ìrìn journal is a bi-annual print magazine that explores African culture through travel, people and community.
In each issue we’ll focus on a different city in Africa and shine light on the diverse stories that come together to make up the unique identity of the city. Covering stories from food to fashion, history, art, design, film and more.
The concept is simple: to inform and educate our readers, by documenting these diverse cultures and therefore inspiring them to explore.
The first issue is all about LAGOS!!! our home. If you know anything about this city you'll know its loud and full of character. But for all the hype and information about Lagos, there are still thousands of stories that are yet to be told.
In this issue we:
Speak to Abba Makama about his work as an artist and film-maker...
Explore common ties between breakfast staples in Lagos and Brazil
Discuss what spirituality means in a city like Lagos
Take a trip to Badagry to explore it's history and discover what's left of this former slave town
Delve into the lives of creative entrepreneurs Oroma and Osione Itegboje
Pay homage to Agege Bread and the history behind it
Including many more conversations, poems, essays, photos by artists and photographers and creatives in the city.
We are a small team of artists, writers and travel enthusiasts that are creating the type of publication we want to read. We are collaborating with diverse voices, curious and open minds to create thoughtful content. Leaving you with a high-quality magazine that’s both enlightening and enjoyable..
We are committed to producing a high-quality print magazine whose production quality matches that of the stories inside. With your support, we would be able to print our inaugural issue, pay our talented contributors and hopefully provide a springboard to self-fund the next Issue.
We believe the time is right for Africans to tell our own stories and shape our narratives; and with your backing (whether financially or by simply sharing the word) we can spread these stories across the globe.
The anticipation so far has been great! but we need you to help make this vision a reality.
To thank you for supporting our campaign, all pledges come with either a post card, tote bag, printed or digital copies of our magazine.
What will you be funding?
- The cost of printing 1500+ copies of our first issue in print
- A buffer of money to pay key contributors
- Fulfillment of Rewards and Merchandise
- A buffer of money to Print Issue 2
Size: 170mm x 240mm
Binding: Perfect bound
Paper: Arctic Matt (Cover), Cyclus Offset (Text)
Connect with us on
Instagram - @theirinjournal
Twitter - @theirinjournal
Website - www.irinjournal.com
Risks and challenges
We're currently in the final stages and most important step of taking ìrìn journal to print. Hopefully, when we receive full funding, all rewards shall be fulfilled as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, if we fall short of our funding goal, production will be halted until alternative funding is secured. Any production delay will be communicated ASAP but we are all working tirelessly bring ìrìn journal into your hands by April 2019.
Please note: The look of our journal may change slightly (cover image, info layout, etc) as we progress in the production process but be ensured that we would produce a beautiful journal that is true to our vision and promise.
Thank you for your support :)
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