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24 hours left on Kickstarter

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With less than one day of funding on Kickstarter left, we’re still gobsmacked to see we’ve more than tripled our original minimum funding target.

To everyone who has backed, shared or even asked their mum to spare a few quid, thank you so much.

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As we learnt last time round, the final week on Kickstarter is always the most exciting one and there have been plenty of exciting developments for The Quarterly over the past seven days, but before we get into all that…

A booming great thank you and virtual high-five to our newest backers:

Andrew. Cameron Ohls. Jonathan Wakeman. Phil Rennie. Carolina Beiertz. Edouard Pippo. James Dekker. Kelly Hammond. Felicity Lewis. Max Horn. Kicklix. Jamike-Latif. Ben Jones. Danilo Di Julio. K Flemington. Megan Bramley. Heather Amos. Kim Campbell. Emma Joy To. Charli Avery. Jenny Green. Mary Valiakas. Hannah. Damiano Bonwi. 

You guys put the awesome in awesomeness.

Creative Review

During our Issue 2 Kickstarter campaign, we nearly jumped out of our boots when we saw The Quarterly pop up on the rather well respected design website, Creative Review, and this time round was no different.

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See the full article HERE.

Media Coverage

As well as popping up on Creative Review, we’ve also seen lots of other lovely websites sharing The Quarterly during this 30-day Kickstarter and we really can’t thank you all enough.

See more articles here:

NOTCOT - Design CollectorPRETTY STUFFGroovy BrainILOVETHATPHOTOThe Magaziner - Photography Cool

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Social Distribution

As our Kickstarter draws to a close, you might be wondering what we’ve got planned next? First and foremost, we’ll be heading to the pub to celebrate the success of the past 30 days, but once we sober up again we’ve got big plans afoot for The Quarterly. As well as writing endless thank you notes, finishing the design for Issue 3, and posting copies all over the world, we’re looking into launching a social distribution model for our beloved publication. We first came across the idea of social distribution on the worksthatwork website and it’s honestly one of the cleverest approaches to independent magazine publishing we’ve seen since we started The Quarterly.

How does it work?

In a nutshell, a person (you) buys 10 or so copies of The Quarterly in bulk. The amount we save in postage means we can take a hit so we sell the copies to you at a 50% discount.

The buyer (you) arranges postage for the items or we ship your 10 copies and charge you the cost (This will be significantly cheaper than you might expect as it’s way cheaper to ship copies in bulk).

You sell the copies to a stockist or your own customers for the full cover price (or less if you wish) and keep the profit.

You also agree to not sell the copies for no more than the cover price so you don’t rip anyone off.

We then promote your store or the stockist to our audience and thus, social distribution is achieved.

Of course this is just an idea at the moment but it’s something we’d like to test out. If you’re interested in getting involved send us an email at hello@thecreativebook.com and we’ll send you more details when we’ve worked everything out.

For now however, we’ve got 24 hours to go. Please keep spreading the word and help us to make The Quarterly a success.

You all kick ass.

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New Brother & Bones reward on Kickstarter

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With 12 days to go, we’ve surpassed 3K on Kickstarter. To celebrate this wonderful news we’ve decided to team up with the mighty Brother and Bones to offer some new exclusive rewards. 

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Firstly, our monumental thanks to all of our new backers.

Paul Macgregor. Ian Dudley. Conor McBride. David Morland. Constance Renger. Jimmy Mathis. Aiden Jordan. Jack Attack Gill. Jamie Davies-Morgan. Adam Hill. Michael Leckie. Matt Desmier. Gabriel Morgan. Alexander Maltby. 

You are all epic beyond belief.

Brother and Bones

In Issue Three of The Quarterly, photographer Matt Holloway gives us an exclusive look at what it’s like to be the on tour photographer for acclaimed alt-rock/acoustic five piece, Brother & Bones.

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As one of the few unsigned British bands which have rocketed to success over the last couple of years, Matt’s signature high-energy photography captures the visual nuances which make life on the road such an exciting, adventurous, and truly human place to be.

The article in Issue 3 features a selection of never-before-seen photos from Matt’s life on tour and his personal insight into what it’s like to be part of the Brother & Bones family.

To see a glimpse of the magic you can expect from his full feature in Issue Three, check out some of his published work on our features page here.

New Rewards

Despite currently touring around Europe, Brother and Bones were kind enough to get in touch with us and donate a wealth of signed merchandise to add to our Kickstarter offering. The rewards (detailed below) are heavily discounted and extremely limited so make sure you get ‘em quick.

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£10+ shipping – BROTHER AND BONES (15 available)

Advance print and digital copy of the Quarterly Issue 3. 1 x Mini Brother and Bones Art Print (unsigned). Plus an invite to our Issue 3 launch party and a thanks in Issue 3 and on the website.

