Earlier this year, The Church of London split its two sides – creative agency and magazine publisher – into distinct entities. The publishing side continues to produce the much loved film magazine Little White Lies and lifestyle tome Huck under Vince Medeiros: while the other co-founders Danny Miller, Rob Longworth and Paul Willoughby have set up Human After All (with TCOL's digital director Alex Capes) to focus on commercial work for the likes of Google.
Looking back over their time in the complicated world of magazine publishing, the four have created a new book about what they did and what they learned. Curious Iconic Craft: Designing magazines that people love needs funding to get published, and Human After All has set up a Kickstarter campaign that needs to aim £13,000 by June 30 (which is currently at just over £2,000). You can support the campaign here.
As well as being a monograph featuring the best work from the 85 issues of Little White Lies and Huck that the four worked on (above), the 100+ page book aims to be inspire and educate magazine designers.
"We’re incredibly proud to have played a part in the magazines, their websites, events and many other things over the years,” says Danny. “So we’ve decided to make a book of our favourite work – the outtakes, the processes and never-before-seen details that go into designing two magazines that so many people love”.
"For us, magazines have always been about sharing information and ideas," says Rob. "We couldn’t have come this far without the support of our loyal community, which is why we’re dedicating a section to sharing everything we’ve learned and packaging it all up as a really slick, collectable book."
You can see some of these pages below.
As usual with Kickstarter funding excerises, there's a scale of rewards depending on how much you contribute. £5 gets you an e-book, while putting in £13 will be rewarded with a limited-edition print copy of the book. Chuck in £20 or more and you get a digital pack of fonts and textures too (examples below).
Human After All expects both print and digital books (and extras) to ship mid July.