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About Pacific Standard Magazine

Pacific Standard is a biannual lifestyle and culture magazine inspired by the past, present, and future of the Northwest. Through features on fashion, photography, art, architecture, music, film, food, nature, history and literature that reflect and promote the unique aesthetics of the region, Pacific Standard aspires to a pioneer spirit as the Northwest continues to grow and evolve.

Published twice a year and distributed internationally, the magazine is luxuriously printed and maintains the highest standards of editorial content, photography and design. Each issue will include specially commissioned insert materials such as posters, limited edition original artwork, and flexible vinyl records with exclusive music from Northwest artists.


Advertising in Pacific Standard is limited to 25% of the magazine, and as such the choice of advertisers is selective; readers of the magazine are culturally influential and uniquely Northwest in that they represent core markets for both luxury goods and brands focused on the outdoors and leisure.


Creative director Strath Shepard, a fifth-generation Washingtonian, has art directed and designed projects for Visionaire Publishing, V and VMAN magazines, Wax Poetics magazine, The American Museum of Natural History, Adidas, Karl Lagerfeld, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, The European Union, and Rizzoli Books, among others. He got his start in magazines as hip-hop editor at The Rocket.

Editorial director Emily Shepard Smith was born and raised in Northern Idaho. She received her J.D. at Columbia Law School, where she was the executive editor of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law. After six years as an attorney practicing intellectual property and commercial law in New York City, she received her Master's degree from the University of Washington, where she currently works as an editor and librarian.

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