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. It's a 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 magazine is self-funded, and printed in limited quantities for distribution via select retail outlets in New York, Portland, Seattle, 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. A third issue will debut in January/February 2020.
Preview Been Magazine at issuu.com.
Been Magazine is available only in print, get it here on the site (just $12 now with free U.S. shipping, +$6 international). You can also get Been Magazine at these fine magazine stores:
Rich's Cigar Store (820 SW Alder Street)
First & Pike News (93 Pike St)
PRINT MATTERS! (Hohlstrasse 9)
Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum (Spui 14-16)