Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A couple of nice press mentions about Rotator Magazine

We're even closer to our Friday night launch party for Rotator Magazine. The Tacoma News Tribune (the 800-pound gorilla of South Sound news) and Post Defiance (the scrappy online local news source) have both created nice articles on the launch.

See the News Tribune article.

See the Post Defiance article.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Another amazing collectible magazine - Visionaire

As we continue to draw closer to the October 14 launch of Rotator Magazine (the launch party is at Fulcrum Gallery in Tacoma at 7 p.m.), I've been checking out other cool magazine projects that do the same sort of thing. Up near the top of the heap is Visionaire. It talks about all sorts of stuff I don't give a hoot about, like high fashion and perfume and such (bleah), but boy is it beautiful.

The magazine is sold at a starting price of $295  per issue. But collectors are said to pay up to $5,000 for hard-to-find issues such as No. 18, which came in its own Louis Vuitton portfolio case, which is pretty dang cool.

Rotator will have much more of an industrial aesthetic, and while it will not come in a Louis Vuitton case, it will come with a hand-letterpressed cover. And it's only twenty bucks for the inaugural issue. Cheap!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Check out the new First Night poster by Lance Kagey

My dear friend, designer, artist and letterpress printer, Lance Kagey just finished the hand-printing of Tacoma's First Night posters. It's the Year of the Dragon, baby. Check out the split fountain on the flames.

This looks like it will be an amazing, community-gathering event. It may even be cooler than this beautiful poster.