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.”
The grand plan
Dog-Ear Ventures CIC exists to encourage playful creativity in the UK, especially reading, writing and drawing.
We also aim to support British bookshops, libraries and small-press publishers.
The ‘CIC’ bit of our name stands for ‘Community Interest Company’. It signifies that we have committed, officially, to re-invest all our profits back into the business, so that we can do more stuff for the reading, writing and bookselling community.
Any money we make from subscriptions and sales will always go straight back into supporting future print runs, public events, literary education initiatives, and publication projects.
Dog-Ear is more than a magazine – it’s a social-good project.