Artisan Magazine is an iPad magazine that focuses on stories of the local, personal and unique—all things handmade, simple and beautiful. It started as a collaborative project between three friends and colleagues: Natalie Hunfalvay, Leigh-Ann Thomas and Bhavani Konings, who wanted to combine skills and share in the creative process. The latest issue features an interview with one of Australia’s ‘new breed’ of framebuilders, Keith Marshall of Kumo Cycles.
“Telling stories through rich imagery and interactivity was really important to us”, Bhavani tells us, “and we found the perfect medium – an iPad Magazine. We want to share and tell stories that inspire us and bring out the artisanal side of life. Whether an interesting do-it-yourself project on natural dyeing, a food story and video on how to make cheese, a peek inside a beautiful rose farm or an artist studio—the emphasis is on highlighting the simplicity and beauty of ‘local’, small-scale artisans creating meaning through their work.”
“For example, in Issue 4 we share a story entitled ‘Made of Metal’ and introduce you to an interesting artisan named Keith. Keith, the owner of Kumo Cycles, invites us into his workspace to reveal the process behind handcrafting bicycle frames. A long and laborious process but well worth it, Keith’s craftsmanship reminds us of an older time when things weren’t mass produced, but instead designed and constructed by hand, not machine.”