Arkitip Magazine 5 Artikel
Arkitip’s beginnings were humble. While the magazine began with a 50 copy, hand stapled run in 1999, those first copies look more sophisticated than most other “zines” you might have considered in the same category. The covers were silk-screened on corrugated cardboard and the docutek used to replicate the black & white art in the magazine rivaled the performance of most offset printers. It had a great homemade feel that was bona fide quality. Excellence in production is still of primary importance to Arkitip today. Artists contributing to the magazine respect this, as they know their art will not be compromised in any way. Today, Arkitip is a hand numbered 4/color art book. The fact that the magazine publishes site specific work at a lower price point than what hangs on gallery walls makes it available to art collectors of all economic levels. Each issue is like an original piece of art in and of itself. The magazine’s founding principles remain as they were when it began: Support the arts, promote freedom of expression, and make art affordable and accessible. Arkitip Magazine serves these principles every day by its very existence. What began as a creative project between friends became a full-fledged business and a worldwide source for groundbreaking art and design today. Some things you might not know about Arkitip: Arkitip delivers original, site specific artwork in every issue. The assignment for the artists who contribute is to create something original to run in the magazine. Artists have the opportunity to design and layout the art they contribute as well. Making a contribution to Arkitip is like creating your own “installation” that is then distributed around the world. It’s like a traveling exhibition that you can take home. Supporting freedom of expression has never been an easy thing, but the magazine has successfully published the art of many controversial artists. Some of these artists have contributed work that had never been published before (or since), because it was considered too controversial. Using the magazine as a medium, Arkitip provides artists with a platform for open expression. They believe this helps keep the true spirit of art alive. No compromise! Arkitip is a completely home grown, self-supporting operation with complete control over all aspects of the magazine’s content, design, manufacturing, marketing and distribution. Plus, all glass, plastic, aluminum, cardboard and paper is recycled.