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Trunk is a new breed of travel magazine that debuted in Fall 2010. The publishing veterans behind it are now producing the next issue.

PROJECT SUMMARY

Trunk is a new breed of travel magazine that launched in November 2010. We are currently pursuing the capital required to sustain Trunk indefinitely. But in the meantime, the clock is ticking to publish our next issue, Fall 2011. We need your help to do so and maintain the momentum from the debut issue’s success. Please take the time to learn more about Trunk by watching our video and reading below. We thank you very much for your time and support.

MISSION

Trunk is an uncompromising magazine dedicated to showcasing the most fascinating stories from around the globe, with a breathtaking aesthetic and genuine writing. It is for an audience that is worldly and savvy enough to embrace travel as a way of life, and for anyone else who is simply curious about the things around them.

THE FOUNDERS

We are the former photo and creative directors from Travel + Leisure and the former executive editor from Surface magazine, who was also a founding editorial member of McSweeney’s literary journal. 

We conceived of Trunk while living overseas, both working and traveling as freelance writers, photographers, and designers for marquis magazines. As such, part of Trunk’s mission is to share with its readers the unique access to a culture or a place that one experiences when traveling as a journalist.

DEBUT ISSUE

We self-funded and self-published the debut issue, doing everything from writing/shooting feature articles ourselves on a two-month trip through southern Africa, to selling ads, to loading Uhaul vans with boxes of the magazine and delivering it to stores.

ADVERTISING: The following brands advertised in Trunk's Fall 2010 issue: Missoni, Swatch, Temperley of London, Emirates AIrlines, Kartell, Marquis Jet, and more.

CIRCULATION: 12,000 copies of the debut issue were distributed through marketing partnerships at Swatch stores, Flight 001, Thompson Hotels, Kartell, and many other venues, also reaching the international markets of London, Paris, Rome, Milan, Copenhagen, and Berlin.

The Fall 2010 issue is also now available in over 120 Barnes & Noble stores across the US. We have since signed on with Source Interlink, one of the largest distributors in the country. Find the store nearest you that carries Trunk at www.trunkmag.com/distribution

ACCOLADES: Trunk is the proud recipient of a Merit Award, from the Society of Publication Designers, in the category of “Photography in a Travel Feature” at this year’s Publication Design Awards: http://www.spd.org/2011/02/pub-46-merit-winners-announced.php#more

FUNDING

The money we raise on Kickstarter will supplement our own personal contribution to help cover the following costs:

paper / printing / distribution / mail fulfillment / writer travel expenses / photographer travel expenses / support staff / photo crews / photo equipment & processing costs / every other possible expense required to publish a magazine

REWARDS

***All donation amounts already include US domestic shipping costs. Additional international shipping costs apply where indicated.

This is the set of the 5x7" frame-able postcards rewarded for a $30 to $125 donation.

This is the limited edition poster-sized sheet of uncut covers rewarded with a $125 donation. NOTE: Seen here is the cover from the Fall 2010 issue (NOT AVAILABLE). Photography, advertising, and possibly format will change for Fall 2011 issue

These are the images from which you may choose the fine art print rewarded for a $250 to $5,000 donation.

READ MORE ABOUT TRUNK

CONTRIBUTORS

Trunk would not be possible were it not for the deep relationships we have with the most gifted writers and photographers working today, who selflessly volunteered their time and talent to make this magazine a reality. They have our deepest gratitude. Here they are in alphabetical order:

Cedric Angeles / www.cedricangeles.com

Amie Barrodale

Pamela Berry / www.studiopb.com / www.pamelaberry.com

Arthur Bradford

João Canziani / www.joaocanziani.com

Amy Eckert / www.amyeckertphoto.com

Andrea Fazzari / www.andreafazzari.com

Natasja Fourie / www.oneleague.co.za/details.aspx?nav=0&modelID=439304&subID=3968&careerID=3&slideID=5264

Philip Lee Harvery / www.philipleeharvey.com

Marie Hennechart / www.mariehennechart.com

John Huba / www.johnhuba.com

Fédéric Lagrange / www.fredericlagrange.com

John Lawton / www.johnlawton.com

Anne Menke / www.pmionline.net/anne_menke/index.html

Martin Morrell / www.martinmorrell.com

Javier Salas / www.javiersalas.com

Misha Taylor / mishataylorphotography.blogspot.com/

Timothy Jack Ward

Simon Watson / www.simonwatson.com

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    Anyone who contributes to the magazine, from $1 on up, can vote on our final selection of images for the cover of the Fall 2011 issue.

