Skip to content
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Due to technical problems at Royal Mail, please select the DHL service for international shipping.
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Due to tech problems at Royal Mail, please select DHL for international shipping.
Out now: The Holborn #1
New magazine

Out now: The Holborn #1

TheHolborn_01
The first print issue of The Holborn is dedicated to the finer-things-in-life. It’s another independent magazine to have moved from digital to print form courtesy of Kickstarter. Firmly rooted in British culture and craft, the content has a quaint, Victorian air about it, featuring a guide to the great pubs of Holborn and interviews with a premium leather manufacturer and a contemporary furniture designer.

TheHolborn_02
The pieces have been organised into the sections of an imaginary pub called ‘The Holborn’, and so the reader moves from the bar to the library to the workshop and finally to the pantry as they turn through the pages. Stand out illustrations from Will Bryant accompany a piece in the Library section about Roald Dahl (above).

TheHolborn_03
And the embroidered illustrations by Drew Natalia that accompany a piece on whisky (above) emphasise the magazine’s own special attention to fine details, and their appreciation of traditional craft techniques.

It’s the kind of magazine that you want to be reading whilst sitting in a leather armchair, sipping craft-brew beer by a fire in a creaky pub while it snows outside. The magazine’s twitter feed is full to the brim with excitement concerning their plans for issue two, so it’ll be interesting to see what they come up with next; it’s a lovely concept, perhaps in need of some design polish.

Review by Madeleine Morley

theholbornmag.com

Previous post Overmatter 03.02.15
Next post At work with: Cristina Merino, The Plant