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By Sindroms
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About

We want to make you see the world in yellow.

Sindroms is a printed journal of monochrome states of mind, published biannually. We curate our content based on one specific colour at a time, and investigate it across design, art, and culture. Sindroms is an experience - a carefully curated, obsessive design object immersing you into different feelings and moods each issue, depending on the colour - this time, it’s yellow.

Why are we obsessed with colour?

Our story emerged in Copenhagen two years ago, from a big idea and a volcano of enthusiasm.

As four young women working in creative industries such as design, publishing (Kinfolk, SPACE10) and advertising (The Secret Service Communication), all being heavy consumers of indie magazines, we decided to turn our curiosity of seeing the world in one colour at a time into a printed magazine gathering monochrome states of mind.

We were all big colour enthusiasts, living in Scandinavia - where “la vie en rose” doesn’t exactly translate literally. There was also a clear trend at the time of clean, minimalist publications, but pitching our idea to our target audience validated our suspicion: the readers were ready for something new, something different and daring.

After a year of work, our vision turned into a printed state of mind. The Red Sindrom, our first issue, was launched last summer, with a warm response. 

Since then, the red issue has made it to 14 countries, on the same shelves with magazines we admire, and we are now left with only a few copies of the original 1000.

The Yellow Issue

That response gave us the motivation for a new obsession: yellow.

Since then, we have been busy working on our second issue, investigating the different emotions associated with yellow, from happiness, optimism and friendship, to anxiety and jealousy.

In this issue, we talk to emerging artists such as Wang & Söderström, Zsofia Kollar and Le Morandine, and work with so many extremely talented artists, photographers, and writers, in order to bring you a yellow rollercoaster of emotions that unfolds within 180 colourful pages. 

We take on topics such as the societal pressure of putting on a happy face, inappropriate jokes, emojis, junk food, blonde hair—and so much more—through conceptual, carefully curated editorials, thought pieces, and visual essays.

Why Kickstarter?

We have already put in the white nights, together with all of our incredible contributors, to create the content and design the yellow issue. Now we need your help to make it come to life, and get it printed! We are excited to infuse the world with yellow, and our goal is to reach even more colour lovers than we reached with the first issue, by printing 2000 copies (we will print additional copies if the demand exists). To do this, we need to raise 60.000 DKK, which would cover most of our printing costs. 

We also hope that this campaign will help us build a bigger community and reach potential readers that share a love of colour, arts, and culture, and are looking for a publication that is meant to serve as much more than a magazine.

Your pledge will go towards

Printing the yellow issue in 2000 copies, plus covering the Kickstarter fees and shipping/delivery.

Project timeline

April - May: Kickstarter Campaign

May - June: Print & Production

June - July: Delivery

The Rewards

The Artsy Set

Get this reward if you have a smaller budget, but would still like something artsy for your home. A 50x70cm poster from our Yellow issue, featuring still life photography by Ausra Babiedaite, and a complementary postcard set featuring selected artworks from the issue.

The Yellow Sindrom

You’ll get your hands on an actual print copy of the Yellow Sindrom, and be able to do whatever you like with it. Even read it!

The Collector

How can you start a colourful collection if you only have yellow? Get this one if you'd like one of the last remaining copies of our first issue, the Red Sindrom. (only 200 available) You will also get one copy of the Yellow Sindrom.

The Sneaky Friend (2 copies)

What if someone pays you a visit and loves the Yellow issue so much that they 'borrow' it? Don't panic! With this reward you will get two copies of the Yellow Sindrom, one for you, and one for that sneaky friend, or perhaps as a gift for someone. 

The Art Lover

You will get one high quality, limited edition print of one image from our favourite artists & photographers from the Yellow Sindrom, printed on uncoated matte paper. You can choose between 4 artists. Only 20 prints available of each.

 The Stockist

If you'd like to stock the Yellow issue in your store, we have you covered: you get 10 copies, at 50% discount. 

The Monochrome Dinner

In order to elevate the yellow experience beyond print, we decided to take a partner in crime: food studio Sweet Sneak. Together, we plan to tickle your senses with a once-in-a-lifetime monochrome culinary experience, guaranteed to put you into a yellow state of mind. The dinner will take place in an undisclosed location (surprise!) that will enhance the experience, in June/July 2018. 

Together with chef Antje de Vries, Sweet Sneak Studio will prepare a carefully conceptualised yellow degustation menu, for as much as 30 colour aficionados. The price includes the five-course dinner menu, drinks, as well as some delicious yellow surprises. The reward also includes a copy of the yellow issue, a poster, and a postcard set, which will be waiting for you on the day.

 The Big Decision Maker

You get to decide what the next Sindrom will be - that’s right, you can choose the colour of our next issue - whatever colour you’d like, we’ll make it! Maybe you want us to do your favourite colour, or maybe you just want to give us a hard time and go with neon green. Bring it on!

To see all of the available rewards, have a look on the right side!


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Risks and challenges

Funding our biggest expense, the actual printing of the Yellow Sindrom, is our biggest challenge - and where we depend on your help. Everything else is already produced - the magazine is done and ready to print, the rewards are designed. The only unexpected challenge could arise during the actual printing of the magazine; unprevented delays are unfortunately out of our hands. However, it should take no more than two weeks, and we believe we have enough buffer in the month of May to cover any unexpected delays and still deliver on time.

