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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.
“The important thing is to go out, open a way, get drunk on noise, people, colours. Mexico is celebrating a fiesta. And this fiesta, shot through with lightning and delirium, is the brilliant reverse to our silence and apathy, our reticence and gloom.”
Octavio Paz, The Labyrinth of Solitude
Lodestars has become a favourite at Pics & Ink.
Like many independent magazines it is a tangible thing. It’s thick, like a small novel, and printed on beautiful heavy paper stock that even smells good.All this is before we even get to the subject matter.
Lodestars describes itself as a magazine-meets-journal about place, travel and exploration. Issue 13 is dedicated to Mexico - a huge country full of colour of diversity, yet Lodestars somehow manages to take us there. We visit Mexico City and Puebla, the jungles of Chiapas, drink Tequila and experience the Day of the Dead, yet more than anything its the photography that captures you as you turn the pages.