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The excellent design blog Thisispaper is now available, wait for it, in paper. We queried editor Zuzzana Gasior on the new print mag. 

What is Thisispaper for those unfamiliar?
As Thisispaper we are now running two different, but interweaving projects. Thisispaper Magazine is where we share our inspirations and obsessions from multiple fields of design. Our roots are in the digital world but we find print equally alluring. We started off as an online magazine and continue running it, by we have recently ventured into print and released Thisispaper Magazine Inaugural Issue in paper and ink. Thisispaper Shop is our second, younger brainchild. It’s an online store with hand made products.

Which designers have been selected for the issue, how did you decide who to include?
The full list of featured designers is as follows: Studio Glithero, Faye Toogood, Formafantasma, Phoebe English, Nina Donis, Feilden Fowles Architects; photographers Kanoa Zimmerman and Marcel van der Vlugt; artist Anouk Griffioen. 

The selection process was simple. We decided to feature designers whose work we’re impressed by and who have a strong conceptual background behind their work. We were particularly curious to find out about their creative process so we chose the ones that put emphasis on the process, not just the finished product.

Why do you think a print publication was necessary?
As you will quickly discover when you open the magazine, some of the interviews are quite massive, and were intended to be so from the start. We wanted to explore the designers’ creative processes in depth. Such content lives better in a tangible book that online. While surfing the web, people focus on image and have a short attention span and it’s not the best environment to present content that requires a careful reading. Plus we’re really drawn to the beauty of a printed object, the texture of paper, smell of paint and so on.

Thisispaper.com was an ironic name, but now it has a literal meaning.
Good point. Since Thisispaper is an umbrella term for both the site and the magazine, it now means that digital and print can coexist without undermining one another’s position. This is due to the fact that they are good for different things. The content that we feature online is much more image-based, while for print we look for something that requires more time and effort to absorb.

You're based in Warsaw, does that surprise a lot of your readers?
It does come as a surprise sometimes, but mostly to people in Poland. When they see Thisispaper they don’t expect it to be a Warsaw-based endeavor (love the word). 

The print publication is a very limited run. Why is that? Do you hope to expand? Is it harder or easier to do a print magazine in Poland?
The print publication is not a limited run. We will print as many copies as there is demand for. 250 is the minimal number that we need to reach in the pre-order period to print the magazine, but there is no maximum limit on how many copies we will print. That said, it’s hard to imagine a situation when Thisispaper is available on every newsstand

Nowadays when distribution mostly happens online, printing a ad-free magazine is a comparable experience in Warsaw and everywhere else. It would probably be harder for us, though, is we were trying to attract sponsors.

Where can one get the print magazine?
Online at thisispapershop.com/product/thisispaper-inaugural-issue or soon at some local stores worldwide.

Do you accept contributions and pitches?
We do. See here for possible ways of working with us: welcome.thisispaper.com

Gemis Luciani's meticulous collages take the paper detritus meant for the recycling bin and turns it into incredible sculptures. Some of his pieces are carefully folded and hung design magazines; others are made from the often annoying but sometimes useful bit of near obsolescence, the telephone book.

Triangulation has more info on individual pieces.


Perdiz is a new bilingual design magazine from Spain that's billed as "a magazine about people and the things that make them happy" and mixes a collection of profiles, narrative features, and advice lists that in one way or another explore the idea of personal happiness. In between issues, the editors maintain a blog with supplemental contributor interviews, short lists, and meditations on art that didn't make it into print.

Issue #2 of Perdiz is out now.

Look for an excerpt from Perdiz in Nothing Major Features later this week.

The latest issue of Huck Magazine has the NoMa-approved title, "The Cat Power Issue" and what's more it is guest edited by Chan Marshall herself. Marshall and the Huck editors feature stories on Tame Impala, No Age, and U-God, as well as a new piece from music critic extraordinaire Greil Marcus on "the sweet spot where Cat Power and Bob Dylan connect." The issue concludes with a section of work curated by Marshall, with contributions from William T. Vollmann and Bob Dylan.

Back in June we wrote about Curious Iconic Craft, a book project from the people behind Huck Magazine exploring the history of magazine design. 

The Cat Power Issue is for sale from the Huck Shop.

If you were keeping up with Make Zine's Maker Camp this week, you'd already have built a homemade marimba, a set of tube-driven speakers with LED lights, a one-string Diddley Bow guitar, and by the end of the weekend, an LED organ. In addition to daily DIY tutorials, the Make editors also curate a series of Google Hangout lectures every Tuesday, the most recent featuring sound artist Jesse Seay. Check out the full schedule here, including next week's "field trip" to Pixar.  

The Maker Camp is a six-week Google+ based program organized by Make Media for teenage students.

What do Brooklyn chocolate makers, Dutch car designers, and a food grade cosmetics company in San Francisco have in common? They all deal in the medium of made goods. MADE Quarterly, a new magazine from the Australian press Published by Process profiles makers and small scale manufacturers from the United States, Europe, and Australia in glossy quarterly editions. The new issue, just the second yet, features interviews with the folks behind Best Made Co., Earth Tu Face cosmetics, the watchmakers at Uniform Wares, and Mast Brothers chocolate in Brooklyn.

Order a copy of the latest issue directly from Published by Process.

The second issue of Works that Work, a publication that dissects the impact of design advances, has an impressive list of practical design topics. In the space of a single book the editors manage to cover handmade soccer balls all over the world, the rise of the Boeing 747, globalization in the context of the shipping container, and a study of sometimes poorly concealed cell phone towers.

Issue 2 is available digitally and in print directly from Works that Work.

Unfortunately the dialogue concerning unpaid internships is usually limited to either high-profile lawsuits against massive publishers and studios, or hushed private conversations about bad bosses. Interns in creative industries have it especially tough as many studios are strapped for cash. To showcase undersung intern work and help start a conversation about the uncomfortable role of unpaid creative workers, former intern Alec Dudson is launching a new publication titled simply intern.

As a way to introduce the concept, Dudson has already completed issue 0, and is looking for funding to publish a proper first issue. 

Rewards for Kickstarter backers include issues of the magazine, massive screen prints, an Intern tote, and special advertising packages.

Lucky Peach, McSweeney's food magazine, which features the New York Times's Peter Meehan and Momofuku's David Chang on its masthead, has just released a new web game to promote their latest issue. The dead simple game, in which you must pilot an ASCII art rowboat toward different food choices, keeps score by increasing or decreasing the rower's weight. The issue, which is out now, features travel tips from Aziz Ansari and the story of a trip to the most beautiful Taco Bell from Jason Polan. 

Play the game, and order the The Travel Issue of Lucky Peach from McSweeney's. 

The folks behind It's Nice That have just re-launched their print arm under the apt title of Printed Pages. The first issue, which is out officially today, boasts eight features including a conversation with Hanly Banks about her Bill Callahan documentary Apocalypse, a rare glimpse inside the home of Apartamento founder Omar Sosa, and a discussion with Chris Ware about visual storytelling. The new magazine comes with a very accessible newstand price of only £4. 

Head to the Printed Pages site to find a distributor near you, or pick one up from Company of Parrots