Tuesday, July 14, 2009

site launch, yay!

unseenmag.com is launched!

right now it's basically a template for what's to come...my little knowledge of web design made for a pretty simple site. but i wanted to have something to show people so we can start publicizing the mag more and getting lots of submissions.

a while back i made fliers to hang up around whatever town you find yourself in. i'll work on linking it in pdf form so you can print it out. would be great to have a street team to help spread the word.

meanwhile, i would love for all of you to work on some submissions! right now i want to get as much work as possible so we can put out a really dynamite issue.


Monday, July 13, 2009

Sorry to take up space.

I know there are some writers in this group. I'm interested in where you went to school and how you like it? Sound like I'm interested in becoming a writer? You would be correct.

Oh, and where is the website? Is it launched?



Also, has anyone been to India?

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

homepage designs

here are some designs i've been working on. what are your thoughts? also accepting any suggestions for ideas--
more to come!

Monday, June 22, 2009


so maybe you thought unseen had faded into the oblivion of good intentions and failed follow-through. no so!

the unseen mag website launch will take place on july 1st. until then, i'll be slaving away to make something really pretty that we can show people that don't know what this is all about and they will feel so obligated to submit something that we will get stuff from like, famous people. or else we'll all just become famous. i can deal with that.

yay! be on the lookout. also i might be asking for suggestions here, so keep checking back. since i know you check unseenmag.blogspot.com daily.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

j currin 1991

hello unseen.

bea arthur naked and i would like to know how projects in progress are going. let's get this show on the road.

Friday, March 27, 2009


oh unseen, my dear blog that has gone long neglected.

things are happening! just behind the scenes.

here is a flyer. once the site is up we can throw these around our respective towns like some wicked flurry of snowflakes in canada. get ready!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

response to le website interface post

i have nothing to say about that .gif, i just thought it was funny.

i find a simple interface really, really appealing. especially as we are dealing with involved content (i.e. essays, photography, articles and art) that asks your conceptual participation... i feel like a convoluted website would be overkill. sexy, simple, with essential information.

example of bad, convoluted interface: fecalface. that, and the name is really kinda unbearable (i'm sure people would disagree with me) BUT the content is awesome BUT the homepage makes me panic. literally panic. okay not literally.

profiles and links to artists' sites: good idea. especially for people who are trying to get their work out there and circulated. if the printed media is where we are really going to concentrate on putting together pieces of artwork into an integrated, whole work then allowing the website to give us more context is a great idea (context i.e. who the artists are, what they do individually, their statements and bios etc.)

actually i like that. the magazine and the website are complementary. text and context.

so. would that image in the previous post be the actual homepage? if so, i like it. i also think, though, that instead of the sleek and quiet fonts that perhaps allude too much to interior-design-webstores and the like, what if we did something with the same simplicity but more flesh and color:

new zealand-based chocolatiers . find their website really appealing bc it has the simplicity of something you could hold. it's charming, it's simple, slightly sinister, and it's not trying too hard to sell itself or genre itself. and i don't panic about where to find information. it's just simply pleasing.

click around on it - it's awesome. and i call and talk to the people about what/who they are using to design this - we carry their chocolate in the store where i work.

well. i was going to linkup http://www.cranbrookart.edu/Pages/Ceramics.html (cranbrook academy of art) because they used to have an interesting and appropriate website for their different disciplines - each was different based. but. it's a little less interesting than it used to be. worth it to look around on, anyway.

brian knox (who isn't reading this blog or the emails but soon will be... as soon as i remember to email him) has a 2d design style that i would love to be visually associated with - rich color scheme, ambiguous imagery, not serious, not overly ironic, and what i find most appealing - it's like nothing i've encountered. i don't know his level of experience with putting together a website. hah. great with photoshop though! surely those skills transfer.

alright that's all i have today.

Monday, February 16, 2009

website template

randomly generated tags that link to artwork and artist pages. people can add tags to any work to create a growing, interactive space. "unseen" links to an about page for the magazine and more structured links to artists and types of artwork.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009


okay since the library won't let me post to blogger - here's what i'm submitting. the two files "heart irregularities" and the two files "the second half"



Monday, January 19, 2009


i swear to god i'm posting.
one of my siblings got arrested and i had to fly town. 
but i'm submitting as soon as i can get back and scan. 

Thursday, January 15, 2009

submit, bitches!

first submissions are in! i've got mine a-brewin' too...

i know some of you are finding it hard to find time to do something...and i just want to encourage everyone to put something out because there's no way to make this awesome without all of you awesome people involved! but if you're having trouble please send me an email and let me know.


Thursday, January 8, 2009

the real unseen

So the one thing that is for sure unseen right now are works in progress. I think it'd be cool if whoever has something to post as work in progress did so. But I mean, it's whatever. Thus, I'll post a couple... tell me if they make sense for boundaries?

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Paris? Burning?

Someone posted something about Paris burning, and it showed up in my Google Reader. But here on the site its gone, vanished, like it only existed in this ethereal realm of RSS feeds, distributed for some other ghostly stranger. But that other stranger was me.

So I started poking around, wondering if Paris is Burning was code for some piece of art or trendy band. There were a few music videos on youtube that caught my eye, but then I got distracted because what else does youtube do to you?

And a few hours later I'm reading Henry Miller, come across a passage that stands out as though emblazoned -

"Paris hadn't been good to him, any more than it had to me, or to anybody, for that matter, but when you've suffered and endured things here it's then that Paris takes hold of you, grabs you by the balls, you might say, like some lovesick bitch who'd rather die than let you get out of her hands."

And I remembered my first night in Paris, hunched under a heavy backpack, alone, confused by the language, “les” and “las” and diacritical marks. Ended up on the wrong train to one of those suburbs that was plagued with race riots and burning cars a few years ago. Slept on the grass in a park under a canopy of leaves and stars, my pack nervously fastened to my belt, anchored for the night.

So maybe Paris needs to burn, or already is burning, its long history of strife and injustice, filth and violence, from the line of Louis to the Third Reich, even its ideological high point rising to the cry of Liberty, Equality, Fraternity guillotined, drowned out by the farcical cry for blood.

Maybe all that is part of the appeal.

Ah, beautiful place, Gay Pari'...

Me? I prefer New York’s particular brand of misery.

Saturday, January 3, 2009