The ever expanding interest in indy publications continues to create something for everyone, not matter how specialized their interest. And not just something, but something worth reading. Appealing to a rather large audience, Australia’s Four&Sons takes aim at man, and the relationship with his best friend. To celebrate their one year anniversary—or 10yr, depending on who you ask—the predominately digital publication created a beautifully done, limited run journal. Printed on newsprint, the full-sized journal is a real treat for dog and design lovers. Art, photography and writing enthusiasts will surely take a liking to it too.
Inside you’ll find an array of insightful interviews, artist profiles and no shortage of photo-essays. Relying heavily on the impact of black and white, a few key sections brighten the landscape with a grid of full color images. Here we find the cleverly titled series “Tails from the Fishbowl,” in which dogs peer longingly from closed windows, as well as a semi-predictable section on everyone’s favorite balancing coonhound, Maddie.
Flipping through the 60 page newsprint journal reveals a wealth of content sure to appeal to anyone who’s ever had the pleasure of having a four-legged friend, and even to those who just admire the canine.
Find the one-off Four&Sons journal for free in select shops in Melbourne, Sydney, London, New York and Los Angeles. For those located elsewhere, a copy can be acquired online for between $3.50-7.50 AUD, depending on where you mark your territory; iPad issue coming soon.
Images by Graham Hiemstra