The Anorak Press is an independent kids publishing house established in 2006 by proud Mum Cathy Olmedillas, formerly of 90s lifestyle bibles The Face and Sleazenation. It publishes Anorak Magazine four times a year, now sold all around the world.
Anorak Magazine, the ‘happy mag for kids’ is aimed at boys and girls aged between 6 and 12 years old. Please note that we welcome kids of any age to enjoy our magazine but to really fully enjoy it, they need to be proficient readers.
At Anorak, we are very proud of being a printed magazine on REAL (recycled) paper with REAL (vegetable) ink. It makes Anorak smell nice and it is at the heart of our commitment to provide kids with a calm, immersive, fun piece of culture.
Unlike magazines of today, Anorak isn’t a throwaway publication. Just like much loved children’s magazines and annuals of the past, it is designed to be collected and kept.
Since its launch in 2006, Anorak has broken new grounds in terms of visual communication for children. It has a unique format consisting of brand new stories written and illustrated by the most exciting contemporary illustrators, a ‘good stuff’ guide, games and some fun activities.
Anorak’s main philosophy is to encourage children to tap into their imagination, use their creativity to learn and is here to amplify their voices. It has at the core of its offering a passion for words and images that challenge and stimulate.
On the back of Anorak’s success, The Anorak Press launched a series of high quality activity books, colouring books and hardback books. The main focus of The Anorak Press is to educate while having fun, in a non-patronizing way and speaks a language that kids (and big kids) relate to.