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first launched as a digital magazine in august 2011, The Great Discontent’s candid conversations with those who create immediately resonated with readers, drawing the attention of individuals seeking to be inspired and challenged. after nearly three years, TGD had garnered a worldwide audience and published over 130 long-form interviews on thegreatdiscontent.com. in response to a growing readership and a desire to pursue the publication full-time, cofounders Ryan and Tina Essmaker left their day jobs in january 2014 to focus exclusively on TGD.
The Great Discontent (TGD) is a tri-annual print publication and online magazine featuring candid interviews with those who create. focusing on beginnings, creativity, and risk, TGD provides a memorable look into the lives of its subjects via long-form interviews, short features, and film-based projects.
TGD’s fourth print issue is all about ambition. This collection includes 16 interviews with those who are committed to their crafts and pursuing their paths with a sense of purpose. Their stories will drive you to explore your ambitions and chase them with a renewed resolve.
Issue Four features: Leon Bridges / Grotesk / Joy Williams / Sophie Ebrard / David Dastmalchian / Mara Hoffman / Ben Hart / Jenna Bouma / Roanne Adams / Veronika Scott / Malika Favre / Gemma O’Brien / Zaria Forman / Steven A. Clark / Sylvan Esso / Joyce Lee
Details: Released June 2016 / 176 pages / 9” x 12” / Offset-printed and perfect bound / 100% recycled uncoated interior paper / Foil title