The Big Book of Anorak

Dubbed the ‘happy mag for kids’, here at Design Week we’d contest that beautiful publication Anorak is just as much a happy mag for grown ups.

The Big Book Of Anorak cover by Jurg Lindenberger
The Big Book Of Anorak cover by Jurg Lindenberger

Celebrating its seventh birthday, Anorak has released the Big Book of Anorak, which draws together a selection of the gorgeous illustrations and stories the magazine has published over the years.

A Giant Appetite
A Giant Appetite

As ever, it’s a whole lot of fun, with audience participation encouraged through games and fun drawing activities.

Anorak the Happy Hero
Anorak the Happy Hero

I set out to create a magazine that would follow children through childhood, something stylish and different, but with the timeless, collectable feel of the magazines and annuals I loved to read as a child’, says Anorak founder and editor, Cathy Olmedillas.

‘The Big Book of Anorak [is] a celebration of everything Anorak stands for; creativity, writing and good ol’ fashioned imaginative – ie. bonkers – stories.’

Box of snakes to colour in
Box of snakes to colour in

The hardback book is described as ‘the coffee table book for kids’ by its publishers and feature more than 200 full colour pages.

The Story of the Three Eyed Dog who Landed back on Earth.
The Story of the Three Eyed Dog who Landed back on Earth.

Among our favourites are the ‘1984 School of Seagulls reunion’:

1984 School of Seagulls reunion
1984 School of Seagulls reunion

Leonard the Shopping Tiger, whose adventures take him to his favourite retailer, Harvey Fridges:

Leonard the Shopping Tiger.
Leonard the Shopping Tiger.

And of course, this slightly nuts spread featuring The Worm and The Kangaroo:

The Worm and The Kangaroo
The Worm and The Kangaroo

The Big Book of Anorak is available now in bookshops and through the website anorakmagazine.com priced £18.99

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