Studio Anorak is an independent kids publishing house established in 2006 by Cathy Olmedillas. It publishes Anorak Magazine and DOT four times a year. Launched in 2006, it pioneered a new aesthetic and concept in children's magazine publishing.
Anorak Magazine, the ‘happy mag for kids’ is aimed at boys and girls aged between 6 and 12 years old. DOT is aimed at pre-schoolers. Both titles are unisex and sold all around the world online, in kids boutiques, museum shops and newsagents.
Studio Anorak is proud to produce printed magazines that last and on REAL (recycled) paper with REAL (vegetable) ink. It makes them 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, neither publications are throw-away titles. Just like much loved children’s magazines and annuals of the past they are designed to be collected, kept, handed down and revisited.
Studio 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. And silly jokes too.
First launched in 2006 by a Mum frustrated by the lack of good kids magazines available on the market, Anorak - the Happy Mag for Kids - is aimed at children (boys AND girls) aged 6+ and is sold worldwide on the newsstand, in kids boutiques, museum shops and bookshops.
Published four times a year, every issue has a theme to inspire and encourage kids to tap into their natural creativity and learn while having fun. Every edition has plenty of beautifully illustrated stories, games and activities to keep your little ones' creative cells buzzing!
Anorak is proud to be printed on recycling paper and using vegetable ink. Our magazines do not come with pointless plastic toys on their covers.
DOT Magazine is a quarterly print magazine aimed at boys & girls aged 5 and under. Launched in 2015, DOT is ad-free, available to buy online and distributed through bookshops, kids boutiques, school libraries, and the newsstands.
Just like its older brother Anorak, DOT encompasses all aspects of a child’s life, from jumping in puddles to learning through play. It encourages kids to be resourceful and find solutions using all the tools they naturally have at their disposition: imagination, creativity and fun.
“Parents and educators have been asking me for years to produce a quality magazine for a younger audience. And with a market over-crowded with dumbed down, purposeless and poorly designed magazines, I felt this was the right time to launch DOT. DOT is here to teach, inspire and provide plenty of hours of intelligent fun at the same time.” Cathy Olmedillas, Founder.