Jeremy Leslie meets editorial creative director Andrew Diprose at the magCulture Shop, and also trades magazine retail experience with Nicola Hamilton, who opened the magazine shop Issues in Toronto six months ago.

A passionate advocate for magazines and print, Andrew Diprose was creative director at the UK edition of Wired for fourteen years, leaving last year to lead Soho House group’s editorial creative department. While at Wired he also published his own magazine, The Ride Journal (2007-2017), a defining magazine of the then nascent indie scene.

After a look at some current magazines plucked form the magCulture shop shelves, he discusses working at Condé Nast (publisher of Wired) and the differences between that environment and producing you own publication. He also reflects on the shift from working on a major magazine brand to developing an editorial identity for a private member’s club brand, before revealing plans for his new side project, Superstore Wilderness.

Nichola Hamilton shares Andrew’s passion for print, and also has a background in editorial design. In 2022 she decided to translate that passion into opening a magazine shop, Issues, in her home city, Toronto. Jeremy catches up with her to see how the retail experience is going as she celebrates six months trading.

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Audio produced and edited by Sam Williams

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