Let me tell you ’bout my baby

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We (as in me and the rest of my team) don’t always shout enough about Let’s Go with Ryanair. That may be due to our compact size – Let’s Go feels like the baby of the bunch among Ink publications. But a lot of work goes into it and we are particularly happy with our February issue. The cover feature sees writer and comedienne Sophie Black, accompanied by photographer Tim White (Black and White, geddit?), take a trip on which every decision made rides on the throw of the dice – including the choice of Budapest, in the first place (and Luke Rhinehart’s The Diceman isn’t mentioned once). Art director Jamie Trendall nailed a lovely minimalist design for the cover, above, that really makes you want to flip to the story inside straight away.

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Other features in the magazine include a beautiful photo story on the remote Canary island of El Hierro with a lovely treatment from Jamie once again, and something on the seriously happening craft beer scene in Madrid, which benefits from clean and gorgeous illustrations from artist Brett Ryder.

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Add a wealth of social media reader recommendations in the Hotspots section, an excellent guide to Venice during Carnival from former Ink editor Patrick Welch, and a great interview (by dep ed Erin Florio) with London’s secret dining innovators Gingerline and you’ve got a lovely little pocket-sized package. Then again, I am slightly biased. (Posted by Ramsay Short, editor, Let’s Go with Ryanair)

Norwegian noted

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The excellent It’s Nice That design website has a post up about the illustrations David Sparshott produced for N by Norwegian magazine to accompany a story on the return to service of a luxurious private train that once belonged to Yugoslavia’s Marshall Tito. Conceived by art director Rickard Westin and editor Toby Skinner, the commission involved illustrating over the top of photographs of the train interiors. (Posted by AndrewH)