Jan 16, 2013

Anorak Children’s Magazine

Anorak is a UK-based kids magazine for ages 6-12 that just debuted in the U.S. and North America with their new “Animals” themed issue. Edited and art directed by Cathy Olmedillas, Anorak launched in 2006, and is taglined, “The happy mag for kids.”

Anorak is filled with beautiful, charming illustrations, stories, puzzles, games, and activity pages. It has nice production values that make it feel like classic children’s book, but with a contemporary sensibility. “Just like much-loved children’s magazines and annuals of the past, it is designed to be collected and kept,” is how Anorak desicribes itself. To me it feels like an updated version of the Highlights magazines I loved as a kid, with the same sweet, friendly spirit. This is indie publishing at its finest!

For more delights, visit this collection of Anorak back issues covers. You can get the magazine online and at select bookstores.

(Above): Anorak, “Animals” issue, illustration: Studio Tipi, art director: Cathy Olmedillas