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Help us launch Roanoke Virginia's first visual arts magazine! This free publication will showcase our creative community's talents.
26 backers pledged $2,025 to help bring this project to life.

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Created by artists to support the arts.
Created for artists and supporters of the arts.

VIA Noke Magazine is the brainchild of two graphic designers (Emily & Chelsea) who share a mutual love for publication design and the arts. Although we recognize the advantages of modern technology, we passionately believe that the impact of print media is too valuable to become obsolete. The main features of our magazine will focus on the visual work of students and professionals in our community and seeks to expose the connective thread of artists at different stages in the progression of their creative processes.

We started our company from the ground up, simply as two artists seeking to provide this publication for our community and this type of exposure for local artists. Unfortunately, selling advertising space is the only way to pay for the printing costs when a magazine is free. Also unfortunately, advertisers are slow to bite when it comes to purchasing ad space in a new publication like ours, especially sight-unseen. For this reason we must seek alternative funding sources and have turned to our parents, families, and friends to ask for any little bit of change they can offer up. Every dollar counts and every dollar donated gets us one step closer to seeing VIA Noke come to life.

While our goal of raising $2,000 through Kickstarter will be a great start, it is still not even half of what it will cost to print the first issue... so feel free to help us surpass this goal! (We are hoping for advertisers willing to take a chance with us to bring in the rest!)

Other information about us...
The Name
VIA is an acronym for “Visually Inspired Art” and also refers to how we want to be a source of information and communication between members of the creative community and those who are searching for avenues in which to become more involved. “Noke” is a slang nickname for our beloved city and is commonly used among the millennial generation throughout the region. In essence, we aspire to be a designated source for discovering visual art in Roanoke through this medium.

Desired Hype Design LLC
VIA Noke will be designed and published by Desired Hype Design LLC,
a graphic design and advertising company in Roanoke, Virginia.
Visit us online at www.desiredhypedesign.com.

About Emily & Chelsea
We are both graduates of Radford University's graphic design program. (Em graduated in Spring 2010 and Chels followed in Spring 2011.) We met in one of our early design classes and somehow ended up in every single one of our Spring 2010 classes together. This led to us collaborating on projects and doing group papers together throughout the semester; we work really well as a team! This past December, unhappy with the lack of design work and time for creativity in our lives, we decided to reunite as a team and use our talents to further expose the creative talents of others in our community.

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    Anyone who donates $5 or more will receive a personalized "thank you" note from VIA's owners and designers.

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    Anyone who donates $10 or more will receive one of our limited-print posters advertising the launch of VIA and reward #1.

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    Anyone who donates $25 or more will receive our first issue mailed directly to your home as well as rewards #1 and #2.

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    Anyone who donates $50 or more will receive a VIA magnet as well as rewards #1, #2, & #3.

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    Anyone who donates $100 or more will receive one full year (12 issues) of VIA mailed directly to your home as well as rewards #1 and #2.

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    Anyone who donates $250 or more will receive a VIA t-shirt, one full year (12 issues) of VIA mailed directly to your home, and rewards #1 and #2.

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    Anyone who is gracious enough to donate $500 or more will receive a VIA canvas tote bag full of goodies, including our first issue, one of our limited-print posters, a VIA t-shirt, one full year (12 issues) of VIA mailed directly to your home, a VIA magnet, and a a personalized "thank you" note from VIA's owners and designers.

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