We were pretty excited when the publisher of Process Journal, Hunt Studio, told us that a new publication from their studio was in the offing. Having seen the meticulous and exacting production values that had been applied to Process Journal, our expectations for the new publication, MADE, were sky high. When we received a copy of MADE last week, we weren’t disappointed. MADE was everything we expected and more. The attention to detail, from the subtly textured front cover through to the engaging and informative features, carefully printed on 2 different internal paper stocks, conveys the love and effort that has been poured into this publication.
As proclaimed on its 3rd page, MADE Quarterly is a publication about inspirational people from around the world who create incredible things. When asked about the inspiration behind MADE, Thomas Williams, the editor in chief and publisher had this to say, ” I felt that while there wasn’t a shortage of reporting on well designed products, I did feel that there was a lack of coverage on Good Design in a broad, everyday living context. It’s pretty easy to find a publication that focuses on specific disciplines within design e.g. Architecture or Graphic Design, but there seems to be a lack of a publication that focuses on Good Design in a broad sense. With MADE, I hope to fill this void”
Having read Issue 1 of MADE, we can safely say that it has gotten off to a great start, featuring designers and designs from subjects as diverse as shoe making (FEIT), jewellery/object design and crafting (Dinosaur Designs), motorcycle production (Wrenchmonkees), cooking (Katie Quinn Davies) , aerial photography (Brent and Sarah Yaggi) and much, much more.