A high school friend used to tell me he was working on earning his second million because the first one was just too hard. That’s how I’m feeling about spring right now. This one is too hard; let’s look ahead to Spring 2021, our March/April 2021 issue to be exact. I hope you’ll love the theme as much as I do: mid-century modern (MCM).
We picked MCM not just for its cool color palette but because it was an exciting and heady time for artists, designers, and architects. Weaving, in particular, had a surge in popularity through the work of weavers such as Mary Meigs Atwater, Anni Albers, Else Regensteiner, and Dorothy Liebes. In addition, new fibers, such as nylon, spandex, and polyester, were being developed and could be used alone or in combination with natural fibers. Outside the textile world, the likes of Eero Saarinen, Joseph Eichler, and Mies van der Rohe were making their names known in architecture and furniture design; and Pablo Picasso, Marcel DuChamp, Jackson Pollack, and Andy Warhol were leading the way in the art world. Looking at it from a vantage point of 60 plus years in the future, the period seems like it must have been a whirlwind of creative activity.
Let’s bring those days back!
Here is the official issue theme:
March/April – “Mid-Century-Inspired” We just can’t get enough of mid-century modern style and weaving. From the Bauhaus-trained weavers such as Else Regensteiner and Anni Albers, who helped define the textiles of the era, to the fun and funky fashion, we want to celebrate the cloth and style of the 1950s and 1960s.
Proposals for projects and articles due: 05/18/2020
Submissions due: 07/20/2020
We picked out a special palette to reflect the fun colors of the era that we think you’ll love.
Please use these addresses for inquiries that won’t fit into our submission form:
Editorial USPS address:
Long Thread Media
PO Box 2579
Loveland, CO 80539
Editorial physical address:
Long Thread Media
446 E 29th St, Box 2579
Loveland, CO 80538
Please send me your proposals for projects and articles that incorporate aspects of mid-century modern design. I can’t wait to see what you come up with. Spring 2021 is going to be great!