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and purchasing our first (and only) print edition.

Congrats to Blanketmagazine cause of their first print edition after 25 online issues. (yeah print still rocks!)


Blanket Magazine - The Content


A Stitch In Time.

We meet artists who are embracing the craft and thrift trend, recycling and reusing found imagery, or altering existing images to create new bodies of work using sewing and embroidery. Featuring Shaun Kardinal, Stacey Page and Laura McKellar.

It Takes Two - The Art of Collaborating Online.

We highlight how the internet and social networking sites have helped foster a recent surge of online collaborations between a variety of creatives and how they have been able to transcend geographical and cultural boundaries to connect, communicate and interact to create visual projects. We explore the relationship between the collaborators and give you tips on how you can collaborate successfully on a project of your own. 


Daren Newman {Designer, Illustrator & Typographer}

Our cover artist Daren Newman, discusses designing the new Blanket logo, his career and his plans for the future.

Kris Sowersby {Typeface Designer}

We profile New Zealand-based type designer Kris Sowersby, and a selection of his typefaces which have been described as 'combining an historical knowledge with contemporary craftsmanship and finish'. 

Jason Munn {Designer}

American poster designer, Jason Munn (aka The Small Stakes), talks about how he found his 'style' and designing posters for bands like Modest Mouse, The National, Built for Spill and Broken Social Scene.

Percy Dean {Photographer}

Some photographers spend their lives trying to recapture that 'missed shot'. For Percy Dean, it was a similar experience seven years previously that became the catalyst for an adventure in India, a photographic essay and a beautiful story.


Sentimental Journey

Sentimental Journey is a typographic postcard collaboration between three New Zealanders obsessed with words; poet Kate Camp, graphic and handlettering artist Sarah Maxey and type designer Kris Sowersby.

Reality Check- Discerning Truth from Illusion.

Using original vintage mugshots of female criminals taken at the State Reformatory for Women in Long Bay, Sydney, Australia, between 1915-30, we asked three artists, Lizzy Stewart, Paul X. Johnson and Sarah McNeil to draw a portrait of a selected criminal, using only a brief description of the crime as their inspiration. We then match their portrait with the original mugshot. The question is how has each artist been influenced by popular culture and their own imagination to create these portraits? And how would their portrait match the reality?


Here's my work… I hope you like it.

A selection of work from emerging artists around the world.

I’ve been a fan of the digital magazine Blanket for a while, and as much as I love its cutting-edge art and design coverage, every time I hear its name, I immediately think of Michael Jackson’s son.[…] Thankfully, Blanket‘s debut printed edition is starting to win the battle in my brain for what I will now associate with the word 'blanket.'

Design Sponge

Magazine Specifications

  • Perfect-bound
  • A5 148mm (w) x 210mm (h)
  • 68 pages - Ad free!
  • Cover - 2 colour Metallic Pantone and Black
  • Inside - 4-colour litho printed
  • Printed on FSC Certified Revive 50-50 paper stock
  • Limited to 500 copies, hand numbered and hand embossed.


Editor in Chief, Art Director & Publisher - Bec Brown
Managing Editor - Melinda Woledge
Contributing Editor - Jonathan Hulme
Cover Artist - Daren Newman
Type Designer - Kris Sowersby
Web Designer - John Fry

Writers {A-Z}

Bec Brown
Charlotte Rivers
Erin Loechner
Gwendoline Watson
Melinda Woledge

Artists {A-Z}

Alison Richards
Becca Stadtlander
Caroline Gaedechens
Cendrine Rovini
Chris Jones
Holly Lawton
Jane O' Sullivan
Jason Munn
Jon MacNair
Katherine Beefheart
Kelly Rae Burns
Kimi Pryor
Laura McKellar
Lizzy Stewart
Matt Booth
Paul X. Johnson
Percy Dean
Peter Crawley
Sarah McNeil
Sarah Maxey
Shaun Kardinal
Some Milk
Stacey Page
The Good Machinery