Hoping for yet another Kickstarter success, Cards Against Humanity creator Max Temkin has launched his fifth campaign on the crowdfunding giant’s platform for his new project, Maxistentialism Zine.
For those who don’t know what a zine is, Rookie defines it as self-published, small circulation, often nonprofit books, papers, or websites. They are usually dealing with topics that are considered too controversial or niche for mainstream media, Maxistentialism is about philosophy, design, humor and bugs. It will be shipped to subscriber doors monthly for the price of $3/issue for U.S. ($6/issue anywhere else in the world).
Temkin stated, “I love the internet, but I often get frustrated trying to figure out what to do with stock – the best things I read or write. Sharing those things on streams like Twitter or Tumblr sucks, because they almost immediately get lost in a feed of cat photos and hot takes.”
Noting zine format’s perks, Temkin revealed the following:
- A zine is a long-lasting, good enough to pass along to other people
- A zine has economy, mine is 32 pages per month
- A zine has small pages, so you have to edit carefully
- A zine is undeniable, it sits on your coffee table until you read it.
As stated above, each Maxistentialism has 32 pages of quotes, excerpts, lists and conversations that Temkin considers to be the best things he knows about. These topics are sometimes funny, and sometimes sad. Each zine will have a theme that connects each piece together.
Each Maxistentialism issue will have cover art that is designed by Chicago artist Chad Kouri and the layout will be designed by Temkin’s favorite design, Scott Thomas.
Originally seeking a mere $365, Temkin announced that the project surpassed the initial goal within minutes of its launch. The campaign is set to close this Saturday (February 28th).
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