Outside's website has a great series of challenging photos and the behind-the-scenes stories from the photographers who risked life, limb and sanity to get them:
"we were driving 95 miles an hour to avoid getting swallowed by this thing"
"I blew my entire budget on a helicopter and didn't get a single photo because of poor winds... then..."
"I attempted to be smuggled through a Pakistani no-man's-land, wearing a burka, without success"
"I walked 120 miles over four days to get it"
See the shots and read the stories from Antonin Kratochvil, Camille Seaman, Chris Anderson, Christopher LaMarca, Jason Florio, Jeff Hutchens, John Huet, Joshua Paul, Mark Fisher, Matthieu Paley, Nicky Bonne, Paolo Marchesi, Philipp Engelhorn and Ryan Pylehere.
This is fun little movie in fast motion (we were always in a hurry) of the Blueprint team creating the February '08 cover in the Starrett Lehigh building. Little did we know this would be the last cover we did, ever. Blueprint was the most fun, perplexing, frustrating, yet rewarding project I have ever been involved in. It's been a year since it folded. I just wanted to say thanks and I miss you all. I'm really proud of what we did.
Sarah Humphreys, Cybele Grandjean, Lisa The, Jamie Prokell, Katie Hatch, Page Marchese Norman, Elizabeth Graves, Shane Powers, Rebecca Robertson, Scott Horne, Rachel Boyle, Sarah Conroy, Johannah Masters, Bora Chang, Shira Savada, Denise Clappi, Duane Stapp, Sydney Applegate, Sarah Rutledge, ValerieRains, PetraGugielmetti, HeloiseGoodman, MaryCahill, JohnnyMiller, AmyWilkins, MatthewAxe, TomPrince, and everyone on staff. We only did 8 issues (or was it 9?) but those 8 were "effin" brilliant.
I know you have all gone on to do wonderful things and I wanted to wish you all happiness with your future endeavors in the New Year and beyond. Let's have a reunion.
Cheers XO Deb
If you have content (big or small) that you think would be great for The Sandbox; behind-the-scenes stories, the process of a design, illo, photo, logo, typography...really anything about the way we put a magazine or website(!) together...forward it to Brandon at TIPS@SPD.org.