01 Feb 2021
art director Anorak magazine
Anorak was launched in 2006 by Anorak Studio. Located in the United Kingdom, the publishing house was founded in 2006 by Cathy Olmedillas, formerly of The Face and Sleazenation. The magazine, billed as the 'happy mag for kids' is a unisex publication aimed at children between 6 and 12 years old.Olmedillas developed the magazine after realizing, as a new mother, that there weren't any titles targeted at children that she wanted to read with her son. As of 2017, the magazine has a per issue print run of 15,000.
Each issue is themed and designed to be kept and collected, like magazines of the past. Anorak features original artwork by artists including Jayde Perkin who points to the "range of styles" included in the magazine's art direction as a reason both adults and children can enjoy the publication. In 2014, The Guardian the publication one of the Top Five magazines for children.
Anorak Studio produces a sister magazine, Dot, which is aimed at children under five years of age.
INSPIRATION IN A PANDEMIC CULTURE
Where’s culture gone?
Where do we access it from?
What has inspired me?
Tapping into old tales
What does it mean to be a child?
How do we find joy in the everyday
How do we reach out to our own inner child to inspire children
DRAW ME A TALE
Pick a tale
Illustrate one single drawing that summarises that tale
STORY TELLING FOR KIDS
Different ways to tell a story
Explore all formats used by Anorak
Explore other formats we like: picture books, comics etc..
DRAW ME A STORY
One story - illustrate it the way it comes to you.
LIVE BRIEF NIGHT TIME
One of the themes we will explore this year is NIGHT TIME
Looking at who / what lives at night, what happens when we sleep, what magical stories live in the night
Workshop - create a story, fiction or non fiction, or a game around the theme of THE NIGHT.
SHOW AND TELL
A day of exchanging thoughts about your portfolio as well as showing each other what we are planning to do for the Live Brief.
Il link a Zoom sarà comunicato via mail il giorno prima dell'inizio del workshop.