April 12, 2019

We're delighted to announce that issue four of Actual Size magazine is OUT NOW! And as ever it is a beauty. See more about the contents of this new magazine for creative individuals here. And guess what? We have a great subscriber offer underway. The first 30 new subsc...

November 13, 2018

Issue two of Actual Size is at the printers! And it is an absolute beauty: we are really, really proud of this magazine. Here we were at proofing stage (photo by our art director Jenny Parkington as she became increasingly buried in proofs). Looks exciting doesn't...

Issue one of Actual Size magazine is well underway, and will be hitting both the shops and your mailboxes in August. We'll be revealing our rather splendid cover very soon (the one you see here is keeping things under wraps), and day by day the pages are filling up wit...

Photographs by Etienne Gilfillan

When acclaimed novelist David Peace described his fellow acclaimed novelist Cathi Unsworth as ‘the first lady of noir fiction’, he hit the nail firmly on the head. There are very few authors with such a remarkable ability to highlight th...

Is your other hat a chef’s hat? Let us know

In an early issue of Actual Size magazine we are planning a feature about people who undertake creative side projects in addition to their ‘main’ work: this might be a new career you’re working towards, a lucrative career side...

If ever we needed a reason to love the work of Donna Wilson even more than we already do, then here it is. The beauty of so much of what she does is that she designs unique, dare we say quirky, items and applies total attention to detail and fine quality to them. These...

Photos by: Suzy Prince, Duncan Holmes, Swiss Dave.

God’s Own Junkyard is the very embodiment of a hidden gem. Tucked away in an utterly unassuming industrial estate in deepest Walthamstow, North London, you’ll find an absolute treasure trove of neon lights and vintage s...

And so, it begins… Welcome to Actual Size magazine: both in print and website form.  creative, intelligent, culturally clued-up, design-conscious women who, as citizens of the world, are interested in far more than the narrow parameters of most women’s magazines would...

Here at Actual Size magazine we love beautifully thought out, well-crafted surface pattern design, especially when it’s also infused with great reference points. Gail Myerscough’s hand-drawn work (finished off with a little illustrator magic) displays the perfect combi...

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