filmS and illustrations: oh yes!

At Anorak, we love beautifully illustrated magazines so imagine our glee when we discovered that a new beautifully illustrated magazine is about to launch on the scene!  

Beneficial Shock Magazine is a new humorous and irreverent film magazine like no other and we cannot wait to get our hands on it. Here, we meet its founder Phil Wrigglesworth to find out a bit more.  

What is Beneficial Shock! magazine about?

Beneficial Shock! Magazine is a thematic film magazine. Within every issue the theme is discussed and investigated in as diverse and unexpected ways as possible. We dive deep into the theme to retrieve treasures form the darkest corners of the world of film, bringing these discoveries to life through a pool of talented illustrators, designers, photographers and writers.

What type of content should we expect in it?

There are visual essays, written features, graphic novellas, photography, parody advertisements, typography and much much more. Benny Shock himself is part of the production team, so there will soon be our very own mascot in the making.  

What plans do you have lined up for Beneficial Shock! Magazine? 

We have lots of ideas bubbling away. Our ambition is to make a magazine that you can watch at the cinema with all our lovely illustration and design 'moving' to help create an experiential magazine. We’d like to be a magazine that contributes to the development of editorial illustration and design by embedding progressive thinking through our commissioning process. We want to help lead the discussion around the future of cross-platform content generation while making people smile (and possibly whince too!). With all this said, we'd really just like to get to issue two without both having a nervous breakdown! 

Why should we read Beneficial Shock! magazine?

If you love film then read it, if you love bright adventurous and riotous illustration then read it and if you're an aesthetics junkie this hit will blow your mind! Go on give your eyes and brain a good day out within our printed pages! You might return a changed person!

We cannot wait to read this!

In the meantime, if you fancy a copy of Beneficial Shock Magazine or know someone who will, click here to support the magazine on Kickstarter now.

Other really interesting illustrated magazines we love reading at Anorak are: Bone Shaker Magazine and Amuseum Magazine. Check them out below!

Boneshaker Magazine. A sideways look at cycling for bicycle lovers of all stripes, full of the passion, poetry and politics of life on two wheels.

Boneshaker Magazine. A sideways look at cycling for bicycle lovers of all stripes, full of the passion, poetry and politics of life on two wheels.

AMuseum The playful magazine that sees objects differently. Crammed with original illustration, comics, essays and contagious trivia.

AMuseum The playful magazine that sees objects differently. Crammed with original illustration, comics, essays and contagious trivia.