This is a great great great idea if you need one for a different type of birthday present for an 8-13 year old, then get them a subscription to THE LOOP. It’s the magazine that thinks it is a newspaper, for kids that are into everything and anything.
We are looking forward to meet the gang behind The Loop, as we get the feeling they know how to have fun, and all have an impressive list of credits to their names. The magazine is written and illustrated by a carefully selected group of talented writers, photographers and illustrators, who in their own right are all brilliant at what they do.
The team also collaborate with schools to develop the content for the mag, an in return for feedback from the classroom, they will provide the school with free issues of The Loop. If you know anyone that might be interested, they can email the team via the website here. They are also available for workshops in schools, and at other events. We sadly missed them at the Pick Me Up Graphic Fair at Somerset House this year, so will be keeping an eye on their twitter to hear about other workshops in the future (we promise to share when we hear).
The creators say that the magazine “…is here to entertain, to inform, to be critical, to inspire and most of all to promote creative thinking. We like to think of it as a magazine that thinks it’s a newspaper, and to that end we have printed it like a newspaper. It looks attractive and functional, fun and informative, in equal measure.
The Loop takes its readers seriously and aims to engage them in contemporary global and local issues in an approachable manner. Furthermore, it offers projects and competitions stretching beyond the page, which can be published and shared with others on The Loop website.”
It is a great way to support and enjoy the work from this talented bunch and of course, it only makes sense to recycle and share the mag when you have finished with it, to spread the word.
You can get four issues (including the current issue) for only £18 and delivered direct to your door (Free postage within the UK).
Issue 3 is hot off the press this week. It includes the wonderful Volcanoes & Ice. If you turn to page 26 you’ll learn all about The Real School of Rock, a camp for girls which teaches them how to become truly independent rock and rollers. Issue 3 also has a new Molly’s Mystery by Sharmila Banerjee. The sheer terror!