The Original Magazine

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The Original Magazine
The Original Magazine logo.png
Editor in Chief Danielle Levsky[1]
Categories arts and culture
Frequency Semi-annual
Circulation 5,000
Founder Elana Schlenker[2]
Year founded 2006[2]
Country Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Language English

The Original Magazine (also known as The Original) is a semiannual magazine covering the arts scene in Pittsburgh.[3] Founded in 2006 as a nonprofit organization, The Original is supported by the Sprout Fund, and grants from various departments at the University of Pittsburgh, and The Original Hot Dog Shop.[3] Printed copies are distributed free of charge throughout the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, including coffee shops, art galleries, and bookstores.[4] The staff, mostly students, numbers around 50.[2] The magazine publishers hold an annual "Arts and Crap Fair," allowing local artists to showcase and sell their work.[5]

Over 300 people attended the magazine's 2007 issue's release party.[6] The magazine's cover and table of contents design has received awards from the College Media Advisers.[2][4] The magazine was displayed by the Pittsburgh AIGA during CONTEXT 2007, its annual graphic design showcase.[4] In 2007, the University of Pittsburgh Student Government named The Original the "Best New Student Group."[4]


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  2. ^ a b c d Moore, Anthony M. (January 14, 2008). "The Original Magazine Showcases Local Artists". Pitt Chronicle. 
  3. ^ a b "Supporters Contact". The Originalurl= 
  4. ^ a b c d "The Original Magazine - 2008/09 Advertising Kit" (PDF). The Original. 
  5. ^ "Original arts, crafts and crap to buy and sell". The Pitt News. April 10, 2008. 
  6. ^ Ginsburg, Sam (Spring 2008). "The Other "O"". Pitt Magazine.