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About this project

IKONA magazine is an independent digital-magazine about Contemporary Art outside of Pop Culture.

Editors-in-chief Maria and Nastya find young photographers and graphic artists, and through interviews uncover independent visual art.

144 dialogues have already been published on the website, the project is supported by 16 volunteer editors.

Today we have a dream

We want IKONA to become a tangible and accessible history that remains in memory for a long time. We want it to become a valuable collector’s edition magazine with limited circulation.

We are going to make the first printed issue of the magazine.

This issue will be devoted to creators born in the former Soviet republics. We will show how people born during changing times see visual art, how they understand different problems and issues within their reality.

Childhood and youth that form our personalities

 

 Thoughtful essay series

 

 Portrait of Russia and CIS countries

 

 Our contributor Olga Ivanova delves into the eclectic Russian mind:

“What happens in the parallel world called Russia? An oriental taste for carpets and leopard-print dresses, female strength and male weakness, dramatic history and short memory.”

Images that remain deep in one’s mind and give impulse to reflections

 Travelling

 And, of course, the eternal struggle of searching for inspiration

 — 176 pages of color offset printing

— thick binding

— individual packaging

This magazine is a pleasure to hold in your hands, to show to guests, and to give to your nearest and dearest. There will be no advertising to hinder your enjoyment of the magical photographs.

 

 

Designers Nikita and Ivan joined our team and have already made up 80% of the pages, with unique layout for each author.
Designers Nikita and Ivan joined our team and have already made up 80% of the pages, with unique layout for each author.

 

 

 

 The reader gets an opportunity to see some new names and to get inspired with energy of vibrant pages.

We have already digitally printed a color proof, prepared a test assembly of the magazine, and developed the protective packaging for transportation.
We have already digitally printed a color proof, prepared a test assembly of the magazine, and developed the protective packaging for transportation.

Specification

IKONA is a non-commercial project. For quality printing, we need to launch a minimum circulation of 999 copies. This is why we’re gathering pre-orders.

If you support our project, you will not only get a unique collector’s edition of the magazine from a limited series, but you will also support young creators, most of whom are just starting out in their careers. To raise the necessary funds we also created some additional products.

Custom laether camera straps with IKONA logo

Thick real laether and two colour options — black and brown. Classical design combines style and high quality. Two layers of leather are creating optimal stiffness which makes the strap very balanced and comfortable to use even if you carry your camera for many hours. Original stitching prevents deformations and stretch. The leather camera strap is completely handmade, using professional Italian dyes. It will be a wonderful gift for everyone who loves photography.

Handmade IKONA notebooks

Handmade notebooks with IKONA logo carved in its cover. Two-page cover has a contrast second page (green and red) and the same design as the magazine.

 We set it as our mission to make visual art accessible

That’s why our developers have created a concept for a visual gallery mobile app.

 

VR-Gallery
VR-Gallery

Creators can present their works and organize exhibitions on their own. To visit the exhibition, you need a smartphone and the affordable VR glasses.

VR-glasses will be enclosed in each issue of the magazine, if we manage to collect over $35,000 in pre-orders.

Project team

We’re historians. Let’s create history together.

Your support means the world to us.

We're thrilled about the prospect of seeing The Great Discontent in print, and we hope you are, too. There are a variety of costs associated with a project of this size, and your support will allow us to:

  • Set aside the time to focus on creating the magazine
  • Edit existing content and create new and/or supplementary content
  • Compensate Nikita and Ivan for their time and expertise 
  • Pay for the printing costs up front 
  • Build a foundation for the future: we’d like to publish two print issues each year, and reaching our goal will help set us up to do that

The Rewards

We've put together a variety of rewards for you to choose from. The details:

Pledge $10 or more: get an extensive PDF version of 208 pages and our sincere thanks.

 Pledge $29 or more: get a printed copy of Issue Nº1 (176 pages) 

+ Extensive PDF version of 208 pages

 + Set of 5 random photo cards from the editors.

 Pledge $60 or more: get a printed copy of Issue Nº1

+ Handmade IKONA notebook

+ Extensive PDF version of 208 pages

+ Set of 5 random photo cards from the editors

Pledge $55 or more: get a printed copy of Issue Nº1 (176 pages)

+ Work from the magazine on the poster a choice of editors (16,54 × 23,39 inch)

+ Extensive PDF version of 208 pages

 Pledge $58 or more: get the first ISSUE Nº1 of the magazine 3 for the price of 2

+ Extensive PDF version of 208 pages

+ Set of 5 random photo cards from the editors.

 Pledge $75 or more: get a printed copy of Issue Nº1

+ Handmade branded leather strap for the camera with logo IKONA

+ Extensive PDF version of 208 pages

+ Set of 5 random photo cards from the editors.

Pledge $190 or more: get 10 printed copies of Issue Nº1

+ Branded leather strap for the camera with logo IKONA

+ Extensive PDF version of 208 pages

+ Set of 5 random photo cards from the editors

+ your name on a "thank you" page in the magazine!

 Pledge $250 or more: get a printed copy of Issue Nº1

+ Handmade IKONA notebook

+ Work from magazine on poster from editors (16,54 × 23,39 inch)

+ Extensive PDF version of 208 pages

+ Set of 5 random photo cards from the editors

+ Your name on a "thank you" page in the magazine!

 Download Media Kit / photographs for publications / Read about the process

Risks and challenges

Our team have already made up 80% of the pages, so there is no fear that the project will not be completed.

We are very sensitive to the print magazine and build quality. Therefore, we have printed a proof of the magazine in one instance, found a lot of mistakes and correct them. Before launching into circulation, it will be printed and assembled a few proofs to the perfect result that will satisfy us and like our backers.

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    Digital Magazine

    You'll receive an extensive PDF version of 208 pages and our sincere thanks.

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    Printed Magazine

    You'll receive a printed copy of Issue Nº1 (176 pages) + Extensive PDF version of 208 pages + Set of 5 random photo cards from the editors.

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    Magazine + Poster from Editors

    You'll receive a printed copy of Issue Nº1 (176 pages)

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    + Extensive PDF version of 208 pages

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    3 copies of Issue Nº1

    You'll receive the first ISSUE Nº1 of the magazine 3 for the price of 2

    + Extensive PDF version of 208 pages

    + Set of 5 random photo cards from the editors.

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    Magazine + Handmade IKONA notebook

    You'll receive a printed copy of Issue Nº1

    + Handmade IKONA notebook

    + Extensive PDF version of 208 pages

    + Set of 5 random photo cards from the editors

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    Magazine + Leather Strap for the Camera

    You'll receive a printed copy of Issue Nº1

    + Handmade branded leather strap for the camera with logo IKONA

    + Extensive PDF version of 208 pages

    + Set of 5 random photo cards from the editors.

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    10 copies of Issue Nº1

    You'll receive a printed copy of Issue Nº1

    + branded leather strap for the camera with logo IKONA

    + Extensive PDF version of 208 pages

    + Set of 5 random photo cards from the editors

    + your name on a "thank you" page in the magazine!

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    Combo Set

    You'll receive a printed copy of Issue Nº1

    + Handmade IKONA notebook

    + work from magazine on poster. A choice of editors (16,54 × 23,39 inch)

    + Extensive PDF version of 208 pages

    + Set of 5 random photo cards from the editors

    + your name on a "thank you" page in the magazine!

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