“When Life Gives You Volcanoes, Make a Magazine”

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Writer and editor Andrew Losowsky has come up with a pretty neat idea for all “designers, writers, photographers, illustrators, art directors and anyone else who is stranded by the ash cloud, and would like something to do. If there’s one thing my ol’ ma taught me, it’s that when life gives you volcanoes, make magazines. And so we shall.”

That’s right, Losowsky wants to make a magazine “(working titles include Grounded, SkyFail and Someday We’ll Fly Away)” with the help of stranded contributors.

Are you stuck in an airport lounge or crappy motel thanks to volcanic ash? Learn more about the project here.

(via @brainpicker)


Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and was once given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. Formerly of The Rumpus and McSweeney’s and most recently the founding editor of BuzzFeed Books, Isaac is now the co-host of BuzzFeed News’ Twitter Morning Show, #AMtoDM. He also appears frequently on The Today Show to talk books, and is co-author of Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them and Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos (with Recipes) (winner of an IACP award), and the author of a YA novel and picture book forthcoming from Bloomsbury. He uses Twitter. More from this author →