MAEKAN

is creating a publication on the big ideas and people in creative culture.

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Make the Cut (Limited Offer)
$2
per month
We recognize that the current global situation has put many in financially-tight places, and in light of that, we're offering a $2 USD / month tier. It includes:

  • The MAEKAN Briefing sent to you twice a week
  • Access to our Discord
  • Priority invitations to participate in "office hours" and webinars
  • The knowledge that you are directly contributing to the creation and continuation of MAEKAN
Includes Discord benefits
Making Waves
$8
per month
Making Waves is our main tier that provides you with access to all of MAEKAN as well as discounts to periodic product drops. It includes: 

  • The MAEKAN Briefing sent to you twice a week
  • Access to our Discord
  • Priority invitations to participate in "office hours" and webinars
  • 10% discount and early access to MAEKAN merchandise and events
  • Eugene and Charis will answer your questions on bonus episodes of Making It Up
  • The knowledge that you are directly contributing to the creation and continuation of MAEKAN


Includes Discord benefits
Move Maker
$20
per month
Everything in the other tiers, plus the unmistakable warm fuzzies that come with generously supporting and making our creative community better.

  • The MAEKAN Briefing sent to you twice a week
  • Access to our Discord
  • Priority invitations to participate in "office hours" and webinars
  • 10% discount and early access to MAEKAN merchandise and events
  • Eugene and Charis will answer your questions on bonus episodes of Making It Up
  • The knowledge that you are directly contributing to the creation and continuation of MAEKAN
Includes Discord benefits

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About

What is MAEKAN?
MAEKAN is a publication, platform, and community focused on the big ideas and people shaping creative culture. We leverage multiple mediums to tell compelling stories. Our focus is around the trailblazers and pioneers shaping culture, as well as making sense of the complex world around us.

Why MAEKAN? 
We felt there was a significant gap in the world of creative culture. We didn't see a media outlet that spoke to the "why" and that challenged the trends, movements, and ideas around us. A culture left unchallenged results in imbalanced outcomes and rarely focuses on the benefits of a community as a whole. We also wanted an opportunity to build something that could focus on quality first rather than serve an advertiser's needs. 

Who is behind MAEKAN? 
MAEKAN was founded by Alex Maeland and Eugene Kan, who previously served as the Creative Director and Editorial Director at HYPEBEAST respectively. In addition, a small editorial team is distributed across Hong Kong, Toronto, London, New York, and Los Angeles. 

Where can you find MAEKAN?

Why member and patron support?
We've experienced and seen first hand the outcome of an ad-driven business model in media. We felt compelled to explore other solutions to support ourselves that would lead to the best experience for our readers and listeners. Pursuing options outside of advertisements ensures we can focus on the best stories, analysis, and content for our supporters. Ads aren't necessarily bad, but we really believe the modern media company needs to figure out different ways to sustain itself beyond just ads. 

Where does your support go?
Your support of MAEKAN will fund multiple parts of our endeavor:
  • We can directly fund bigger and better stories 
  • We can continue creating meaningful content
  • We can explore other projects such as print and merchandise
  • We continue existing in order to evolve (this is the most important aspect, we think)

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