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    Receive a set of limited edition frame-able 5x7” postcards of Trunk's award-winning Namibian landscape photographs from the Fall 2010 issue (see examples below). INTERNATIONAL DONATIONS ADD $10 FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING.

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    Receive a copy of the Fall 2011 issue • a set of limited edition frame-able 5x7” postcards of Trunk's award-winning Namibian landscapes (see example below) • an African safari slideshow screensaver. INTERNATIONAL DONATIONS ADD $15 FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING.

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    Receive everything from $50 reward + a limited edition poster-sized uncut sheet of covers from Trunk's Fall 2011 issue signed by the magazine's founder & creative director (see example below) • a digital version of Trunk magazine's complete Fall 2010 issue • name listed on the Trunk website as a special supporter of the magazine. INTERNATIONAL DONATIONS ADD $25 FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING.

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    Receive a limited edition 8x10" fine art print of a Trunk photograph, signed by the photographer (see choice of images below) • name listed on Trunk website as a special supporter of the magazine • a copy of the Fall 2011 issue • a digital version of the Fall 2010 issue. INTERNATIONAL DONATIONS ADD $25 FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING.

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    Receive a limited edition 11x14" fine art print of a Trunk photograph, signed by the photographer (see choice of images below) • name printed on "Special Thanks" page IN the Fall 2011 issue • a copy of the Fall 2011 issue, signed by the founder & creative director • a digital version of the Fall 2010 issue. INTERNATIONAL DONATIONS ADD $25 FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING.

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    Receive a limited edition 13x19" fine art print of a Trunk photograph, signed by the photographer (see choice of images below) • an out-of-print, limited edition print copy of the Fall 2010 issue signed by Trunk's founder & creative director • access to private preview galleries of all Trunk's Fall 2011 feature shoots as they happen • name printed on "Special Thanks" page IN the Fall 2011 issue • a copy of the Fall 2011 issue, signed with special thanks from the founder & creative director.

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    Receive a limited edition 18x24" fine art print of a Trunk photograph, signed by the photographer (see choice of images below) • name printed among our writers and photographers on the CONTRIBUTORS page of the Fall 2011 issue • access to private preview galleries of all Trunk's Fall 2011 feature shoots as they happen • an out-of-print, limited edition print copy of the Fall 2010 issue signed by Trunk's founder & creative director • a copy of the Fall 2011 issue signed with special thanks from the founder & creative director.

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    Receive a limited edition 24x36" fine art print of a Trunk photograph, signed by the photographer (see choice of images below) • name listed as a CONTRIBUTING EDITOR on the MASTHEAD of the Fall 2011 issue • a double room for 2 nights at a 4-5 star NYC hotel (airfare NOT included) • access to private preview galleries of all Trunk's Fall 2011 feature shoots as they happen • an out-of-print, limited edition print copy of the Fall 2010 issue signed by Trunk's founder & creative director • a copy of the Fall 2011 issue signed with special thanks from the founder & creative director.

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    Receive a limited edition 30x40" fine art print of a Trunk photograph, signed by the photographer (see choice of images to the left/below) • credit as ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER on the MASTHEAD of the Fall 2011 issue • a double room for 2 nights at 4-5 star NYC hotel, a private after-hours museum tour at MoMA, a dinner for 2 at an iconic NYC restaurant (airfare NOT included) • access to private preview galleries of all Trunk's Fall 2011 feature shoots as they happen • an out of print, limited edition print copy of the Fall 2010 issue signed by Trunk's founder & creative director • a copy of the Fall 2011 issue signed with special thanks from the founder & creative director.

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