For crazy and quirky creators out there

Garde Magazine has been hunting creators around the world for more than year. We know how to find your good side, understand what makes you and your work unique and constantly strive to bring out the best for you and the creative world. Most importantly, we are a media company. We know what the press likes.

So, if you’d like to join our fabulous, artsy, edgy, cool, amazing and humble (hehehe) magazine then here are only 5 suggestions we hope you’ll take into consideration and perform for us:

1. WE NEED:

  • Your website (searchable on Google).
  • Your contact details (no fake ones, we aren’t going to kidnap you so please be reachable).

    Creator Erika Braccini's name card given out in graduation exhibition

    Creator Erika Braccini’s name card given out in graduation exhibition

YOU DO NOT NEED:

  • To spend money.
  • To make an entirely pseudo name, unless this is how you want live your life (go for it if it is…we won’t judge much).

BUT YOU DO NEED:

  • To be creative, impressive and understandable because after all, you are a creator and people love that. Be the best you can be.

2. WE ALSO NEED:

  • Photos of your magnificent works so we can flaunt them for you.
  • Description of your works so we can match them to your works and explain whatever bizarre or gorgeous creations you have made to our readers.
  • 80% pictures, 20% text (although 90% pictures and 10% text is ideal).

NOTE:

  • We totally understand that your projects have a lot of meaning and require a lot of explanations – we love them all. However, people are very visually stimulated and endless text in a magazine simply does not grab immediate attention. So more photos, less text, but still don’t forget the text!

3. YOU NEED TO:

  • Get off your backsides and be proactive! Chances like these come to people some of the time, but if you actively look for ways to show off your work then you won’t have to be a miserable couch potato and sit and wait for chances to happen. Pave your way to your ultimate goal.
  • If you really want to feature your creations here’s a kickstarter: [email protected]

4. KEEP IN MIND:

  • To treat everyone (your audience and our readers too) as creativity babies.
  • Spoon-feed us with your creative ideas, concepts and philosophies because your work often cannot explain itself no matter how much you want it to. (People are subjective like that). Doing this simply allows people to get to know you and your work better and isn’t this what you want?
  • Be as explicit as possible. Be precise and concise.

    Creator Michael Chiu's solo exhibition postcard with project exhibition

    Creator Michael Chiu’s solo exhibition postcard with project exhibition

5. MORE FOR YOU TO DO:

  • Produce as much as possible. Life is tough and creativity doesn’t flow like a waterfall (we understand). But if you are active with quality and quantity, people will never get sick of you.
  • People who like your work want to see more of it.
  • Your work may not be for everyone, but there are always some wonderful people (or weirdos) out there who will appreciate your creativity.

Being known and having your works shown doesn’t mean you’re not being yourself anymore. It doesn’t mean you’re selling your soul. We believe creativity should be shared with everyone. And we’re helping you do it for free.

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