Counterpoint is an independent journalism and illustration magazine from Edinburgh, Scotland. Each issue is published in a few hundred pieces, which in the reduced number of pages seeks a perfect synergy between illustrations and original texts.
In fact, each edition focuses on a specific topic, on which independent journalists from all over the world offer their research and analysis contributions, in symbiosis with a strong illustrated component. The pursuit of editorial perfection is maniacal.
Counterpoint is finely printed in risograph on recycled paper and with soy-based ink.
The two minds behind it are those of Sam Bradley, independent journalist, and Bethany Thompson, illustrator. The magazine was born exclusively online in 2013, and then landed on the press looking for an interest in a physical product that, despite its few pages, could concentrate a fine physical beauty in addition to the contents.
The business model of this magazine is based on the fair distribution of proceeds among all the journalists and illustrators who contribute to each issue.
ISSUE 20 - MAGIC
This new issue is packed with enchanting illustrations and fascinating stories of magic, from the everyday to the otherworldly, including articles on common spirituality, public performances under control, private magical practices and interviews with inspiring artists. All accompanied by beautiful drawings that speak together with the texts of magic in our day.
Edition: 400 numbered copies