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Championing the journey of everyone crazy and courageous enough to live and work on their own dream.
Championing the journey of everyone crazy and courageous enough to live and work on their own dream.
244 backers pledged €28,669 to help bring this project to life.

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PRESENT — A Magazine About Making In This World

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For all makers and dreamers. For all dreamers who make. Present is a publication for everyone creating something and challenging themselves on purpose, fighting the fight everyday. As we all do, and all our heroes before us. You are not alone!

We believe all conflicts and sadness is essentially rooted in not being able to work on your favorite unrealized projects. Not being yourself and hiding the work and talent you have inside, is killing you.

We want to share ways of overcoming self-doubts that might hold us back from being truly present. Our magazine is here to inspire and push, motivate and initiate, reflect and trigger. To get closer to what we really want. To execute what we know we need to do.

We believe that to be present, we need the courage to MAKE. Through making, we can discover and uncover ourselves, and realise our limitless potentials. Therefore, Present’s first issue is themed around that crucial first step. The moment when you begin doing what it takes to make what you believe in. Let‘s go!

Present is both a publication and a continuous discourse on creating, chasing and actualizing our dreams. In this increasingly individualistic era, we see Present as platform for social engagement – a place where we can share solutions to the problems faced by all of us, whatever we make or create.

We’ll publish daily routines, empowering habits and insights, gleaned in conversation with the global makers today – and a pinch of wisdom from the old masters. We’ll ask:

Why are you making? How do you manage your time and energy?
How do you concentrate? How do you recharge?
What stresses do you face? And how do you deal with them?
How do you tame your demons?
What are your guilty pleasures? And why do you feel guilty about them?
Do you have a favorite unrealized project? What do you need to achieve it?
How do you stay present in today’s world?

HYPER-TRANSPARENCY

This magazine will be its own example of an unrealized project that came true! Therefore, the making of the magazine, the victories and challenges we undoubtably face, will be shared with its readers. We believe that sharing is the best form of support.

SELF-BATTLES ON GLOSSY MAGAZINE SPREADS

We publish the struggles, successes and battles proudly, with outstanding editorial design and fresh photography, confidently pushing everyone who is making towards execution and delivery. This is hi-definition self-help.

A SUPPORTIVE NETWORK

It is crucial for us to pay everyone who puts work into this project, in line with our longterm vision of Present. We will run on fair exchange, not favors and good will. Therefore, one third of the funding goal goes into paying writers, editors and photographers. 

Further more, by becoming a supporter, we would like you to become a collaborator: a part of the magazine and its community. We would like to invite every Kickstarter supporter to actively contribute to the magazine by a special question, with your answers printed in the issue.

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PRESENT is a celebration of the NOW
PRESENT is a reminder to be IN THE MOMENT 
PRESENT is a GIFT
PRESENT is a MANIFESTO

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We believe in the present! We believe in optimism. Our world gets increasingly loud and cluttered with negativity, hate and faux nostalgia. We fight against that.

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To immerse ourselves in the moment = to temporarily accept the difficulty of being, to leave behind all expectations, and to act with undivided concentration.


The present leads to the future. The ability to find focus is essential to surviving our current moment of mass distraction. From now on it will be only more meaningful to be able to get into the state of flow and deep work, to get our important things done.

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Being present is the secret to contentment. A Harvard study from 2010 showed that people who focus on their experience in the moment are significantly happier than people whose minds wander away from the now, no matter what activity.

PRESENT is based in Berlin and ran by Hugo Hoppmann as founder and creative director with support by an international team of amazingly talented people including photographer Joseph Kadow, anthropologist Leni Herzog, fashion designer Bobby Kolade, strategy powerhouse Carlo Luis Ruben Schenk, art director Sarah Discours, designer Eloise Harris, and project management mastermind Vanessa Olt.

We’ll take whatever you can afford to drop in our digital bucket, from 10€ if you simply want PRESENT to exist in this world, to copies of the actual magazine, exclusive collaboration pieces, and beyond.

All rewards come with a handwritten Thank You card + Free Shipping Worldwide.

Supporter = Contributor. By becoming a supporter, we would like you to become a collaborator: a part of the magazine and its community. We would like to invite every Kickstarter supporter to actively contribute to the magazine by a special question, with your answers printed in the issue.

PRINTING AND SHIPPING
We will print a high-quality print magazine, distributed worldwide. The magazine will have approximately 180 pages and will be printed in Berlin.

