Contango is a Chicago-based multi-media platform founded in 2016. We invite writers, artists, and activists to critically address current social issues across print editions and web-based media. Rooted in economic discourse, Contango aims to rethink our relationship to systems of authority and explore potential futures in order to better understand the realities we inhabit today. In an economy where information is power, access and privilege must be questioned as a means for capital gain.


Editor In Chief - Lucas Briffa

Head of Design - Chris Cunningham


We currently have distribution at the following locations—


The Graham Foundation

City Lit


Woman & Children First

New York:

The New Museum

McNally Jackson




Los Angeles:

Skylight Books

If you are interested in purchasing, you can find all issues HERE.