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Support the creation of a print and online magazine that tells stories about people who are making New England's new culture happen.
Support the creation of a print and online magazine that tells stories about people who are making New England's new culture happen.
310 backers pledged $20,610 to help bring this project to life.

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Where can we Take you?

Introducing Take Magazine – the new independently published print and online publication offering an entirely new look at New England’s new culture.

We’re getting ready to publish our first print issue and we need your support so we can bring Take to newsstands and bookstores around New England.

Each issue of Take will be filled with in-depth stories of people in New England who are making culture happen in the fields of visual art, music, design, literature, dance, food, fashion, and theater. Our editorial is for both culture makers and those who are culture consumers.

Take soft-launched at the beginning of 2015 with our online edition. At the same time, work began on the first print edition which will appear this September. Both editions are locally grown and sourced from a network of contributors living from Burlington to New Haven, Portland to the Berkshires.

Take Magazine's online edition
Take Magazine's online edition

In the online edition of Take, readers get updates to help plan their cultural consumption, access to video documentary shorts, podcasts and – for subscribers – access to a digital version of the entire print edition.

So far this year we’ve worked with close to 50 contributors and published dozens of stories online ranging from film festivals to poetry, visual artists to video games. In addition to expanded written editorial, our long-range plan includes more in our Take:1 series of video documentaries, podcasts and events.

The print edition of Take will come out 10 times a year and will feature in-depth interviews and photo essays all in a striking, modern layout. Our team has paid special attention to every detail that goes into the making of a print publication ensuring that each issue will be an object that every reader will want to hold onto.

Where can you Take us?

The team at Take Magazine has worked very hard to create a business plan to help guide these crucial first years of our publication. Launching a new print magazine has never been an easy business - today we face skepticism that anyone would even WANT to try this in our digital age. The good news is there is a surge of independently published magazines being produced around the world by many dedicated publishers. We share their optimism for the future of print and think New England is ready for its own publication full of quality writing and artwork.

We have the support of a group of investors, an amazing staff and a growing team of freelancers who have helped us get Take Magazine started. To continue our success we need readers who are prepared to support our idea by investing in it as well.

In return for your support by making a pledge, you'll be among the first to receive the print edition of Take Magazine, receive exclusive invites to our launch parties, get one-of-a-kind Take T-shirts made by the creative youth at Artists for Humanity in Boston, or even receive a signed, limited edition print by one of our September cover artists, Eben Kling.

Our rockin' T-Shirt design by Artists for Humanity
Our rockin' T-Shirt design by Artists for Humanity
This limited-edition, signed print is 11" x 17" and is printed with archival ink on acid-free, 308 gram Hahnemühle Photo Rag 100% cotton paper by Pivot Media.
This limited-edition, signed print is 11" x 17" and is printed with archival ink on acid-free, 308 gram Hahnemühle Photo Rag 100% cotton paper by Pivot Media.
Back From the Hunt (2014) – an original artwork by artist Eben Kling. 6' x 4 ' (HxW), acrylic on canvas, un-stretched and hung with grommets.
Back From the Hunt (2014) – an original artwork by artist Eben Kling. 6' x 4 ' (HxW), acrylic on canvas, un-stretched and hung with grommets.

Where can we Take each other?

Beyond just mailing you a magazine each month, the broader goal of Take Magazine is to inspire a sense of community, connecting creatives to others in their field and connecting artists with audiences and cultural consumers.

Join us – be a part of Take Magazine and see where we can take each other.

A big 'thank you' to the artists in our video!

We're fortunate enough to be based in an area where we are surrounded by some talented people who are generous with their time. For more information on the artists that appear in our Kickstarter video, check out them out at the links below:

Metalsmith | Heather Beck Designs 

Luthier | Trevor Healy at Healy Guitars 

Chefs | Martin Amaya & Rodolfo Daffunchio at Alinas Restaurant 

Bicycle designer | Niall Gengler, Pioneer Valley Frameworks

Skateboard Designer | Dean McKeever 

Painter | Scout Cuomo

Illustrator | C.S. Fossett 

Photographer | Joanna Chattman 

Metal Sculptor | Kamil Peters 

Tattoo Artist | Tim Brewer

Soundtrack | The Winterpills

Video Production | Zach MacDonald at Milltown Productions

Risks and challenges

The magazine business is a challenging business to enter. Take Magazine has been in the planning for more than five years and we've done extensive research on trends in the publishing industry to develop our business plan. We don't claim to be experts on everything, but we have crafted a plan that strives to identify and mitigate risk at every opportunity. Our long-range growth will be determined by hitting key readership and revenue targets. If we miss those targets we have alternative plans to both keep Take publishing and to seek new paths forward.

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    Our extreme appreciation, our undying love and a virtual high-five from all of us at Take. We will actually happily high-five you in person if we see you on the street. This is included in all other rewards as well

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    NEW REWARD! Get a copy of the first issue of Take Magazine! We'll send you our September issue so you can get a taste of what is to come in future issues.

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    An invitation to one of our launch events this fall all over New England. Let us know which location is closest to you and we will put you on our list! We have events scheduled in western Massachusetts, Boston, MA, Providence, RI, Portsmouth, NH, Portland, ME and Burlington, VT. The events will celebrate our first issues – an exciting time for a print magazine. Events will include music, food and fun, plus a chance to mingle with local tastemakers and creatives – not to mention Take staff!

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    One-of-a-kind Take T-shirts made by the supremely talented creative youth at Artists for Humanity, a non-profit venue in Boston that provides underserved youth with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in the arts. We partnered with AFH and are thrilled to share what these creative minds have designed for us. This reward also comes with an invitation to one of Take’s Fall launch events.

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    A one-year subscription to Take! Have Take delivered right to your door ten times a year and never miss an issue. Each print subscription comes with access to the digital version on our website. Not to mention, you’ll also receive an exclusive invitation to one of our Fall launch events.

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    A one-year subscription to Take, an exclusive invitation to one of our Fall launch events AND a limited edition Take T-shirt designed at Artists for Humanity.

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    Get a VIP invite to one of our local launch events in September. This VIP invite will grant you early “behind the scenes” access to the event to meet with artists, tastemakers and Take staff. Let us get to know you over refreshments and hors d’oeuvres! Plus you’ll get a one-year subscription to Take and a limited edition Take T-shirt designed by Artists for Humanity.

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    You’ll receive a copy of a limited-edition silk-screened Take Magazine promotional poster, plus a one-year subscription to Take, a Take T-shirt and a VIP invite to one of our local launch parties

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    This pledge gets you a numbered, signed print of the September issue cover art by Eben Kling plus a one-year subscription, a VIP invite to one of our local launch events, a Take T-shirt designed by Artists for Humanity, and – did we mention? – our undying love and gratitude!

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    This pledge gets you "Back From the Hunt (2014)" – an original artwork by artist Eben Kling! This work of art measures 6' x 4 ' (HxW) and is acrylic on canvas. The work is un-stretched and hung with grommets.

    Plus, you get a subscription, VIP tickets to our event and a T-shirt!

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