The Anorak Press is an independent kids publishing house established in 2006 by Cathy Olmedillas, formerly of 90s lifestyle bibles The Face and Sleazenation. It publishes Anorak Magazine and DOT four times a year. Both titles are unisex and sold all around the world in kids boutiques, museum shops and newsagents.
Anorak Magazine, the ‘happy mag for kids’ is aimed at boys and girls aged between 6 and 12 years old. DOT is aimed at the pre-schoolers.
At Anorak, we are very proud of producing printed magazines on REAL (recycled) paper with REAL (vegetable) ink. It makes them smell nice and it is at the heart of our commitment to provide kids with a calm, immersive, fun piece of culture.
Unlike magazines of today, neither of our publications are throw away titles. Just like much loved children’s magazines and annuals of the past they are designed to be collected, kept, handed down and revisited.
The Anorak Press' main philosophy is to encourage children to tap into their imagination, use their creativity to learn and is here to amplify their voices. It has at the core of its offering a passion for words and images that challenge and stimulate.
On the back of Anorak’s success, The Anorak Press launched a series of high quality activity books, colouring books and hardback books as well as an illustration collective, Studio Anorak, which works with museums, brands and cultural associations to create fun pieces of communications aimed at creative families.
“One of the most imaginative kids publications in stores..."
"A quarterly publication bursting with ideas and inspiration, and urging its young readers to tap into their own imaginations."
“Anorak is what would happen if Monty Python, Ralph Steadman and René Magritte decided to make a magazine for children.It's anarchic, fun, laugh-out-loud strange and readable for kids of all ages.”
"In everything Anorak does, the saccharine, fat and starch of the usual children's fare has been replaced by the true sweetness of homegrown organic fare. Extreme fun for the kids and a visual delight for all. YUM!"
Françoise Mouly, Editorial Director, TOON Books Art Editor, The New Yorker