Lost In Concert is an online publication that focuses on covering touring live acts that make their way into the greater Chicagoland area. What started out as a hub for a group of friends, both photographers and writers, to cover concerts and festivals they could share with people who missed the show birthed a passion for live music. It soon turned into an addiction to try to catch as many live acts as possible–photographing and writing about the experience for other friends and music lovers so they can experience the same feelings that they get when witnessing the passion and dedication of these traveling artists live.
Once the online library of show coverage had grown into the hundreds it was clear that we had to create something more permanent and tactile to commemorate the project and the music scene at large. This book was the obvious choice. We wanted to make something that fans of music everywhere could leave on their coffee tables to show off their love of live music. A book that they or their friends could flip through for minutes or even hours. A piece of art that really represents how we feel when we experience live music and gets people excited. A collection of memories and moments that help us remember some of the best times of our lives.
We began by looking back through all of our formative coverage and selecting our favorites. With an idea of how many shows we wanted to include we were able to better gauge the size the book would need to be and began to contact designers. Jen Soik, a close friend and fellow music lover had the excitement, talent and most importantly, the follow through needed for a project of this scale.
The final product is Lost In Concert: Volume One — a 154-page, 10-inch by 8-inch, perfect bound, softcover book. The cover printed matte black and overlayed with a spot UV varnish texture and hand-applied custom satin fabric tour pass sticker on the front.
We encourage you to take a look at the Kickstarter page we set up to raise the funding needed to get the book produced. There are different giving levels with different incentives fit for just about everyone.