We are Pics & Ink - a new way of buying interesting and unusual magazines, the type most people can’t find in their local newsagent.
The internet is great, it means we can access pretty much anything from pretty much anywhere. Magazines have yet to benefit from this. We aren’t about reading magazines online because we really like the touch, smell and beauty of great paper.
So let us be your guide through the world of independent magazines. We’ll tell you about them, show you a few pages, then we will pack them up very carefully and post them to your door.
A roundtable about race and the design industry withWhere Are the Black Designers?; calorie counting and information design; introducing social activism to fashion withBethany Williams; empathy as a curatorial approach;Section 230and censorship on social media;SkyandEA'sdigital crowd design for thePremier League; wayfinding strategies for transport hubs in the time ofCovid-19; woke-washing and the fallacy of branded activism;Kajsa WillnerandSeetal Solanki'snew translation of plastics; a beheadedColumbusand the problem of monuments; LGBTQ+ rights and poster design in the Polish presidential elections; equity and e-scooters inLos Angeles; upcycling fashion waste withReet AusandAlexander Taylor; the physically distanced future of design fairs and biennales; and reflections on globalisation fromTheodore ZeldinandCharlie Koolhaas.
Disegno is the leading quarterly magazine dedicated to in-depth and independent reporting on architecture, design and fashion. Containing unique and insightful content, the magazine aims to generate debate, inform, entertain and inspire, bringing thoughtful analysis of current events to a design-interested audience.Disegno is released in April, June, September and November.