by James Hyman in London, England, United Kingdom


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SAVE & DIGITISE HYMAG, World's Largest Magazine Collection (Guinness) rewards creators (journalists, photographers, illustrators etc.) too!

by James Hyman in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

It safeguards and secures the physical archive for longer. The extra money would also allow us to give more access to students and people who can't afford to pay the current fees which all go to the storage and maintenance of this huge archive. 

HYMAG wants to make the archive and its contents accessible for all; this is all part of our plans for a digital platform, planned to launch in 2021. The extra money will give us a better runway to ensure this happens and make our dream of preserving the past, present, and future of print come true. 

SAVE & DIGITISE HYMAG, World's Largest Magazine Collection (Guinness) rewards creators (journalists, photographers, illustrators etc.) too!

“When James Hyman was a scriptwriter at MTV Europe, in the 1990s, before the rise of the internet, there was a practical - as well as compulsive - reason he amassed an enormous collection of magazines, the foresight that this was going to be something else, more than a collector’s dream...it’s all about preserving and documenting the history of print.”– The New York Times.


HYMAG is built on a life’s passion for magazines, it celebrates and credits the creator and the collector, and the treasure troves of donors who share its determination to preserve and document the past, present, and future of print

HYMAG needs your help to future-proof the history of print and save the physical archive so that creatives, researchers, pop-culturalists, historians, academics, students & magazine lovers can then discover HYMAG's digital platform (launching 2021).

Support, share, and save this important cultural heritage by donating to the cause below.  

Your donation wil go towards the maintenance, conservation, storage of 150,000+ magazines, 10 million cuttings from the archive of Edda Tasiemka ('The Human Google'), Google her!  In addition to other operational costs and enabling reduced fees for students and those on low income to visit and research at the Archive.

@hymag are SO excited to announce a collaboration with @mark_vessey, who has produced these exclusive limited edition photographs ONLY AVAILABLE through our crowdfunder campaign - LINK IN BIO


10th Birthday, 80cm x 92cm C-Type Photograph edition 50 £695.00

XL 10th Birthday, 110 x 126cm C-Type Photograph edition 15 £1450.00

Mark Vessey is a British photographic artist whose work is inspired by the idea of creating art from collections of everyday objects. He spends his life searching for that elusive edition of a magazine; that one book that will make his collection complete. He explores every facet of them with an intensity that only a collector can. 






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