Insider: Mushpit magazine

by Stine Fantoft Berg in April 2016

Founded in 2011 as an alternative to mainstream women’s magazines, Mushpit magazine has become renowned for its unique satirical wit and anarchic approach to its glossy format.

Following the release of their much-anticipated eighth issue, we caught up with founding duo Bertie Brandes and Charlotte Roberts to get an insider’s look at the essential ingredients that went into the issue.


In the making of this issue we…

Listened to
Zayn – Pillow Talk

Got sidetracked by
Having no money

Wine. Also aperol Spritz.


Argued about
Most things, it’s the only way to make sure you get the best!

Pour myself a cup of ambition ☕️☕️☕️

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Worked from
The Ace Hotel dungeon, the Shoreditch House bunker, our houses, the British Library and Ditto Press.


Realised that
Making a magazine is a very emotionally intense experience every single time.


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Were excited about
Being paid some overdue invoices which will mean we can eat again. Also having massages.

We’re relieved that
This issue is definitely the best one yet, that’s always a scary prospect

What a window 😍 @magculture #mushpit8

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Couldn’t stop laughing at
Our own jokes. We are v funny if you didn’t already know.


And everyone should buy a copy because
It’s the only ad-free, independent, funny, beautiful, engaged and interesting magazine that exists in the entire world! And there aren’t very many, so get to clicking.

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