Insider: The Plant Journal

Posted by Stine Fantoft Berg on Monday, August 8 2016

Geraniums, seaweed, pork trotters and the making of The Plant Journal's summer issue

Bringing together photographers, illustrators, designers, musicians, writers and visual artists, The Plant Journal publishes personal stories and artistic renderings of the plant world.

Featuring a hazy cover shot by Yoshinori Mizutani, the ninth issue of The Plant comes as a celebration of summer. We caught up with art director Carol Montpart to learn about the making of the magazine.


In the making of this issue we…

Summer, the perfect season to celebrate life. This issue’s plant monograph is dedicated to the humble yet compelling geranium. It’s an issue full of flowers, featuring Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx, illustrator Tomi Ungerer, artistic duo Scheltens & Abbenes, Antwerp-based florist Mark Colle and many more.

Inside the issue Spanish designer Antoni Arola details his passion for seeds, we experience a world without plants with photographer Kuba Ryniewicz, and explore Cornwall’s seaweed life and the lush of Jamaica with Mark Borthwick.

‘A Rebours’ by Joris-Karl Huysmans


Roasted pork trotters with prawns at Santa Gula, one of our favourite restaurants in Barcelona.

Got sidetracked by

Argued about
How to get the content in time!

“Don’t hope, cope”

Went to
West Ireland to meet artist Tomi Ungerer and spent a weekend with his family in an extraordinary corner of the world

Were excited about
Having artist Yoshinori Mizutani in this issue.

Were surprised that
One of us is expecting a baby.

Couldn’t stop laughing at
How simple we thought the paper weights DIY process would be. (It wasn’t!)

And everyone should buy a copy because
This issue brings you happiness and positive vibes, which is exactly what we all need right now.

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Featured image by Chloe Tun Tun

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