This is Paper #3
The release of issue three of the minimalist Polish design magazine This is Paper has brought with it some changes, both in terms of design and content. The new issues format is smaller and lighter, more bookish than its predecessors, with special binding (below) and a mix of paper stocks.
Editorially, it also turns its emphasis to more Polish content (so ‘to strengthen our bond with our roots’). This change sees Polish translations for articles at the back of the publication, and more of an overall focus on local designers as well as those of international esteem.
A visit to the home of Hanna Rechoqicz, an under-celebrated Warsaw- based artist, is one example of the new editorial emphasis (above).
I’ve always loved the This is Paper website, it’s full of very beige, clean visuals and pleasing pastels; a site that celebrates simplicity, Scandinavian design, and the texture of wood when paired with the colour white. Previously, their printed magazine centred on the broad categories of ‘Creativity’ and ‘Design’, so the new, local focus is a wise one, making the magazine stand out and seem more relevant.
Editorial: Irma Kubisty, Kaja Werbanowska, Julia Kubisty
Design: Alexander Zakharov