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1.21 Gigawatts is a new Brooklyn based Music and Arts magazine put together by a group of photographers and illustrators.
1.21 Gigawatts is a new Brooklyn based Music and Arts magazine put together by a group of photographers and illustrators.
200 backers pledged $9,305 to help bring this project to life.

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All Reward levels $25 and higher now include a 1.21 Gigawatts t-shirt! 

But if you want just the shirt with no issues or subscription, get that for $15.

The Magazine

1.21 Gigawatts is a bi-monthly arts and music magazine based in Brooklyn, NY made by a group of Brooklyn based artists. It's a full size, 32 page, full color magazine. We are focusing mainly on the New York music and art scene. Every issue includes a free downloadable playlist as well as an original piece of artwork in each copy. 

We are also creating two separate digital versions of each issue. One in basic PDF format and another specifically made for the iBooks app on iPad and iPhone. The iBooks version will feature a totally different design than the print version including extensive photo and art galleries as well as videos.

Our core staff all met while interning at PAPER Magazine, and after being inspired by what we saw and learned at the magazine we decided to create a publication that covered our scene and community. We have also picked up other staff members along the way including filmmakers, fashion students, etc. 

Our first issue will include articles on Oberhofer, Bear in Heaven, The Yellow Dogs, Life Size Maps and artwork from our whole staff as well as a few other New York artists. Take a look at some of the work we've already finished for the first issue below:

We have already started compiling content for the first two issues of the magazine. Now all we need to make this magazine a reality is your help.

How You Can Help

The biggest thing you can do to help is back our project financially. We have tons of rewards at many different levels. Ranging from $5 all the way up to $1000 which gets you a subscription and an illustrated portrait of yourself on the back cover of the first issue. ALL reward levels will come with a sticker.

You can also help by spreading the word through facebook, twitter, tumblr, blogs, and other forms of social media. Spreading the word of our magazine is as important as backing it. Not only do we want to raise the money to make this, but we also want to get as many people excited for it as possible.

Kickstarter works on an all or nothing basis. If we fail to meet our goal of $9000 we don't get any of the money. That's why it's really important that you share this campaign with your friends and family.

Please share the link to this page on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and via email.

Where the Money Goes

A large percent of the money is going towards printing costs. Printing a magazine costs a lot of money, even a small magazine like ours. The remainder of the money will go towards creating the 500 pieces of original artwork for the issues and other costs of artwork creation.

Our Staff

Danny Krug, Editor-in-chief and Photographer

Brandon Elijah Johnson, Illustrator

Megan McCredie, Videographer

Pete Marvelli, Associate Editor

Melissa Vance, Associate Editor

Tenzing Gyari, Illustrator

Ariel Exposito, Fashion Editor

Ellie Fallon, Web Editor

Emily Arlington, Illustrator

Dan Lisowski, Layouts and Branding

1.21 Gigawatts on Social Media

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Visit gigawattsmag.com

T-Shirt

We had Illustrator extraordinaire and 1.21 Gigawatts staff member Brandon design an exclusive t-shirt available only through our Kickstarter. The design is pretty cool, and you can get one for as cheap as $15 and that includes shipping! They're available in sizes S-XXL. Check out the design.

Artist Rewards

We're offering a lot of original art and art prints as rewards. You're probably wondering who these artists are and what their work looks like. Below you can find examples of all the artists listed in the rewards section as well as links to more of their work.

Danny Krug

Brandon Elijah Johnson

Tenzing Gyari

Thank You

Thanks for taking the time to look at our campaign and backing our project. Please share this campaign with your friends and family.

Special thanks to Kevin Li for designing the 1.21 Gigawatts website.

And thanks to The Outerlys for letting us use their song Stars and Satellites in the video.

FAQ

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    Print copy of first issue and an 8x10 photo or illustration print of your choice from the first issue of the magazine or 8x10 photo print of your choice from www.dannykrug.com.

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