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Issue 1 of The Great Discontent has been sold out for 2 years. We're bringing it back. 1,000 copies. Only on Kickstarter!
Issue 1 of The Great Discontent has been sold out for 2 years. We're bringing it back as a limited edition, hand numbered hardcover.
Issue 1 of The Great Discontent has been sold out for 2 years. We're bringing it back as a limited edition, hand numbered hardcover.
367 backers pledged $35,912 to help bring this project to life.

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We're reprinting our sold out Issue 1—as a hardcover limited edition of 1,000 copies, only available on Kickstarter.

Nearly 3 years ago, we ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to print our first issue. Since then, we've added 3 more issues to the collection. But Issue 1 has been SOLD OUT for 2 years. We've received countless requests to bring it back. So, we're bringing it back in a special way!

This is a hardcover limited edition reprint of Issue 1 (limited to 1,000 copies). The interior will remain the same, but we're updating the cover to match our other issues. This limited edition run will be hand numbered by us and is only available on Kickstarter.

You have 20 days to reserve your copy. This campaign ends on Nov. 22nd. We're making it shorter campaign because we'd like to go to press as soon as possible so that you can have your copy in hand by the holidays or shortly after. The retail value of the book is $60. Backers get $10 off. Don't wait to reserve your copy. 

Issue 1 Details

TGD’s inaugural ad-free double issue features a collection of inspiring interviews loosely based around the theme of leaps. This issue includes 17 long-form features with those who have followed their instincts and taken risks to pursue their dreams. Their stories encourage, inspire, and challenge us to make the jump, even if—and especially when—we’re afraid.

Issue One features: Tavi Gevinson / Roman Mars / Aaron Draplin / Alastair Humphreys / Sara Blake / James Victore / Scott & Vik Harrison / Elle Luna / Ike Edeani / Timothy Goodman / Anna Wolf / Lotta Nieminen / Zack Arias / Joshua Davis / Debbie Millman / Matt Porterfield / Ryan Bingham

TGD Issue 1 Interior
TGD Issue 1 Interior

About the Hardcover Edition

We're really excited about this hardcover reprint and the chance to doll up the issue with some nice finishing touches. As the campaign progresses and we finalize the details, this will be updated. We'll be attending press check and will post updates about the process (including video) for those interested in the printing process.

  • 272 pages / 9x12"
  • Text: Cyclus Print / 100 grams (a 100% recycled, FSC® Recycled Certified, matt-coated, natural white fine printing paper)
  • Cover: hardcover sewn bound (more details to come)
  • We're still deciding, but will likely do a metallic foil in multiple spots!
  • Individually shrink-wrapped

If you're familiar with the publication Self Service, our cover will be made in a very similar style. Watch this video if you'd like to see a Self Service cover.

New Reward: The Creative’s Pocket Guide, Volume One

The Creative's Pocket Guide, Volume 1
The Creative's Pocket Guide, Volume 1

The Creative's Pocket Guide, Volume One The Creative's Pocket Guide, Volume One This pocket guide is a best-of collection of quotes about creativity, risk, and taking the leap. Perfectly sized to take with you anywhere, you’ll come back to it again and again for inspiration and insight.

Grab a single copy for $20 or grab the 3-pack for $55 and share with friends. Scroll down to see updated rewards that feature the pocket guide.

3.8" x 5.8", 192 pages High-quality uncoated text interior Softcover; perfect bound or Smythe sewn (details forthcoming) Professionally packed and shipped anywhere in the world Shipping included

Rewards 

Pledge $15 or more: Receive the ePub + PDF versions of Issue 1 and access to backer updates.

Pledge $20 or more:  Receive the Creative's Pocket Guide and access to backer updates.

Pledge $50 or more: Get 1 copy of the hardcover limited edition Issue 1, hand numbered by us, plus the digital version and access to backer updates.

Pledge $55 or more: Receive a 3-pack bundle of The Creative's Pocket Guide and access to backer updates.

Pledge $65 or more: Receive the hardcover limited edition Issue 1, hand numbered by us, plus The Creative's Pocket Guide, digital version of Issue 1, and access to backer updates. Items ship separately. Hardcover ships Dec 2016. Pocket guide ships Feb 2017.

Pledge $100 or more: Make it a double and get 2 copies of the hardcover limited edition Issue 1. Plus get the digital version and access to backer updates.

Pledge $150 or more: Have your name printed inside the hardcover limited edition as a special thanks for helping to bring Issue 1 back. Plus you'll get a copy of the hardcover issue, The Creative's Pocket Guide, digital version of Issue 1, and access to backer updates.

Pledge $350 or more: For the ultimate collector, get an original softcover Issue 1 (from our personal collection), plus the hardcover limited edition Issue 1, your name printed in the hardcover issue, The Creative's Pocket Guide, digital version of Issue 1, and access to backer updates. 

Pledge $1,000 or more: Have dinner with TGD cofounders Ryan & Tina and a TGD Alum in New York City or Brooklyn and consult with them about your idea (or ask about anything)! Plus you'll get a copy of the original softcover Issue 1, a copy of the hardcover limited edition Issue 1, your name printed in the hardcover issue, The Creative's Pocket Guide, digital version of Issue 1, and access to backer updates.

