Graphic Design

My Desktop in Desktop! (+ subscription giveaway!)

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Monday 7th March 2011

My Destop, in Desktop!

This is my desktop! (Actually, it’s my dining table, which is also my desktop). It was photographed a little while ago by James Braund, and features in the brand-new re-jigged Desktop Magazine, which launched just last week!

In reality, as you can see, this image is somewhat scarily enormous – a DOUBLE PAGE SPREAD in fact, with no border at all!  Yikes! Lucky I didn’t leave anything questionable on the bookshelves…! You can check out a slightly larger version of this shot on James’ website here, but I urge you also to grab a copy of Desktop this month for the full ‘I can’t believe Lucy has that book / artwork / bad Alessi corkscrew on her bookshelf’ experience! (Anything Alessi is my boyfriend’s, for the record).

Desktop Magazine has historically been a magazine for people who work in advertising / graphic design and print media. It has been around for 25 YEARS (crazy!), but has relaunched this month with a brand new look, a much broader design focus, and a brilliant new editor who is just 26 years old! Very ‘Press Gang‘ if you ask me, especially as the man in question, Brendan McKnight, bears a striking resemblance to Spike (played by Dexter Fletcher). This can only be a good thing, don’t you think?

Jokes aside, Brendan is clearly some kind of wunderkind brainiac – the new-look mag is seriously excellent. It now seems somehow far more relevant to design enthusiasts, as well as industry professionals, and feels thorough and kind of ‘meaty’ (up from 84 to 100 pages each month!). It’s also printed on beautiful uncoated matte paper stock. Well worth a look for all lovers of design on paper – I promise!

ONE MORE REASON to re-acquaint yourself with Desktop Magazine, is that they have KINDLY offered a very generous giveaway for two lucky Design Files readers! You can win one of two 12-month subscriptions to the mag – that’s 11 issues, delivered to your door! How lovely! :) THANKYOU DESKTOP! To be in the running, please leave your comment on this post before midnight tonight, Melbourne time. This giveaway is open to Australian residents only. Two winners will be randomly drawn tomorrow, and notified by email. If you subscribe to these posts by email, please don’t respond to your email, just pop over to and leave your comment there! Thankyou!

*Psst – There is an excellent interview with Brendan McKnight over here on the fantastic Junior – Life at the Bottom blog. (FAB local blog you should definitely bookmark if you are an advertising / graphic design student / junior / wannabe).

*UPDATE – thanks so much for all your fabulous comment!  The winners have now been drawn – comments #215 and #186 were randomly selected.  Congratulations Katie and Ruth, hope you enjoy the mag!

Pages from the current issue of Desktop… LOVE those beautiful graphic posters in the ‘Edits by Edits’ feature!

The current issue! Go grab a copy!

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Monday 7th March 2011


  • Melissa 6 years ago

    I would love to win a subscription to this magazine – so many cool ideas, so interesting – I could read it for hours.

  • Mary 6 years ago

    Great looking magazine – would love to win a subscription.

  • Susanna 6 years ago

    great mag

  • amy 6 years ago

    Desktop envy x

  • Amy sloss 6 years ago

    Yes please!! Fab giveaway!!

  • Jacinta 6 years ago

    How exciting to be featured in this magazine. I used to buy it years ago, when I first got into the industry, though I haven’t bought it for ages… I’ll have to go track it down and check out the ‘new look’, though of course I am hoping I win a subscription!

  • Robyn 6 years ago

    i’d love that subscription. (love seeing what’s on other people’s desks!)

  • ana 6 years ago

    10 minutes out to read design files and drink a cup of coffee is my perfect start to the working day … (sorry boss, i have priorities).

  • Kammi 6 years ago

    I am following The Design Files on Facebook. I am a subscriber of The Design Files via Email.

  • holly 6 years ago

    i cant wait to check out your bookshelf!! weird, i know. the mag looks great! cant wait to check it out

  • Katrina 6 years ago

    Yes please!

  • sylvia 6 years ago

    desktop has been around 25 years wow! I used to subscribe to this mag years years ago.. gee I still have some old copies that are floating around, its great they have relaunched a new fab look!

