Tuesday, February 20, 2007

PDF mags

From Screendumps

Had another idea... Always been a fan of magazines... from The Face in my past to Relevant in my present... and, if I can find it, Monocle in my future.

When I hook up with The Soos - we always hit the magazines. Great source of inspiration.

I've always wanted to create a zine. Something underground and special... a newspaper for my community... my culture. Loved Grand Royal as a record label... magazine... and, perhaps more importantly, a sub-cultural focus point. I always dreamed of doing the same... representing my culture... capturing its ideas in music and visuals.

But... let's face it... I don't have the bank roll of cool folk like Tyler Brule. Thats why I love the concept of PDF mags - it is a site that showcase fab... underground... zines produced in Adobe's PDF format for easy distribution.

It doesn't need a wad of cash to produce... I just need the right skills and, more importantly, content. I am inspired to create a PDF mag that represents me and mine... my culture... my faith... my love for Jesus and my family and my friends and my iPod and design and art and all the pieces of the headphonaught puzzle.

I would love to get Photoshop... and then learn how to use it. It is expensive and there is a open source equivalent but I'm not skilled enough to make it work.

...but I like this idea. Will give it some more thought. Any ideas or comments?
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