An alternative parent/kid website and zine for the generation who have grown older but not up. The kind who are more likely to be found down the skate park with their kids than teaching them table manners. For the parents who thought they’d never be parents and the kids who think mum and dad are cool (well, kind of).
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Dads Mag

Dads Mag

Kindling Quarterly is a stylish new Dads mag straight outta Brooklyn. Beautifully designed, it aims to “highlight creative individuals whose work and lives are inseparable from their role as a parent” and create “a thoughtful dialogue about fatherhood that is missing from our cultural landscape”. Issue one is out now and will appeal to anyone...
Out To Play

Out To Play

Leeds based artist/illustrator Anna Roberts works under the moniker Out To Play. She illustrates book covers and for mags like Dazed and Confused and The Independent magazine, as well as exhibiting her own work. But it was her nostalgic illustrations of her three children that really caught our eye. Her Instagrid, mostly pictures of her...
Monkeydoodles

Monkeydoodles

Monkeydoodles offers hands-on craft workshops and bespoke parties for kids. Based in London, they run workshops from various locations and venues (mostly in East London) and can even come to your house. Workshops are fun, bursting with crafty new challenges and lots of giggles. “Our workshops are shaped to offer children ages 4-12 years (bespoke...
Get Colouring

Get Colouring

Welcome to the world of Matt French, skateboarding, and humorous monsters. The Uncolored Book For You To Color (that’s not a typo, he is American) is an 80-page colouring book bursting with his way-out graphic designs drawn in pen and ink. Beavers like to chuck wood, so there’s a Beaver Tree. Ever see a hot...
Get Personal

Get Personal

It may be a massive generalisation, but personalised things tend to be a bit, well, naff. Don’t they? And when it comes to new baby and wedding gifts you’re definitely in dodgy territory. Pink, blue, teddies, wedding bells, hearts…excuse me while I’ll do a little vom. Maybe that’s what made discovering Molly-Meg‘s personalised screen-prints even...
East London Comics & Arts Festival

East London Comics & Arts Festival

Get down to The Village Underground in London’s Shoreditch on 17th June for the first East London Comics and Arts Festival (ELCAF). The program is rammed with exciting events for all ages – we’re particularly excited about Anorak Magazine’s ‘The Happy Sports Village Drawing Marathon’ which is a free illustration workshop (10am-12pm) where the whole...
James Brown Prints

James Brown Prints

James Brown is an illustrator and printmaker. His work can be found on the cover of the Guardian Guide, in the V&A shop and at Liberty, to name but a few. We recently checked out his current exhibition of prints at Stour Space (on until 4th June) and came across his wonderful animal alphabet screen...
Moo-tastic

Moo-tastic

If you haven’t already come across books The Moustachapillar and Too Many Girls then you’re in for a treat. Written and illustrated by artist Jonty Lees, who studied Fine Art at Falmouth before taking an MFA in sculpture at the Slade, both are highly humourous visual treats that will amuse parents as well as kids....
Simply Awesome

Simply Awesome

We have a crush. A large one. On Dallas Clayton, writer and illustrator of kids’ books and founder of The Awesome World Foundation – a charity that promotes literacy in kids. Dallas became a kids’ writer kind of by default – he wrote a book for his son, put it online and the rest is...
Where Children Sleep

Where Children Sleep

‘Where Children Sleep’ by photographer James Mollison is a poignant photo-documentary of children’s bedrooms from around the world. From the Romanian kid who sleeps outside on a mattress to Jazzy the four year old beauty queen in Kentucky, surrounded by all her crowns and sashes. It’s a rare glimpse into the inner sanctum of children...
Bon Balloons

Bon Balloons

If you haven’t already come across them, these damn cute little creatures are Japanese paper balloons. They come folded and squashed flat in a tiny package but with one puff you have a monkey face, or a panda or a penguin. String them up or sit them on a shelf. Available from Magma.
Cut & Run

Cut & Run

CUT & RUN EXHIBITION >>> FINAL WEEK ‘Cut&Run’ at Kemistry Gallery in Shoreditch is a group exhibition of original works by British illustrators Jack Teagle, Matthew Bromley, Ryan Chapman and Matthew Dent. The show aims to bring together four bold individual illustration styles and explore their unique visual take on adventure, hunting, afterlife, happiness and...