  • Toni 6 years ago

    I envy your desktop. And I’d love to win a subscription to Desktop. I’m training to be a graphic designer so definitely would be a useful tool for my studies.

  • rachel 6 years ago

    Nice cover for this edition!

  • Beth 6 years ago

    I think I envy your computer more than i do your desktop… man i really need to upgrade!

  • Louise Boyle 6 years ago

    Hi Lucy, I emailed a week or so ago from Townsville to let you know how lovely it was to start every morning in Townsville (post /cyclone Yasi, with broken back and stuck in hospital for 4 weeks). Your beautiful, creative, and inspirational posts made every morning positive instead of depressing. Life got a bit more complicated last week (house wise not health) and here I am still logging on early in the morning,

  • TJ 6 years ago

    Stunning Mag!

  • Natika Cassidy 6 years ago

    Inspiration all year round! Would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE a subscription!

  • Buttons 6 years ago

    eep! very exciting news all round Lucy!!

  • Lou 6 years ago

    Love a home delivery of inspiration !

  • Sarah McCullough 6 years ago

    Gorgeous!! It’s so great to hear of young editors making it big in their field!

  • Erin 6 years ago

    Oh I’d LOVE a subscription to Desktop mag! And seeing your desktop in it Lucy is another thing to aspire to as well. Two icons in one package! ;)

  • Amanda R 6 years ago

    yes please

  • Michelle H 6 years ago

    Looks great! Your desk is much cleaner than mine!!

  • Emily 6 years ago

    If only I could be so lucky, such a beautiful mag!

  • Caryl 6 years ago

    very cool! Would love this prize!!

  • primoeza 6 years ago

    i used to love press gang, i thought i was the only one who watched it!
    please enter me :).

  • Jackie 6 years ago

    Another mag to add to the monthly roundup!

  • lord coconut 6 years ago

    The joy of working from home. No little cubicle with annoying neighbours. Just a great workspace.

  • Pamela Oberman 6 years ago

    I would adore to receive this exciting mag, I fell in love with the golfball typewriter back in the early 1970’s – font choices plus and go weak in the knees when I see product that lets me know that a font and colour mad person like myself made me stop and admire that product and hopefully buy same.

  • juliet 6 years ago

    oh wow! would LOVE to win this!

  • Prue 6 years ago

    Yes please :)

  • Margie 6 years ago

    Magazine delight. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • Carrie (Lady Fable) 6 years ago

    Yes Please!!

  • Faun 6 years ago

    Press Gang – I used to love that show, talk about bringing back memories! Enjoyed reading Desktop before, so looking forward to checking out the new look.

  • rona 6 years ago

    what an amazing giveaway! would absolutely love to win a subscription!

  • Brismod 6 years ago

    Please count me in for your giveaway. Thanks!!

  • leah 6 years ago

    Oh, PLEASE feed my magazine addiction. This looks great…

  • Rebecca 6 years ago

    Wow!!! Loved everything about this post… I’m feeling inspired, I’m off to clean up my workspace!!

  • Sophie 6 years ago

    Yes please! This would be fabulous :)

  • love to see where people work. great giveaway!

  • Gab 6 years ago

    Desktop is cool again.

  • Briony 6 years ago

    Nice ‘Press Gang’ reference!

  • Lynda 6 years ago

    Would love tis giveaway, please!!!!!!

  • amy 6 years ago

    I love Desktop, and it’s new look and YOUR desktop! Awesome :)

  • hannah 6 years ago

    Love the new look, could easily spend hours browsing through it!

  • Rosie 6 years ago

    What a fabulous prize…and what a fabulous desk top. Inspirational…as always.

  • Ami bassett 6 years ago

    Oh monthly inspiration please come to my door step! How fantastic! Lucy, 2011 seems to be really working it for you! Congratulations on another great project! X

  • Rachel 6 years ago

    Wow! Please add to me to the draw! Thanks.

  • Aether-art 6 years ago

    Your desktop looks like a hive of multi-tasking action – I love it But even more so, I LOVE your Press Gang reference! That was my (adolescent) favourite show ever!!! I stood behind “Spike” in a line at a deli in London once and almost fainted with excitement!

  • mish 6 years ago

    Congratulations Lucy!

