THE ILLUSTRATED APE
Established in 1998, features 100% original creative fiction, pictures, poetry, pop - and never, ever reviews! It has won popular acclaim, most notably the Creative Review 'Best In Book' award for design, and was one of only five British magazines selected for the Jam Anglo-Japanese exhibition. It is widely regarded as the most exciting and influential creative, illustration, graffiti, and writing magazine to come out of the British urban underground, and is a primary resource for anyone seeing insights into popular culture.
Famous contributors to The Illustrated Ape include:
Jamie Reid - the design king of punk, Julie Verhoeven - described in Taschen's modern design bible, Illustration Now as one of the world's top designer/illustrators, Paul Davis - award winning illustrator, John Lennon (previously unpublished work), David Hockney (previously unpublished work), Michael English, Martin Sharp - sixties design icon, Felix Dennis - OZ and MAXIM magazine founder and poet, David Sims - fashion photographer, Ryuichi Sakamoto - composer and film-star, Junko Mizuno (HELL BABIES) - manga artist and author, Jason Atomic - illustrator, Honey Manko - alt-diva, Heather Jones - songwriter and HOLE founding member, James Berry - poet, Michael Horowitz - poet, Tim Wells - poet, Cheryl B - New York feminist poet, and hundreds more acclaimed heroes of the pen and pencil.
SEND US your stories (1000 words), examples of illustrations and poems via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Japan Retro-80s Chikako Mitsuhashi Issue
Art directed by Madoka Nagata & Mai Aoyagi the new issue of THE ILLUSTRATED APE is available in a limited edition of 200. Produced in the style of old-skool Japanese magazines, this Illustrated Ape is handprinted on eco-friendly hemp paper using 80s stencil duplicator technology in blue and red on white, at Richard Lawrence's renowned Hurst Street Studios. The issue highlights the work of world-famous Japanese artist, Chikako Mitsuhashi - and celebrated UK artist, Paul Davis. It features an astonishing array of talent including Betty Woodhouse, Cherry Leong, Chris Hill, Dina Begum, George Tzavaras, Haruko Haga, High-Grass Japan, Ian Armer, Isamu Katsumata, Jake Blanchard, James Albon, Jeanette Collis, Jim Anderson, Joanna Bilik-Leicester, Nigel Burch, Paddy Summerfield, Polly Trope, Salena Godden and Spencer.