It’s been two years since we launched our first issue of Anxy, an independent bi-annual publication exploring personal narratives and mental health through an artful and creative lens. Two years of sharing our innermost feelings, getting real about our personal struggles, and opening mental health conversations through original, insightful, and creative perspectives.
To celebrate our anniversary, we’re producing a limited edition collection box. Our four issues—Masculinity, Anger, Workaholism, and Boundaries—in a beautiful letterpress package designed just for you.
If you have been reading us for some time and are missing an issue or two, you can now complete the collection and safe keep it for years to come. For new readers, you can begin your Anxy journey with the whole series right from the start.
In this campaign, we are also releasing 140 copies of the issue that kicked it all off. Straight from our archives, we are making “The Anger Issue” temporarily available. It’s been sold out for almost a year, but we know it’s the only one some of you are missing!
We are proud of what we have accomplished over the past two years and appreciate all the love and immense support.
It has exceeded our dreams and expectations. In a short time, over 30,000 people joined our global community of readers, stockists, and admirers. Anxy was also recognized as one of the top 100 organizations leading cultural change by the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. We also graciously accepted two Stack Awards in 2017—Launch of the Year and Subscribers’ Choice—and two more in 2018 for Art Director of the Year and Best Use of Illustration.
Last month, we spent some time with San Francisco Suicide Prevention for their gala event Laughs for Life where we received the Vanguard Award alongside the Born This Way Foundation and Solomon Thomas from the San Francisco 49ers.
To top it all off, The Society of Publication Designers recently selected Anxy for two Silver Awards, recognizing Anxy as one of the world's best editorial design, together with The New York Times Magazine, The California Sunday Magazine, WIRED, and more.
Anxy has quickly become a favorite among indie magazine lovers around the world, shortlisted with some of the most established publications, and we couldn’t be more honored to be on this journey together with you.
Select the full set, or a combination of issues and the box, to complete your collection.
No. 1 — The Anger Issue: We all know anger, but it presents itself in unique ways. Maybe it begins as a nagging irritation and develops into a Hulk-like rage; or perhaps it just eats away at you slowly. We wanted to bring the ever-present, shape-shifting nature of anger to the pages of Anxy. Featured Interview: Margaret Atwood. Explore more >
No. 2— The Workaholism Issue: Work isn’t just what we do—it’s who we are. But when does hard work stray into something addictive, controlling, and dangerous? We decided to investigate the realities of work in an issue filled with personal experiences, brave interviews, striking photography, and creative work. Featured Interview: Comedian Neal Brennan. Explore more >
No. 3 — The Boundaries Issue: How do our inner worlds define the lines we draw and the space we create? Boundaries shape the way we live, love and work—but what do our boundaries say about who we are underneath? Our third issue looks at personal space from the inside out. Featured Interview: Open Mike Eagle & Fabiola Jean-Louis. Explore more >
No. 4 —The Masculinity Issue: What does it mean to be masculine? How does masculinity influence our sense of self and the culture around us? Masculinity isn’t just about men. Masculinity is about everyone—our power, our vulnerability, our self-expression, and our state of mind. Featured Interview: Terry Crews & Karamo Brown. Explore more >
Thank you to the writers and artists who have contributed their words, stories, and art to Anxy.
Thank you to the dedicated Anxy staff who have dedicated their time and passion to Anxy, including founder Indhira Rojas; editor-in-chief Bobbie Johnson; editor-at-large Jennifer Maerz; director of photography Michelle Le; guest editors Sarah Rich, Pendarvis Harshaw, editors Madison Kahn, Katie MacBride, and Kati Krause; designers Livia Foldes, Alma Avila, Nicholas Law, and Alexandria Troup; operations team Rachel Gepner, Ian Sivertstol, and Jeannine Ventura; marketing team Sonja Kari Murphy and Megan Fradley-Smith; and mental health advisors Natasha Vianna and Natalie Harvey, LMFT.
Questions? Check out our FAQ section for more information about the project.
Risks and challenges
We've tried to make the risks for this project as small as possible. We’re experienced makers, and we ironed out a lot of kinks when we made the first two issues. Our biggest challenges are usually related to unforeseen printing or delivery hiccups, but we’ve been working closely with our vendors to improve the process.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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