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.
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.
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.
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.
And that, readers, is a Wrap.
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