Nominated for LAUNCH OF THE YEAR at Stack Awards 2019
This is a selection of spreads from Issue 1
Dear Visitor,

Our journey reveals who we really are — perhaps even more so than our chosen destination. Sharing that rocky, un-romanticised process with others is bold, and has the power to inspire and encourage. Because no matter our backgrounds, we all face similar challenges when we create something new in this world.

PRESENT is a magazine about self-reflection and about making. It’s about concentrating vs. letting go, and exploring the bliss and struggle of creating. We speak to makers about their path and philosophies in order to demystify the creative process. This is a space for honest conversations about discipline, fear, career paths and confidence.

I believe all conflicts — with ourselves and others — are essentially rooted in not being able to get close with our favorite unrealized project. PRESENT seeks to inspire and push, reflect and trigger, motivate and initiate: to get closer to what we want and what we know we need.

This project was born out of necessity. In trying to do it all, my ambitions have often pushed me to the edge of burning out. In learning to cope with stress and trying hard not to get lost in it, I embarked upon an adventure that continues in this magazine. How can we live life to the fullest, do our best work, and be a good friend, sibling, partner without losing ourselves? In these turbulent times, and with distractions all around us, life can be overwhelming.

When we achieve a commitment to being present, to giving the one thing, or thought, or person in front of us our undivided attention— it changes everything. It stops us from dwelling on past mistakes and worrying too much about the future. It allows us to be present with what we can control right here, right now.

PRESENT is my favorite (un)realized project. I’m deeply grateful to everyone who has supported and contributed to this tremendous journey in one way or another. I’m excited to finally be sharing it with you. Our world is becoming increasingly loud and cluttered with negativity, hate and faux nostalgia. This project is a gentle reminder to be more present with everything and everyone around you. Because it’s worth it, and because this moment is all we have. — Hugo Hoppmann

This is a selection of spreads from Issue 1
All PRESENT Workwear is handprinted in our workshop. These pieces are reminder to be present and a great way to support this project
Positive Energy Madness
Handprinted T-Shirt White/Red
Perverse Optimism
Handprinted Longsleeve White/Red
Positive Energy Madness
Handprinted T-Shirt Black/White
Positive Energy Madness
Handprinted Sweatshirt Black/White
Positive Energy Madness
Multifunctional Balaclava Black/White
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