Offscreen Magazine: ISSUE 1

By Michael Schepis → Sunday, April 15, 2012

What happens when pixels meet print you may ask? Well for all you MagLovers out there its called Offscreen Magazine. Offscreen Magazine is a real gem! This "old-fashioned" magazine in high-quality print, explores the life and work of the people that create websites and apps and is a treat. As they tell the less obvious human stories of creativity, passion and hard work that hide behind every interface. Featured below is Issue 1 with the second Issue being created as we speak.

Each issue is built around six lengthy interviews with creative minds of successful websites, apps and other digital products. We talk to aspiring freelancers and renowned designers and developers, and ask them about their professional and private lives, what inspires and motivates them, and what goes on behind the scenes of some of the Web's biggest names.

We give digital products a real face by going beyond the "About" section of a website and introduce some of the lesser known people of the digital industry, presenting their personal stories. We explore how web folks collaborate, what their workspaces look like or what you may find on their desks.
As the name suggests, Offscreen is a magazine that explores what happens off the screen — outside our digital world. We encourage you to put your iPad down, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy a high quality read the old-fashioned way.

A physical product that can be touched, collected, and read anywhere, we believe, is a logical way to present this type of content. Reading it offline, in a distraction-free environment, allows us to step away from the digital context and reflect on our industry from a more perennial angle. And, let's be honest, who doesn't like flipping through a real magazine?


3–4 times per year

112 pages, 18cm × 25cm / 7” × 9.8”

300gm²/115gm², 100% recycled, uncoated

by H&FJ, Calluna by exljbris

Printed by AZ, shipped by OML out of Berlin, Germany

Designed/published by Kai Brach based in Melbourne, Australia

Michael Schepis

MagSpreads is dedicated to the process and progress of magazine design and the publishing industry and its practitioners, students and enthusiasts. Its purpose is to define and promote the world’s best magazine design, and provide a place where the magazine design community can review, critique and stay informed of the latest industry trends and design projects being created in the field.

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