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DG #22: On the cover

Delayed Gratification #22 is out now and we’re very excited to show off its cover, with artwork by Japanese illustrator and fine artist Ryo Takemasa. Plane was themed around the anticipation of summer: “It’s an image depicting escape – a journey abroad, across the sea. I hope it encourages the viewer to plan a journey,” Takemasa told us.

The news story which most grabbed Takemasa’s attention in the three months covered in issue #22 (Jan-Mar 2016) was the hydrogen bomb test reportedly carried out by North Korea. “It hits very close to home and is scary, to be frank,” he said. “The terrifying thing is we barely know anything about what’s going on inside North Korea, despite the constant flood of news stories.”

Read more from our interview with Takemasa in issue #22 of Delayed Gratification. Copies are currently reaching our UK subscribers and will soon be hitting overseas doormats. Not a subscriber yet? You can get the issue for free if you sign up today using the promo code ‘social20’. The issue is also available in our shop.

Here’s the cover in full (but take our word for it, it looks better in print).

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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