blanket magazine

by Grace Bonney

I’m always really curious about why people choose the names they do — names for their children, their businesses and especially publications (I wish I’d thought my own through a little bit more. It’s weird to say “sponge” twenty times a day). So much is riding on that one singular choice, and it’s always interesting to see how the name effects the way people perceive whatever that thing is. I’ve been a fan of the digital magazine Blanket for a while, and as much as I love its cutting-edge art and design coverage, every time I hear its name, I immediately think of Michael Jackson’s son. So now my brain is flitting back and forth between those little children walking around a mall with carnival masks on and the content housed inside this great magazine. Thankfully, Blanket‘s debut printed edition is starting to win the battle in my brain for what I will now associate with the word “blanket.” Their gorgeous limited-edition printed version was designed to be a keepsake, with a fantastic metallic cover illustrated by Daren Newman. The issue is full of beautiful new commissioned work by artists like Lizzy Stewart, as well as articles on up-and-coming designers, artists and photographers we should be watching. I’m always excited to see web publications try a new format, so I just wanted to give a big congrats to Blanket on their newest adventure. Click here to check it out and order a copy online. xo, grace

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