£50+ shipping – BIG BROTHER (1 available)

1 x men’s large Brother and Bones T-shirt (White). 1 x signed ‘To Be Alive’ EP. 1 x signed ‘Skin’ EP. 1 x signed ‘For All We Know’ EP. 1 x Brother and Bones art print (unsigned). 1 x print and digital copy of the Quarterly Issue 3. Plus an invite to our Issue 3 launch party and a thanks in Issue 3 and on the website.

 £50+shipping – BONES ‘R’ US (1 available)

1 x Women’s Brother & Bones medium T-shirt (black). 1 x signed ‘To Be Alive’ EP. 1 x signed ‘Skin’ EP. 1 x signed ‘For All We Know’ EP. 1 x Brother and Bones art print (unsigned). 1 x print and digital copy of the Quarterly Issue 3. Plus an invite to our Issue 3 launch party and a thanks in Issue 3 and on the website.

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Thanks again to everyone who has pledged so far. Please keep spreading the word and helping us fight the good fight.

12 days to go!

 

 

 

Issue 3 Kickstarter: The first 24 hours

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Well, what a difference a day makes. In less than 24 hours we’ve managed to raise 42% of our total funding goal on Kickstarter.

Visit our Kickstarter page here: http://kck.st/1kyLbAq

After weeks of planning, filming, editing, late-night emailing, and nervously biting our nails, to see such overwhelming support for issue 3 of The Quarterly right from the get-go really does make everything worth it. From the start, The Quarterly has been an experiment to try and do things differently to the mainstream publishing industry. (Continued below)

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By it’s very nature, an experiment is the combination of a varying elements to see what works and what doesn’t work. As we’ve been shown time and time again, when something works it’s a bloody marvellous feeling, but when it doesn’t work it can be difficult to unruffle your feathers, shrug your shoulders and try again.

Right now however, our feathers have most certainly been unruffled and shall remain unruffled for some weeks to come.

Huge thanks to our first backers:

Andrew Knipe. Stephen Smith. Nathan Cleary. Stuart Moore. Chris Newberry. Damian Boys. Laura Carberry. Simon James Bell. Chris Jarvis. Vikki Ross. Rory Gullan. Kevin Exley. Jerome. Rich. Desiree Pfeiffer. Lea Fabing. Doug. Haileeyy. Matthew Lynch. Phil Ivens. Johan Ulburghs. Claire McAlpine. Simon Keane. Steve Calder. Tiffany ‘TJ’ Villiers. Liam Fay-Fright. Eva Powell. Lisa Curtis. Ben Peckett. Mark Massey. Mark Ivkovic. 

You guys are so damn juicy.

Keep an eye on The Creative Book blog, The Quarterly News Page our Twitter, and this news page to catch some unpublished snippets of the exclusive content we’ve got lined up for issue 3. Honestly, it’s going to be incredibly wild.

The Quarterly Issue 3 Kickstarter is LIVE.

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Yep, the rumours are true. We’re doing another Kickstarter.

Direct link: http://kck.st/M8EnuI

2013 was an amazing first year for us. During our last Kickstarter, we managed to create quite a social media storm and grab the attention of some huge industry websites – including mentions on Creative Review, Fubiz, Fvonf, Ilovethatphoto, Design Collector, and Design Good.

Everyone involved in producing issues 1 and 2 of The Quarterly has learnt a great deal about independent publishing along the way and we’ve all learnt from our mistakes more times than we can remember.

Most importantly, we’ve realised the key to our future success is taking a final leap of faith towards printing a lot more copies. By moving from digital printing to lithographic printing, we’ll have to invest more, but we’ll also bring the cost per issue down and be able to print thousands more copies – while ensuring our standards remain high and we don’t sacrifice on print quality whatsoever.

It’s a scary next step for us, but issue 1 and issue 2 were an experiment and now we finally think we’ve got what it takes to move into the realms of the big dogs.

On top of which, if this 30-day all-or-nothing round of crowdfunding is successful, we’ll create the budget we need to print issue 4 of The Quarterly and create a sustainable business model for all future issues of The Quarterly.

To make this happen, we need help to spread the word so please shout about it from the rooftops!

Keep an eye on this blog, our Twitter, and The Creative Book blog for updates on how things are going and some other surprises we’ve got tucked up our sleeves.

See you in 30 days!

 

 

PREVIEW: THE QUARTERLY ISSUE 2 COVER

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With 6 days to go, our Kickstarter is now 114% and we’re amazed to see people continue to pledge their support. 

With our printing deadline just around the corner, our writers and photographers around the world are working hard to make all of the last minute tweaks and changes to their respective projects, and we’re beyond excited for you all to see the finished project.

