Letterpress-printed book of articles on type, printing, and language
Over a year ago, I let you know about my stint as designer in residence for 2017 at the School of Visual Concepts, during which time I’d design... Read more
London Kerning book available
Hello! Just a short update on my London Kerning book, which I sent a quick note about last October.
The trip to London late last year was a huge success.... Read more
A short book with a Magazine feel
Since you backed The Magazine’s hardcover anthology, you might be interested in my latest project, launched today. I’ll be visiting London and meeting up with type designers... Read more
Copies still available
The Magazine: The Book (Year One)remains available for order in limited remaining quantities. You can place an order and have it shipped immediately worldwide. The cost is $25 including... Read more
The Magazine: The Complete Archives campaign has launched
I just launched a new Kickstarter campaign that has two goals. The first is to answer a request from many readers: to make a full, permanent, offline ebook edition of... Read more
A T-shirt to Remember Us By
In the wake of the Kickstarter campaign not funding — and thank you so much for your pledges that got us almost there — we're going to postpone... Read more
Selling out our remaining stock of Year One hardcovers
The Kickstarter campaign to fund our second anthology did not, sadly, reach its funding level. We're pursuing other options on how to create and distribute the book. In the... Read more
Year Two: Added International Shipping
After a few dozen emails and tweets from people outside the US who wanted a copy of our Year Twoanthology, the campaign for which is currently underway,... Read more
Funding our Year Two anthology!
Hello, folks! We've just launched the Kickstarter campaign for our Year Two collection of stories drawn from October 2013 to October 2014 issues of The Magazine. We've simplified this... Read more
Paperback edition (cheaper to ship in Europe), Kindle Store version, and more
We've got a couple new bits of news as we continue to produce new versions of the book that may appeal to some of you.
- Paperback edition.We... Read more
The Book, hardcover and ebook, available for direct ordering!
The Magazine: The Bookis now available for ordering by anyone! We're using Amazon to handle fulfillment, and you can order a hardcover via this page. The ebook can be... Read more
And we're done!
More than a year ago, I thought, "Wouldn't it be nice to create a book from The Magazine's articles?" Then I bought the publication from Marco, and... Read more
Quick shipping update
Hello, folks, and sorry for the "one more thing" email! While books were received by our fulfillment house for non-U.S. addresses and sent out Thursday (and one of our backers... Read more
EPUB/MOBI Ready and Books Shipping
This should be the last update, and I know you're delighted to hear that!
Our EPUB (iBooks, BlueFire, and most ereaders) and Kindle-compatible MOBI editions are ready. And... Read more
Shipping! Book Events!
The hardcover book is printed and I have received shipping approval copies: finished versions identical to what you all will get. And I approve! It's about as good... Read more
Shipping soon and book events!
Hello, kind people!
I wanted to thank you all again for your patience. I realize that we're not delivering a perishable item or the cure to a disease, but I... Read more
Imminent Shipping and Ebook Update
Please do notmake shipping address updates to Kickstarter at this point; please either email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use our own Web site's address update option. We... Read more
The Magazine: The Book: Getting Closer!
A quick note about where we're at in the ebook and hardcover editions. We're running a few days behind our plan to deliver the ebook in January and... Read more
Amy Crehore prints
Hello! The Amy Crehore prints have been made and will be arriving in Seattle tomorrow. It may take me a few days to package them in an appropriate way so... Read more
Post-Project Pre-Orders Available
Thanks to nearly 1,500 people, we raised the funds necessary to ensure a great 200-page hardcover and a fabulous 300-page ebook! We're moving into the pre-order stage:... Read more
Stretch goal achieved!
Thank you all. We hit the $55,000 target. This lets us upgrade the hardcover book to a fancier binding andexpand the ebook edition to 300 pages! Still two hours... Read more
Gift subscriptions will be available quickly
Folks have asked about the one-year $15 subscription reward (as a standalone or a $15 add-on), and when it will be available. As noted elsewhere, the plan is to make... Read more
Goal! And 12 more stories we can add at $55,000
Oh my goodness, thank you all so much. This has been an amazing ride for all of us involved, the writers, artists, photographers, editors, and me — and my family... Read more
One more add-on: meetup ticket or full archives as ebooks
We are so, so close. I want to give existing backers an incentive to push us over the top with a tiny "level up."
If you add $10 to your... Read more
As promised, we have the designers hard at work already and are scurrying around getting everything else in place to have the ebook finished as quickly as we can and... Read more
$25 ebundle added! Multiple hardcovers
Kickstarter lets you pick a reward and then set any dollar amount as your pledge, but people wanted a specific reward that combined the $10 ebook reward and the $15... Read more
Last Five Days
Heading into the last week of the Kickstarter, which is timed to end on Thursday, December 19th, at 1 p.m. Pacific, I am still feeling strongly that we... Read more
A Modest Stretch Goal: 300-Page Ebook + Fancier Hardcover
We are nearly at 66%, and I want to announce a new, modest stretch goal. I believe we can rally enough support to hit 100% and $48,000. However, if we... Read more
The Talk Show and adding rewards
The Talk Show:John Gruber of Daring Fireball this week had me as a guest on his podcast, The Talk Show, to talk about online advertising, editorial decisions, Apple's Newsstand,... Read more
Boing Boing interview about making books, and the latest issue of The Magazine
Mark Frauenfelder of Boing Boing had me, Dean Putney (an adviser on this project), and Dannel Jurado on his Gweek podcast, and we talked a lot about how to make... Read more
Nearly halfway, but halfway still to go
Ten days in and 45% of the way to the goal! Thank you very much! In the next 18 days, we need to get the next 55%—and I hope beyond. ... Read more
T-shirt update: $35 and a new level (sorry!)
I apparently confused everyone with the addition of Dylan Meconis' robocat T-shirt! Just received a flurry of good feedback, and this goes to show how advance planning is always best... Read more
Robocat T-shirt by Dylan Meconis: new reward! Also, fine-art prints
A few weeks ago, after cartoonist Dylan Meconis created the illustrations for Alison Hallett's essay, "Cat Fancy," I started cooking up a plan with her to take one of her... Read more
A Third of the Way and Subscriptions
Thank you all for getting us a third of a way to our goal in just about 24 hours. We're not there yet, though, and we need to find more... Read more