For avid readers and the uninitiated alike, this is a chance to reengage with classic literature and to stay inspired and entertained.
The concept of the magazine is excitingly simple: the first half is a long-form interview with a notable book fanatic and the second half explores one Penguin Classics title from an array of surprising and invigorating angles, through fashion, art, lifestyle, history, film and more.
The Happy Reader never patronizes, nor does it seek to baffle its audience with literary name-dropping or pedantry, wearing its bookish curiosity with a playful lightness of touch, delighting in the potential for whimsy and humour.
The magazine is centred on the concept of 'precious print', as embodied by Penguin Classics and Fantastic Man. It explores the myriad advantages of the printed word and image: beautiful typography, high dwell time, the matte charm of ink on paper, the calming luxury of being 'offline'. The magazine is a design object in and of itself.Biografía del autor:
Seb Emina is a British writer and editor. His work features in international magazines and newspapers and his first book, The Breakfast Bible, was published in 2013. Until recently he was also an employee of Artangel.
Credited by The New York Times with 'quietly saving magazines', Dutch publishing duo Jop van Bennekom and Gert Jonkers launched their first title together in 2001: BUTT, a pocket-sized pink-papered fagazine was followed in 2005 by Fantastic Man, a biannual men's style magazine and in 2010 by The Gentlewoman, its sister title.
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