We’ve finally published issue 1 of Cram Magazine! Go here to check out the official announcement.
We are incredibly happy to finally announce the release of Cram Magazine, Volume 1 Issue 1. It’s been a long time coming, and we’ve learned a lot along the way, and we hope that you’ll get as much out of reading it as we have out of putting it together.
We’ve met some very talented creatives along our journey, and want to thank you all for sharing your craft with us. Our Staff and Contributors page has been updated to showcase the many wonderful people who helped us populate Cram with such brainy, artsy goodness.
Unfortunately, due to lack of financial backing, we will not be able to print the magazine this time around. However, it is available for viewing and download through Issuu. We would like to print Issue 2, and are currently working on fundraising to make that happen.
Thank you again for your creativity and support! Keep Cramming!
Ok, so I’m a little behind the 8 ball on this one…
Google is doing for art what Project Gutenberg did for books – making the classics that reside in museums accessible to the public through the power of the internet. Art Project allows users to view museums and galleries from around the world, even allowing you to zoom in on paintings. I can’t even begin to explain how much of a dent this is going to put in my general productivity…
Users can navigate the rooms with the same ease as the street navigation on Google Maps – which is to say, not a whole lot of ease, but it works.
The only downer about this whole thing is that currently, only a few sections of each museum are open for viewing. And that’s really not a downer at all, because it’s still awesome, and I’m assuming that soon we’ll be able to view more sections of more museums!
Look Ma! I’m at the MOMA!
For quite a few months now I’ve been brainstorming with Jesus Garay over a magazine idea that’s been sitting in my brain for over a year. Cram Magazine is the result of many months of planning, writing, rewriting, and a little bit of marketing.
The idea for the magazine started as a submission-driven arts and literary magazine that didn’t cater to one particular niche. I wanted a magazine that would entertain, inform, and inspire with content written by and for creative people who are looking for a magazine that offers something more. Niche magazines are great, don’t get me wrong – I get that if you’re a writer, it’s good to read about writing. Or if you’re a photographer, then a photography magazine would be informative. But sometimes the creative mind needs something more. Sometimes the photographer can get more inspiration by reading a short story than by looking at a photography magazine. It’s this cross-disciplinary creativity that I really wanted to capture in a magazine. Truly, something for everyone.
So, if you’re a writer, an artist, a photographer, an actor, a crafter, a designer, or a 9-to-5-er with a creative passion, we want you to submit your work to Cram.
Cram Magazine’s mission is to provide creatives of every persuasion with an original, un-pretentious magazine packed with intellectual, creative, and tactile brain candy from their peers.
Many thanks to Ralph for helping me believe I can actually do this, and to Jesus for being a great writer and the editor that this magazine needs.
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