Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Brown paper packages tied up with string



Introduce a few of your favourite things to creative friends this Christmas! We've just listed these packs of issues 15 & 16 plus bookmark, all wrapped up in brown paper with a plain tag for you to decorate. Posted fastpost for your peace of mind at no extra charge (NZ only). 


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Beard & Braid


I am so excited to let you know that two of my most talented friends and collaborators have officially launched their online store, Beard & Braid


Beard & Braid is photographer and jeweller Sonya Nagels and illustrator/designer Toby Morris, who have both been part of Extra Curricular over the years (who knows how they find the time – these creative high-rollers have their fingers in so many pies it's hard to keep track!) Sonya is a photographer and interned as a jeweller in Amsterdam. Toby works as an art director by day and an illustrator by night. This store features their individual work, as well as prints pairing Sonya's stellar photography with Toby's top-notch hand crafted type. 

They are giving away the limited edition print All day Everyday to their first TEN customers to celebrate the launch. It's a piece that celebrates simple pleasures. A cup of tea and a gingernut. Sitting on the porch. Sunshine. Limited to a run of just ten, each print is individually numbered and signed by both artists.

And they're selling paintings by their sons Iggy (1) and Max (3) too. Why not? It's a family shop. Max is raising funds for a new digger, while Iggy is working towards some new dinosaur toys.


Saturday, November 29, 2014

Extra Curricular is going biannual



EC is put together by an incredibly dedicated and passionate team with each issue featuring up-and-coming artists and makers doing what they do for the love of it.

I started the magazine five years ago because I wanted to showcase all the talented creatives I knew and the beautiful work they were putting into the world. I wanted to tell other people about them by creating what I hoped would be a beautifully packaged journal of creativity.

That desire hasn’t changed. The network of contributors has grown and I’m more inspired than ever by all the new people appearing on the scene.

But to do justice to the people we feature, and to allow those who help put the magazine together enough space to tell their stories, I’ve come to realise that we need to put as much care and dedication into our pages as our subjects do into their own work.

So from next year Extra Curricular will become a twice-yearly magazine, down from its current circulation of three issues per year.

The extra time between issues will give us breathing room between issues, and ensure we’re presenting the magazine and who’s in it in the best light possible.

The new publishing schedule will be roughly six-monthly, with an issue due in November and May of each year.

Subscribe here to get each issue as soon as it drops!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Ritual & Ceremony issue


We're celebrating 5 years of Extra Curricular creativity with issue 16, out this week! Buy herehere or at one of our fantastic independent stockists listed to the right there. Or you could ask Santa for a subscription. That beautiful cover art is by Julia Trybala, who we also interviewed for the issue.

























A look inside...







Friday, October 31, 2014

The Extra Curricular Print Fund Sale is on again!



Bag a bargain on Felt or in our store.



Happy Friday: Enemies Yay for your desktop



Cheer up your desktop with some Enemies Yay Love! We turned the cover artwork by Laura Blythman and Pete Cromer into a downloadable wallpaper which will certainly, as Laura and Pete say, make your eyeballs happy. Grab it here.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Contributor series: Jacinta Crane


Jacinta Crane came to our rescue when we needed a photographer in Brisbane to shoot weaver extraordinaire, Maryann Talia Pau at the Finders Keepers markets for the Many Hands issue. (Take a look at some of the images we couldn't fit into the magazine below!)

Jacinta studied photography at the Brisbane College of Photography & Art where she then had her first photography job, leading to a passion for event photography – which she sees as a great opportunity to make connections and keep her finger on the creative pulse.


As well as photographing events, Jacinta also works with marketing and advertising companies and in her spare time she is currently doing a project with friends, setting up photo shoots at various locations and enjoying the creative freedom that comes with that.


Maryann Talia Pau at the Finders Keepers Brisbane

 



jacintacranephotography.com.au