What is Folio?
Folio is a magazine that focuses on showcasing young, emerging artists from the New York area. It's a specialized, yet broad description because that's exactly what I want our coverage to be- far-reaching, but tightly knit to the arts, whether it be costume design, sculpture, video art, painting, performance art, or set design. The content will include profiles of emerging artists, spreads of their work, and trends in the New York art scene. The magazine will have print, web, and tablet components. Each component will have specialized articles and content curated for that medium (the tablet edition will exhibit video work, while the print edition is more suited for traditional art mediums). We hope to make it so readers want to explore each component of Folio to get the most well-rounded experience possible.
The print version is going to be 14x20" and binded like a paper pad. This allows the pages to be easily ripped out without ruining the whole magazine. Each artist will have a full page dedicated to one piece of their work. This allows for the reader to rip out the work and have a poster. We wanted to create a magazine where the reader would have something they can take away from the magazine instead of just reading through it.
Folio is a senior project collaboration between two magazine freaks named Niki and Aaron. They love magazines SO much that they wanted to break their backs to create one for their senior project at Purchase College.
What Your Contribution Will Go Toward
Folio is our baby. We've raised it from just a little spark and need your help to bring it to life. Your contributions will be helping us to:
- Print the magazine
- Pay our website fees
- Prepare for our opening show, featuring fantastic emerging artists
About The Creators
Niki Boccio is a senior in the School of Art & Design at Purchase College, SUNY. She will graduate with a BFA in Graphic Design this May.
Aaron Kass is a senior in the School of the Arts at Purchase College, SUNY. He will graduate with a BA in Arts Management and Journalism this May.
Risks and challenges
Publishing and Journalism are tough businesses to be in. Niki and I are acting as publishers, managers, marketers, writers, designers, and entrepreneurs. We wear many hats, as we would if we were starting this business outside of school.
In the publishing business, there are multiple inherent risks and challenges:
- Production delays
- Variance of pricing
- Recruiting and maintaining staff
- Hard deadlines
- (30 days)