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The Great Discontent Magazine

The Great Discontent Magazine

Ryan and Tina Essmaker are the kind folks behind The Great Discontent, a beautiful magazine based in New York City. The online magazine features interviews with creatives from a variety of disciplines—including many of our designer friends—and focuses on themes of beginnings, creativity, and risk. Now, The Great Discontent is printing its first issue via Kickstarter. Since its debut in 2011, The Great Discontent has inspired readers all over the world. Now, TGD is reaching out to that community, not only to help make a magazine, but in doing so, to build a foundation for the future. All Rights to The Great Discontent About their Kickstarter Project The Great Discontent Magazine, Issue 1, will be a beautiful way to preserve some of the content TGD has previously featured online. The magazine will be a gorgeous, full colour piece around 240 pages and will feature 15 interviews with individuals who have also taken leaps, including Sara Blake, Scott and Vik Harrison of charity: water, James Victore, Zack Arias, Elle Luna, Ike Edeani, Debbie Millman, Joshua Davis, and more! Select interviews will include updated images and commentary from the interviewees.The Great Discontent Magazine, Issue 1 on Kickstarter:… All Rights to The Great Discontent All Rights to The Great Discontent All Rights to The Great Discontent All Rights to The Great Discontent All Rights to The Great Discontent All Rights to The Great Discontent All Rights to The Great Discontent About The Great Discontent All Rights to The Great Discontent Ryan and Tina Essmaker are the husband-and-wife team behind The Great Discontent (TGD), the online magazine featuring interviews on beginnings, creativity, and risk. In August 2011, the pair cofounded TGD as a side project to fulfill their desire to work together outside of their traditional day jobs. Since then, they’ve published 117 interviews with individuals from a variety of creative disciplines, reached readers in over 170 countries, and launched the online film-based series, Two Minutes with TGD. In January 2014, Ryan and Tina took the leap and left their day jobs to focus on The Great Discontent and other content-related projects via No Little Plans, their creative studio based in New York City. Their work has been featured around the web on Mashable, 37signals' Signal vs. Noise, 99U, Communication Arts, .Net Magazine, Daring Fireball, A List Apart, Seth Godin’s blog, Lifehacker, and Quipsologies by UnderConsideration. Links More info about The Great Discontent: The Great Discontent Magazine, Issue 1 on Kickstarter:…

Art to Support Japan

As you may have heard, there's been an 8.9 earthquake and tsunami devastating Japan very badly. The whole world is trying their best, to support and help over this terrible disaster. Even the design community has risen to do their part. Such artists as Hydro74, The Hejz especially James White aka Signalnoise has started a movement to help Japan by expressing their support with art. This is a some samples of designers expressing their own support for the Japan Disaster Relief. "Art is not in some far-off place. A work of Art is the expression of one's whole personality, sensibility and ability" by Shinichi Suzuki (1898-1998) James White aka Signalnoise Hydro74 PJ Tierney Aoiro Studio Rob Dobi W+K Studio Ars Thanea Leukocyt TypCut Steve Schiavello Jelle Pingen Zac Neulieb Kevin Alves Renan Valadares Hannes Beer K-Dot Pussies on Parade To Donate To donate for the Japan Disaster Relief, please do at your choice for those following relief organizations: American Red Cross Canadian Red Cross Doctors Without Borders The Salvation Army USA: Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate 10$ Canada: Text REDCROSS to 30333 to donate 10$ You may also post your designs on the Abduzeedo Flickr Pool and help us spread the words and help us over this disaster. Thank you everyone for your support!

Art to Support Haiti

After the catastrophic earthquake that struck Haiti last Tuesday, everyone is trying to help however they can and the design community is also trying to do it's part. Such artists like James White, Chuck Anderson, Nathalie Bertin, and more are donating 100% of the sales to help Haiti and giving you a chance to help as well. It’s easy to feel separated from things like this based on geography, but it doesn’t mean we’re not all in this together. Every bit counts. My heart goes out to you, Haiti—James White NOPATTERN - Chuck Anderson Jan. 15, 2010 - 100% of sales from NP&CO until Jan. 21 will be donated to Haiti earthquake relief Signalnoise - James White Signalnoise will be doing the same. 100% of sales from the Signalnoise Store for the next week will be donated directly in support of Haiti. Nathalie Bertin For the month of January 2010, 100% of the proceeds from any portrait commission (with deposit) will be donated to help the people of Haiti in their recovery efforts. Also, during the month of January, 50% of the proceeds from the sale of any available artwork on this web site will be donated to the cause. Matt of Orizon Studio Matt Orizon is donating 100% of the proceeds from his ActiveDen portfolio of Flash Components for this week. Sargent House Records Sargent House Records is donating all proceeds from downloaded music. If you know someone else that is trying to help please mention it on the comment area so we can be aware of it.