Don’t ask us, ask them
“A bookmark, crammed with tiny poems, witticisms, illustrations and general literary ephemera, written perhaps by the very people who pick them up. Why has no one thought of it before?”
Tom Banks, Design Week
“In today’s art world just about anything can become a platform for curated work – but come on, would you have ever thought to turn a bookmark into a magazine? This micro-mag folds out into a readable page and folds up into a nifty bookmark. It’s a brilliantly innovative format.”
Charlotte Simmonds, It’s Nice That
“A very clever idea, this… cunningly hidden between the pages of books to perk up surprised readers… The content must fit the unusual dimensions of the magazine. Rather than being a restriction, it seems to inspire imaginative uses of space, containing drawings akin to comic book panels, and flash fiction… Reminds me of “reverse shoplifting”, where people plant copies of their books in shops or libraries – subversive D.I.Y distribution. Using any means to spread the word.”
“A brilliant magazine that thinks it’s a bookmark. As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to send it out.”
Steve Watson, Stack Magazine
“A winning find. A wonderful balance between the worlds of www. and print… definitely a website to bookmark and a magazine to look out for.”
Cody Lee Barbour, Print Isn’t Dead (People of Print)
“Dog-Ear is a magazine. But it’s also a bookmark. And it’s awesome.”
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Hotel: A magnificent magazine – both online and in print – dedicated to new approaches to fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Founded on the idea that a hotel is defined by its inhabitants, collaborators are typically offered total freedom to present work as they see fit: there is no heavy-handed remit of editorial mandate or curatorial consensus. This philosophy extends to the magazine’s editorial body and design, meaning it avoids falling into the local traps of taste and zeitgeist. We love what they are doing – it’s daring, it’s different, it’s diligent. Have a peruse of their site, where you’ll find a full list of contributors, current distribution, and an ever-growing archive of material on the site itself.
Back to Front: A design collective based in London and Cape Town. They are a nimble team made up of individuals at the top of their field, especially chosen for the job in hand. Talented designers, photographers, developers, writers, illustrators and everything in-between. Passionate people with a love of their craft. Their simple aim is to produce creative work that is right for the people they are making it for: work that works. Members Pete, Joe and Dave are the design nerds and literary nuts who dreamt up Dog-Ear.