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Sketch Appeal

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Sketch Appeal

Never before has sketching had so much sass. Sketch Appeal is a freewheeling, straight-talking romp through creative expression through the simple act of drawing. There’s no need to fork out for bespoke paints or fancy brushes, this is where art is utterly accessible and, above all, welcoming. Here, the pen and pencil reign and they are mighty. Pick up your instrument of choice and dive in. Founded by London-based Dulcimer Draws, Sketch Appeal already has a broad fanbase and holds regular gatherings in London to unify fellow women artists and sketchers in zine-making and workshops. With the publication of its...

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Autodidact

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Autodidact

 We’ve always stocked a lot of art magazines. Possibly far too many, and in the middle of last year, after we worked out how many we sold in relation to the focus we put on them and the space they took up in Magalleria, we decided to move them somewhere else. We put interior design magazines in their place. Suddenly people started asking for them again and buying them in improved numbers. By the end of the year we’d pretty much moved them back where they were. I don’t really know why this is. As we went into 2017...

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The Protagonist

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The Protagonist

Cast your eye over the fashion section and you may feel it to be overbearing and exclusionary. Have hope. The Protagonist Magazine simultaneously slips under the radar as an unassuming and yet astounding product of fashion and culture. In its third issue it explores the aesthetic of reflections, lending itself an (if possible) romantic Jekyll and Hyde duality. There is no photographic fodder to please your eyes; every image is like a brushstroke. The portrait it paints is full of colour and texture, cumbersome under its under its patterns and folds of luxuriant silk. When so many fashion magazines look...

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