People of Print are excited to announce the launch of their latest publishing project titled Posterzine, where a poster meets a magazine. It’s a mini monograph magazine which folds out to reveal a A1 format poster (594x841mm). Posterzine is printed by Pressision Ltd using two special Pantone spot colours each time on GFSmith Naturalis paper stock meaning that no two issues will ever look the same.
Posterzine has been registered at the British Library as a magazine because of the way that it folds in on itself, differentiating it from a pamphlet which is folded like a concertina. It has been given it’s own ISSN number and is noted as a publication. The small crow’s foot that appears because of this method of folding is most certainly a happy compromise and almost a signature of the product.
Posterzine strengthens relationships between the industries, brands, organisations and individuals through a series of crisp, articulate interviews and insights into talented and established professionals from around the world. Posterzine also represents a refreshing departure from the traditional publishing models; it is proof that print is very much alive and indeed thriving.
The first issue was released in September 2015. The issue by Kate Moross was released at the beginning of March 2016 and was Issue 7.
About People of Print:
People of Print was founded by Marcroy Smith. It began as an online library of illustrators, designers and printers, created with the aim of inspiring and educating about the power of print media. Working from their Hackney-based studio, they are a close-knit team of art directors, project managers, graphic designers, illustrators and developers answering briefs for global clients, as well as running self-initiated media and publishing channels for both web and print.