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.
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.
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
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
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
The money we raise on
Kickstarter will supplement our own personal contribution to help cover the
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
***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
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
Pamela Berry / www.studiopb.com / www.pamelaberry.com
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