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Munch is a publication by creatives, for creatives. It covers artists' inspirations, creative processes, and love for their craft.
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Overview

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.

Editorial

Munch is divided into three distinct sections: Appetizer, Main Course, and Dessert:

Appetizer

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!

Main Course

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.

Jackson Parrell / Director of Photography
Jackson Parrell / Director of Photography
Ayisha Gariba / Designer
Ayisha Gariba / Designer
Miguel Barbosa / Director
Miguel Barbosa / Director

Dessert

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.

Aesthetic

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.

Key Facts

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

Budget

We will use this funding to cover the cost to print and package the minimum required order for our first round of printing.

The Team

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.

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    Thank you for supporting our project! When the magazine launches, we'll add your name to our website as a contributor.

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    A copy of your new favourite publication -- Munch Magazine. We'll also include your name on our website's contributor list as a thank you.

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    A copy of your new favourite publication -- Munch Magazine. We'll also include your name on our website's contributor list as a thank you. Includes international shipping. Thanks for the support!

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    A copy of your new favourite publication -- Munch Magazine. We'll include your name on a specially-designed Contributor page in the magazine. Includes international shipping. Thanks for the support!

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    The Munch team will take you out for lunch and tell you anything and everything there is to know about the process of creating a magazine. We'll also have a fresh copy of Munch waiting for you! Must be able to meet in downtown Toronto or the Greater Toronto Area.

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    Munch will be hosting a magazine launch party in April 2015. Not only are you invited, but you'll be given "Guest of Honour" status. That's a big deal. But really, we'll have a fun time and be super appreciative. And you'll obviously get a copy of Munch.

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Funding period

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