Munch is a print and digital publication made by creatives, for creatives. Behind every project is an artist, and behind every artist are inspirations, creative processes, and stories worth telling. Munch is dedicated to exploring the stories behind the stories.
The publication will feature Toronto-based filmmakers, photographers, and designers who are doing particularly inspiring, industrious things with their time. It's one thing to talk the talk, but there's a whole other league for creatives who get out there and make it happen.
Munch is divided into three distinct sections: Appetizer, Main Course, and Dessert:
The first section of Munch will share things that we are currently passionate about; things that we find useful and inspiring, and believe our readers will too. This section will be called Appetizer. These mini-features will highlight great coffee shops for designing in, products, tools, website themes, interesting workspaces, etc. The objective of this section is to give the reader a quick, easy-to-read resource for things that they will hopefully find as exciting as we do!
In this section, Munch Magazine will showcase fresh and innovative artists from across Toronto. We're interested in writing about what goes on behind the scenes in artists' lives, and our editorial content will reflect that. The objective of this section is to share stories, ideas, creative processes, photo essays, samples of work, contact information, and anything else that is applicable to the artist being featured. This section will serve as inspiration for our readers and will help us build a network within Toronto’s creative community.
Update! We are in the process of shooting our artists, and thought we'd give the Kickstarter community a taste of what they can expect.
The Dessert section will provide readers with tips, tricks and tools that they can use for creative work on a daily basis. This resource section will reference tools and ideas discussed by our feature artists and explain them in more detail. Desserts might include interesting design software, font books, design tips, colour palette generators, websites with free content, etc. The purpose of this section is establish Munch as more than just a "coffee table read." We want Munch to be a tool for creatives to rely on for resources that they can use daily.
Munch is clean, yet bold; structured chaos. Utilizing minimal design in conjunction with eye-catching colour, we aim to create a publication that is equal parts interesting, pleasing, and audacious. For our design, we are inspired by magazines such as: Cereal, Boneshaker, and GQ.
Medium: print, digital (web, ePub)
Size: 9.5" x 6.75", 60 pages
Paper: uncoated, matte, high-percentage post-consumer product
Misc: perfect binding (flat spine)
Print date: January 2015
We will use this funding to cover the cost to print and package the minimum required order for our first round of printing.
Matt Shore - Creative director
Julia Lennox - Editor-in-chief
Dave Setton - Graphic designer
Evie Yannakidis - Project manager
Natasha Zimin - Multimedia producer
Andrew Thomson - CMO
Seana Davies - Web developer
Risks and challenges
Munch is a magazine being created by a group of seven students for a Thesis course at Ryerson University's School of Media Production. We have wrangled an extremely talented group of individuals together and we are confident that we will create a beautiful, high-quality magazine. That said, an obstacle that often arises when working with talented, creative individuals is the challenge of getting them all in one place at one time.
Since this is a project for a University course, we have set weekly sessions scheduled in which we are required to meet and work on Munch. Thus far, the Munch team has been so excited about getting this project off the ground that we have been meeting 3-4 times per week, making sure that every aspect of the magazine is the best it can possibly be.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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