Stack at home: Double Dagger, October 2017

Posted by Grace Wang on Tuesday, November 7 2017

Stack subscribers show off the eye-popping graphics in their October delivery

October’s Stack delivery was a testament to the beauty of analogue creativity. Made entirely by hand, Double Dagger is a 16pp newspaper printed by a 1970s letterpress using hot metal type. They even design their layouts by hand, cutting and pasting them in galley proofs — you can learn more about their process in our guide to letterpress printing by the editors.

Issue two of the magazine was definitely one of the most photogenic titles we’ve sent out, with its big spreads, joyful colours and clean-cut graphics. We’ve pinned a bunch of our subscribers’ photos on a Pinterest board, and below are some of our favourites, including the best response we received which gets a Stack t-shirt…

6. Monthly inspiration
Double Dagger provides design brain juice for one Marseille-based studio.

5. First time subscriber
Simon shows off the pretty colours and laser-cut crispness inside his first delivery from Stack.

4. Neighbours!
A nice surprise for Charli, who found out that the Double Dagger printing press is just down the road from her house. She even tried out an extremely enviable beginners’ letterpress workshop with the editors.

3. Stanley Donwood’s burning London
There have been quite a few shout outs to the illustrator’s centrefold print, and for good reason — his portrayal of London is quite fitting for the year we’ve had.

2. “Real doozie”
Click through Luke’s lovely photos of the magazine to see what he means.

1. That face
And here’s this month’s winner! How can you say no to that puppy face? A money-can’t buy Stack t-shirt is on its way…

Look at that face!

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