Exploring Texture

Last Friday, I (finally) got my UK phone, a new iPhone which is a welcome upgrade from my cracked 4S. After setting it up I decided to catch up on all the upgrades I missed out on. One of the most notable for me being the addition of the News app, which collates all of…

The Hidden Magic of Colours

We all know those little voices whispering into our mind. We can’t hear them, but during daily life they are always around us. We listen to them when we buy those little chocolate bars next to the cash counter – although they are just way too expensive. We smell them, when we walk past a…

Is the human condition expressed in contemporary art?

Art of every age expressed spirit of humanity at that point. When art was reserved for gods, it presented only their imageries, when gods shared their lordship with masters, artists start to paint and sculpt kings and emperors, write about their lives. Art always reflected what was in the center of humanity concerns and adoration….

Tune out, dive deep, read on: rejuvenating print

Having a Graphic Design background has allowed me to explore the many sectors of design, I soon realised that design can be bigger and more significant than I ever could have imagined. As designers we learn to grow with technology whilst recognising and interacting with the many different mediums we have to work with. However,…

Where can I find…?

We live in an age when there has never been greater access to books and writing, and yet at the same time, never has the visibility of physical books been under greater threat. Philip Jones, Editor of The Bookseller. In a world oversaturated with published content, both in print and online, through the more traditional…

Is reading with the ears still reading?

For the last few years, one of the recent exploding sectors of the publishing world have been the audio-books, which are now as popular as they have become a still growing billion-dollar industry. However, for a lot of people, listening to a book stays incomparable with reading a book. But is there a real difference…

Are independent magazines overpriced?

Steven Gregor ran Gym Class magazine, ‘a magazine about magazines’, for fourteen issues. In his editor’s letter of the final issue of Gym Class ‘Autumn/Wintour 2016’ (and the StackMagazines podcast: http://apple.co/2gFJOps) he discusses the state of the indie magazine market today, and Gym Class’s position within it. I found his insight in to the “overpricing”…

Loss of credibility of the European press

Allow me to bring you back to the Snowden affair in December 2013. Alan Rusbridger editor-in-chief at the Guardian balanced the pros and the cons of publishing NASA’s top secret documents in his journal. After blackening every name and ask for experts advise he finally published the files. Following the democracy, giving him freedom of…