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 subscribers with a UK postal address will receive a FREE pot of Lovely Skincare's 'In Your Face' clarifying mud mask (RRP. £12.50). Oh, and you can also buy all existing issue of Actual Size at once, if you're new to us. You will find us on the shelves of many independent shops, branches of...

February 15, 2019

It's special offer time! We exhibited at the brilliant Craft&Flea market in Sheffield Cathedral recently, and offered a bundle where people could buy all available issues of Actual Size and also receive a tote bag. This went down a storm, so we thought we'd do in online too. Please note, this will be available for a limited time only so don't delay! But do enjoy...

February 1, 2019

Issue three of Actual Size is out now and it is a rare beauty. See a full (ish) list of contents here. As ever, we bring you the absolute best in independent business, art, design, illustration, food and drink (lots of!), opinion and lifestyle, travel and destination and more. And we'd love you to sit down with a cuppa, glass of wine or whatever your drink of choice is, take some time to yourself, read, relax and enjoy this burst of positivity. 

January 28, 2019

As if by magic... We’ve been running a subscriber offer where the first 50 people to buy a subscription to Actual Size Magazine this time around (UK only: sorry beloved international subscribers) would receive a bottle of Magic Organic Apothecary fortifying bath potion, which retails at £28 (and is heavenly). Issue 3 of Actual Size comes out next Monday, and we have only FIVE bottles of bath potion left (you can subscribe fro

m either the current issue or the next one). So if there was ever a time to treat yourself, this is it 👌

November 22, 2018

Actual Size: issue two is OUT NOW!

And we have a subscriber offer that is nothing whatsoever to do with Black Friday…

Hello there – We wanted to let you know that issue two of Actual Size magazine is OUT NOW. We had a hunch that there was ample space out there for a magazine for creative women, which is non-patronising, non- ageist, will NEVER comment negatively on a woman’s shape, size, age, appearance or life choices, but instead will seek out and highlight wonderful people, places, creativity and general wonders and tell you all about them. And it’...

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 it? Don't subscribe just yet - please wait a few more days and you'll be in with the chance of a very special subscription offer.  But please DO join our mailing list in the meantime and you'll be the first to know when the magazine's available.

October 12, 2018

Is it possible to get excited over some vintage supermarket budget range packaging? Well, it is when it's the Sainsbury's packaging archive - there's even a book on this very subject. But the good news is that the full archive is now available online too. Eggs!

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November 20, 2019

Issue five is OUT NOW!

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Issue five of Actual Size is OUT NOW! And we'd love you to take a look. You can pick up a copy directly from this site, or look out for it in hundreds of shops all over the world. However you choose to buy this new, independent magazine, it's a huge thank you from us.

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