I have long been a lover of print. I struggle with my magazine addiction on a daily basis - no supermarket visit is complete without a swing past the magazine section, just to ensure I havent missed anything. I have attempted to curb this addiction many times - its particularly an issue when we move house, as my loved ones help me cart crate after crate of heavy magazines, I swear never again - but all is lost a week later when a fresh new cover hits the stands.
There is a lot of talk of the demise of print and whilst you can see some effects of this, I still cant get past the smell of the freshly printed paper, holding it in your hands and the mountains I have created with my collections. A magazine that feels the same way and to quote them "we are very proud of being a printed magazine on REAL (recycled) paper with REAL(vegetable) ink" is ANORAK magazine.
Uniquely this magazine is for children - although I suspect its readership extends across the ages. Its really a beautiful thing, and they probably explain themselves better than I will here:
"The Anorak Press is an independent kids publishing house established in 2006 by proud Mum Cathy Olmedillas, formerly of 90s lifestyle bibles The Face and Sleazenation. It publishes Anorak Magazine five times a year, which is sold all around the world.
Anorak Magazine, the ‘happy mag for kids’ is aimed at boys and girls aged between 6 and 12 years old. Please note that we welcome kids of any age to enjoy our magazine but to really fully enjoy it, they need to be proficient readers."
Now your hooked? For more information including stockists and subscriptions head over to their website here.