Delivery Timeframe

Hardcover: We're aiming to have these books in your hands before Christmas hits, but to be safe we're planning for late December / early January for a delivery timeframe. Regardless, we'll create a custom print-out placeholder for you in case you plan to give this as a gift. 

Pocket Guide: Ships separately from hardcover. We expect guides to ship in February 2017.

About the Creators

Hi, we’re Ryan & Tina Essmaker, the husband-and-wife duo behind The Great Discontent, a print & online magazine that publishes inspiring, in-depth interviews with today’s artists, makers, and risk-takers.

We launched TGD as a passion project in August 2011 while living in our home state of Michigan. After publishing online for 3 years and moving to New York for work, we simultaneously quit our day jobs to focus on TGD and launched a Kickstarter campaign to print Issue 1.

Since then, we’ve added 3 more print issues, a monthly live event series at Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, and a podcast. This past August, we celebrated 5 years of TGD and more than 230 interviews published via the web, print, and the podcast.

We’re excited to go back to our roots and revisit Issue 1 in this special edition format. Thank you for your support. We can’t wait to make another magazine with and for you.

Content in our discontent, 
Ryan & Tina

Photo by Collin Hughes for The Dreslyn
Photo by Collin Hughes for The Dreslyn

 

CREDITS:

Video music track is "Wait a Minute (Instrumental)" by Osborn, licensed via our friends at Ghostly International.

Special shoutout to Frank Chimero for his always insightful and generous feedback on all things TGD-related. Next Pizza Friday on us, :buddy:. 

 

Risks and challenges

There are a variety of logistics involved with printing and fulfillment. Thankfully we've spent the past 2+ years printing magazines and running an online shop, so we're well-versed in the process of printing, shipping, and fulfillment.

The content has already been created for this project, we've gotten quotes and selected our printer, and have already planned for shipping. With the print experience and knowledge gained over the past few years of creating and distributing a print publication, we're confident about delivering on what we've outline in the campaign details.

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    Receive the PDF version of Issue 1 and access to backer updates.

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    Pocket Guide

    The Creative’s Pocket Guide, Volume One, is a best-of collection of quotes about creativity, risk, and taking the leap. Perfectly sized to take with you anywhere, you’ll come back to it for inspiration again and again. Free shipping to anywhere in the world.

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    The Hardcover Magazine

    One copy of the hardcover limited edition Issue 1. Hand numbered by us, this 272 page bookazine will complete your TGD collection.

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    • Digital Version of Issue 1 (ePub + PDF)
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    Pocket Guide 3-Pack

    A 3-pack of The Creative’s Pocket Guide, Volume One. Keep them all or share with friends!

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    Hardcover Issue 1 + Pocket Guide

    One copy of the hardcover limited edition Issue 1, hand numbered by us, and a copy of The Creative’s Pocket Guide, Volume One.

    Note: Items will ship separately. Hardcover expected to ship Dec 2016. Guide will ship Feb 2017.

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    • Hardcover Limited Edition Issue 1
    • The Creative's Pocket Guide
    • Digital Version of Issue 1 (ePub + PDF)
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    Make It A Double! (2 Copies)

    When one isn't enough. Receive 2 copies of the hardcover limited edition Issue 1, hand numbered by us. Keep both or gift one to a friend.

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    Patron: Your Name in Print! + The Mag

    Get your name printed in the hardcover limited edition magazine as a special thank you for helping us bring it back, and receive a copy hand numbered by us.

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    • Hardcover Limited Edition Issue 1
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    Super Collector Bundle

    For the ultimate collector, receive 1 copy of the original Issue 1 (from our personal collection) and 1 copy of the hardcover limited edition Issue 1, hand numbered by us.

    Plus, get your name printed in the hardcover edition as a thank you for helping us bring it back.

    Note: Original issue and hardcover issue will ship separately.

    Includes:
    • Original Softcover Copy of Issue 1
    • Hardcover Limited Edition Issue 1
    • Your name printed in the hardcover issue
    • Digital Version of Issue 1 (ePub + PDF)
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    TGD Fan Experience

    Have dinner with TGD cofounders Ryan & Tina and a TGD Alum in New York City or Brooklyn and consult with them about an idea (or ask them anything)! Note: Dinner is on us. Lodging/travel—if required—is your responsibility.

    Plus receive 1 copy of the original Issue 1 (from our personal collection) and 1 copy of the hardcover limited edition Issue 1, hand numbered by us. And get your name printed in the hardcover edition as a thank you for helping us bring it back.

    Note: Original issue and hardcover issue will ship separately.

    Includes:
    • Dinner with TGD cofounders Ryan & Tina and a TGD alum in NYC
    • Original Softcover Copy of Issue 1
    • Hardcover Limited Edition Issue 1
    • Your name printed in the hardcover issue
    • Digital Version of Issue 1 (ePub + PDF)
    • Access to backer updates
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