For those unfortunate enough to miss it when it was published between 2004 and 2009, Amelia’s Magazine was a testament to the power of the printed object. A precursor by several years to the trend for independent magazines that become permanent fixtures on the bookshelf, the biannual issues were always bathed in interesting printing processes, from bright spot colours to glitter and even glow-in-the-dark finishes. Inside, the content was inspiring and varied, covering emerging artists, designers and illustrators, but also musicians and environmentalists. After ten issues, editor Amelia Gregory decided to concentrate on the magazine’s growing digital output, as well as publishing two books, Amelia’s Anthology of Illustration and Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration - both with the same level of care and attention to detail.
Keen to celebrate her tenth year in print, Gregory has launched a campaign to put together a third book, a gold-foiled, limited-edition tome with the title That Which We Do Not Understand. The brief was inspired by Gregory’s personal experience of two late miscarriages, and will explore the many ways in which humans seek to understand things throughout their lives. It’s a combination of creative writing and illustration sourced via an open (and still ongoing) brief via her website - combining the global reach of digital with the permanence of print.