DG #18: On the cover


Delayed Gratification issue #18 has gone to press and we’re very excited to share our latest cover with you.

Exploration of Gravity was painted by Mehdi Ghadyanloo, an Iranian artist who is well known in Tehran for his large-scale, colourful murals. “Painting walls in Tehran was a sort of mission to make people happy – the paintings were positive,” he told us. His works on canvas, including Exploration of Gravity, are more bitter and dark. “The horror and stress I paint in my personal works I think comes from my childhood. I grew up during the war between Iran and Iraq. My father and all of my friends’ fathers were duty soldiers on the frontlines,” he explains.

DG #18 will be out on 11th June. We hope you are as fascinated as we are by its cover art and the painter behind it.


Honed design, relaxed writing and an almanac approach to the passing years”Observer

Jam-packed with information... a counterpoint to the speedy news feeds we've grown accustomed to”Creative Review

A slower, more reflective type of journalism”Creative Review

A chic magazine with fine infographics and long stories”Die Zeit

A very cool magazine... It's like if Greenland Sharks made a newspaper”Qi podcast

A fantastic publication that puts current events into perspective”Qi podcast

Quality, intelligence and inspiration: the trilogy that drives the makers of Delayed Gratification”El Mundo

Refreshing... parries the rush of 24-hour news with 'slow journalism'”The Telegraph

A leisurely (and contrary) look backwards over the previous three months”The Telegraph

Perhaps we could all get used to this Delayed idea...”BBC Radio 4 - Today Programme

Everyone should read this magazine”Stacks Magazine

Wonderful title and wonderful concept”BBC Two