That’s a Wrap

Reusing and recycling is being reimagined in a whole new deliciously aesthetically pleasing way by Wrap magazine – which celebrated its fourth issue release last week.

cover
cover

The magazine doubles as a beautiful series of print pull-outs that can be used as wrapping paper, and this issue’s theme is North America.

Primitive Press and Jessica
Primitive Press and Jessica Fortner

Ten illustrators have been selected to create work for the issue – six of which are from Canada and the US, and four from elsewhere around the world – and all were briefed to create and image about what North America means to them.

The results are striking – ranging from the Navajo-esque Aztec print of the cover, to Transformer-like blue totem creatures inhabiting a surreal pinkish Hansel and Gretel style forest.

Sam
Sam

The Wild West has proved inspiring too, with a lovely image of a desolate desert topography littered with cattle skulls and a lonely cowboy surveying the plains.

 We love Kim Sielbeck’s bustling cast of North American heroes, villains and mosters – all expertly delineated in bold, black lines and jostling for space and attention.

Kim Sielbeck
Kim Sielbeck

As well as the stunning imagery, the issue also boasts a portfolio sample of New York photographer Simon Biswas and a piece about the resurgence in popularity of letterpress printing in North America.

Jessica Fortner
Jessica Fortner

And that, readers, is a Wrap.

 For more information visit www.thewrappaper.com

 

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