Hi everyone! So a while back I discovered this place in a student magazine (Left Lion) called Ideas on Paper. It'd taken me ages to work out where it was, but a friend directed me and I went for a little browse. Since becoming interested in graphic design I've become a lot more interested in magazines, and I knew that this place would have things to offer beyond the realms of Vogue and Cosmopolitan and into the more arty side of things. I really love layout design and want to acquire more volumes of beautiful photography and layout design, I've had my eye on In Clover magazine for a while, and I'm happy to spend more than your average glossy on something beautiful. I perused the shop and selected (after much deliberation - I had limited myself to JUST ONE) a magazine called Miss Robin. I chose it for the beautiful pictures and the pretty, zine-y, approach to their layout design. When I got it home I got a chance to properly look through - I was delighted to see that Kailey of Mermaidens was a contributor - and I spent a long time poring over the images. Like I mentioned before, the publication was beautifully laid out and the images gorgeous, and that is definitely where it's value lies.
Personally, I found it quite hard to keep up with some of the content. The issue was based around 'Twisted Girls' which I sort of got and sort of didn't. This could well be because there's something I'm missing here (I'm probably not cool enough, to be honest..!) but I did struggle when finding articles that weren't proof read (!) However, that said, I really did appreciate the magazine for it's beautiful aesthetic, and finding their contributors (and photographers, etc) online has been super inspiring and so were their editorials. I'd like to say I'd purchase again, but I'd probably have to have a really good flick through the next issue to make my decision. I'm excited to head back to Ideas on Paper, too, so hopefully I can share my further treasures here. I'd also like to end by saying that all my opinions are my own and this post was in no way sponsored!