The gift of print

//Stack Magazines

To feed my thirst for nice print, this Christmas, my wife has bought me a subscription to //Stack. Magazines that matter!

I love print. Obviously. I work at a screen most of the day (designing for print and web) so I still like to read things, for pleasure, in the printed form! Newspapers, magazines and books made out of paper​ – that aren’t back lit or need plugging in. I also like the smell and the texture and the fact that the technology goes right back to the 15th Century. I also - perversely - enjoy it when I notice a typographical mistake in a book or a magazine and I can remark on it, most usually to my wife, which gives me a warm glow of satisfaction that if I were hired to have worked on that piece I would not have made that mistake.

Anyhow. To feed my thirst for nice print, this Christmas, my wife has bought me a subscription to //Stack. Magazines that matter! Each month they send out a super magazine that they have sourced from somewhere on the planet. On Saturday I received my first package. Inside was a magazine called Jashanmal Quarterly. This issue was about making magazines and is produced by a book store in the UAE. There was a second magazine as well called Victory. A New York magazine, albeit in newspaper form, dedicated to sports photography.

//Stack is a beautiful idea. Sitting in my Norwich kitchen, hearing the postman at the door and then being transported by a physical piece of printed material around the world, whilst eating my bacon sandwich, was magic.

Sitting in my Norwich kitchen, hearing the postman at the door and then being transported by a physical piece of printed material around the world, whilst eating my bacon sandwich.

Victory MagazineJashanmal Quarterly
Scott Poulson