Birmingham Design Magazine is here to help celebrate the design community of the West Midlands and it's a truly inspirational read. Launched on the eve of the latest Birmingham Design Festival , BDM (helmed by top designers and nice chaps Luke Tonge and Dan Alcorn) is part of a community-focused, year-round work that aims to inspire, connect and profile this amazing scene.
Inside issue #1 you'll find interviews with illustrators, sign painters, jewellery makers, agency entrepreneurs, graphic designers and other creative humans - all beautifully illustrated with examples of their work. Elsewhere you'll find invaluable advice on pairing with a print partner, inspirational pieces on re-defining imposter syndrome and a sit down with cover artist Super Freak, who walks us through creating that stellar cover (a full bleed wrap printed in metallic inks, no less). Oh, and there are stickers, and everyone likes stickers.