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What would u do if u wanted to make a graff mag

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You see graff mags from around the world and theres only a handful which are half decent, but if u ever had thought that you could do something better than whats infront of eyes.

If you ever had a genuine urge to make one, and had enough pix, writers to interview and stories, how would you go about it?

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-photoshop

-scanner

-layout program

-nice printer

-design skills

:idea:

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i'd get David Mack, Jim Mahfood,Shepherd Fairey,Dalek,Kaws and especially Evan Hecox to do the layout and graphic design. Shepherd and Upski would do writing.

It would be a totally multimedia graf zine. Crayons, Watercolors,Inks,Markers,Scanner,Photoshop,Quark.

Nuff said.

and every issue would include a flipbook or sticker or stencil or some other goody

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Id keep it with alotta flicks, less words and advertisements, and definately not a "fashion" section. Id include some interviews and stories, but it would mainly be pieces on every page. I like the idea of including stickers or sum type of extra goodie, id include that also.

 

:idea:

 

-A

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Originally posted by cheps

Id keep it with alotta flicks, less words and advertisements, and definately not a "fashion" section. Id include some interviews and stories, but it would mainly be pieces on every page. I like the idea of including stickers or sum type of extra goodie, id include that also.

 

:idea:

 

-A

 

And lots of naked women

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^^^tru but you cant beat good old fashoined bombin, cant forget that

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i'd have alot of pages 100+, flick sections would be divided by pieces, throwups, simples, handstyles, and rollers, uh... there would be 3 or 4 interviews somewhere in there, action flicks included... reader submission stories/editorial section, and a few ads in the back with a lil comic... and it would be bi-monthly. prolly too much work for a monthly, but if i had the right staff i'd make it monthly. but i wouldnt have a mag to begin with but thats the whole point of the question, whatever.

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Originally posted by IntangibleFame

And lots of naked women :idea:

 

Yea, it would probably sell more copies with some naked women in there .... :king:

 

-A

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Originally posted by cheps

 

Yea, it would probably sell more copies with some naked women in there .... :king:

 

-A

 

yea, but look at WYWS, who the fuck still buys that shit?

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Originally posted by IntangibleFame

And lots of naked women :idea:

 

sounds like a great combo, nothin' beats porn and graff

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Pagemaker

QuarkX-Press

Photoshop

Illustrator

a nice digital cam.. 4 megapixels and up, if your snappin flics

high res scans if your not.. 600 dpi and up

nice size hard drive, tons of DDR, an ultra fast processor

 

... and a lot of cash for those thick glossy covers and shitloads of color printing.

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oh yeah...

 

for all this bullshit they are putting in graff mags nowadays... half naked chicks, fashion, bullshit, etc. etc. When I look at a graff mag that is all I want to see, graff. Fuck all the bullshit, if you want to see chicks pick up a Playboy. Nothing is wacker than making graff look like some trendy shit... ehhem *while you were sleeping*

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actually... its both... so i was right.

 

 

bi·month·ly Pronunciation Key (b-mnthl)

adj.

Happening every two months.

Happening twice a month; semimonthly.

 

adv.

Once every two months.

Twice a month; semimonthly.

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wtf is pagemaker and quark-x press sorry but ive never heard of them.

What would the go be with paper, what so your all saying that u'd make a magazine yourself (printing yourself is what i mean) isnt that a bit dodgey?? I know its easier but wouldnt it be better to do it quicker, easier and more productive buy just sending a cd rom of your layout to a printers???? Photocopies of your own mags is fine, id probably do it myslef if i had a decent camera to take pix.

Whats the matter with having adds in it aswell, it'd get u some extra cash cos they (the advertisers) would have to pay to be in your mag, but theyd be spread out throughout the mag so they dont clutter up space. My idea of a mag -->Maxium pix, burners/walls, panels, some bombs/throwies/tags and a some articles and interviews.

Naked woman, hhmmm yer but its only be half decent if they can shove a spray can, maybe even a hardcore montana, up her twot:crazy: :crazy:

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Originally posted by dephect

wtf is pagemaker and quark-x press sorry but ive never heard of them.

 

They are both excellent page layout programs. If anyone out there has a decent mag they must be using one of these.

 

 

Originally posted by dephect

What would the go be with paper, what so your all saying that u'd make a magazine yourself (printing yourself is what i mean) isnt that a bit dodgey?? I know its easier but wouldnt it be better to do it quicker, easier and more productive buy just sending a cd rom of your layout to a printers???? Photocopies of your own mags is fine, id probably do it myslef if i had a decent camera to take pix.

B]

 

No... don't even try to make it yourself unless you want it to look like shit. Most pictures do not reproduce well photocopied and color pictures would cost an arm and a leg going to Kinkos or whatever. Sending it to a print shop... they have a press which spits out pages by the second and you really can't beat the quickness and quality of a press. Ulitmately it will end up being less than a quarter of the cost or time if your trying to doing it yourself.

 

 

Originally posted by dephect

Whats the matter with having adds in it aswell, it'd get u some extra cash cos they (the advertisers) would have to pay to be in your mag, but theyd be spread out throughout the mag so they dont clutter up space. B]

 

Nothing. Thats how you pay for your printing.

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BTW Daus, I appreciate the fact that you can spell, unlike others on this board. It is good to see some intellect around here...

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the facts are that you're not going to go to 'press' w/ a small shitty mag.

 

sounds like you can afford a b/w zine...

no shame in that...just make sure that everything is high contrast...

this limits the flix you can use...but there are some good b/w magazines that are printed...high quality...regular paper...

 

use a real printer...not kinkos...and you don't need a press...but they'll photocopy it and fold it and staple it for you...

 

since you don't know what pagemaker and Q are, you'd probably be better off using microsoft publisher to put it together...as you probably already own it...it's glorified microsoft word...

 

start small...and grow the zine...i reccomend the b/w photocopy version because it's cheap and you don't have to put a lot of leg work into it yourself....and it can be super playful, done by hand for layout if you want...old school typesetting style...

 

www.nightgallerycabaret.com enter, then go to home, then GAK magazine...it's a highquality monthly b/w mag that looks good...and it's cheap...

 

look at fwis zine too...same principal, except concentrating on delivering it in pdf format over the web (also something to consider)

http://fwis.bencantdesign.com/

 

out -dot.

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