Print isn’t dead!
Who would imagine that a group of young Novo Vizcayanos could resurrect the love for books and use it to unite a vast network of aspiring Filipino creatives.
“We really wanted something connected to Nueva Vizcaya that sounds young and cool, like…. NuViz. From there, we stumbled across Novice. A word that is both honest and telling, the name faithfully represents our brand.”
Novice Magazine is a passion-driven project. It’s an independent literary magazine featuring the unique perspectives and ideas of young Filipino creatives.
Headed by its creative director, Allen Esteban, the editorial board is made up of young locals of Nueva Vizcaya who have forged their paths around the Philippines and abroad.
Their vision is to create a platform that celebrates aspiring creatives by showcasing their talents as they make their marks in both local and international scenes.
The publishing process is funded and supported by the personal and professional networks of the editorial team and contributing creatives. The ambitious dream to bring each issue to the printers is fueled by pro-active marketing and relies heavily on pre-orders of the book.
Novice is evolving from a magazine to a publication that looks like a coffee table book. Each issue becomes an addictive collection with its full-color, perfectly bound, thick pages of touching feature stories, literary pieces, artwork, and photographs.
The maiden issue, published in 2019, was met with much love and support. On the cover is Abeer Acero, the Instagram maven behind Looking for Abura.
This 2020, amidst the Corona Pandemic, the magazine is back – bigger, braver and bolder. On the front cover is Violet Lucasi of violetology.com featured as writer, traveller and paragliding pilot.
THE VOLUME PROJECT
Novice’s humble attempts to help where they can is remarkable. Proceeds of Issue 01 has gone to school children and frontliners.
School supplies and teaching materials were donated to Pao Elementary School, a primary school located in the mountains of Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya. New and donated books helped build their mini library.
As the Corona Virus hit the country this year, the team initiated help for frontliners, essential workers and communities affected by the pandemic.
Your money goes a long way! By purchasing a copy of NOVICE, you support the Filipino community of artists, influencers and content creators. You’ll receive a quality book on one hand and the other becomes a helping hand for others in need.
Photos (and most content) taken from Novice.