4.13.2009

Ordering Blueprint Magazine Back Issues

Or, Learning How to Indulge Myself. (Or #2: Faith's a Year Behind, But Whatevs.)

Do I really need to explain? Fine, my little back story: the first time I saw Blueprint was in Penn Station, waiting to take a train to NJ to visit my parents. I can't remember what was on the cover, which issue it was, but I remember showing it to my mom and my friend and each went out and bought their own. It was just That. Good. Beautiful shelter/lifestyle mag with cute fonts and cuter photo spreads. Sigh.

Blueprint was shut down in 2008 after only 8 issues, and it was one of those things that was well-loved (as in, fervently) but had only a brief time in this world, and liking it "before everyone else did, when it was too late" makes you Tragically Hip. Or something. This list also includes:
Anyhow, a quick call to 1-877-747-1050 for $20!!!!! (don't go on ebay, people!) you get all 8 issues shipped to you in about 10 days without grease stains or ripped pages of old, pre-read copies. {But let's be real, Blueprint readers don't eat things with grease.} I know I'm a million years too late, but stragglers/those who deny themselves pleasure like me, just do it.

29 comments:

Kristi said...

Sigh, Blueprint and Arrested Development both make me want to cry. So young to die.

Anonymous said...

Nice! This offer is still available, I ordered some today. I was ordering them through Ebay, as a matter of fact. This way is much more cost effective, and I can sell my additional copies.

I also ordered something from your Etsy site. ;)

Elayne said...

Yay! This is great. I loved, loved, LOVED this mag and was so excited to get the same deal when I called them just now. Thanks for sharing the info! :) Can't beat $20 for all 8, plus free shipping!

Anonymous said...

Sweet. Was very upset when Blueprint and then Domino's discontinued published. Nice to know that I can round out my Blueprint library since I was buying them inconsistently from the newsstand.

Anonymous said...

I just ordered mine today! I was surprised that the offer was still available and that the $20 included S&H. Between this and Lonny mag it should help temporarily appease my longing/mourning for Domino!

Erin Kissane said...

Thank you so much for posting this! I ordered mine this morning, and the deal is still running. Saved me lots of time/money/hassle on eBay.

Long live Zombie Blueprint!

yums said...

Aw! I tried the number but it says it can't be reached from my area! I'm in Canada... I'm guessing this is just available in the States? Or am I too late? :( Hopeful thinking considering it's 2011 :P

sara@augustfields said...

thanks for this! i just called and while the $20.00 bundle is no longer available...each issue is for $5.50 a piece.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for posting the information about ordering back Blueprint issues. What a wonderful magazine - the fonts were to die for!

Anyway, as of February 18, 2011, the $20 package deal IS still available, I just placed my order. Individual issues are $5.50, or you may purchase all eight issues for a total (including shipping) of $20.

Thanks again!

Re:newing Home said...

Wow! I was just browsing the March/April 2007 copy which has lovely ideas for spring cleaning, and preparing your entryway for the muddy rainy lovely spring weather...I was SO excited to see your post, I just got off the phone with Blueprint...and I think I may have been a little too excited for the customer service guy;)but all 8 back issues are coming my way in just one week! YAY! Thanks again! ~Meg

The Hidden Library, aka Faith Lim said...

Wow! 2 years later and I'm glad this info is still helping others out as of Feb 2011. Thanks for commenting and letting others know! Share the love! :)

thuy said...

i just called today as well and the deal was still good. thank you!

Anonymous said...

i just called now and the $20 deal is no longer up. $5.50/issue. :(

Mely said...

I didn't believe it was possible, but YES the $20 bundle is for REAL! I was skeptical and called the back order number from the Martha Stewart website and purchased my 8 issue bundle for $20!!

clairelynette said...

I just called the number you gave and ordered and the deal is still good. Thanks so much for the info.

Kristina said...

It's September 20, 2011 and I just placed my order for all of the back issues of Blueprint! These magazines will get a special place in my collection for years to come! I wonder if Domino and/or ReadyMade would have the same available!? Thanks so much for sharing this info!

Anonymous said...

I just ordered two sets on November 3rd, and they said they only had about 100 sets left. So glad I saw this!

Krissy said...

So glad i saw this post in time :) On December 10th I ordered the set of 8, they got here a week later!! The price was still 20.00 for all 8 and free shipping! Way better than Ebay this time! Still more sets left if anyone out there is interested

Krissy said...

January 10th I mean**

Machiko said...

Today I ordered the back issues of Blueprint Magazine.Thank you very much for the info!They said it'll take 10 days for the shipment. Can't wait!

Beth said...

I ordered my full set of back issues today--$20, as promised. Thanks so much for the tip!

Amy said...

Thank you so much for the info! I was afraid I was too late but I just called and ordered my set!

evaline said...

I bought the last two Blueprints and had filled out an order form only to get back a notice that it had been discontinued. I remember how sad I was! Thank you for letting me know where to get the other 6. I ordered them today and there are still bundles available as of 9/20/2012!

(It will be especially nice to replace the issue with the fish taco summer barbeque, because it was a total mess after cooking!)

Sarah said...

Just tried to get the bundle, and they ran out :(

Anonymous said...

Just placed my order - no problems. 7-10 business days for arrival. Grateful I found this blog! Blueprint and Domino died too young.

Anonymous said...

just called the number - they are out of the bundle deal, but 5 of the 8 issues (including premier issue of june 2006) are still available for $5.50 each (I got 4 issues for a total of $22.

RHathaway said...

Just got my order of 5 of the 8 issues in the mail today at $5.50 each issue!!!! Bundle of all 8 for $20 is gone :(

Jo said...

So happy that I've been able to keep all eight issues as purchased from the new stand with me through the years. They have their own magazine file now. Now to get my hands on the issues I'm missing of Domino...

LaShonna Humphries said...

I called the number and they said they don't support that magazine so what number did you dial?