The folks at UK-based kids magazine, Anorak, produce some of the most refreshing, fun, and imaginative youth content around. Aside from their brilliant quarterly kids periodical, there's their stand alone activity and coloring books, a publication for the little foodie in your family, and now PLOC, a new magazine for the preschool crowd, launched earlier this month.
Inspired by 60's and 70's design, Cathy Olmedillas and Rob Lowe, founders of Anorak, commission work from modern graphic artists, as well as kids themselves. But for the first issue of PLOC, they were able to score iconic, French artist, Alain Grée, illustrator of over 300 mid-twentieth century children's books. Meaning lots of pastels, and smiling globe-shaped heads of children dressed in late 60's style clothing.
As with Anorak, PLOC focuses on reading and creativity, offering advertising-free, informational pages filled with stories, games, and how-to instructions: the story of bread; how to build your own barometer; counting birds; respecting nature, and loads of activities for the eight and under age group.
PLOC Magazine issue 1: $14.14 (£9.00 + £2.00 shipping)
(Images: Anorak Magazine)