We are a collective of artists, students and professionals striving to create a platform for you and I. We highlight stories, people and issues that don’t get enough airtime in our oversaturated content marketplace. We are entirely dependent on you, the reader, to share and contribute to our mission. We’re primarily focused on stories that are dear to all of us. You know, the day-to-day everything: work, relationships, pop culture, sports, travel, lifestyle, identity. You name it, write it, and share it.
In fall of 2015, a small group of friends had an idea for a magazine. In the months that followed, they reached out to friends and family, relying on their community to provide the content. To their surprise, people were interested.
Volumes 1 - 4
In January 2016, Volume 1 of Pressed Magazine was released! In a small Toronto bar, friends and family came together to celebrate. Volumes 2, 3, and 4 were published over the course of the following three years. These magazines were put together by a group of dedicated volunteers, and the money was raised among them to print through a small, local printer.
Volume 5 of Pressed is titled Travel: Below the Surface. This volume looks at this history of leisure travel, and various current travel issues, through a critical lens. The first half of the volume focuses on the history of travel, and the second half is a collection of contributed art and stories. This volume will be released on November 9, 2019, in Toronto, Canada.