New print-first interviews: Tavi Gevinson + You Choose!
With about a week to go, it’s the final push to take TGD to print, and we have some exciting news!
We’re adding two print-first interviews to The Great Discontent Magazine, Issue 1.
We’ve chosen the first one: Tavi Gevinson, founder and editor-in-chief of Rookie magazine! Tavi started her own fashion blog, Style Rookie, at age 11, and then took the leap into publishing Rookie mag, which is geared toward teenage girls and features monthly themed content. If you’re unfamiliar with Rookie, we’d suggest starting with the Ask a Grown Man/Woman series, which is one of our favorites.
The second print-first interview will be chosen by you!
Keeping in mind the theme of leaps, who do you think we should interview for our first printed issue?
Please share the link with your friends on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and everywhere. We want to know what they think, too!
Help us make the final push to reach our goal!
We have 8 days left to reach our $100k goal and make this magazine a reality! Please help share the project as we make the final push. If you’d like to feature our project on your site/blog, you can download our press kit via the link in the main section of the campaign page, right above the “Risks and challenges” section.
BEHIND THE SCENES: Brand Fever’s On Branding Podcast
Yes, we were on two podcasts in one week—TGD double whammy! We didn’t plan it that way, but, hey, we had a lot of fun.
The second podcast of the week—in addition to Life+Limb with Chuck Anderson—was for Brand Fever's On Branding with Amanda Serfozo. Amanda is amazingly energetic, positive, and curious—something we share in common. We conversed with her about where we started, our interview and publishing process, why we want to take TGD from the web to print via our current Kickstarter campaign, and our own struggles to feel creatively satisfied.
If you haven’t already, take a listen. We hope you enjoy it!
P.S. Amanda, thank you for having us and for making us feel so comfortable—you’re a pro and we were in good hands!
BEHIND THE SCENES: Life+Limb Podcast
We’re honored to be guests on Episode 11 of Chuck Anderson’s Life+Limb podcast! You can listen to it here.
Those of you who have followed TGD since the early days will remember that we actually interviewed Chuck on February 1, 2012—over two years ago! You can read his interview here—it’s a good one.
Since then, we’ve moved to New York City and Chuck moved from our home state of Michigan to Chicago. We’ve both taken some leaps, and it was nice to catch up with him. Chuck, thanks for having us!
KICKSTARTER UPDATE: We’re halfway there!
Tomorrow marks the halfway point of our campaign—we’re 51% funded, but still need to raise $49,000 to meet our $100k goal and make this magazine a reality. To spice things up mid-campaign, we’ve added new rewards that we’re really excited about!
New rewards suited for the individual TGD fan…
Pledge: $500 or more (only 20 available): enjoy a phone call with your favorite TGD alum! There are so many to choose from—who will you pick? + print magazine, your name on a “thank you” page in the magazine, tote, poster, digital magazine, and access to project updates.
Pledge: $1,000 or more (only 2 available): conduct a TGD interview with us and get credited on the site (Skype or in person, if in NYC) + print magazine, your name on a “thank you” page in the magazine, tote, poster, digital magazine, and access to project updates.
New rewards with businesses, organizations, and events in mind…
Pledge: $7,500 or more (only 2 available): a TGD live experience—we’ll come to you and conduct a live interview at your event, school, business, etc. (you can choose who we interview, pending availability, or we’ll choose) + print magazine, your name on a “thank you” page in the magazine, tote, poster, digital magazine, and access to project updates.
Pledge: $10,000 (only 1 available): a TGD video project—we’ll come to you and do a Two Minutes with TGD style video project for your conference or event + print magazine, your name on a “thank you” page in the magazine, tote, poster, digital magazine, and access to project updates.
For the full details, see the rewards section of our campaign page. Please message us via Kickstarter if you have any questions about rewards (scheduling, availability, costs, etc.).
Thanks again for supporting and sharing the project. Let’s do this!
All our best,
Ryan & Tina