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PRINT ISN'T DEAD Magazine
A quarterly showcasing innovation in illustration and design work on paper
by David Graver
on 02 September 2014
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Bright and beautiful, PRINT ISN’T DEAD is a brand new magazine dedicated to and honoring those who still work on paper. Inside, interviews and features are bolstered by smaller articles, art and a thorough directory. An extension of People of Print—a design site recognizing the same—the print version offers many exclusives and that tangible, nostalgic feeling of flipping pages.

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PRINT ISN'T DEAD began as a Kickstarter and hit shelves this month. It's a go-to source for insight on everything from current trends to the traditional methods still underway around the globe. With utmost care, it's been printed by Pureprint Group on Fedrigoni paper, making it a pretty design piece for any shelf. While the world keeps claiming that print is dying out, the team behind PRINT ISN'T DEAD is finding many cases where that's simply not the truth. And they're presenting them to the world—in print, of course.

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According to People of Print's founder (and founding editor of PRINT ISN'T DEAD) Marcroy Smith, this project was a direct result of wanting to translate his passion for print into a handheld product. He shares with CH, "First, the [People of Print] website started thanks to my passion for print, and my experiences in the US and Canada with people who have done printing. I wanted to give back, using something easy: the web. I wanted to give others access to the people who inspired me."

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With a company based around print, it only made sense to Smith that they'd eventually have a print publication. "We wanted to make a book first. The process is insanely expensive, so we approached Thames & Hudson, who took the book project ahead. And we went through an amazing process." The book is slated for release in April 2015, but the experience motivated Smith to proceed with a magazine, as well—a place where he could demonstrate even further control on the final product. He's accomplished that with PRINT ISN'T DEAD—a work that's both inspirational and informative.

The debut issue of Print Isn't Dead is available online for £10.

Images courtesy of PRINT ISN'T DEAD

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