  • Lucy 6 years ago

    Yay for the press gang!! Dexter Fletcher was very cool! Great spread in Desktop magazine :) All these talented young people are making me feel very old and inadequate though!

  • Kelly 6 years ago

    will have to give it a read now they’ve broadened their focus to general design. go brendan!

  • Hailey Mc 6 years ago

    Hi Lucy! I picked up the brand new Desktop from Magnation yesterday and I love it! I flipped open to the spread with your desktop and quietly said to my boyfriend “Oh thats Lucy” like you’re a long time friend. Haha. I feel like I know you because I’ve followed your blog for so long. Anyway, the new Desktop mag is lovely. It’s such a step-up from where they were! Its uncoated stock, gridded content and sophisticated cover have definitely won me over and I’m definitely considering a subscription. X x

  • Binky 6 years ago

    Looks interesting! Would love to read it cover to cover.

  • Luci 6 years ago

    I can’t wait to pick up the new issue and have a squiz.

  • Amy O 6 years ago

    It’s amazing how much perfect binding can change the look and feel of a magazine – it looks so much more substantial. Well done on the revamp looks amazing!

  • Ali 6 years ago

    Congratulations on the re-launch Desktop! (and for being around for such a long time in this “here-one-day-gone-the-next” world!) Can’t wait to see the new issue! Onto bigger and better things eh! Woooo

  • cassie 6 years ago

    LOVE this mag in its relaunched form, put my name in the mix please

  • Georgie 6 years ago

    Pick me pick me!!

  • Mishy Lane 6 years ago

    How I would love to work at home on a desktop like yours. x

  • sandra 6 years ago

    yes please!

  • Michelle 6 years ago

    OH! Your amazing desktop is terrific! Books, screens, apples, hookturn cups, a very inspiring place to do your thing! I’ve been coveting Desktop mag for ages, now I must get it!!

  • sarah 6 years ago

    Another very cool mag to add to the collection!

  • Ant 6 years ago

    Yes please!

  • Sian 6 years ago

    fantastic magazine and great feature on you Lucy! :))

  • Nat 6 years ago

    Would love a subscription of this magazine! Looks brilliant!

  • Lorraine 6 years ago

    Used to read desktop years ago, and then forgot about it. The new redesign has tempted me back!

  • cleamoureuse 6 years ago

    yay! can’t wait to discover the new look! Like the Green cover already!

  • beck ng 6 years ago

    lovely magazine, would love to get a subscription :)

  • Sarah 6 years ago

    Ahhh, Press Gang and Desktop magazine – the perfect match! Looking forward to checking out the new look.

  • Amy 6 years ago

    New look is great. Yes please.

  • Glee Unlimited 6 years ago

    I’ve recently discovered The Design Files and must say am slightly addicted. Can’t wait to check out Desktop when I get a break from my own!

  • Natalie 6 years ago

    yes please!

  • Dayna 6 years ago

    I love turning the ‘virtual’ into a reality. My Design Files email delivers uber-cool-inspiration to my inbox daily, from which I pluck a select few treats to be delivered to my door! Would love Desktop to adorn my shelves and further inspire me!

  • Jen 6 years ago

    I can’t wait to see the new desktop!


  • Talia 6 years ago

    Yes please!!!! :)

  • Katie 6 years ago

    Yes ! …hit me with your subscription !

  • Teegan 6 years ago

    Lucy I can’t wait to read this article and suss out my favorite blogger :-) – one of my fave magazines as a gd! Please I’ll have a subscription!!!

  • Dee 6 years ago

    You had me at “beautiful uncoated matte paper stock.” If I could bottle up the scent of the crisp, untouched pages of a brand new magazine, I would!

  • nicky 6 years ago

    subscription – a lifeline when you live in the country!

  • JB 6 years ago

    Look like it is worth another look, unless of course it comes to me :)

  • Blair Doherty 6 years ago

    I love your desktop. Looks very lived in :)

    Been meaning to get a desktop subscription for ages. Hopefully this gives me the opportunity. Thanks!

  • Melanie B 6 years ago

    Always fun to look at other people’s bookcases!

  • Effie Bakkalis 6 years ago

    Please count me in for your giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity!!

