About Web Urbanist | World’s Premier Online Urban Magazine
With over over fifty million visitors to date, WebUrbanist is your city-centric online magazine for all things urban. The site’s set of veteran authors from around the world cover educational, inspirational and sensational works and visual culture globally. From product design to urban planning, urban street graffiti to installation art pieces, our editors work to find the most innovative, compelling and cutting-edge artists and designers out there. But if you were expecting a deluge of daily blog-style content, fear not: our focus is on quality over quantity, depth over frequency. Publishing at most two articles a day, WebUrbanist packs each piece with as many relevant paragraphs, images and links as possible.
WebUrbanist publishes a daily noon article (12:00 PM CST), generally tackling more in-depth topics – the emphasis here is on quality, well-researched and fully sourced articles on each subject. Our periodic evening article (8:00 PM CST) generally tends to zoom in on more narrow topics – often a single artist, designer or piece of creative work. This is not a high-frequency, content-republishing blog – it is a thoughtfully collective online urban magazine. We hope you will enjoy the latest from WebUrbanist each and every time you open your inbox, click into your feed reader or visit the site. Since our focus is on timeless content, we try to keep publication dates subtle when it comes to individual articles, but for anyone truly curious about when a given piece was published, you can refer to the article’s URL in your web address bar, which gives the year, month and date.
With an average of 1,000,000 visitors a month, WebUrbanist is a widely-recognized authority around the web. Our articles have featured on the front pages of social news sites including Metafilter, Digg, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Fark and Pinterest. WebUrbanist has been written about and linked from major national websites and blogs including The Guardian, The BBC, CNN, Gawker, Gizmodo, FOX, MSNBC, WebWare, Pronet, The MyBlogLog Blog, Wired, Mental Floss, Neatorama, Dark Roasted Blend and Deputy Dog. WebUrbanist is in the Alexa top 25K, Technorati top 500 and Google PageRank 6. Web Urbanist also has over 500,000 RSS and email subscribers.
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Design & Development:
Kurt Kohlstedt: Founder and de facto CEO of WebUrbanist, Kurt works on everything from editorial direction to advertising management and design development. He also likes to stay in the game by regularly writing articles, as alluded to above.
Mike Waggoner: Our lead technologist, Mike handles everything from day-to-day disasters, hosting, page speed and load balancing issues to ongoing site design and development. Current major projects include creating new article formats and making mobile-friendly layouts.
Delana Lefevers: Our brilliant resident super-series author, Delana is the mastermind behind core content including the following 8-part comprehensive series and guides: 90 Unique Urban Furniture Designs, 70 Amazing Houses of the World, The Definitive Guide to Banksy Graffiti and Street Art and The Essential Beginner’s Guide to Guerrilla Marketing.
Kurt Kohlstedt: Our steadfast switch-hitter, Kurt Kohlstedt tackles all kinds of subjects and started the classic and ongoing 7 Wonders of the World series. His other articles address topics from abandoned placesto adaptive reuse, amazing tree houses to uncanny skyscraper farms, floating utopian designs to reused military sea forts, recycled furniture to trash art, and geek graffiti to shopdropping and droplifting.
Stephanie Rogers: The resident renaissance woman of Webist, Stephanie has covered every possible subject matter under the sun including daring digital design, lovely inverted logos, abstract computer art as well as amazing apartments, recycled architecture and innovative urbanism.
Steve Levenstein: A stellar writer and amazing researcher, Steve has brought an twist of creative humor into the mix with articles on geek cake designs and brilliant book artists, extreme house boat designs and real-life nanotechnology applications, dramatic guerrilla marketing campaigns and steampunk art and fashion. Steve can also be found writing away about insane news and inventions of Japan over at InventorSpot.