Illustrator Jade They at work


Over the past few years, Jade They has made some fantastic illustrations for our magazine using a traditional handmade linocut method.

For our latest issue, we asked Jade to illustrate a long-form feature which lifts the curtain on the inner workings of Westminster’s lobbying industry. She took some snaps of the steps she took in order to give an insight into her work process – here’s how she does it.

In 2014, we interviewed Jade about her illustrations. You can read that interview here.

Step 1: Visualising ideas using ink paintings and making rough drafts – under the watchful eye of her cat


Step 2: Cutting the lino


Step 3: Inking and refining the lino



Step 4: Printing the lino on a Kasten/Berglin press


Step 5: Results!


And, repeat for the smaller prints



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

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