Last year’s debut of Design 50 marked one of the most successful launches in Newcity history.
This year, we plan to top it.
Last year we pointed to the behind-the-scenes folks, the power. This time around, Newcity will document the leading creative forces in Chicago’s fashion, home—both architecture and interior—and product design worlds, when we publish this edition of our Leaders of Chicago Culture Series on March 20. Read the rest of this entry »
Newcity has an immediate opening for a part-time/freelance web designer to work with us in designing for a WordPress platform (Genesis framework experience a plus). Creativity, dependability, accuracy and congeniality are core values to us; if they are to you, you’ll flourish. Most, if not all, of the work will be done remotely. To apply, write to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me about yourself; send a link to your digital portfolio and let me know if you have minimum pay expectations. Please elaborate on your software capabilities. Do not call. We are an equal opportunity employer.
UChicago Arts: A quarterly guide to arts & culture at the University of Chicago
Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood flourishes with life in the spring, and its artistic vitality is reflected in UChicago Arts, a quarterly guide to concerts, exhibitions, lectures, plays, screenings, performances and more at the University of Chicago.
From the Logan Center and the Arts Incubator to Court Theatre and the Smart Museum, the University of Chicago is home to renowned arts destinations, and world-class artists and emerging creators alike. This is the first publication covering the full range of UChicago Arts, and the best chance to reach this intellectually and culturally engaged audience. Read the rest of this entry »
A sensational way to reach Lakeview’s residents and Chicago’s film lovers.
As one of Chicago’s premier art-film exhibitors, the Music Box Theatre is Lakeview’s leading cultural venue, drawing visitors from around the city on a daily basis. With an active three-month user life, the events-centric calendar is printed as a pocket-sized magazine (48 pages, 5.375 inches wide by 8.375 inches tall) and functions as both a visitors guide to the venue as well as a marketing tool for neighboring and citywide businesses and events.
Distribution: 30,000 circulation includes comprehensive reach of Music Box patrons, plus standalone distribution to more than 200 locations, including local hospitality, retail, restaurant and dedicated news boxes.
Publication Date: February 28
Space Deadline: February 7
Artwork Deadline: February 10 Read the rest of this entry »
As we prepare the publish the twenty-eighth anniversary edition of Newcity on February 6, we wanted to share with our friends, colleagues and partners some good news about the year just concluded and some thoughts on our plans for this year underway.
2013 was a terrific year for Newcity, the best by any measure since the nineties. Overall revenues increased more than forty percent over 2012, of which digital was up seventy-five percent but remains a relatively small but important part of our financial picture. Our growth engine in 2013 was good old-fashioned print, both in our core publication Newcity and in a mostly new category for us, custom publishing, which grew dramatically last year.
Though we’ve had a hand in custom publishing for the arts since we started publishing the official guide to the city’s major art fair in 2007 (EXPO Chicago, and previously Art Chicago), in 2013 it became a bona fide business for us. In addition to EXPO Chicago’s official guide, we now publish two quarterlies—the program guide to the city’s landmark Music Box Theatre and a newly launched magazine called UChicago Arts, which is a beautiful expression of the exploding arts culture at the University of Chicago. And last year we teamed up with Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events to publish the official guide to Chicago Artists Month, a relationship we have high hopes for going forward. Read the rest of this entry »
Newcity is pleased to announce the return of our biggest performing arts issue of the year, The Players: Chicago’s leading performers.
And Newcity’s momentum going into this issue is stronger than it’s been in decades, coming off our strongest revenue growth last year since our early days, and a print circulation increase (yes, increase) of ten percent.
We’ll be chronicling the artistic forces who bring Chicago theater, dance, opera, comedy and performance to life. It’s an insight into Chicago’s arts culture that you can’t find anywhere else, any time.
It will be an issue that lovers of the stage cannot miss. Read the rest of this entry »
One day, usually every other Wednesday, we rent vehicles and deliver Newcity to just under a thousand locations around Chicago and Evanston. The steady, regular work has proven to be a solid gig for several of our longtime drivers who are musicians by trade—with some doing this as long as fifteen years.
Why does this work for them?
It’s a concentrated (one long day), regular batch of work and income
It’s physical but not unduly taxing, offering a respite from a too-often sedentary life
It’s a way to engage, face to face, with the city around us in a time of increasing digital isolation. Drivers are in and out of vehicles breathing fresh (well, Chicago) air; interacting with shopkeepers and getting to know parts of the city in great detail.
It’s a way to contribute to a publication you read, with a mission you believe in. (If you don’t, forget the rest: this is not for you.) Read the rest of this entry »
Each January, we publish Life 101, an issue dedicated to education and personal reinvention based on the theme “Change Your Life.” From the casual—a cooking or dance class, a new workout regime, a topical forum—to continuing ed and degree programs, especially advanced degrees, we seek to offer a sophisticated and useful approach to the universal goal of self-improvement. (In general, we’re targeting an adult population, not pre-college high school kids.)
Other fair game for this edition includes personal health and wellbeing, life coaching and all the other ways we seek to better ourselves.
If education and self-improvement is part, or all, of your mission, we hope you’ll engage with us as we endeavor to create a truly special issue. You won’t connect with a finer audience of voracious knowledge seekers anywhere, we guarantee that. Read the rest of this entry »
Newcity is delighted to announce F. Philip Barash as our new assistant design editor. In this role, Philip will work closely with editor Brian Hieggelke in planning and executing Newcity’s coverage of Chicago’s legendary design culture in home, architecture, fashion and graphic and product design.
F. Philip Barash is an independent writer, sometime curator, reluctant designer, unflagging advocate for good public space, committed dabbler and flaneur. His work with organizations such as the Poetry Foundation and EXPO Chicago on creative placemaking projects receives national recognition for its authentic, collaborative approach to the urban condition. Barash’s writing on art and design has appeared in academic and public-interest venues including Crain’s Chicago Business, ArtSlant, the literary journal of Columbia University, and in this magazine. Read the rest of this entry »
We’re ending the year with a big bang: our beloved Top 5 of Everything will choose the year’s top movies, music, books, plays and much much more. The New Year’s Eve Party Guide will help revelers finalize their end-of-the-year plans, and our Holiday Movie Guide will steer folks to and from the best and worst of the array of films hitting the multiplex. And since this is our last issue of the year, you’ll get extended shelf life for your marketing!
But, as they used to say on TV, that’s not all! This issue will be bound, in a premium paper format to encourage readers to spend days, weeks, even months studying it.
So if you want to end your year with a bang of your own, make sure you advertise in this one. We need your space reserved by Wednesday, December 11 and your artwork by Friday, December 13. Read the rest of this entry »