Remember Five to Nine Magazine?
Take a Nostalgic Back


Founded in early 2007 by Peter Skwiot Smith, Five to Nine was a PDF magazine published by published by skwiot/smith, a small graphic art & design firm based in Saint Paul Minnesota that explored what people created in their free time. This was the magazine's website.

Content is from the site's 2007 archived pages, as well as from other outside sources.

The new owners of this domain were fans of Five to Nine magazine and are delighted to once again remind folks who end up here about Peter Skwiot Smith and Five to Nine magazine.

 

Editor's Note: It has come to our attention that the name Five to Nine has been wrongly associated with a sex act of the same name as a result of content posted on line and then showing up on the first page of Google searches for this name. In spite of our best efforts, we were not able to convince Google or the content posters to remove this association - no one responded to our requests for a takedown. When we tweeted about this problem we received a large number of sales pitches from reputation management agencies and individuals offering to remove the problem search results for a fee. We never even realized that it was possible to get rid of a result in Google, but there was no way we could afford to pay to have this done. But we wanted to let everyone know that the original mag has nothing to do with any sex acts and that we are pissed that Google is still doing this.

 

About
Founded in early 2007 by Peter Skwiot Smith, Five to Nine is a PDF magazine that explores what people create in their freetime. During its first year, issues were curated & designed solely by Peter Skwiot Smith. During its two year run, the magazine published works from nearly one hundred different designers and artists, and have welcomed Karl Frankowski & Damien Correll as guest curators.
Since its creation, Five to Nine has published well over five hundred pages of material from nearly ninety designers and artists. In February 2008, it held its one year anniversary at Umber° Studios. To learn more about the ins and outs of Five to Nine, please visit Flak Radio to hear an interview with Peter. ( Sorry interview no longer available)

 

Where to Find Archived Copies of FIVE TO NINE Magazine

Choice 1

The best place to see perview copies of Five to Nine magazine is at: https://issuu.com/fivetonine

The presentation on this site of each of eight issues is excellent. Below are screen shots of the first seventeen pages of issue 10 whose theme is Nature.

 

Choice 2

Another site that is actually selling hard copies of the digital magazine is found at: www.lulu.com/spotlight/skwiotsmith

Once an issue of the magazine is ordered, it takes 3-5 business days to be printed. Prices range from about $12.00 to $21.00 depending upon the issue. See examples below:



$17.00

Product Details

  • Copyright Peter Skwiot Smith (Standard Copyright License)
  • Published October 6, 2009
  • Language English
  • Pages 58
  • Binding Saddle-stitch Paperback
  • Interior Ink Full color
  • Weight 0.36 lbs.
  • Dimensions (inches) 6 wide x 9 tall
  • Product ID 5544955

 



$21.32
The theme for issue 03 is "Polaroids."

Product Details

  • Copyright skwiot/smith. All rights reserved. (Standard Copyright License)
  • Publisher skwiot/smith
  • Published September 20, 2007
  • Language English
  • Pages 77
  • Binding Perfect-bound Paperback
  • Interior Ink Full color
  • Weight 0.8 lbs.
  • Dimensions (inches) 8.5 wide x 11 tall
  • Product ID 1601570

About - currently

Peter Skwiot Smith is a Minnesota-based product designer. Currently employed as the senior manager of product design at Ameriprise Financial, he strives for elegant, accessible & brand-focused digital experiences. When not designing, you can find him either in the kitchen or on a bicycle. He lives in Saint Paul with his wife, their daughter & their two cats.

Learn more about what Peter Skwiot Smith is up to at: https://skwiotsmith.com/

 


 

POSTS

Submit to Issue 07

Five to Nine is seeking submissions for its seventh issue. Titled COFFEE+TV, the theme for this issue is UNFINISHED. Submit as many sketches/doodles/mess-ups/recycle bin bound scraps of paper as you wish. Digital (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc) submissions are welcomed & encouraged.

Deadline: Monday November 12
All images should be scanned/produced and submitted at a resolution of 300dpi.

Please send all submissions to information@fivetoninemagazine.com. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us before the submission date.

 

Submit to Issue 06

Five to Nine is seeking submissions for its sixth issue. Titled SING US A SONG, the theme for this issue is WORDS. The interpretations are wide open; we are looking for everything from found typography to hand lettering to photos to paintings to poems to short fiction. In short, anything that deals with words. This issue will resume Five to NineÕs multi-page spread format.

Deadline: Monday October 15
All images should be scanned/produced and submitted at a resolution of 300dpi.

Please send all submissions to information(at)fivetoninemagazine.com. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us before the submission date.


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