Dog-Ear - Issue 7

May 14, 2017

While searching through the pages of the latest gift from my Stack subscription, a small folded piece of card fell out.


Dog-Ear is a first of magazine (I have seen) that takes the advantage of an unorthadox format to A4, A5 publications. Fitting poetry, writing and illustration in to a slim portrait shape that then folds in to a bookmark and is usually found in the pages of another magazine. Not only a smart method of distribution, its a unique way of including work for the reader from the readers as some sort of fabulous creative cycle. The idea of making a bookmark magazine, first of all, is genius and gets a 10/10. The design is clear, and adapts with the change of paper colour with each issue. Finally the images included are appropriate for the poems beside it and the design of the whole piece. conclusively I give Dog Ear 8/10. Just because it isn't a chunky A4 mag, doesn't mean it shouldn't be recognised next to giants like Little White Lies or Cat People. 





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