Print’s good, isn’t it? The way it feels in your hands, the way it sounds when you turn the pages, the way it isn’t just another screen in a world where everything is essentially just another screen. Yes, print is great. We like print.
This line of thinking is why, here at Blackleaf HQ, we’re delighted to be teaming up with our good friends over on the adventure travel, action sports, and outdoorsy website Mpora to help them distribute their first-ever paper magazine. They’re excited about stepping into the world of print, and we’re dead excited about helping to get their first step into the world of print out there. It’s just properly exciting all round really.
What’s in Issue 01 of the Mpora magazine then? Well, there’s a story about sea cliff climbing in Scotland, an interview with Danny MacAskill, an epic skate adventure in the Highlands, a look through the lens of a Lake District photographer, a discussion around the democratising power of wave machines, a Q&A with a young Londoner shaking up the capital’s indoor climbing scene, a big outdoor gear testing mission in Snowdonia and loads more top stuff to be honest.
We’re giving away a copy of the magazine with every single order on Blackleaf, from 26th of August while stocks last. The magazines are already shipping out fast so if you want to own your very own slice of publishing history, be sure to grab this opportunity with both hands. Mpora will probably do more issues in the future, but there’s nothing quite like getting in there on the ‘ground floor’ is there? Nothing quite like telling people you were there when it all began.
One for your coffee table this, quite possibly one for your varnished bookshelf, certainly one to flick through from time to time and get inspired by. Nice words, stunning outdoor photography, and the kind of high-quality paper that makes you want to continuously rub your fingers back and forth across it; yes, the first issue of the Mpora mag really does have it all and then some.