We’re not asking for a million dollars, hell we’re not even asking for $10,000!We’re just looking to raise enough to cover the cost of printing DAMN IT!
DAMN IT! is a triannual, 96 page, limited edition magazine, whose staff work for smiles, mainly as we can't afford to pay them yet! Instead we put every cent we have into the publication, so that each issue will kick the can of the previous one.
The money raised here will go directly towards the printing of three issues. Yes, a whole years worth! Any other costs incurred in putting it together will come out of my own pocket – things like the website, which you can check out at www.damnitmagazine.com
What are we talking about DAMN IT!
My name is Jo Jette, and I’ve been working on, editing or writing for various cool and amazing magazines for the past 7+ years. I’ve worked with the likes of T-world journal, Wooden Toy Quarterly, Very Nearly Almost (VNA) and I also run a digital magazine called Nothing to Nobody (www.nothingtonobody.com) – which has just celebrated 2 years online and it’s 10th issue.
Working on and writing for such amazing printed magazines and books as those mentioned above has given me an undying love of print, which has led me to start DAMN IT! Magazine. But printing a magazine is not the cheapest thing in the world to do, and so I’ve set up this campaign in order to raise the money needed to print DAMN IT!
I want DAMN IT! to be different from other magazines. I want it to give something back to the community other than providing a great and entertaining read coupled with inspiring stories and beautiful design. Inspired by Rolling Stone magazine, DAMN IT! will feature beautiful articles on incredibly talented people from illustrators and painters to photographers and independent fashion designers, but it will also have a more serious side. Each issue will shine a Batsignal on some of the amazingly selfless work done by caring peeps setting up and running not-for-profits all round the world. We're also not afraid to put our money where our damn big mouths are, and we pledge to donate $0.50 from each copy of DAMN IT! sold to the not-for-profit we feature in that issue.
DAMN IT! Will always remain limited edition so it’s special – a collector’s item if you will, and we also promise to limit the number of advertisements to 5 per issue – never more.
By helping us raise the money to print DAMN IT! you’ll also be a part of making these great things happen – you’ll be part of the DAMN IT!! community and not just a ‘reader’. Plus you’ll have our never-ending thanks and undying love to keep you warm at night!
But of course I don’t just expect you to give me something for nothing
I’m a realistic type of gal, and I think I’ve put together some pretty cool rewards for getting on board with me on this journey to awesome town.
So let’s break it down folks...
The thumbs up
For a cool $10 you get yourself a copy of the first issue of DAMN IT! Plus we’ll also include your name on the inside front cover of the first issue.
The firm handshake
Step it up to $25 and you get yourself 2 issues of DAMN IT! plus your name on the inside front cover of the first issue, and we’ll throw in a cool hamburger yoyo (can’t believe I found these – they’re awesome!) and DAMN IT! stickers.
The long warm hug
Now we’re talking! $35 gets you a year’s worth of DAMN IT! (3 issues), you’re name on the inside front cover of the first issue, a hamburger yoyo AND a cool vintage 60’s gumball machine hamburger or hotdog charm necklace.
The love me tender
This is the big guy. For a hot $50 you score all of the above – so that’s a year’s worth of DAMN IT! (3 issues), you’re name on the inside front cover of the first issue, a hamburger yoyo and a cool vintage 60’s gumball machine hamburger or hotdog charm necklace. Plus we’ll throw in a screen-printed DAMN IT!tote bag. It doesn’t get much better than that!
Cover me - I'm going in!
OK so we are stepping it up a knotch with this baby. For a cool $75 you get all the perks of the Love me Tender - so that's a year’s worth of DAMN IT! (3 issues), you’re name on the inside front cover of the first issue, a hamburger yoyo and a cool vintage 60’s gumball machine hamburger or hotdog charm necklace and DAMN IT! tote bag - plus you also get a limited edition DAMN IT! T-shirt featuring an amazing design by a well known Melbourne artist!
The Big Kahuna
Thanks to the amazing purveyours of cool threads, Boywolf, we now have a super awesome reward for you! For $100 smackaroonies you get you a year’s worth of DAMN IT! (3 issues), you’re name on the inside front cover of the first issue, a hamburger yoyo AND a cool vintage 60’s gumball machine hamburger or hotdog charm necklace, a DAMN IT! tote bag AND a Boywolf T-shirt & Beanie! There are only 5 of these bad boys available so be quick!
Check out Boywolf at - www.boywolf.com
So what happens if we don't make it to our target?
If we don’t reach our goal, then I still intend to launch DAMN IT! magazine. One way or another because I truly, passionately believe in this idea. I might have to print less copies, and it might mean we may not get to make as a big a difference as we are hoping to do with this magazine – but by hook or crook we’ll get there!