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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.
For our March issue, Hole & Corner turns its attention to an appreciation of the minutiae of cutting-edge design: those little touches that can make all the difference, from fashion to product design, food to furniture.
We venture to Kyoto to discover some of the city’s most talented artisans; this 50-page portfolio from photographer Alan Clarke was documented during the cherry blossom season of 2018 – a truly magical trip revealing how some of the most ancient and traditional craft techniques are being subtly reimagined for the future.
In a celebration of print media we take to the landscape with paper artist Jane Ponsford, exploring how nature informs her art. While in Milan Barnaba Fornasetti kindly opens the door to his inspiring home and studios in a fascinating visit filled with anecdotes and memories.
We visit rush-seat chair maker Lawrence Neal who, with the help of a friend, is passing down his skills and knowledge to a new generation, and we visit Heckfield Place, where these heritage crafts have been beautifully realised.
And last (technically first) but by no means least, our new section, Assemble, returns with a focus on the prizes and showcases on offer in 2019, from Max Lamb’s installation at ‘Useful/Beautiful: Why Craft Matters’ to Akiko Hirai on her Loewe nomination, and an introduction to Mac Collins – the first recipient of our Craeftiga prize.
Hole & Corner Details edition – come and take a closer look.