Tuesday, 14 October 2014


Today I visited, Colours May Vary again for some insight into contemporary print, layout and stock attributes.
Colours May Vary is based in Leeds and is an independent shop stocking a range of beautiful, useful and inspirational wares.  Their main focus is Graphic art, illustration, photography and interiors — stocking a range of books, journals, prints, cards, gifts, wrap, textiles and stationery. Both locally and Internationally from a mix of established and up and coming producers.

When visiting Colours May Vary, they had a lot of the same magazines that were stocked in Village. However I came across a publication that I felt was very relevant to Ôrbit.

Most guides try to tell you everything there is to know about a city, we just tell you how to enjoy it. It’ is our aim to show the reader what makes a place distinctive, to shed light on obscure locations as well as revisiting well-known ones with a fresh perspective. We research each city the old-fashioned way: asking friends, acquaintances, cab drivers and concierges for their tips and then walking, tasting, sipping, and peering into doorways and down alleys. We turn that research into a compact guide with enough suggestions to keep you entertained, with a list of shops, bars, restaurants, cafés, galleries, museums and parks, each one carefully described. I really like how they focus on a city or specific subject within that area and crete mini publications about these areas. It gave me the idea that if I wanted to continue this brief beyond level 06. I could create a series of orbit publications.


Visiting an independant publication retailer gives you a view of the different books, layouts and context of publications which I found really informative. Also it gave me the opportunity to have first hand experience with how books felt and to be interacted with which also was beneficial for my research.

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