Hang the bunting, strike up the band and let loose the fireworks, for our very own Katie Treggiden is launching a new print magazine. I say “our very own” but that is wishful thinking; as well as being a contributor to We Heart, Katie also runs her own blog – Confessions of a Design Geek – as well as writing and editing for Design Milk, LivingEtc and Ideal Home among others. Somehow, though, the design obsessed Katie has found the time to set up Fiera, a bi-annual publication focusing on fresh talent from the many design fairs held around the world each year.
As Katie points out, these fairs and design weeks are extensively covered by many blogs and mags, but until now there hasn’t been anyone pulling it all together, identifying trends across multiple events, and taking a step back to analyse what’s really going on in depth. As Editor, Katie will be running the show alongside Creative Director Jeremy Leslie of magCulture, and the inaugural edition is to be published in November 2014, covering shows in Eindhoven, Lodz, Prague and London. The first half of the magazine will be devoted to Katie’s picks of the most interesting and important stuff happening at the shows, with the second half featuring longer-form analysis from industry leaders. The initial run will be 1,000 copies, and they can be ordered through the Fiera Kickstarter page. Good luck Katie – just don’t forget about us!