Following the overwhelming success of a one-off promotional print journal, Australia's Four&Sons—a design and culture publication with man's best friend its defining theme—has just announced a biannual print journal that will be distributed internationally. As we've mentioned before, Four&Sons is not a pet magazine. The publication comprises writing, art and photography by some of the world's most talented creatives, who also happen to live with and love dogs.
"We did a newspaper-sized publication last year," explains Marta Roca, Four&Son's Creative Director, "but it was a promotional piece. Just a way of saying thank you to everyone who'd taken interest in our work." However modest the intent, the print promotion received an incredible response. "Because our company is so visual, using photography and expression and art, we knew print was where we'd like to take it in the future," she says.
The charming debut issue—144 full-color and stunningly designed pages—features a conversation with one of CH's favorite photographers and noted dog-lover, the iconic Elliott Erwitt. A story from Dave Eggers is met with filmmaking tips from Mike Mills. All the while, the pages are graced with the photography of Martin Usborne, and many others. Altogether, it's beautiful and unlike anything in its field; a collection-worthy tome punctuated by our beloved canine companions.
You can preorder issue one online for $20, plus shipping—starting today 20 February 2014 (international "Love Your Pet Day"), with a percentage of each sale donated to animal rescue organizations. Additionally, everyone who places an order between 20 and 28 Februarywill be entered to win a pet travel carrier from the new luxury collaboration collection by TUMI and CLOUD7. The journal itself ships in May 2014.
Images courtesy of Four&Sons