The Great Discontent Issue 1 is available now on loremnotipsum.com. Funded via a successful Kickstarter campaign, issue one features 17 interviews, including 2 print-first features: Tavi Gevinson and Roman Mars. Additionally, interviews previously published on thegreatdiscontent.com have been refreshed with new images, commentary, and/or updates from interviewees. This issue includes interviews with: Aaron Draplin, Alastair Humphreys, Sara Blake, James Victore, Scott & Vik Harrison, Elle Luna, Ike Edeani, Timothy Goodman, Anna Wolf, Lotta Nieminen, Zack Arias, Joshua Davis, Debbie Millman, Matt Porterfield, Ryan Bingham, Tavi Gevinson (print-first feature), and Roman Mars (print-first feature).
The Great Discontent (TGD) is a magazine featuring interviews on beginnings, creativity, and risk. Cofounded by Ryan & Tina Essmaker, TGD launched online in August 2011 and has grown to include a print counterpart, a short film series, and other content-related projects and collaborations. In January 2014, they decided to embrace risk and shake things up. They simultaneously quit their day jobs to focus on The Great Discontent and launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for their first printed issue. After a nail-biting 30-day campaign, the TGD community helped raise enough money to take the magazine to print. The duo began working on the magazine immediately, teaming up with Brooklyn-based designer Frank Chimero of Another to assist with editorial design and art direction.