Vancouver, BC - January 6, 2014 – After more than 10 straight years of publishing skateboard culture to the North American spectra, Fourcorner Publishing Inc. announces it has ceased printing Color magazine, to take an extended hiatus from the traditional methods. The creators behind the lifestyle brand, will however be moving forward in exciting new ways with more dedication to bolstering skateboard culture than ever before.
2013 was a great year that saw Color begin moving in a new direction, starting with a redesign of the magazine and increased focus on experiential publishing. It is certainly an exciting time in media and Color, the skateboard lifestyle publication that highlighted music, art, fashion and skateboarding talent in Canada intends to continue doing so by producing unique experiences in those fields for as long as founder/producer Alessandro Grison is at the reigns.
“Color has been a dream for me.” said Grison. “Guy Mariano, Danny Way, Eric Koston, Muska, Reynolds… The magazine gave me the opportunity to sit and get to know so many of my heros and experience things I never thought I would in my lifetime. It opened my eyes to a world outside of my own as I hope it did for others”.
Fourcorner Publishing Inc. recognizes that the legacy Color Magazine leaves behind would not be made possible without the support from its loyal advertisers and devout readership, but Color wasn’t conceived for the purpose of doing business, it was always a passion for the publisher who was consistently inspired and motivated by the people who helped put it all together. This is where it gets emotional for Grison:
“I may have received back just as much as we gave [while making the magazine]--which was always all of ourselves. I am forever grateful for the amazing people I met and got the opportunity to work with over the years. I’m thankful to walk away enriched by memorable experiences”.
Back issues of Color Magazine will be available at Agenda (Long Beach, CA – Jan. 7/8, 2014) and KnowShow (Vancouver, BC – Jan. 15-17, 2014) with representatives in attendance to discuss upcoming and future projects.