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    Pledge DKK 20 or more About US$ 3

    A Yellow Thank You

    We’ll send some yellow your way: a surprise wallpaper for your phone, featuring a beautiful artwork from the magazine. You'll be checking your phone 24/7!

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    • Yellow Wallpaper
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    The Artsy Set (Poster + Postcards)

    A 50x70cm poster from our Yellow issue, featuring still life photography by Ausra Babiedaite, as well as a complementary postcard set featuring selected artworks from the Yellow issue.

    Includes:
    • Backer Updates
    • Postcard Set
    • 1 Poster (50x70cm)
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    The Yellow Issue

    You’ll get your hands on an actual print copy of the Yellow Sindrom, and be able to do whatever you like with it. Even read it!

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    • Backer Updates
    • Postcard Set
    • The Yellow Issue
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    The Yellow Issue (Copenhagen Pickup)

    Pick up your copy of the yellow issue at our launch event in Copenhagen, in the end of May. No shipping costs.

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    • Postcard Set
    • The Yellow Issue
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    Pledge DKK 300 or more About US$ 49

    The Colourful Collector (Yellow + Red)

    How can you start a colourful collection if you only have yellow? You will get one copy of the Yellow Sindrom, and one of the last remaining copies of our first issue, Red Sindrom. Only 200 available.

    Includes:
    • Backer Updates
    • The Yellow Issue
    • The Red Issue
    • Postcard Set
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    The Sneaky Friend (2 Copies)

    What if someone pays you a visit and loves the Yellow issue so much that they 'borrow' it? Don't panic! With this reward you will get two copies of the Yellow Sindrom.

    Includes:
    • Backer Updates
    • 2 x The Yellow Issue
    • Postcard Set
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    Pledge DKK 800 or more About US$ 132

    The Art Lover (Limited Edition Print)

    You will get one high quality print of an artwork from selected artists from the Yellow Sindrom, printed on uncoated matte paper. You can choose between 4 options (see them in the project description).

    Includes:
    • Backer Updates
    • Postcard Set
    • The Yellow Issue
    • 1 Limited Edition Art Print
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    The Stockist

    If you'd like to stock the Yellow issue in your store, we have you covered: you get 10 copies, at 50% discount.

    If you'd like to get even more than 10 copies, please get in touch and we will offer you a deal!

    Includes:
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    • Postcard Set
    • 10 x the Yellow issue
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    The Monochrome Dinner

    Wonder how yellow tastes like no more! We teamed up with food studio Sweet Sneak, to elevate the experience beyond print and tickle more of your senses in a once-in-a-lifetime monochrome culinary experience, a 5-course dinner taking place in Copenhagen. (more details in the project description)

    Includes:
    • Backer Updates
    • Postcard Set
    • The Yellow Issue
    • 1 Poster (50x70cm)
    • 1 seat at the dinner (meal + drinks)
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    The Behind the Scenes Pass

    You get to join us on set during one of our photoshoots for our third issue, spend the day with us and get up close with what a creative day on set means. Available in Copenhagen only.

    Includes:
    • Backer Updates
    • 1 Poster (50x70cm)
    • Postcard Set
    • The Yellow Issue
    • Join a photoshoot on set (full day)
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    Pledge DKK 3,000 or more About US$ 495

    The Monochrome Ad

    A single page advertisement in our third issue. As our advertisements are also curated by the colour theme of the issue, as well as Sindroms' values and aesthetic, this reward is subject to review by the team. If you would like to get this reward please send us a message.

    Includes:
    • Backer Updates
    • Postcard Set
    • The Yellow Issue
    • 1 page ad in our third issue
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    Pledge DKK 5,000 or more About US$ 825

    The Monochrome Advertorial

    You're an artist, brand, entrepreneur, etc and you'd like to share your colourful story in our third issue - this is for you! Subject to review by the team - if you would like to get this reward, please get in contact and let's see if we speak the same colour.

    Includes:
    • Backer Updates
    • Postcard Set
    • The Yellow Issue
    • 1 Advertorial in the third issue
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    About US$ 825
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    Pledge DKK 50,000 or more About US$ 8,250

    The Big Decision Maker

    You get to decide what the next Sindrom will be - that’s right, you can choose the colour of our next issue - whatever colour you’d like, we’ll make it! Maybe you want us to do your favourite colour, or maybe you just want to give us a hard time and go with neon green. Bring it on!

    Includes:
    • Backer Updates
    • Yellow Wallpaper
    • 1 Poster (50x70cm)
    • Postcard Set
    • The Yellow Issue
    • The Red Issue
    • 1 Limited Edition Art Print
    • You choose the colour of our 3rd issue
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    Pledge DKK 15,000 or more About US$ 2,475

    The Monochrome Weekend

    If it’s one thing we’re good at is finding colours where others can’t, especially in Denmark. We will curate a colourful customised weekend in Copenhagen, for you and someone dear. (check FAQ for more details)

    Includes:
    • Backer Updates
    • Postcard Set
    • 2 x Postcard Set
    • 1 Poster (50x70cm)
    • 2 x The Yellow Issue
    • 2 x Poster (50x70 cm)
    • 1 curated weekend in Copenhagen for 2
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