Makeshift magazine joins Stack

by Steve Watson in October 2014
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Over the past few weeks we’ve announced a raft of new magazines coming to Stack, with Hello Mr, Works That Work and Cereal all swelling the ranks. And today I’m very pleased to reveal that Makeshift has also signed up.

Recently redesigned and relaunched as “A field guide to hidden creativity”, it takes a genuinely global perspective to report on the most interesting innovations popping up around a specific theme. In the navigation issue, for example, they included stories on blind train hawkers in Mumbai, community gardeners in Houston, and the improvised system that postmen in Costa Rica use to deliver mail in a city with precious few street names.

This international outlook reflects the make up of the editorial team. As director Steve Daniels says in his Stack interview, “Makeshift is pieced together by a distributed team of 15 part-timers across six countries, with contributors scattered across 80”. He goes on to explain that he made the first issue from New York, while co-founder Myles Estey was in Mexico – the first time the two men met was at the launch party.

I’m fascinated by the way that technology has changed the way we make magazines, and Makeshift is an excellent example of a groundbreaking magazine doing things in a radically different and hugely exciting way. It’s exactly the sort of magazine I want to promote on Stack, and I’m really looking forward to sending it out to subscribers in the coming months.

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