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It's not trend, it’s innovation
It’s not a story, it's culture
It’s not their life, it’s yours
It’s not a magazine—it’s eidé

Eidé is our beloved national independent magazine from Atlanta, that tells YOUR stories online, and now with your support, in print and iPad apps.

WHAT DOES EIDÉ MEAN?
You are not the first person to ask.
Eidé is the plural form of the word “eidos,” literally meaning “something that is seen.” Plato used this word in his writings to mean “the essence the culture.” And that’s really our mission: to share a new and enlightened narrative with the webosphere focused on life, passion, style, people and truth. Through this we are devoted to supporting independent and charismatic reporting, art, music, design and creative writing. This vision has grown our fan base to over 60,000 Twitter followers in just 7 short months.

Our readers are more than a demographic bracket: Old or Young; Corporate or Creative; Shallow or Profound; Selfish or Philanthropic. Our readers are you, and you are dynamic. You may like fashion. This doesn’t mean you don’t appreciate art or care about literature. And for that matter, you may love a soulful, in-depth exposé, but it may not diminish your love for blogs, gossip columns or memes. People are not one-dimensional. So, guess what? Neither is Eidé .

BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION!
The $25,000 will fund:
- Hard-Cover Eidé “Best-Of” Print Edition—this will cover the production and printing cost.
 - Bi-Monthly Eidé iPad App Editions—this will fund the digital app development cost. And that’s it. But, if we exceed our goal, we will impress you even more. Only by exceeding our goal can we partially compensate the amazing contributors and ourselves. So if we raise over $25,000, the content can only get better. 

To make Eidé happen, we are devoted to collaboration. We don’t want to tell you who to be; We are interested in who you really are, which means we have to include a lot of different experiences and viewpoints. We seek out the greatest up-and-coming talent to make this come to life. And this isn’t cheap. Scouring the country for untold stories, innovative artists, creative writers, passionate photographers, fresh designers and cutting-edge, well, everything isn’t easy. You know what is easy and cheap? Telling bad jokes. Open your wallet so we won’t be reduced to that. 

A special Eidé perk for $100 or more: you will get to be on our editorial board! We are so excited to have you join in on the ground floor of each issue. We will be reaching out to YOU for your input on our stories and cultural experience. You can even send us pictures of your cats if you like. 

IF WE RAISE $50,000 — watch out! We will upgrade all of our major supporters and we will bring you the iPHONE App as well. This has been in development for a while but at this level, we will be able to finish this out and you will be so impressed! 

IF WE RAISE $100,000 — Oh yeah, with this much money, we will bring you 12 iPAD issues a year (not just 6), that will be compatible on ALL types of tablets! And…we’ll give ALL of you guys a subscription to every issue for free! AND at this level, we will allow our EDITORIAL BOARD (That means you guys at $100 or more) decide the theme for an entire issue! 

HOW DO WE DO IT? 
Every month, we publish an online issue of the magazine that is focused on a central theme. These themes — like “The Genius Issue,” “The Spice Issue,” or even “The Altruism Issue” — are just a starting point for us, as Eidé works to stretch our view of that concept. We also update with new and interesting content every single day — on any topic and with any relevant perspective.  And now we are on a mission to bring our compelling website content to you in different mediums so you can interact with these stories in the format most impactful to your lifestyle. To do this, we are launching our bi-monthly iPAD Editions and one hard-cover print Eidé best-of edition at the end of the year. 

WHO ARE WE?We are a group of devoted and experienced journalists, creative writers, artists designers, producers and photographers. We are on a mission to do something special in the magazine industry by making a lifestyle magazine that reflects real life. 

Together, we are fearless in our pursuit of cultural relevancy, cute pictures of kittens, and ways to open our eyes and minds to what is going on around us. In order to do this, we give readers everything from responsible journalism, humorous quips, intellectual storytelling, fascinating and funny infographics, to breathtaking photography, DIYs, tech info, social commentary, how-to’s, and buyers guides for thrifters and luxury enthusiasts alike. 

