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FLOUR magazine is a quarterly publication devoted to Rochester's artists, artisans, cultural innovators and community.
FLOUR magazine is a quarterly publication devoted to Rochester's artists, artisans, cultural innovators and community.
149 backers pledged $16,633 to help bring this project to life.

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WHY:

In recent years, a climate of economic uncertainty has fostered the development of a DIY generation. Within Rochester, there is a new and noticeable presence of young entrepreneurship and artistic energy. We would like to create a quarterly publication to document and promote these exciting signs of cultural and community growth.

WHAT:

FLOUR will supply a platform for innovative thinking and creativity in Rochester. From art, music, food, literature, to community, history, and business – this publication will be used to formulate nourishing discourse in each of these areas. Our intent is to encourage further collaboration by promoting awareness, recognizing projects, and hosting conversation. We aim to highlight the young makers in our community, but equally important is ensuring that every corner of Rochester and its diverse makeup is represented.

WHY PRINT:

The quality of print is a vital attribute of FLOUR. We plan to make a printed periodical that holds longevity and indicates something real and tangible. We want FLOUR to assume a place on your bookshelf, to be shared, borrowed, a preservation/documentation of time and a reference. We feel that print is the most effective medium to showcase our culture and its vibrant images.

FLOUR will be printed locally in Rochester, NY.

OUR PLAN:

A team of talented photographers, writers, artists and designers has volunteered to help put FLOUR together. By raising $15,000, we will be able to print, bind and distribute the first issue. It is equally important to surpass our monetary goal in order to secure the future of FLOUR.

A sneak peak at FLOUR

REWARDS 

Please take a minute to check out the fantastic rewards we are offering to the right. Below are the selected prints that are included.

Print by Andy Gilmore
Print by Andy Gilmore
Print by Langdon Graves
Print by Langdon Graves
Print by Bobby McManus
Print by Bobby McManus

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Hi— I'm Eve Lyons, co-founder of FLOUR Magazine. I'm here to present to you a new quarterly publication, dedicated to Rochester.

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In recent years, a climate of economic uncertainty has fostered the development of a DIY generation. Within Rochester, there is a new and noticeable presence of young entrepreneurship and artistic energy. We would like to create a quarterly publication to document and promote these exciting signs of cultural and community growth.

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One of the great things about Rochester is that it is so diverse. We are really focused on taking aspects of whether it is the suburbs or the city or the inner-city— and taking parts from stories and people— and putting it all into one publication.

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FLOUR will supply a platform for innovative thinking and creativity in Rochester. From art, music, food, literature, to community, history, and business – this publication will be used to formulate nourishing discourse in each of these areas. Our intent is to encourage further collaboration by promoting awareness, recognizing projects, and hosting conversation.
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We have had an extremely talented group of people put the first issue of FLOUR together. It is ready and now we just need your help to get the first issue printed.
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Thank you so much for taking the time to check us out. We are really excited about this magazine and we hope you'll be apart of it with us. Don't forget to check out some of the great rewards below including local artist prints.

Risks and challenges

In presenting a new type of magazine to Rochester, we realize that inevitably there will be unexpected obstacles and challenges. We have prepped this project as much as possible and have gathered a group of experienced hands to help us see this project through to the end. We're anticipating having the first issue of FLOUR ready to ship by the end of January 2013. We will be sure to communicate with all of our backers immediately should we run into any delays.

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    THANK YOU. Your name will appear on the donors page in the first issue of FLOUR with our sincere thank you!

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    First issue of FLOUR + your name will appear on the donors page in the first issue of FLOUR

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    An invite to our magazine release party held in Rochester, NY + first issue of FLOUR + your name will appear on the donors page in the first issue of FLOUR

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    ANDY GILMORE PRINT Limited edition 12"x12" print by Rochester based artist, Andy Gilmore— view the print in the Kickstarter description.

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    An invite to our magazine release party held in Rochester, NY + first issue of FLOUR + your name will appear on the donors page in the first issue of FLOUR

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    BOBBY MCMANUS PRINT Limited edition 11"x17" print by Bobby McManus— view the print in the Kickstarter description.

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    An invite to our magazine release party held in Rochester, NY + first issue of FLOUR + your name will appear on the donors page in the first issue of FLOUR

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    LANGDON GRAVES PRINT Limited edition print 9"x12" by Brooklyn-based artist Langdon Graves— view the print in the Kickstarter description.

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    An invite to our magazine release party held in Rochester, NY + first issue of FLOUR + your name will appear on the donors page in the first issue of FLOUR

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    TOTAL PACKAGE!
    2 prints of your choice + 1 year subscription + invite to magazine release party + your name will appear on the donors page of the first issue

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    Pledge $600 or more About $600

    ½ PAGE AD in the first issue of FLOUR personally designed by our in-house designers + 1 year subscription + a special thanks to you in the first issue + invite to magazine release party

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    FULL PAGE AD in the first issue of FLOUR personally designed by our in-house designers + 1 year subscription + a special thanks to you in the first issue + invite to magazine release party

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