Kinfolk is a publication focused on design, culture, home, work, and style, all with a lovely aesthetic and intelligent twist. The spreads are all charming, with intricately written articles to match. Now, they've launched, Kindling, a magazine for anyone that has or knows children.
"Kindling is the first new magazine from Kinfolk and will launch in June to coincide with Kinfolk's tenth anniversary," said Harriet Fitch Little, Kindling's editor-in-chief. "It's a magazine aimed at all people with children in their lives—parents, carers, extended family, friends who feel like part of the family…the list goes on! It is a relaunch of a magazine about fatherhood that ran under the title Kindling Quarterly in the early 2010s. With the blessing of its original founders, we're bringing it back with a new look and extended remit."
The issue's first cover features a glowing yellow background with the sweetest illustrated cloud shape adorned with a smiling face. Designer Alex Hunting, Art Director Staffan Sundström, and Illustrator Espen Friberg worked together to make the cover come to life in a sophisticated and friendly way, a feat much easier said than done.
Printed on Fedrigoni paper by Park Communications and 120 pages long, you'll find that the spreads are whimsical with an analog feel. You'll discover many graphic shapes, quirky illustrations, and superb photography that Kinfolk is famous for throughout the magazine. It is important to note, though, that while there is photography within the pages, there is a conscious focus on avoiding the showcasing of families as no two families function similarly.
Kindling isn't your standard handbook for raising a family—it's simply a good friend by your side to help navigate the modern parenting landscape. While the publication's demographic is adults, there are many ways children can also enjoy as the end of the magazine is filled with simplistic activities.