Since 2010, with the help of an irreplaceable set of contributors, we’ve published eight issues of Libre Graphics magazine, spread over two volumes. Sometimes we’ve been slow, but we’ve always gotten the issue out in the end. With the release of issue 2.4, we’re announcing the end of the project. Magazines take a lot of care and feeding, and we think it’s time to let this one go. We’re proud of the two volumes we’ve produced, and we’re stopping while we’re ahead.
Over the last five-and-a-bit years, we’ve published written and visual work that we believe shows off what’s most exciting about Free/Libre and Open Source graphics, design, and art. We’ve published the work of a range of people, with varied opinions on the present and future of a whole collection of issues and concerns in the libre graphics world. We’re pleased to have been a venue for thoughtful writing on subjects as broad as the licensing of fonts, gender representation in F/LOSS, and automatic typesetting. One of the things we’re proudest of is providing a venue where artists and designers who are new to F/LOSS can get their bearings, and can see that amazing work can and is being done with libre software and licenses.
So we’re ending things on a high note. But, being a project inspired by F/LOSS, we’re not disappearing entirely. Though we won’t be continuing active development of the magazine and won’t be publishing new issues, we’ll be continuing to make the work that’s already happened available. Our repositories are still up, and you can still branch them, copy them, and use their contents. We’re leaving our website up, too, so that you can download the PDFs and point other people to them. You can still get and read digital copies of every issue of Libre Graphics magazine, and you can still print them out should you so desire. And, until we run out of the stock we have on hand, you can still order copies of most back issues in print.
We want to thank you for an excellent few years, for the encouragement, the contributions, and for reading.
Ana Isabel Carvalho