My new magazine: Digest
Posted on 29 July 2013 • 9 comments
If you’ve seen any of my recent Dribbble shots, you’ll be aware of Digest — a new magazine from me, my Viewport Industries cohort Keir Whitaker, and the incredible team of talented writers, editors, photographers, and illustrators we’ve assembled for the publication. I’ve not yet mentioned this latest side project on the blog, so this post is an attempt to rectify that.
First and foremost, I have a date for you: Wednesday 14th August. Put that in your diary, because that’s when issue one will go on sale. That’s just over two weeks away. Like 8 Faces, we have a limited print run.
So, what exactly is this new publication of ours? Put simply, it’s ‘a seasonal digest of culture that surrounds the world of the creative professional.’ Digest is not about the web, or design, or technology, but its content exists very much in our spectrum. It’s a lifestyle magazine. Allow me to quote from the issue’s introduction:
With Digest we’re aiming to provide a seasonal dose of inspiration for the discerning traveller and a reminder that the world away from our computers is ripe for exploration. And we’re doing so on lovingly-crafted A3 pages. It’s big!
In the next couple of weeks, I’ll be blogging more about Digest: its production, its contents, and its raison d’être. I’ll also be posting more on Dribbble and my Instagram feed, so follow along for more pre-release details.
See that photo above? That’s one of the spreads (an article I wrote about craft beer), going through the press last Tuesday. (Here it is in action.) As I write this, the magazines are on their way from the binders to our distributor, and I’ll be picking up the very first copies tomorrow. I can’t wait to smell those pages!