Dose Magazine is a printed artifact created to showcase young and talented artists, musicians, writers and thinkers.
By creating a cross-disciplinary collaboration using the work of the featured artists Dose Magazine hopes to reflect the changing landscape of our culture. One of the ways it strives to accomplish this is by living outside of the printed form with the accompaniment of concerts, releases parties, and issues on multiple platforms. In addition to working with artists and musicians, Dose also collaborates with businesses for support, web designers for an online existence, graphic designers, and printers.
My friend Sean Dwyer and I had came up with an idea to showcase all our talented friends in a printed format. We wanted to revolve each release around a party that presents all the contributors in a live setting. A merging of the arts, music, photography, writing and other sources would come together to hang out for a night as well as live in a printed edition.
We worked for about two months getting enough artists and musicians together to come out with enough for our first magazine. By contacting local business partners, we assembled enough funds to self publish 250 copies. Sean Dwyer contacted the bands and dealt with much of the managing, while I designed the magazine and contacted artist.
We hosted our Release party in Georgetown at Machine House Brewery. They were kind enough to let us display art, play live music, and hang out for an evening. The art also displayed for 2 weeks.