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Projekte / Journalismus
Gute Leute Magazine
"Gute Leute, the international face of Hamburg” is a free print magazine that portrays the citizens of Hamburg through visual stories - all with an international twist!
5.729 €
5.000 € Fundingziel
Projekt erfolgreich
08.10.15, 09:56 Sabela Garcia
One month long is over and the crowd funding campaign for Gute Leute Magazine has come -finally- to an end. It has been hard work trying to reach everyone and explaining them the aim of the project but now the pride of reaching our goal pays back all the efforts put into it. Not only ourselves but our personal network have also worked hard to spread the word- You are awesome guys! The fact is that we reached a couple of days before the final date the sum of 5,000€ that we need to be able to publish our prototype. That is amazing and gives us definitelly the power to go on and make it happen. My team and I would love to thank you from heart for placing your trust in our work. I am conscious about the fact that there is not much to be seen yet. Many of you just believed in the potential of such a project and blindly supported us. Well, we are not going to disappoint you. Thank you we are going to be able to offer the city of Hamburg something that is missing and that we hardly could explain with words. We prefer you to see the final product and have it in your hands and then you will be able to judge it by yourselves. We would love to thank not only the actual crowd funding supporters but also the people who were there from the beginning sending us messages of support to keep us going on! Not forgetting the many of you who also wrote us willing to take part and collaborate. That was one of the most beautiful and rewarding moments of this crowd funding campaign. Which are the next steps? We are finalising the last articles and photos and our team of designers, Guille and Caro, are making their magic making sure it all looks great. If we meet the deadlines, the prototype should be out in November . 'We are also planning a launch party so you can meet us, give us feedback and the most important, celebrate with us that a new international baby-project is born in the city. Keep posted and join now the newsletter if you haven't yet to make sure you don't miss the date. We want you all to be there because you are one of the most important part of this project! We are looking forward to having the magazine prototype in our and in your hands. Thanks again. Your Gute Leute team
29.09.15, 19:31 Sabela Garcia
Our friends from Hamburg.de were curious about the project and asked us a couple of questions about the magazine. Where does the name come from? Who writes the texts? What is the whole thing about? More info here: http://www.hamburg.de/social-media-in-hamburg/4608412/gute-leute-magazine/
24.09.15, 17:10 Sabela Garcia
Hi there, we are not totally ready to show you more about our inside pages but I think you can get a feeling about how it is going to be looking like when it is finally ready. A lot of white spaces and an easy to read-funky look with some handwriting touches. Thanks for your support!
16.09.15, 16:37 Sabela Garcia
Gute Leute is made to inspire and bring Hamburg’s international and German communities closer together to make this a friendlier city. The magazine is special because it focuses on people – the human side of the city – which we sometimes forget when we’re busy checking out upcoming events, festivals and the newest cafés to enjoy brunch and lattes. Basically, Gute Leute Magazine is for everyone who lives in Hamburg and loves it. If we want to be more specific, we could divide our readers into these different groups: Internationally-minded people: Germans living in Hamburg with an international mindset who want to get inspired by internationals and get to know their stories. People wanting to become more integrated: Internationals living in Hamburg who’d like to get closer to German society and learn about what Germans in Hamburg do and who they are. People looking for people like them: Internationals living in Hamburg who are interested in knowing what other internationals in Hamburg do and why they moved here. Everyone who’s curious about the human part of the city of Hamburg (tourists, visitors, students).
14.09.15, 00:31 Sabela Garcia
Gute Leute Magazine started as a “hobby project” born out of necessity and has so far mostly been powered by our love for Hamburg and the desire to make something great for its people. Now that the project has so wonderfully spiralled out of control, it made sense to us to get the community involved to give us a head start before we hit the streets. We are a small team of editors, designers and collaborators: some of us are students, others have full-time jobs, some even quit their jobs! Apart from the many hours we spend on making the magazine better, we have very few resources to invest in the project. But we love it and stick together because we believe in the idea. The crowdfunding campaign is going to help us print the first issue of Gute Leute. We need this prototype to attract interest of local investors and companies that can advertise themselves on our pages. This in turn will support the production of the magazine for the next issues. Also, we believe in fair play and we pay the writers and designers that contribute to the magazine. It’s not a lot, just enough to say thank you. One successful crowdfunding campaign can go a long way! Now for the hard facts - how are we going to spend the money? Gute Leute Magazine Issue #1 Printing 1,000 to 1,500 copies Buying an ISBN nr. Distribution and postage Remuneration for writers and designers Wordpress theme and web hosting (Wordpress) Typography: we make use of two different font types and we need to buy them before we’re allowed to print them. Marketing (brochures, business cards and other print material) Crowdfunding: printing stickers, t-shirts and organizing the launch party Many liters of coffee and mate Now that you know the naked truth, would you give us a hand? Our campaign runs until October 6th!