  • Erin Farrugia 6 years ago

    LOVE desktop magazine

    Can’t wait to see their new look

  • Haha blame the Alessi on the boyfriend… :)

    Congrats on the redesign! Nice one!

  • rah 6 years ago

    what a wonderful gift for a magophile like myself

  • Nat Power 6 years ago

    love magazines, love subscriptions, love design – 3 in 1 awse.

  • Raoul 6 years ago

    ❤ desktop magazine ~ fingers crossed for winning a subscription!

  • Bonnie 6 years ago

    Wow desktop – giant leap!! Must have been so much happening behind the scenes for the last year or so. Looking forward to having its perfect-bound spine on my bookshelf now – beauty!! Congrats on the press Lucy.

  • Melissa 6 years ago

    Ooooh, i hope i win!!

  • Daniel Ng 6 years ago

    I picked this up on Saturday, and I love it! I also thought the Edits by Edit Series was a standout, simply beautiful.

  • Alex 6 years ago

    Great post, great Magazine! Would love a subscription!

  • Rob 6 years ago

    Love your desktop!

  • Shannon 6 years ago

    Yes please!

  • jen hall 6 years ago

    nice mag, oh how i would love a subscription… xx

  • Fiona Edge 6 years ago

    Love the photo – can never get enough of peoples work spaces : )

    Also love a sub : )))

    Your blog is a fav too

  • Fiona 6 years ago

    Fab looking mag with great stuff! Your desktop looks jam packed with goodies! Fingers crossed x Thanks

  • Vanessa 6 years ago

    Would love to win this subscription…..great for my design study!….
    thanks VOXX

  • kelly Smith 6 years ago

    Love the new design of desktop – their website (and yours) is a daily must visit (pleasant distraction) for me while at work! Super cool that they featured you :)

  • will sharp 6 years ago

    oooh, if there was ever an addiction, i think this might be it…thanks for such delicious daily top-ups! AND now it looks like a certain matt-paged mag is going to be added to the tally, must hunt it out for inspired readage. thanks again. ;-)

  • Brian 6 years ago

    Just read the new issue, very impressive and would love a subscription thanks guys.

  • Fourth Crusade 6 years ago

    Just searched my macbook for the mock Desktop Magazine cover we had to create while I was studying graphic art and then realised it was probably on a zip100 somewhere never to be pulled out of archive ever again. I had little 0’s and 1’s all over this plate of food like binary ants. It was horrible but first year when you’re still learning how to use photoshop, things do tend to come out cute/weird/not so professional looking. Ha wish I could have sent it through for a laugh!

  • Courtney 6 years ago

    I’m rushing out to pick this issue up right now – perfect wor work inspiration. Would love to win a year’s subscription though – looks like a great mag!

  • ruth hickson 6 years ago

    Looks great , would love a subscription

  • Maureen 6 years ago

    Fingers crossed for a subscription win…

  • Regina 6 years ago

    Beautifully inspirational magazine!! Would absolutely love to win this subscription. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this comp!

  • Jazz 6 years ago

    My husband is studying Design from home and is an inspiration addict! I’d LOVE to win him a subscription… and then I can peek as well!

  • Wendy 6 years ago

    gorgeous mag, very inspiring

  • Becky 6 years ago

    Ahhh how delightful. Finally two passions combine

  • Clare 6 years ago

    One of the best design magazines around! Fingers crossed..

  • husband 6 years ago

    Looks good Lucy, Congratulations.

  • P 6 years ago

    Oh! Love the new look! And a subscription would be just delightful!

  • Camilla Stirling 6 years ago

    Lucy your desktop is lovely – I’m going to sort and clean and decorate my desk today! yay….

  • Jenna 6 years ago

    Magazines printed on uncoated paper make me very happy!

  • mandy 6 years ago

    what a concept for a mag – I love it!

  • Cate Holst 6 years ago

    Wow, I’d love to win the subscription. I used to be a Desktop reader and am looking forward to the new look.

    Congrats on the inclusion to the mag!

  • Charmaine 6 years ago

    Loving the new refreshed look of the Desktop magazine. I have been religiously purchasing the magazine ever since I got out fresh from uni. After 8 years in the industry, I still flip through the magazine to get an insight into the Australian design culture and to be inspired!

