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.

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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 magazine is self-funded, and printed in limited 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. A third issue will debut in January/February 2020.

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


in stores...

Been Magazine is available only in print, get it here on the site (just $12 now with free U.S. shipping, +$6 international). You can also get Been Magazine at these fine magazine stores:

NEW YORK CITY:
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)

SEATTLE:
First & Pike News (93 Pike St)

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 issue 1 at issuu.com. Last few copies available, order today!

From the introduction to issue #1: "I love to travel but this isn’t really a travel magazine. It’s more a moments magazine. A place to share moments with you. 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 issue 2 at issuu.com. Now shipping order today!

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

 

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