You’ll probably gather form the title that Printing Friends magazine is all about litho fanatics hanging out and inspiring creative work, but for its seventh issue it’s widened its remit to tackle more universal and accessible themes like illustration, photography, typography and personal stories. It’s also travel-themed, meaning they’ve sent gangs of creatively-minded people off around the world to visit lands as far-flung as Austin, Texas, Johannesburg in South Africa and even Kyrgyzstan. Annoyingly Printing Friends is in Swedish so we don’t have a god-damned clue what happened on these trips, so instead we’d like to focus on Snask, whose design expertise has shaped the look and feel of this new edition.
With characteristic flair they’ve designed something that looks and feels beautifully tactile, showcasing the very best of print media. Then they’ve art directed still-life photo shoots, unorthodox fashion stories and commissioned fantastic illustrators – all of which makes Printing Friends look like a seriously exciting slice of ink on paper.