inspiration...

Been Magazine is, in a word, inspiration. It is inspired by and celebrates art, photography, travel, individuality and creativity. Stories of people doing what they love in the places that they live. Creative people + places. Artists + designers. Architects. Photographers. Makers. Doers. Wanderers. People who dream big dreams and small dreams. People who love where they are, what they are doing or where they are going.


If there is a mission to Been Magazine it is to bring stories of urban creative culture from around the world to new audiences. It is to share stories that surprise, inform or entertain and to do so in a way that celebrates creativity, culture and cool.

Been Magazine is an independent window on the creative world out there, in other countries, in different neighborhoods, perhaps just down your street. It's about being there, and bringing you along for the ride.

Preview Been Magazine online at issuu.com. To buy a copy, click here.


the magazine...

Been Magazine was founded January 1st, 2019 by Andy Davies, an art director and photographer with almost 35 years experience in the design industry and a passion for travel, art, design and photography. Editor-in-Chief, Les Barany, has been agent and representative to dozens of renowned artists for over 35 years and has previously published a number of magazines and books.


Based in New York, the limited edition magazine is self-funded, and printed in small quantities for distribution via select retail outlets in New York, Portland, Seattle, London, Amsterdam and Zürich as well as online subscription here.

The first issue was published in April and the second issue debuted September 2nd, 2019. Issue 3 ships in February 2020. We're now taking pre-orders for issue 3!

Subscribe today, independent magazines depend on every sale, and we're counting on you!


in stores...

In print, get Been Magazine here on the site (just $12 + $2 U.S. shipping, +$7 international). You can also get Been Magazine at these fine magazine stores:

NEW YORK CITY:
McNally Jackson (52 Prince St)
Casa Magazines (22 8th Ave)
Mulberry Iconic Magazines (188 Mulberry), Lafayette Iconic (238 Lafayette), Bowery Iconic (215 Bowery)
Magazine Cafe (15 W 37th)

PORTLAND:
Rich's Cigar Store (820 SW Alder Street)

BAY AREA:
Issues Shop (4198 Piedmont Ave., Oakland)

ZÜRICH:
PRINT MATTERS! (Hohlstrasse 9)

LONDON:
Forbidden Planet (179 Shaftesbury Ave.)
MagCulture ( 270 St John Street)
Charlotte Street News (66 Charlotte Street)

AMSTERDAM:
Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum (Spui 14-16)

ISSUE #1

Chris Stein (Blondie), Courtney Taylor-Taylor (The Dandy Warhols), Spoke-Art in San Francisco, Tim Doyle, illustrator in Austin, Texas, architect Stefan Camenzind in Zürich, the Camden Watch Company in London, artist Julia Ibbini in Abu Dhabi and more!

Preview Been Magazine online at issuu.com. To buy a copy, click here. Last few print copies available, order today, just $14 including USA shipping, $19 for international shipping destinations.

From the introduction to issue #1: "I started this magazine to tell you stories. Well, probably more accurately, show you stories. I travel a lot. I take a lot of pictures, I see a lot of places, and meet a ton of amazing people. I’d like you to meet them and see the places they live, work and play. This magazine is my way of making something out of what I love to do, connecting the dots of far flung people and places and bringing them together in one place." - Andy Davies

issue #2

David Cerny, an incredible sculptor in Prague, artists Vince Kamp (London), Nick Veasey (Kent) and Jim Riswold (Portland), Street Parade, the world's largest rave party in Zürich, Osswald Parfumerie in New York and Zürich, Photoville in Brooklyn, Sylvain Despretz, accomplished storyboard artist and illustrator in Paris, the Lower East Side music scene in New York and more!

Preview Been Magazine online at issuu.com. To buy limited edition print copy, click here. Now shipping order today, just $14 including USA shipping, $19 for international shipping destinations.

From the introduction to issue #2: "Sit at a coffee shop in the heart of a city in a different country or time zone or even neighborhood, and look around you. Take it all in. Look further. Find something that is amazing and find out more. I have never been disappointed when I push to know more, to cross my own boundaries, ignore my own fears and do something new in a new place." - Andy Davies

 

issue #3

Issue 3 ships mid February 2020. Feature stories include filmmaker Till Nowak in Los Angeles; illustrator Viktor Koen in New York; Bull Run Craft Cannabis in Boring, Oregon; Marco Bakker, photographer in Edam, Netherlands; Freitag Lab ag in Zürich; the legendary comic megastore Forbidden Planet and publisher Titan Entertainment Group in London; Stone Sparrow Contemporary Art Gallery in New York and more. Preview Been Magazine online at issuu.com. To buy issue 3, click here. Just $14 including USA shipping, $19 for international shipping destinations.

From the introduction to issue #3: "Social media has reduced us to consumers of moments, and I believe that, while moments can certainly be magical, and worthy of a like, love or share, there’s more to know than the glimpses that we share. That’s why I made this magazine, to share everything in between." - Andy Davies

 

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