Stack at home: Backstage Talks, April 2018

by Grace Wang in May 2018
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Art & design Update

Last month’s Stack delivery had some of the smartest writing on design we’ve seen. But Backstage Talks isn’t about the biggest names in the industry, its insights are valuable due to the open dialogues they platform. Published out of By Design Conference in Slovakia, it captures conversations with the speakers off-stage, where challenges faced by designers are explored in a casual, open and free-flowing way.

We gather feedback from our readers every month, which you can find on a Pinterest board, and below are some of our favourites. The best response also wins a money-can’t-buy Stack t-shirt…

6. R & R
Daisy spends a day at the beach in Oxwich Bay, with a copy of Backstage Talks as her muse.

A day by the sea with my Bronica and getting back to the basics of design/creative thought processes with the April edition from @stackmagazines and Backstage Talks – my favourite so far I think!

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5. Industry insider
Check out the insights reaped from this interview with Mark Porter, former creative director of The Guardian.

Visuals alone can’t build trust — they need to be supported by quality information and content to have maximum impact. We are looking to build lasting and memorable brands — Amazing interview with Mark Porter in Backstage Talks Magazine 👌🏼

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4. Sensory pleasures
“As a human being, you need all your five senses to truly fall in love.” If you’re sick of the overwhelming digital world, this feature is an ode to the sexy, warm, beautiful and lovely analogue.

3. Reading between the lines
A nice sum up of the magazine…

Last page of #backstagetalks. An inspiring magazine about design, the story behind successful individuals, beautifully presented and easily communicated. @bydesignconf thanks for making us read between the lines! #astorybehind #backstagetalks #magazines #maglover #readagram #instabook #instamag

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2. All yellow
It’s nice to see that Backstage Talks’ candid conversations are providing fresh design (and fashion) inspiration.

April’s Stack delivery is in tune with my spring – wrapped in yellow, filled with ideas on visual design and illuminated by honest conversations ✨

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1. Spring reading
This month’s winner goes to Dominika’s Instagram story — a Stack t-shirt is on its way to you!


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