We’re pleased to announce that our design-mad Polish pals at Thisispaper are really living up to their name by taking their online magazine into print for the first time. Why, we imagine you are asking? Founders Alexander and Zuzanna tell us, because “we believe that some stories live best resting within a tangible object. They become the reader’s companion, present and actual despite the passing of time”. Well amen to that brothers and sisters, but Thisispaper needs your backing if its inaugural print publication is to materialise – 250 pre-orders are needed before 25 October to get the presses rolling, and at the time of writing, the figure stands at 170. Nearly there.
Since we’re appealing for your support, it behooves us to tell you what you get for your 18 Euro, and what you get is 144 pages of engrossing ad-free features on some of the most interesting and innovative characters in contemporary design, including behind-the-scenes access to their studios and some rather exceptional photography to go with it – there’s an earthy, honest vibe that fans of the website will instantly recognise. Formafantasma and Marcel van der Vlugt are two of the easiest interviewees to spell – there are nine altogether comprehensively spanning the design disciplines. Get ordering, you know it makes sense.
P.S. Since ’tis the season to buy stuff, may we also point you in the direction of our own splendid print publication Create GB Vol.1, available for the festive price of £15. No, we don’t have any shame.