The New Face of Vinyl

The New Face of Vinyl is a project started by Ben Meadors & Owen McCafferty to discover what vinyl means to the youth of today.

http://benmeadors.com/vinyl

New Update! 8/14/2013

Be sure to check out our latest update on the book!

June Update!

It’s been a busy summer so far for Ben and I and we apologise for leaving you all in the dark these past months. Now that Ben has graduated and moved to NYC and I have finished some unfinished business, I can finally sit down to update you all on the progress of the book.

For the most part, the majority of our research is complete—the interviews and photographs are finished and we have moved onto the composition of the text. As many of you might know, writing a book is a lengthy process; the research has to be synthesised, analysed, and organised in such a way that will bring together our project full circle. The first step is to finish a rough outline of the books contents. After that, we have to create a digital layout for the “look” of the actual publication which is almost if not just as complicated a task as the actual writing of the work.

You have all been very patient so far, and we continue to ask for your understanding as Ben and I continue to write The New Face of Vinyl: Youth’s Digital Devolution. We wish it were as easy as it sounds, but writing, printing, and marketing a book takes time. As we move through the process, we will try our best to keep you all in the loop as things move on.

As of right now, we have a tentative goal of having the book designed and ready to print by fall of this year—in hopes of being ready for printing before the holiday season. However, we can only give that as an estimate—not an exact date.

In regards to gifts to donors: we will ship everything once the books have been printed and are ready for distribution. We will have more details on how shipping will work and how to request different images (for those of you who have that gift in your donation bracket) for prints.

I know I can speak for Ben too when I say that we wish we could have this book ready in a month but we want to get this publication perfect. We’ve worked very hard and you’ve all been very generous—we want to make your donation worthwhile.

If anyone has any comments, questions, or concerns don’t hesitate to contact me directly. You can reach me by e-mail vinyl@benmeadors.com or by phone 646-543-4394 if I don’t pick up, leave a message and I’ll get back to you.

Thanks again for all of your support and encouragement. We look forward to presenting you with this great book.

Best,
Owen M. McCafferty II

FIrst day in LA! 

Busy day today! Finishing up tomorrow then headed to LA!

We are on the west coast! Portland is the first city on the list, and we are so glad to be here! Follow the blog/twitter for more! http://benmeadors.com/vinyl @newfaceofvinyl

The New Face of Vinyl is headed off to it’s final journey: Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles. We will be happy to leave this snowy, cold, and blistery Cleveland winter behind. Follow us on twitter (http://twitter.com/newfaceofviny), and our website (http://BenMeadors.com/vinyl) for updates and videos along the way.

Thanks to everyone for your support. California here we come.

Owen & Ben 

The New Face of Vinyl is headed off to it’s final journey: Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles. We will be happy to leave this snowy, cold, and blistery Cleveland winter behind. 

Follow us on twitter (http://twitter.com/newfaceofviny), and our website (http://BenMeadors.com/vinyl) for updates and videos along the way.

Thanks to everyone for your support. California here we come.

Owen & Ben 

Last Call: Looking for people 15-25 for our book The New Face of Vinyl

We are specifically looking for record collectors and vinyl enthusiasts between the ages of 15-25 for our book The New Face of Vinyl: Youth’s Digital Devolution. If you are located in Portland, San Francisco, or Los Angeles and are interested in being in the book, fill out a survey at our website: http://www.benmeadors.com/vinyl/the-new-face-of-vinyl-survey/

For more information about the project visit our home page at http://benmeadors.com/vinyl or our former kickstarter funding site: http://kck.st/newfaceofvinyl

You can also follow us on Twitter (@newfaceofvinyl) Facebook (http://www.Facebook.com/newfaceofvinyl) YouTube (http://www.YouTube.com/thenewfaceofvinyl) and of course this Tumblr.


Shoot me an e-mail if you have any questions: vinyl@benmeadors.com

Thanks for all of your support guys!

-Owen