We’d love it if you pledged! We’d love it if you told your friends, and shared our video and mission. We would really love if you supported us in creating a lifestyle magazine that reflects real life. Questions? Leave a comment or email us at editor@eidemagazine.com. You can also visit our facebook page or Twitter page where you can send us insane photos and hash-tags at @eidemagazine.

Shipping note: If you live outside the U.S., please add $5 for a copy of the magazine or $10 for the T-Shirt.

SPECIAL THANKS TO: Filmmaker Justin Newton who spent a ton of time in the Eidé office with the staff and directed, shot and edited our video on a very tight deadline. Special effects artist Avi Gelfond for giving our video that special oomph. Musicians of Hello Ocho for allowing us to use your amazing song! And thank you to Kicking It Forward for creating a space where kickstarter artists can support other artists: Through them, we will be giving 5% of our profits back to other kickstarter projects. http://kickingitforward.org/

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    STARBUCKS LEVEL: For the price of a fancy coffee, you'll receive a link to each website edition of Eidé Magazine before it goes live! Be the first to know about all the new and exciting content we have been working on.

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    COSMOPOLITAN LEVEL: For the price of a cocktail, you'll receive a link to each website edition of the magazine and a personally signed, limited edition art card.

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    DIGITAL LEVEL: Everything at the $10 level plus 1 year of Eidé iPad app issues.

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    NO-BRAINER LEVEL: Get 1 year of Eidé iPad app issues AND a limited edition copy of our Best Of print issue signed by the staff, plus everything in the Cosmopolitan Level. PLEASE NOTE: There is an extra cost to ship outside of the United States.

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    SCHWAG LEVEL: You get all of the above plus an extra signed copy of the Best Of issue to share with friends! We’ll also send you a kick ass graphic tee designed by the art team at Eidé and a poster size of our limited edition artwork signed by the artists.

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    INFLUENTIAL LEVEL: You're a big pledger now, so join our editorial board! We'll have online meetings with you to get your input and ideas. You'll also get a shout out on the masthead of the iPad app & website and get free access to any new apps (i.e. iPhone), plus all of the above.

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    INSIDER LEVEL: Everything mentioned above, but at this level, you'll have editorial producer status. We’ll include your name in our "Best Of" print edition, and give you a shout out on social media to promote you and/or your company/cause. You'll also get VIP invites to your choice of 2 Eidé events.

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    MEET-THE-TEAM LEVEL: Get acquainted with the Eidé team + get small ad for the company of your choice! Spend a day with us at the Goat Farm (our crazy office), and if you aren’t sick of us after that, one of our talented editors or writers will take you out to dinner to enjoy an evening of riveting conversation. You'll also get everything above, and a small ad on the Eidé magazine site

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    CONTRIBUTOR LEVEL: At this level, you’re clearly very passionate about telling stories, so be a guest Editor/Designer/Producer (plus all of the above)! We will honor you or your company as a contributing editor and work with you to create an incredible piece of journalism about a story that impassions you. We will find a way to collaborate and create something that matters to you. You'll also get a bonus small ad to push to your web site of choice. PLEASE NOTE: This reward is ONLY available to those who pledge this amount.

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    FEATURE LEVEL: The Eidé team will craft a feature story about a person, product, business or even philanthropy of your choice! You also get to decide whether your story will appear on our website and iPad app or be memorialized in our "Best Of" print edition. Still want more? We will also throw in everything up through the Meet-The-Team Level. The ad you get will be on the FRONT PAGE of the site. Huge visibility to our 65K+ followers. PLEASE NOTE: This reward is ONLY available to those who pledge this amount.

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    DOUBLE FEATURE LEVEL: Want the best of both worlds? Get everything at the Feature Level, but we will publish your story on the website and iPad app AND in the "Best Of" print edition. The accompanying ad you get will be on the FRONT PAGE at the very top of the site. Huge visibility to our 65K+ followers.PLEASE NOTE: This reward is ONLY available to those who pledge this amount.

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    BEST LEVEL EVER: Be on the cover! For your amazing generosity, you will get everything at the Double Feature Level AND you or your company's story will be our cover story for the month. This includes a professional photo shoot and interview. PLEASE NOTE: This reward is ONLY available to those who pledge this amount.

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