Been Magazine is, in a word, inspiration. It is inspired by and celebrates art, photography, travel, individuality and creativity. Stories of people doing what they love in the places that they live. Creative people + places. Artists + designers. Architects. Photographers. Makers. Doers. Wanderers. People who dream big dreams and small dreams. People who love where they are, what they are doing or where they are going.
If there is a mission to Been Magazine it is to bring stories of urban creative culture from around the world to new audiences. It is to share stories that surprise, inform or entertain and to do so in a way that celebrates creativity, culture and cool.
Been Magazine is an independent window on the creative world out there, in other countries, in different neighborhoods, perhaps just down your street. It's about being there, and bringing you along for the ride.
Been Magazine was founded January 1st, 2019 by Andy Davies, an art director and photographer with almost 35 years experience in the design industry and a passion for travel, art, design and photography. Editor-in-Chief, Les Barany, has been agent and representative to dozens of renowned artists for over 35 years and has previously published a number of magazines and books.
Based in New York, the limited edition magazine is self-funded, and printed in small quantities for distribution via select retail outlets in New York, Portland, the Bay Area, London, Amsterdam and Zürich as well as online subscription here.
The first issue was published in April and the second issue debuted September 2nd, 2019. Issue 3 launched in March, 2020.
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In print, get Been Magazine here on the site (now with FREE U.S. shipping, +$5 international shipping). You can also get Been Magazine at these fine magazine stores:
NEW YORK CITY:
McNally Jackson (52 Prince St)
Casa Magazines (22 8th Ave)
Mulberry Iconic Magazines (188 Mulberry),
Lafayette Iconic (238 Lafayette),
Bowery Iconic (215 Bowery)
Magazine Cafe (15 W 37th)
Rich's Cigar Store (820 SW Alder Street)
Issues Shop (4198 Piedmont Ave., Oakland)
PRINT MATTERS! (Hohlstrasse 9)
Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum (Spui 14-16)