The AW15 Printed Pages lands today and there’s nothing shy about it. To mark the new direction this issue takes, we needed something bold and a little subversive for the cover. This gleaming red beauty comes courtesy of Eric Yahnker, whose “stack” illustrations and mix of pop culture and politics made him the man for the job.
A lot has happened since our last issue and a lot has changed. In July we launched the new It’s Nice That website and with it came a new editorial approach to the content we produce. In the past we always put aside a commissioning budget for the magazine as opposed to online, but when we decided to unveil the new It’s Nice That, we decided to take our commissioning budget and put it into online features. For us, meeting exciting creatives and writing longer form content should go hand in hand with commissioning the right photographer or illustrator to bring a piece to life.
Our new issue takes us full circle and back to the roots of the first ever It’s Nice That magazine. In the making, we’ve combed through the last six months on the website to present 240 beautiful pages of some the best work and features from It’s Nice That, and along the way we’ve also encompassed the job our printed Annual used to do.
Inside you’ll find a round-up of the best projects and creatives we’ve come across recently, a showcase of the It’s Nice That Graduates of 2015, and interviews with artist Ryan Gander, ad-man Dougal Wilson, illustrator Malika Favre, and Françoise Mouly, art editor of The New Yorker. There are also visual features with work from Sara Andreasson, Thomas Prior and Daniel Stier. As if that wasn’t enough, the first 1000 orders of the new issue will come with a limited edition print from illustrator Christopher Delorenzo.
By name and by nature, Printed Pages has always been a celebration of print, and it very much continues to be. Trust us when we say everything feels different and you will see it all with new eyes.
To order your copy now, head to the Company of Parrots website.