And now to wrap this all up: it gives us great pleasure to report that our Berlin-based distribution hub is buzzing with activity. As of today, approximately two metric tonnes of HOLO magazines, t-shirts, stickers, and bonus gifts are on their way. Thanks to the great work of our partners at OML GmbH & Co. KG, EU-based backers should get their shipments within a week (if not by the end of this week). Those in North America and other continents can expect HOLO in their mailbox by the end of the month. HELLO WORLD indeed!
It’s amazing how far we’ve come: back in 2011, a whole year before we launched this campaign, we pitched this project to many of the top art and design publishers in the world. While initial feedback was promising, nobody was willing to take a chance on a magazine about ‘emerging trajectories in art, science, and technology.’ But you and the many people who supported and contributed to this cause did. Thank you—for your enthusiasm, trust, and patience! Over the past fifteen months, however, more than a magazine emerged. HOLO gave rise to some wonderful art (hat tip to Matthew Plummer-Fernandez, Eno Henze, Niklas Roy, Marius Watz and Zimoun), it brought together numerous unlikely collaborators and forged many new friendships as well. And we’ve only just begun.
Moving forward, we will primarily be communicating through email newsletters with only sporadic updates here on Kickstarter. Additionally, we will keep enhancing the HOLO section over at our sister publication CreativeApplications.Net (CAN), so please swing by there (or our Facebook and Twitter accounts) for HOLO-related news in the future—including our plans and timeline for HOLO 2.
Until then: enjoy the magazine, let us know what you think, and please send or share* photos of HOLO in the wild. And if your friends want a copy as well, point them at our shop. :)
— Alex, Filip, Greg, Sherry
* on twitter use @HOLOmagazine, on instagram use #holomagazine – thank you!
P.S. We’ve just shared a whole bunch of photos of the magazine over on CAN – check them out here.