is a font created by Isaac. While the monkey is a painting from his extremely talented brother (Isaac is the Danny Devito from Twins in this sibling rivalry – I kid I kid….he knows he is loved). And wait til you see the actual magazine – eventually Isaac will have developed a font specifically for it, and is responsible for designing the sharp layout (that is not evident in MY mock-up and you need to see the inside).
The first issue will ideally be out in time for Halloween. Via http://issuu.com it will be embeddable and available for all to read, but there will also be perfect bound print copies available directly from us or online.
Each issue will feature a cover story interview subject who gets the – well monkey treatment from Jeremy (as thanks we will also be sending the actually painting to them).
THE USUALSPIDER CONTENT
Each issue will address topics based on the acroymn that makes up teh name with an overarching theme for each issue:
Social: issues exploring the ways and opportunities people come together
People: profiles and interviews with doers
Information: covering the internet, bringing you the info you need. In each issue you will find a infographic center-fold from our own infographic wizard Spencer.
Design: from print and the web to the real world, we explore great design and provide tips on incorporating it into your own projects
Entrepreneurship: we believe it improves communities, beats a day job and we hope to show you why and sell you on trying it for yourself while celebrating those who have
Rock n Roll: we mainly come from music backgrounds. There is ample experience and antidotes from the failing music industry to apply to any business or industry. Plus, we think you could use some better music in your life and have no shortage of suggestions.
ISSUE ZERO PREVIEW
Our first issue, actually Issue Zero – will have the overall theme of addressing failure and if failing is really such a bad thing to begin with.
Besides music, the RnR section will address the opportunities presented by constraints and how limited resources are no excuse for failing (or not even trying) via a look at rock icons such as the Ramones and the White Stripes.
Spencer is working on a infographic spread addressing the failures of the music industry.
The design section will address user vs. company innovations and who is likely to be more successful. We may highlight some amazing failures from the design field as well.
The entrepreneur section will be focused exclusively on our home town of Halifax, NS – and highlighting the kinds of companies and people we hope don’t fail and can inspire others. This will be our inaugural HFX50+ list. Click the link for more details on HFX50+.
The social and people sections are still in dvelopment but should hopefully entertain and enlighten you at the same time on the opportunities present in failure while showing you other views on failure.