Wrap was founded by Chris and Polly in 2010 as a publication that bridges the gap between a magazine and a product that showcases the work of talented artists. It is edited by Harry Glass who is a published writer and journalist.
Wrap is a design and illustration magazine comprising nine pull-out sheets of exclusively designed wrapping paper, plus corresponding notecards and interviews with each designer. PLUS, special features include:
● a winter recipe written by top chef and Telegraph food columnist Stevie Parle
● Wrap visits the workshop of leading textile designer Donna Wilson
● excerpt from London Design Guide 2012/13 by Max Fraser, plus his shopping tips
● illustrated Day in the Life, plus a profile on the artist, Oona Brown
● a review of London design boutique SMUG.
With winter nearly upon us, ten of the most talented designers of the moment including Lesley Barnes, Iker Spozio and Josephin Ritschel have taken our theme ‘Dark days, bright nights’ and strived to capture in their own way the enchantment of the season.
To anybody searching for wrapping paper with more than just the staple Christmas designs, this makes Wrap Issue Three (£9.50) an essential purchase. Approximately A3 in size, with a hard cover, it is designed so all the sheets are only folded over once and held together with a band rather than staples, therefore kept as neat and flat as possible and ready for when they’re pulled out and used to wrap a present. The back has been perforated so it becomes a set of ten notecards to match the prints and cover. But Wrap is to be read too. As well as interviews with every contributing artist there are in-depth articles on top textile designer Donna Wilson and British ceramicist Stephen Bird, plus we visited top London chef and Telegraph food writer Stevie Parle at his Dock Kitchen restaurant in Ladbroke Grove and managed to persuade him to give readers a special winter recipe, which artist Helen Murgatroyd has illustrated. And those shopping in London for any kind of design product will want to read Max Fraser’s tips, as well as an extract from his new London Design Guide 2012/13.