Friday, December 10, 2010

Let’s Celebrate! {Issue 25 is here!}

Celebrations are all around us at this time of year but we have something extra to celebrate here at Blanket – our 25th issue! Scroll down to see what we are celebrating…

best wishes,


PS/ A big thank you to We Are Willow collaborative musicians Chris Butler and Simon Connor for allowing us to use their track ‘Pictures You Drew’ as a free download this issue. It’s our extra special gift for you this Christmas. Enjoy!

The Blanket 2011 Calendar!!

All Blanket Subscribers will receive the Blanket 2011 Calendar free with Issue 25 {or you can purchase it separately for $6 in the Blanket Online Store}

Blanket’s Cover Art

Our cover this issue was a collaboration between UK illustrators Thereza Rowe and Simon Wild. In our feature article we speak to both and ask them how they came up with the concept for our cover and they give us tips on how to achieve a successful collaboration.

Blankets Featured Font {FREE with this issue!}

Manuel Viergutz {aka EM-VII} a design student from Germany took inspiration from the Times New Roman font to create our featured font ‘Hand Times’.

The Blanket  Calendar Artist Interviews

We introduce you to our 12 Blanket 2011 Calendar artistsAdam James Turnbull, Mark Malarky, Patrick O’Leary, Santiago Merino, Niki Pilkington, Devon Smith, Stephen P Loya, Ekaterina Koroleva, Rohan Fraser, Christopher Davison, Amy Friend and Reena Makwana. Read their interviews and see more of their work inside this issue.

Creative Writing

Blanket writer Jonathan Hulme invites us all to join him on his New Years Revolution.
Illustration by Nicola Rowlands.

Gwendoline Watson gives us helpful advice on how to be merry this Christmas (and no it doesn’t include drinking too much mulled wine}. Illustration by James Cotton.


Our newest Blanket contributor and writer Charlotte Rivers interviews Liss Winnel from the distinctively dreamy blog Daydream Lily {Liss also introduces us to some stunning photographers!}.

DIY Tutorial

Our crafty Jessica Wilson {aka Jek} shares her Christmas memories and a DIY Tutorial on how to make Clay Ornaments.

Here’s my work… I hope you like it…

Artists featured inside this issue: Randi Antonsen, Claire Bradley, Kate Bushuk, Jo Cheung, Cinaski, Anne Cobai, Stella Asia Consonni, Oleg Danilovich, Philippa Garrard, Daria Hlazatova , Christine Johanson, Jough McLeod, Lin Mei, Nicole Mueller, Monica Rizzolli, Nicola Rowlands, Aida Sabic, Emily Sams, Fake Sartorialist , Christina Song, Åsa Wikman, Yuk Kee Yip and Eddie Yuen.

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