OOMK Zine: Issue 1By: Oomk London
Rose Nordin: Graphic Designer and MA Design student (isamok.tumblr.com)
Sofia Niazi: Illustrator and MA Design student (www.sofianiazi.co.uk)
Sabba Khan: Architect and freelancer (cosmicsabba.tumblr.com)
Our great love for design and self-publishing has brought us together to work on a new publishing project, One of My Kind (OOMK) Zine. We started working on the project as a way of documenting and sharing the work of some of the talented creative women we had come across but as our journey progressed we uncovered many, many more. So much so that we decided to get serious and create a small press publication that would include the work of up to 25 women. OOMK zine has evolved and is well on it way to becoming a highly visual publication that promotes the work of different creative, imaginative, spiritual and active women. Through the work of these women we hope to inspire many more to engage in thoughtful and creative practices, however big or small.
But we need your help, we need to raise enough monely to get OOMK Zine professionally printed and distributed to a few independent bookshops in London. If this project is successfully funded then we can begin work on issue two and keep the zine running as a quarterly publication. While some of the contributions for issue 1 were commissioned many were simply submitted to us through our website and email. We hope to become a largely submissions based publication allowing for a whole range of people to become part of OOMK. But we can only proceed to do this if we manage to fund issue 1.
We need £800 to cover printing costs for 300 copies in full colour on nice paper, short print runs like this are very expensive so the more money we raise the cheaper it will be to get a higher volume printed. We want OOMK to be sold at an affordable price so the more money we raise the cheaper we will be able to sell OOMK.
Between the three of us we have printed and sold many of our own comics and zines. We are confident at contacting buyers and know what sort of people would be interested in OOMK.
We really believe that we can make this project a success, we just need a little help to get it on its way.
You can find out more here and keep up to date with our progress.
Rose, Sabba and Sofia
04-01-2013 12:53 PM
If you received an automated email yesterday saying ‘OOMK is not funded’ please ignore it. We received confirmation this morning that the project if fully funded and that that we will receive all the pledges early next week. Pleasefund.us apologised and said that they just upgraded their system and the message was a technical glitch.
Sorry for the confusion and thanks again for your pledge, we’ll be in touch soon and you will receive your pledge gifts as soon as oomk is printed!
Till then you can follow our facebook page and website for updates
Sabba, Sofia and Rose
04-01-2013 11:32 AM
Just to confirm, pleasefund.us sent us an email apology this morning saying that the ‘oomk not funded’ automated message was a glitch and that oomk is really and truely funded :D, thanks for bearing with!
03-01-2013 07:29 PM
Hello pledgers, if you’ve recieved an email saying oomk is not funded please ignore it, we got confirmation two days ago that it’s fully funded, we’re sorting it out, sorry for confusion!
02-01-2013 08:03 PM
OOMK IS FUNDED, we’ve passed £800!!! Thanks so much for all the pledges, we’ll be sorting out all the pledge gifts ready to send out as soon as oomk is back from the printers :D.
29-12-2012 02:25 PM
We’ve reached 99%!! Big THANK YOU to everyone for sharing, following and pledging to OOMK!! If we go over £800 the extra money will go towards printing more copies and having a bigger launch event! ONLY 5 days to go now…
13-12-2012 04:25 PM
WOAH we just passed £400!!! That’s over 50% funds pledged. That’s amazing, only got £382 till oomk is LIFT OFF! Special thank you to everyone who has pledged, we’ll be putting images of the pledge gifts up in the next few days.
06-12-2012 05:00 PM
Massive THANK YOU to everyone sharing/following/ donating to OOMK. We’ve just passed 40% funds raised!! Keep em coming!! For more updates you can visit our fb page https://www.facebook.com/oomkZine.x