Behind MEDIUM Skate Mag | Canada’s global hope for creative print
Ever since Color Skateboard Magazine disappeared, sadly as it was one of the best, Canada has been seriously lacking in the global reaching print skate category. The only mag left standing was SBC, which is still dope, but it covers the Canadian scene specifically. We were missing a global skateboard magazine that catered to the more creative side of the culture.
Enter Medium Skate Mag. Joel Watamaniuk and Will Jivcof decided to put it together and take on the world.
As Will says: “Medium is our excuse to get involved with the type of skateboarding we really believe in. Whether that’s an artist or skateboarder we’re really stoked on, or just a friend of ours who we believe in, we want to give those people and their work a platform. Magazines in Canada are traditionally bound to it’s borders and don’t often print skateboarding unless it’s based here. It’s rare to see a magazine like Solo, Grey or Free here in Canada so Medium is also a solution to those issues as well.”
Go support Medium!
Meanwhile, in our bio… Check out the new link for an interview with (and video by) @mediumskatemag & @loveskateboardco, by @passionisfordinosaurs, regarding launching a skate mag in 2017, canadian skate print media, expanding beyond your local scope, work ethics & more! Their new, exclusive edit "Paris Is For Lovers" showcases their latest skate sessions amid the French capital. Issue number two of Medium was just launched, and should hit @theoriesofatlantis soon enough… No excuse not to snag a copy! 📸: @jivcoff • #mediumskatemag #loveskateboards #liveskateboardmedia #parisisforlovers #aymericislive #skateboardingculture #willjivcoff #joelwatamaniuk
Thank you to everyone who came out last night for the issue two release party for @mediumskatemag. We didn't expect the half of you to show up. You drank the bar dry and the support you showed us was incredible. We started Medium because we love this wild community of ours and we're going to keep pushing this shit as hard as we can. Over the next few weeks issue two will be making its way to skate shops across Canada, the US, UK and Australia so please sit tight. Thank you, thank you, thank you.