TEAM AND CONTRIBUTORS
It is crucial for us to pay everyone who puts work into this project, in line with our longterm vision of Present. We will run on fair exchange, not favors and good will. Therefore, one third of the funding goal goes into paying writers, editors and photographers. 

HOPPMANN FOUNDATION
We are also going to support the Hoppmann Foundation, an institution close to our hearts and to PRESENT's mission. "Hoppmann Stiftung—Demokratie im Alltag" was founded in 1974 by Hugo's grandfather Klaus Hoppmann. It funds projects to support socially underprivileged children and teenagers, offering apprenticeships and assistance in finding work that they love, and helping them develop their passion and identity.

If this campaign is successfully funded we will produce a magazine. This will be released in Spring 2019, with approximately 180 pages and a format of 20 cm x 26.5 cm.

For the FUTURE we aim to publish bi-annually, as well as building a digital platform with new daily exchanges and content. We are devoted to create something sustainable and of long-term vision and value.

THANK YOU For the journey so far I want to thank everyone that joined the team and believed in the idea: Carlo Schenk, Sarah Discours, Vanessa Olt, Joseph Kadow, Eloise Harris, Bobby Kolade, Leni Herzog. Jannik Schäfer, Matthias Klein, Bastian Christ for the invaluable early feedback. Luca Anton and Oskar Lingk. Charlie Jones. Marina Hoppmann and Luisa Bold. Johannes Breyer and Fabian Harb. Max Vallot and Tom Daly. Mathis Eßer and Niklas Sanders.

This project is dedicated to my mother (on the cover) Ria Röthinger-Hoppmann †, my greatest inspiration and most present person I ever knew.

Thank you to everyone for supporting however big or small. With such a personal project it means the world to me!
–Hugo

                   

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Risks and challenges

As with any new endeavor, things could potentially go awry—even though we’re trying our hardest to make this thing real. But there are minimal risks when it comes to production. Issues could be delayed, for example, if we face unforeseen manufacturing hiccups (such as the paper supply not arriving on time, or our printer can’t meet our desired production schedule). That being said, we’ve done a lot of research on our vendors and are feeling confident about them.

*Not all photography used in the future cover and layout explorations are owned by us. Please contact us if you wish them to be removed.

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    PRESENT Supporter

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    PRESENT to exist in the world.

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    PRESENT Magazine No. 1

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    • Your Name as Supporter in the Print Magazine
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    PRESENT Totebag + Magazine

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    PRESENT T-Shirt + Magazine

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    • Positive Energy Madness T-Shirt (S/M/L/XL)
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    PRESENT T-Shirt (Don't Hate Medi.) + Mag

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    • PRESENT Magazine No. 1
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    PRESENT Ceramic Vase

    Handmade ceramic vase “STAY PRESENT” by Marina Hoppmann (18cm x 7cm)

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    PRESENT Workbook + Magazine

    A workbook and special journal aimed to help you cultivate habits to work on your favorite unrealized project

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    • PRESENT Magazine No. 1
    • PRESENT Workbook
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    PRESENT Totebag + T-Shirt + Magazine

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    • PRESENT Magazine No. 1
    • PRESENT Totebag
    • Positive Energy Madness T-Shirt (S/M/L/XL)
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    PRESENT Totebag + TShirt + Wbook + Mag's

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    • PRESENT Magazine No. 1
    • PRESENT Totebag
    • Positive Energy Madness T-Shirt (S/M/L/XL)
    • PRESENT Workbook
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    Photography Print by Joseph Kadow

    Framed and signed fine-print by Joseph
    Kadow, 60 x 90 cm

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    PRESENT Patron

    Special acknowledgement in the print magazine and three magazines.

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    • Mentioned as Patron in the Print Magazine
    • PRESENT Magazine No. 1
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    Five Drawings by Tom Król for PRESENT

    A group of five original drawings by artist
    Tom Król. Ink on paper, 21 × 30cm, signed, 
delivered in a dedicated box.

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    Your Team x Dinamo x Present

    Personalized Workwear Apparel for your team designed by Dinamo and Present, screenprinted in Berlin.

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    Pledge €1,500 or more About US$ 1,704

    PRESENT Lecture

    Hugo will talk at your community/company, and bring 15 magazines for you. (Travel costs not included.)

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    PRESENT Lifetime

    Get every (physical) reward, 10 magazines, and a lifelong subscription.

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    PRESENT Partner

    Partner with us and we will work with your team to create a bespoke full-page advertorial in the magazine.

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    • Full Page in the Print Magazine
    • 10× PRESENT Magazine No. 1
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Funding period

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