Awesomeness in a can. And by can, we mean your Apple or Android tablet! The best writing, art, gaming, journalism, videos and more!
What is Blent?
We’ve never had just one interest. Magazines, on the other hand, tend to be very engrossed in just one thing. We’ve always found this a bit odd. After all, we don’t really care about every single video game coming out next month; we’re interested in the ones we’d actually consider playing.
This is why we’ve created Blent! Blent doesn’t focus on a certain topic, but instead focuses on all things awesome. We dive headfirst into the murky waters of entertainment, punch the crappy content in the face, and motorboat back to shore with glistening shining pearls of awesome content. With your help we can launch the first issue and put those pearls right in your hands!
What's in Blent?
While we will showcase just about anything amazing, we have four main categories.
ART: includes drawing, photography, cinematography, sculpture, animation, other artsy stuff.
WRITING: includes journalism, fiction, non-fiction, comedy, tragedy, classics, almost every kind of writing!
GAMING: includes mobile, console, computer, you get the idea.
MISCELLANEOUS: products, videos, technology, interviews, places, interesting people, anything that might not exactly fit in the other categories.
What Have You Done?!
All sorts of stuff! We've got a dedicated team of passionate individuals who want to make Blent happen. We've been reaching out, and have lots of stoked people already on board for our premiere issue. We've started training designers on the program that is behind Blent. The last thing we want is a static PDF deal, and we're putting a lot of effort into making this as interactive and unique as possible.
What's In It For Me?
While most of the rewards are pretty self explanatory, you might not be familiar with Andrew Jones or Sammy Hall. Take a look at their portfolios:
Andrew Jones: http://www.androidjones.com/portfolio/portfolio-art/
Sammy Hall: http://sammyconcept.com/index.php
Both of these guys also help out with The Art Department, one of the best places to get an art education. If you haven't heard of The Art Department before, we'll be giving you the low down in Issue #1!
As far as your name getting bigger on the backer page, here is an example of how the font size will increase. Final font, positioning and even color may be different.
Be Part Of Blent!
We want you to influence Blent, so feel free to send some awesomeness our way! Whether it's your own work or someone/thing you just discovered, we'd like to hear about it. Have an awesome album you'd like to share with the world? Just saw some art that moved you? Have a sweet video that everyone should see? Send tips, submissions, suggestions, rants, or just plain thank yous to email@example.com. Just remember that we do have a certain standard of excellence, so you might just want to hold off on submitting that video of your cat.
Mo' Monies, Mo' Features!
$7,500 might seem like quite a bit of cash, and it certainly is! But to give it a little perspective, if we paid minimum wage, we'd only be able to hire about 6 full time workers for one month. That doesn't even include the cost of publishing! We've laid out what we need, and $7,500 will create a great magazine. However, we have plenty more ideas and features that we'd like to implement such as: more content, a store where artists can sell their work directly in the app, play lists to groove to while reading, comment boards in the app, more animations, and generally making everything just explode with awesomeness. So the more you donate, the more we can shake things up!
Of course not! We're crazy excited about Blent and can't wait to bring you amazing new content every month. With your help we can shake up the magazine scene. Now stop reading and start clicking on the reward of your choice!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Issue #1 + #2 of Blent, plus a digital download of a 2 hour tutorial with renowned concept artist Sammy Hall. The tutorial covers developing a conceptual world focused on dragons and their environments. Sammy shows you his whole creative process, from brainstorming all the way to polishing a final piece. Bigger name included as well.Estimated delivery:
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Issue #1 + #2 plus a digital download of a 1 hour video of Andrew "Android" Jones explaining his workflow and favorite tools. Andrew is one of the premiere visionary artists out there, and this video shows you why. Your name just got bigger on the backer page as well.Estimated delivery:
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First six issues plus digital downloads of both Andrew and Sammy's videos (3 hours total). Go Art! + Larger font size for name on backer page.Estimated delivery:
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1 year subscription to Blent plus digital downloads of both Andrew and Sammy's videos (3 hours total). + Larger font size for name on backer page.Estimated delivery:
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Remember yearbook ads? Take out 1/2 of a screen for your own personal message. Thank your parents, give a shout out, leave it completely blank, it's up to you. You can use picture, video or words, as long as they are appropriate. Will appear in issue #1. You must provide the content and an idea for the layout, and we'll help you out with the design. Comes with a full year subscription to Blent! + Larger font size for name on backer page.Estimated delivery:
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1 full screen for your own personal message. Thank your parents, give a shout out, leave it completely blank, it's up to you. You can use picture, video or words, as long as they are appropriate. You must provide the content and an idea for the layout, and we'll help you out with the design. Will appear in issue #1. Comes with a full year subscription to Blent! + Larger font size for name on backer page.Estimated delivery:
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Blent's Editor in Chief will personally review and critique a piece of your writing or photography or art or music or haircut or whatever! 1-2 hours maximum will be spent, so if it's a novel, make sure you mark what piece to read. Comes with 1 year of Blent! + Larger font size for name on backer page.Estimated delivery:
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Want to advertise in Blent? Get a full page all to yourself! We'll work with you to make sure it does what you want (i.e. pop-ups, plays a video, music, etc). You must provide the assets and at least a basic design. First come first serve. We won't fill up the entire first issue with ads, so after a certain number, your ad will appear in issue #2, issue #3, etc. Includes 2 one year subscriptions.Estimated delivery:
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