Blogging Metropolis: Magazines for Children

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Sure, Highlights is still around but it's great that children have other periodical options. The July/August issue of Metropolis magazine reviews two London-based magazines for children 12-and-under that we can’t wait to get a hold of: Anorak and Maurice.

Maurice is an art magazine which is both sold in galleries and distributed to schools at no charge. Maurice features a well-known artist creating the cover and DIY-projects and contains articles written by people like Angus Fairhurst and Ricky Gervais. The target audience for Maurice is both children and artists.

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Anorak, which calls itself "The Happy Mag for Kids", is designed by illustrator Rob Lowe (no, not that Rob Lowe) and is a psychedelic, comic book-style magazine with pages to color, wacky cool illustrations and a look unlike anything else geared towards children.

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Lydia Fulton of Metropolis writes, "Of course, one wonders if the primary audience of these magazines is children or their design-savvy parents, but why not make a magazine that’ll impress at PTA meetings as well as play dates?" Either way, both Anorak and Maurice sound very cool.

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