A San Francisco-based biannual arts & culture publication focusing on art, events, happenings, and content from new & unique artists
Us + We = YesYesYes
We are a new San Francisco-based arts & culture magazine. We do not believe it is a risky time to start a printed magazine, instead we believe that right now, this very moment, more than ever, is the perfect time to showcase our generation. As we move farther ahead technologically we simultaneously find our hearts back paddling towards more classic, simpler lines of communication. Somewhere between microwave dinners and mp3 players, convenience became inconvenient for inspiration. At least to some of us.
We are artists, writers, photographers and designers all carrying the common thread of appreciation for those who are out there making positive contributions to the creative underground. We got tired of seeing talent reach only those, like us, who were lucky enough to stumble upon it, and have decided that it’s time to give us all a more cohesive voice. As opposed to other major metropolises, San Francisco’s lack of media saturation, paired with an overflowing creative urban population has reached a crescendo. The aftermath is a untapped pool of talent, dedicated to their art with little expectation for more than personal reward.
In an effort to translate our experiences to the page, we bring you YesYesYes: an identity and an informant of the lifestyle we are so lucky to be a part of. What you will find inside won’t be streamlined or homogeneous. We aim to give voice to the rawest, most hilarious and most incomparable creative people we can find. It is through these connections that we have spun a web of weirdness and beauty that covers the country. We hope to include you.
So, here's the deal...
We've finished our second issue, but need help with the printing costs before we can send it off to the press. Our first issue came out in June 2010, and we want to put out the second in the same month of this year, making us an annual publication. We priced our first issue at the lowest point possible to cover our costs - a $3 return to us for every magazine sold - and we want to keep that price low and affordable to our peers and to our community.
That low cost line means that we need to make at least $2,600 before we can get the printing process started, and we'll try to cover the rest of the printing cost with the magazine's price, and by throwing some events in the San Francisco area, which we will be announcing through our Facebook, Tumblr, and blog, in case you'd like to come to those, too.
Here are some preview images from the second issue:
For images from our first issue,
check out our tumblr:
News & upcoming events, and things we think are generally cool,
& you can also always contact us through our
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Personalized thank you card/banner/drawing/shrinkydink from us because if everyone who "likes" this project, followers our tumblr, or is friends with us on facebook donates $5, we'll be able to put out the second issue in no time! All donations help, so THANK YOU!
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Free issue 2 as soon as it's available!! As soon as the issue arrives, we'll ship a copy straight to you. Get a copy before we have a release party, before it's out in stores, before we're even talking about it being in stores.
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Mentioning on Issue 2's masthead as a contributor! Have your name immortalized in print as a patron of ART and as the subject of our undying gratitude. We'll send you that advance copy of Issue 2 as confirmation of your general rad character.
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Win a date with one of our editors! Jen Snyder, Leah Martin, or Liz Wood will accompany you on the (budget) date of your choice. No funny business, really great conversation.
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An Extended Facial (worth $105!!) at Illuminata Skin Care on Valencia St in SF! The facial is donated by our amazing friend Victoria Adams, who probably has the most soothing hands on the planet. Donate & pamper yourself at the same time?! SO GOOD! http://www.illuminataskincare.com/
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Styling consulation at NO Vintage Shop in San Francisco, CA. Leah Martin, our co-editor, who also happens to be a co-owner of No Shop, will give you a half hour styling consultation at her store, PLUS you'll get an advance copy of the magazine AND mentioning on Issue 2's masthead!
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Original handmade action figure from Joe Roberts! Joe makes all kinds of great stuff, from paintings to bubble gum mosaics to dioramas, and is featured in our next issue. One thing we particularly love are his action figures which come hand-packaged and complete with accessories. You can check out his work at http://alienblood.blogspot.com/ where there are examples of his action figures and way more stuff too
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Original print by Sandy Kim, a contributing photographer to YesYesYes and the layout editor for our first issue! Her work is amazing and has been receiving much-deserved attention since we first started working on the magazine together. Trust us, this is a steal!! Check out her photos at: http://sandykim.com/
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