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Design of the times


At this time each year our art director Christian carries out a redesign of the magazine. Sometimes he just makes a few delicate tweaks, sometimes he instigates a proper overhaul. On this occasion he’s taken a visual leap forward. You’ll find refreshed looks for old favourites such as Evil stick man (p035), the Butterfly effect (p112) and Celebrity tree count (p117) and new font sizes and colour palettes which should make reading our Slow Journalism a more relaxed, engaging and pleasing experience.

Which is just as well, because this issue is packed to the redesigned rafters with great stories that demand to be read. We’ve looked back on the early days of the war in Ukraine through eyewitness accounts from fighters, refugees and museum curators (p064). We’ve talked with Ian Hislop about Partygate (p114), Dan Snow about the discovery of Shackleton’s ship Endurance (p092) and LaLa Brooks about her friend Ronnie Spector (p014). We’ve got stories from the cutting-edge of nuclear fusion (p052), a stunning piece of graphic journalism on the diplomatic rift caused by a Thai jewel thief (p036) and an infographic that will give you a new appreciation for the work of Bruce Willis (p118).

If you enjoy our Slow Journalism magazine, we’d love it if you could spread the word among your friends – as a reader-supported, advertising-free publication with tiny marketing budgets (but newly generous font sizes), we rely on personal recommendations to fund our work. The more you can spread the word, the more ambitious we can be.

We hope you enjoy the beautiful new issue!

Rob and Marcus, Editors

A slower, more reflective type of journalism”
Creative Review

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

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

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

The UK's second-best magazine” Ian Hislop
Editor, Private Eye
Private Eye Magazine

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