We are working like mad to get Issue 10 ready, which probably explains the lapse in blogs. But, we're back, and so excited to share some great news about RUMINATE's talented graphic designer, Anne Pageau.
Anne has been with us from the very beginning and is responsible for making RUMINATE what Pulitzer prize nominee Lawrence Dorr called, "the most beautiful literary magazine [he] had ever seen." We happen to agree with Mr. Dorr and love how Anne has made RUMINATE far from the typical literary magazine. Instead, RUMINATE looks much more like an artist's sketch book or a writer's journal, with each poem, paragraph and page hand-crafted. And this is all thanks to Anne.
Because so many of our reader's have told us how much they love the design of RUMINATE, we wanted to share Anne's latest creation with you all: Give Studio. Together with her husband Brian, Anne is creating gorgeous letterpress cards and stationery (and don't worry, Anne will still be designing RUMINATE, too). Anne loves beautiful typography and paper and taking the time to write good friends, so it is no surprise that she and Brian hope Give Studio will encourage these things, and as they put it: celebrate "generosity, handwritten sentiments, the use of postage stamps, a slightly-slower pace of life, shared emotions, experience, reminding someone of who they are, curiosity, and kindness" just to name a few. To us, these are quite worthy of celebration, and in many ways, coincide with our hopes for RUMINATE and why we care so much how each page is designed and the type of paper we print on.
We want RUMINATE to be something you love to read, but also something beautiful that you want to hold and touch, and pause over, and share with friends. And with much thanks to Anne, we think it is! We wish the best for Give Studio. Go ahead and check it out for yourself. And I bet you'll want to write a letter--because Anne and Brian's enthusiasm is that infectious and the cards are that beautiful.
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