Color 11.1 Editor's Letter
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Practically born on a skateboard, Matt Berger has now taken his talents to all corners of the world. We caught up with the young man......
Paul Lawton takes everything he learned captaining Mammoth Cave Records in the exploding music scene of Lethbridge, AB and takes it......
When you're a band on the brink of blowing up, sometimes things get a little explosive on the inside. We sat down with London, ON's......
A magazine isn’t really a publication after just one issue; it’s a thought. And after about a year or so of trying to understand that thought, eventually
it becomes an idea.
Soon after the second issue of Color came out, I remember experiencing my first taste of excitement for what everyone involved was able to accomplish. I started to see all that had been pooling around in my subconscious mind, realized in a form I could have and hold in my hands, open and flip through, draw-on, share or tear into pieces. There was plenty of uncertainty, but then, a particular moment of clarity that I never forgot. Nothing significant really, just a brief instance when the right amount of consciousness had me completely present in the moment. I remember the temperature and humidity in the room, and every other minute detail during this flash in time. For a moment I remember thinking: “Wow… I wonder what it would feel like to have three issues out?”
It might seem over dramatic—the lead-in I just gave you—but that’s how it was and something inside of me made a mental bookmark of that moment and put it somewhere far back in my memory bank. It’s there
It’s always been about the content. When we started, we had a lot to say about skateboarding and the culture around it. We cared about quality and carried ourselves with pride—nothing has changed there. But about a year ago now, I had a vision of what this magazine can be and the undying need to push forward in publishing is happening all over again, as is the need to communicate our message of skateboarding. Since this revelation, it’s been a series of refinement exercises and audits of just about everything we do inside and outside the magazine itself. This issue marks the rebirth of Color and an entry into a new age; not one of information, but rather of storytelling for readers that demand adaptation with the ever-changing times.
At ten years, a magazine becomes a magazine. At least in my experience. We hope you dig the new large format and look forward to interacting with all of you about the new design.
Sandro Grison, founder