Playground Magazine began as a platform for students at the University of Brighton to see the creative endeavours of their peers in print. The publication came to fruition with the support of CETLD – a partnership led by the Faculty of Arts at the University of Brighton, in collaboration with the V&A, RIBA and the Royal College of Art.
The magazine has now published five issues and contains contributions of writing, art and design from students, staff and alumni across the University, amongst submissions from guest writers. Published each term, it is currently produced in editions of 200 at a Risograph printer in London by Dittopress and every copy is hand-finished.
The S.O.S Issue: Crammed with opinions on internships, education cuts and institutional critique; the SOS Issue – inspired by its own submissions – has decided to reveal the means of its making. This issue includes piecharts illustrating editorial decisions, a flowchart which attempts to map out the influences upon the magazine, and an article which exposes its own editorial process. Alongside interviews with designer James Langdon and Amelia Johnstone, illustrator/founder of ARC Magazine, you’ll also find proposals for a fictional art collection and online magazine.