Time Inc.’s First User-Generated Issue

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Time Inc. Tries Hand at Reader-Generated IssueThis Old House’ becomes 'Your Old House’ for a monthThis Old House has become one of the latest magazines–and first Time Inc. title–to publish a 100-percent reader-created issue.The 950,000-circulation title’s June issue is comprised entirely of reader-submitted photos and stories of do-it-yourself projects. (It also features a special “Your Old House” logo with the word “This” crossed out.)User-Gen TrendEarlier this month, Budget Travel published its own user-generated June issue. The magazine solicited roughly 2,800 pitches from readers and included submissions from 324 contributors. In a blog post for FOLIO: [0], editor Erik Torkells wrote, “Let’s be perfectly clear. Making this issue was neither cheap nor easy.” The magazine paid “normal fees” to contributors as well as travel expenses for companions and had to do an “extraordinary amount” of editing.Read the FULL STORY (Folio Magazine online)

December 2, 2016

Sexy French Farmers Pose for Shirtless 2017 Calendar

Last year, the holiday season was set ablaze by France’s Pompiers Sans Frontières (Firefighters Without Borders) and their sizzling, stripped-down calendar. Shot for a good cause by renowned Paris-based fashion photographer Fred Goudon, the risqué calendar proved to be a popular Christmas gift—both in France and abroad. In keeping with tradition, Goudon has photographed a new crop of au naturel pin-up models for his 2018 edition: French farmers.

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December 1, 2016

Meticulous Landscape Paintings Beautifully Represent Intangible Emotional States

Artist Crystal Liu intimately ties her emotional states to beautiful abstract paintings. In large-scale works, she constructs landscapes that are metaphors for the intangible forces that drive us. Visually, elements of the Earth and sky are the actors for the feelings we cannot easily imagine. Together, the sun, mountains, and more depict “narratives of conflict, entrapment, longing, and precarious hope.” These symbols allow Liu to seem removed, yet make the pieces deeply personal.

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