The Gourmand #9
210 x 297 mm, 124 pages. London, UK
What makes The Gourmand so special is its quality across all elements of the magazine making process. As an object it is hugely satisfying; not flamboyant in terms of special effects and finishes, but it packs a nice hefty weight and the ever-switching matt and gloss papers work well together. The page edges of the magazine hint at the variety of content they contain.
On the Journal:
‘More than just a cover star, Cookie Monster features in a lengthy interview inside the issue. Regular Gourmand contributor Kyle Hugall wrote the piece, working with the Sesame Street team who have strict guidelines for how their star is presented. ‘They talked to us as if Cookie Monster is a real person,’ explains The Gourmand’s David Lane, ‘we were given more scope for the pictures, but there was a strict no black and white rule – the blue is a part of his personality.’ As referenced by the colour chart included in the opening shot.’ Read more about Cookie Monster's photoshoot in Cover Story.
And read our At work with interview with creative director David Lane.