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The Cortex Zine is a byproduct of the creative platform Cortex featuring exclusive work from our inspiring collective.
The Cortex Zine is a byproduct of the creative platform Cortex featuring exclusive work from our inspiring collective.
57 backers pledged £898 to help bring this project to life.

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Who are we?

Cortex is a rising platform for creatives. A new, vibrant form of social media, business and collaboration. A place where people can learn, improve on their craft, build connections and be discovered for their talent. Cortex, at the moment, is an exclusive Facebook group page for creatives, home to nearly 300 members who post daily to gain feedback from their work. The Cortex group page is a demo version of the full scale site we intend to build very soon - designed for creatives to gain credibility and knowledge from other like-minded, visionary thinkers. 

A major part of what we do is host events which provide a platform for individuals to showcase their work as well as providing a creative space for networking and collaboration. The three events we've put on so far have ranged from exhibitions, pop up shops and live music shows.

Watch our YouTube videos to get a glimpse of the events: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyqDwWsRbIS0aZNuy2T1Vdg

Socials: @cortexcreatives

The Cortex Zine

The Cortex Zine is a reflection of the creative expression exerted by the members of our platform. 

The physical zine will launch August 2017 and will have an accompanying launch party (details announced soon). 

Exclusive editorial mock-up image
Exclusive editorial mock-up image

The zine will include contributions from members such as Rosie Matheson, Mia Clark, Polly Rose, Elijah Horne, Woody Rankin, Oleg Koval, Karolina Wybraniec, Hannah Sheridan, Theo Williams, William Sheepskin, Louis Tuakli-Mason and Alf Santos.

Exclusive 'Ally' editorial mock-up
Exclusive 'Ally' editorial mock-up

There will also be exclusive interviews/profile features with Emmanuel and Lemuel Unaji, Rosie Matheson, Julie Berube, New World Ray and Tony Njoku, as well as articles on culture. 

Exclusive Ray & Tony interview mock-up
Exclusive Ray & Tony interview mock-up

Why Kickstarter?

To produce the best quality product possible for Issue 1 and further zines, we need a solid financial basis for the future. Being young and recently graduating from university means that funds are tight for us at the moment. I'd like to think of this donation as not only a pre-order for our zine, but an investment in our high dreams and aspirations for the company. 

Money made from Kickstarter and the zine will, hopefully, allow for a snowball effect to occur; the more money raised for this zine will make it a whole lot easier to create more higher quality zines, events, YouTube videos, photo-shoots and more for our members and the public.    

Tech Spec

The first issue of the zine will be A5, 80 pages, heavy weighted silk paper, perfect bound, with Matt Lamination on front & back covers.  

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk is obtaining sufficient funds to cover the cost of our publication going to print. However, we believe the strong community we've built up over the past year, some of which getting involved in the production, will be supportive in buying a copy of the zine.

We have worked hard over the past few months to curate content from our talented group and are confident we'll get the financial backing we need to meet our schedule and print a memorable first edition, with the intention of creating more in the future.

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