Ideas On Paper

The Nottingham magazine shop shares its six favorite reads

by Ian Sanders Alex Smith started his career working for big London retailers like Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges, yet his ambition was always to open his own shop. In March 2014, he did just that. It feels a world away from London’s fashionable department stores: his shop, Ideas on Paper, resides upstairs in a cluster of old buildings that make up Cobden Chambers in …

Desillusion Magazine Tome III

The avant-garde French skate and surf publication's hardcover offering spans the streets, beaches and galleries

Though skateboarding and surfing have firm roots in Southern California, the global popularity of skateboarding and surfing continues to desaturate the geographic concentration of each sport’s publishing and design centers. In recent years, this has given way to a greater diversity in the way each sport and the culture around it is portrayed. On the shores of the Atlantic in France’s surf mecca of Hossegor, …

Various Creative: TWO

A tangible platform for open-ended creativity with a wide range of artists at the helm

In the age of Instagram likes, retweets and reblogs, it’s easy to get cynical about the motivation behind creating and sharing one’s work online. If the internet has given us a platform for sharing, it’s also given us a platform for ceaseless self-promotion. At the crux of Portland-based print project Various Creative is the intrinsic process and drive behind creativity—producing work for the sake of …