For the love of print

Irma Boom

Despite what you may have heard, print is far from dead. We wouldn’t have launched Delayed Gratification back in 2011 if we believed otherwise.

Our associate editor Matthew Lee has contributed several in-depth interviews to a new book celebrating print. Collector’s Edition is billed as “a celebration of the outstanding creative possibilities that print continues to offer in the age of the digital download.”

When Matthew asked Irma Boom, one of the world’s most innovative and groundbreaking book designers, what continued to draw her to print in the digital age, she replied:

“Making books is a very different process to publishing online. A book is the freezing of time and information, which is a means of reflection; you can compare it to a photograph or a painting. An image at a given moment serves as a reference of time and place. If you print something it’s unchangeable. The internet, where everything is in flux, has helped me define and articulate what I do more precisely than ever before. When people refer you to the internet, you can never be sure that it’s correct. I think it’s interesting to explore this notion of frozen information and what that means.”

Collector’s Edition also features interviews with Radiohead artist Stanley Donwood, The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne, artist and musician Dinos Chapman and acclaimed graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister. A collection of items from the book are currently being exhibited at KK Outlet in London, and the book is available from Thames & Hudson priced at £29.95.


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