Toronto, Canada

Peeps Magazine — Send Issue 02 to press

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An independent magazine tracking cultural shifts around the world.

 
Peeps Magazine is the newest contribution to the growing revival of print publishing. Using award-winning photojournalists and designers, Peeps shares the research of anthropologists and sociologists who have spent years, and even decades, examining cultures around the world in engaging, long-form stories. The magazine, published in Toronto, tracks cultural change, basing each issue’s stories on an important social catalyst that serves as the issue’s theme.
 
Issue 01, published in December 2015, is about the ways in which technology has asserted itself as the main actor in social change. With stories as diverse as hip-hop in Serbia and Iceland and how technology is enabling community-created security in marginalized districts of Medellin, Colombia as well as the powerful role video-gaming communities play in affecting political change in China, Peeps looks at stories that faster news agencies don’t have the opportunity to examine. Some of these stories take years to take shape, a luxury news agencies and most other publications don’t have.
 

The upcoming Issue 02 will be published in July 2016, and explores physical thresholds: how they are demarcated and how we negotiate them. Stories for Issue 02 span across, South Africa, France, New Zealand, Indonesia, Morocco and North America, exploring diverse issues such as urban anxieties post-apartheid Johannesburg, gentrification of the rue Saint-Denis in Paris, to the ascription of legal identity to a river in New Zealand. Alongside our academic, more narratively driven stories are practical stories that put the work of researchers into direct communication those who create policies, products, and communications. Issue 02 features an interview with the Research Director of Airbnb, as well as the researcher behind a New York City way-finding project aimed at increasing walkability and pedestrian engagement with the city. In future issue we look forward to tackling such subjects as beauty, gender, and sports.
 
About Project Creator:

The team that brings Peeps together is comprised of myself,

Greg Salmela, the founder of Peeps,

and Sabrina Xiang, an award-winning magazine designer based out of Aegis Design in Toronto, with the editing oversight of Anya-Milana Sulaver and Aliah El-houni.

We work with an advisory panel of practical and academic anthropologists and sociologists to source out the most interesting and relevant social research being done. Each of us is equally passionate about the work we are doing here with Peeps, and want to see it grow to become a sustainable publication. Your donation to our Indiegogo campaign will help us to get there.
 
 
Link to the Project:
 
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/peeps-magazine/


$9,000

funding goal

Project Rewards
$70 CAD
Early Bird Get The Set
Your name will appear in print as an official sponsor in Issue 02, and we will ship you both Issues 01 & 02 of Peeps in July!
$1 CAD
Cheer Us On
Thank you for your support! We appreciate every dollar, and will recognize you as a Sponsor on our Issue 02 web page!
$25 CAD
Make Your Mark
In thanks for your support we will feature your name in print as an official sponsor in Issue 02!
$50 CAD
Get Your Copy
In addition to featuring your name in print as an official sponsor in Issue 02, we will ship you a copy of Issue 02 free of cost in July!
$100 CAD
Get The Set
Your name will appear in print as an official sponsor in Issue 02, and we will ship you both Issues 01 & 02 of Peeps in July!
$125 CAD
Early Bird Peeps Fan Special
For all our Issue 01 buyers, this level gets you Issue 02, and a subscription to Issue 03 and 04. Thank you for your support! (shipping is included :))
$150 CAD
Early Bird Go for the Gold
If you want more, this is your level. In addition to your name appearing in print as an official sponsor in Issue 02, AND receiving copies of Issue 01 & Issue 02 of Peeps in June, you will be among our first subscribers for Issue 03 and 04 of Peeps Magazine...
$250 CAD
Go for Gold
If you want more, this is your level. In addition to your name appearing in print as an official sponsor in Issue 02, AND receiving copies of Issue 01 & Issue 02 of Peeps in July, you will be among our first subscribers for Issue 03 and 04 of Peeps Magazine, and the recipient of a special gift, shipped with love from the Peeps team!
$500 CAD
Go Platinum
If you know you love Peeps, this is the level for you. Your name will appear in print as an official sponsor in Issue 02, we will ship you Issue 01 & Issue 02 in July, and you will receive a subscription for Issue 03, 04, 05 & 06 of Peeps Magazine, as well a special gift, shipped with love from the Peeps team!
$750 CAD
Be a Guest Editor for Issue 03
You. You love reading amazing stories about people around the world. You have real ideas about how you want those stories to look. You want the opportunity to work with the Peeps team, to see our process and to have your hands involved in the editing of one of our features. The Guest Editor position will have your name on our masthead for Issue 03 and your fingerprints in the editing of one of our stories. This is a super-fan perk available to only one of our readers.
$1000 CAD
Be A Sponsor
Peeps loves to align itself with sponsors who believe in what we do! At this level you will receive a full page in the sponsorship section of Issue 02, as well as 5 copies of Issue 02 shipped in July with our love and appreciation!
$2500 CAD
Be a Patron
If sponsorship is not enough for you, and you really want to see us succeed, this is your level. As thanks, you will receive a full spread an Issue of Peeps Magazine, as well as 10 copies of Issue 02 shipped in July with our love and appreciation!

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