While we finalise everything, we thought we’d give you a sneak preview of one of our two covers for Issue 2. Yep, you heard right. Two covers. Each completely different but still as awesome as the other.

So without further ado, BOOM…

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Photo by Tom Johnhson (http://www.tom-johnson.co.uk/Model: Billy Huxley (D1 Models)

Our feature shoot and feature editorial for Issue 2 of The Quarterly explores the subject of modern tattoo culture; it’s current rise in popularity and the role of tattoos in the fashion world.

We speak to tattoo models, tattoo shop owners, tattoo artists, and one illustrator which people have unexpectedly started paying to design tattoos for them.

Trust us, it’s epic.

If you’d like to pre-order a copy of Issue 2 you still have 6 days left to do so on The Quarterly Issue 2 Kickstarter.

Huge thanks to our newest backers:

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 Sandrine Rioux

Gerbil Geronimo

Jace Kim

Oliver Philips

Afriat

Tanekeya Word

Karel Uyttendaele

Maria Agergaard Pedersen

Diane Avery

You are all awesome.

 

 

 

WE SMASHED IT ON KICKSTARTER WITH 9 DAYS TO GO

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With 9 days to, our Kickstarter campaign is now sitting at 102% of our funding goal, and we couldn’t have done without all of your incredible support.

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We smashed it. Together.

It’s been an incredible learning experience and while it really is beyond amazing to reach our funding goal, running this campaign has also introduced us to so many awesome people and connections in the industry which will only help The Quarterly to continue to grow after Issue 2.

Huge thanks to all of our newest backers:

Simon James Bell

Matthew Wagerfield

Robin Curtis

Eric Wilson

Sharon Kim

Jessica Eckstein

Jaina Parmar

Alan Dancing-Misanthrope

You are all more epic than the summit of Mt Everest.

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To everyone who has backed our project so far, the campaign will continue to run for 9 more days and we will be in touch shortly afterwards regarding your chosen reward. We believe in The Quarterly, but we really didn’t expect to reach our goal so quickly so this amazing news has come at a time when we’re all working our socks off to pull everything together for the Issue 2 deadline.

Rest assured, it’s the best issue 2 of The Quarterly the world has ever seen.

For anyone who was hoping to pledge, but hasn’t yet had the chance, the campaign is still running so you’ve got another 9 days to get involved.

Again, our sincerest thanks to everyone who has supported this project so far. Please keep spreading the word.

You are EPIC.

 

 

THE FIRST WEEK ON KICKSTARTER

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It’s been one week since we launched The Quarterly Issue 2 Kickstarter and we’re delighted to have already raised 48% of our total funding goal.

Your support on The Quarterly twitter has been amazing and we honestly wouldn’t have made it this far without all of your help.

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Click above to see some stunning behind-the-scenes shots from one of the main features appearing in Issue 2 of The Quarterly: http://kck.st/1ehlscz

Massive thanks to our newest backers: 

Melanie Davis

Dev Rai

Tabasum Mohamed

Alexis Miller

Ameena Rojee

You have all joined the leagues of the red sea-partingly awesome.

Our Kickstarter should be popping up in some interesting places online this week so keep an eye on The Quarterly News page, The Creative Book blog and The Quarterly Twitter.

Please keep spreading the word. Three weeks to go.

STAY AWESOME.

THE FIRST 72 HOURS ON KICKSTARTER

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We’re 3 days into our Kickstarter Campaign and thanks to the support of the creative community we’ve already raised 28% of our funding goal.

Check out The Quarterly Kickstarter HERE.

Everyday on Kickstarter brings new pangs of excitement which remind us why we started The Quarterly in the first place. Your constant support and enthusiasm to make a publication which does things differently keeps us working our socks off to make it happen.

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HUGE thanks to our newest backers:

Vikki Ross

Kate Myers

In just two days all 15 of our earlybird rewards have sold out. Of course, that’s not to say the rest of our rewards aren’t worth backing. In fact, all of them offer a huge saving on our retail price and the more pledges we receive the more copies of Issue 2 we can print and show off around the world.

Our campaign has had more online success in the last 24 hours. Our blog post on The Creative Book blog about how we are promising to donate 5% of our total profits from Issue 2 back into future Kickstarter Projects is now featured on the front page of www.kicktraq.com. If you’ve got 15 seconds spare, check out this Instagram edit by Black Market Visuals. And, our features editor, Naeem Alvi, sat down with the good people of Victoria Line for a video interview to explain why The Quarterly does things differently.

Please keep tweeting, sharing and backing The Quarterly Issue 2 Kickstarter. 26 days to go!

You are AWESOME.

 

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