update [again].

OK, I promised you guys more info in the Mankind Mag department, so I’m here to deliver. My fingers are shaking as I type this b/c I’m just so so so excited for it all, so I hope this post makes a tiny bit of sense.

On June 30th, I’ll be releasing Mankind Mag, a PDF publication. It will be a spin-off of Inspiration, but a bit more editorial-based with more art, more design, more photos, and best of all— more inspiration.

Although I’d love to continue Inspiration in the direction it was going, I felt it was missing a soul behind it. My passion was dwindling and I couldn’t figure out why. Photos are great, but they’re only half the story.

Is this making ANY sense?

The good news is that I’m currently compiling a ‘Best of Inspiration’ limited edition book. You’ll love it, really, and I’ll include never-before-seen photos from some of your favorite artists to commemorate the series. More info to come.

The even better news? I think you’re really going to love Mankind Mag. I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve worked on it and it just feels like its the right thing for me right now. I’m a firm believer that if there is passion behind a magazine, it comes out in the pages. I hope you see that in the debut issue.

Now, the logistics:
I am allowing advertisers in the mag. Cheap advertising, even. If you want a rate card, email me here.

I’m not sure how this will pan out and am still getting quotes from printers, but I would love to be able to print Mankind in a catalog form. I’d also love to keep the prices low, so we’ll see.

Free. Absolutely, 100% free to download.

My goal for Mankind is to mix a few of my all-time favorite mags: Good, Print and Anthropologie catalogs. I hope it pans out that way, but eh, we’ll see.

A LOT of you have asked if you can donate to the new mag. I won’t publicly promote donations b/c I don’t want to get all crazy evangelical pastor on you, so I’ll post my email address for paypal donations once and only once, right here.

There you have it! If you have any additional questions, email me! I’m always accepting contributors, although this issue is pretty much wrapping up. Almost press time!

  • your excitement is so infectious. i’m sure it’s going to be beautiful, can’t wait!

  • eee! i’m looking forward to it girl!

    and my gosh, it seems you have everything all laid out, planned and organized already!

  • You never cease to amaze me, dear Erin. This is such exciting news!!!


  • Good for you! I’m so happy for you that you are following your bliss and finding the soul behind what you are working toward. How very exciting and I’m looking forward to it!

  • Once, again, I feel like I know someone famous! One this ‘ole blog will jujst be a speck in your eye and you’ll be a big, famous mag publisher! Can’t wait!

  • oh, it’s going to be SO GREAT!!!! i can’t wait to see it.
    i can only imagine how excited you are!!

  • This is so exciting, Erin! I can’t wait to see the finished product!

  • how absolutely wonderful and happy in every way! just reading this post makes me smile :)

    thanks for that.

  • Congratulations! How completely totally inspiring! And I cannot wait to read it (um, and look at it. Drool over it. Whatever.)

  • Brilliant. Can’t wait to see/read it. I’ve worked on magazines – great, but hard work, hope the donations roll on in :)

  • Oh wow! I cannot wait! It’s great to share your journey! Prints would be great, there’s a space on my book shelf waiting! hehe. Are you still going to be doing the blog too?xx

  • Kid, you’re gonna’ be a star! The new magazine sounds like it’s going to be as fantastic as everything else you do. Can’t wait to see it.

  • Erin, you ROCK. Congratulations and best wishes for the Mankind mag! :) You can holler up my alley anytime, sweetie.


  • oh how exciting! i can’t wait to see the first issue, if it’s anything like “inspiration” then it will be fabulous!

  • Erin-
    What GREAT news and so beautiful to feel your enthusiasm for the new mag! YOU are an inspiration!

  • Erin – this is very exciting news, and I think we are all so happy for you. I can’t wait to see it…sounds lovely! I’m glad to hear things are going in a positive direction!

  • Oh, yay for you! I love watching people following their dreams. You are a brave, wonderful soul. The sky is the limit for you. Best wishes.

  • Oh my— you guys are way too supportive— I can’t thank you enough! :)

    And OF COURSE I’ll still be doing the blog! I wouldn’t dream of leaving you all… ;)

  • Just when you think it can’t get any better . . . it does! Congrats, lovely. ☺

  • I am so excited for you! I can not WAIT to see the Mankind Mag and all teh fabulous inspirations you come up with!

  • Very, very cool! I hope it all comes together smoothly. Great work changing it up so it fits better with your passions! looking forward to it! *a

  • This all sounds great! Congratulations, and I’m so looking forward to seeing this!

  • seems it all is coming together very nicely.. great work erin! looking forward to seeing it all happen soon

  • that is going to be so great, truly great! we appreciate all your hard work you know that right erin?

  • You are a breath of fresh air! Your business philosophy is so refreshing. Thank you for all that you do!

  • this is awesome. Ive only just started reading your blog, but I’m finding it inspiring.
    can’t wait to see the mag !!

  • I love that your are making such use of your abundant talents, E. You really have a top-notch project going on here.

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