cover art by: @lindakris10ansen
I didn’t think I would be writing this today. Or, in truth, any day. The natal progression of this magazine from zygote to healthy, pink and crying, was such a phantasmal whirlwind, I still fail to grasp that it is here and it has happened. But fortunately, this isn’t about me.
You are here, right now, reading this, because you want something more. You may not know that is why you found, stumbled upon or linked to us, in whatever manner it happened for you, but it’s true. We exist now in your chosen reality because you are searching for something more than you are currently doing, thinking, feeling and being right now in this moment. The truth is, we exist, right now, for you, because you willed us into existence. Well played.
From our perspective, it looked different. We weren’t inside the intricate workings of your brain, in the labyrinthine energies that make up your being and creates your lives as they are. We were not privy to the unobservable side of your personal magic, but still we couldn’t help but bear witness to your undeniable greatness.
What we saw, nakedly, without reservation or shame, was the unabashed world of your art, your individual and collective creations. We saw all that you had made, and it was very good.
We also saw your difficulty, how hard you have to work for the barest of acknowledgements, to simply be seen. How, in a matter of moments, you are forced to watch the due of your efforts become lost in an endless stream of images, waterfalling off the edges of someone else’s imagination, someone you would never know, before they idly forgot you.
We saw an unnecessary strife, something undeserving, something not indicative of the generous pouring of blood, sweat and tears, and we could not help but disagree with this stillborn method of “success”. We wanted you to be able to birth your creations kicking and screaming into this world, with the chance to grow and change and affect the universe in which you have manifested it.
With that said…
Welcome to Inspades Magazine!
So, how do we work?
Partnered with Pr0ject_Uno, a massive Instagram community that is over 1.4 million strong, InSpades Magazine will have an immediate world stage for artists to acquire much deserved exposure and showcase their work, not only with a single post, but with full galleries, rich media, interviews, videos, podcasts and a behind the scenes look at how these artists create their masterpieces.
Many digital options offer a mere glance of an artist’s work, often an individual image representing a long and intricate process of creation. These digital expressions will generally garner a “like” or a “comment”, but in a saturated market, it is difficult for an artist to rise above the noise and gain a truly engaged following. A digital magazine however, offers tangible exposure, artistic credibility and a platform to deeply venture into an artist’s world. Being featured in InSpades Magazine pulls you above the noise, illustrating who you are, what you do, how you do it, how people can connect with you and how they can get access to your next venture. InSpades Magazine offers the power of story, biography, television and radio, inciting longer and more in depth exposure, creating a playground for active engagement with you and your work, and initiating the opportunity for a committed following. It also allows for public exploration of exclusive content that you may not have been otherwise able to exhibit or reveal.
Utilizing cross-promotional strategies within all new successful and established media platforms, InSpades Magazine comprehensively showcases artists of every kind under one umbrella. Many events, contests and international digital experiences will also be executed throughout the year, in an effort to unite artists in various communities, both locally and around the world.
InSpades Magazine is a digital platform for artists to be published, maximize their exposure and gain public credibility as an artist. InSpades Magazine launches with an immediate reach within the millions and stands to take the world of art by digital storm!
How’s that for kicking and screaming?
Again, welcome, and thank you. Thank you for your contribution, your submissions, your support and your love. Thank you for being and sharing who you are!
We know the journey isn’t always easy, we know that in this life there are narrow margins just room enough for regret, but always remember, you are an incredible and limitless creator, and as your devoted fans, we absolutely cannot wait to see what you come up with next!
Wherever you are,
Whatever you do,
Do it #InSpades