  • Olga Perifanos 6 years ago

    As always educational and inspiring Lucy. Love the look of that magazine

  • janelle 6 years ago

    Dexter Fletcher + Desktop = yes please.

  • tess 6 years ago

    Well looks like I will subscribe anyway, but why not toss my hat into the ring for a freebie! :)

  • Joanne 6 years ago

    Wow I love the new look of Desktop!

    I was planning on subscribing later on this week but why not try for a free subscription ;)

  • RYan 6 years ago

    would love to win! awesome mag!

  • Katie Frederick 6 years ago

    Wish I had a desk like that!

  • Maria 6 years ago

    Ahhhhh-MAZING!!!! Go Mac!!! hahah ;D

  • Em 6 years ago

    Congratulations on the launch, so impressive, wish I could have been there, looking forward to reading the Mag now and in the furture, regardless the comp. All the best and keep it coming

  • rose 6 years ago

    Would love love love to win!
    Great mag!

  • Micha 6 years ago

    This looks great! I never really was drawn to the old version, but this one looks most inviting!

  • Sarah 6 years ago

    Ohhhhh, fab new look! ;-)

  • Joanne 6 years ago

    Newly redesigned Destop mag certainly is no Junior Gazette … still, I will devour every page of every copy that magically arrives in my post box! Love the mag.

    P.S. I notice you have one of those red paper page apples sitting on your shelf, they feel so good when you need moment to think. Nice!

  • Rae 6 years ago

    just goes to prove my “I love Lucy” theory – is really true…

  • Rachel 6 years ago

    Im so excited to see how the Dexter has changed Desktop

  • Kerrie 6 years ago

    A free subscription would really help the conflict I have between my design magazine obsession and my budget.

  • Jacinta 6 years ago

    I saw this in Magnation last week, it’s amazing how they’ve turned it around!
    I would love to see this little beauty waiting at home for me each month!

  • Ailish Lydon 6 years ago

    Right, I’m getting me a copy today. Thanks Lucy xxx

  • 6 years ago

    what a lovely desktop lucy and a lovely revamp of a longtime fantastic publication.

  • Leash 6 years ago

    Love it!

  • Kiki 6 years ago

    Ohhh I’d love a subscription :)

    It’s such a great magazine.

  • Kristyn 6 years ago

    Oh wow, I haven’t read Desktop since the dot com boom days…..would be lovely to be reacquainted with it!

  • Paula 6 years ago

    Ooh…yes please!!

  • cubbie 6 years ago

    gorgeous gorgeous! love the mag! love it better as a giveaway! thanks Lucy!

  • Maria 6 years ago

    I love your blog Lucy! I have only just discovered it. Congrats on the mag spread!

  • Andrew 6 years ago

    desktopalicious…always been a great read

  • Nick 6 years ago

    Love the look of the the new desktop, your desktop but my desktop. Want to be playing in the sun! Oh bugger it I will go and play in the sun.

  • Meg 6 years ago

    Very handsome relaunch. Yep, nice work.

  • Amanda 6 years ago

    I must read more Desktop. I must read more Desktop. I must read more Desktop. I must read more Desktop. I must read more Desktop. I must read more Desktop. I must read more Desktop. I must read more Desktop. I must read more Desktop. I must read more Desktop. I must read more Desktop. I must read more Desktop. I must read more Desktop. I must read more Desktop. I must read more Desktop. I must read more Desktop. I must read more Desktop. I must read more Desktop…….

  • Jenna 6 years ago

    Love this magazines, so would love to win a subscription! Have my fingers crossed :)

  • Sara 6 years ago

    Oh, how I need a dose of Desktop inspiration in my life! Looks like a fabulous magazine full of enticing design-y ideas, like my own personal graphics mentor… (fingers crossed for that subscription)

  • eloise 6 years ago

    I would love a subscription, I’m a poor student who spent all my money on my first mac, haha

  • Lauren 6 years ago

    Love the new look. Love creative desks.

  • Annie Yu 6 years ago

    wohooo would love to have the Desktop on my desktop and coffee tabletop!! such a beautiful design object!

  • jess 6 years ago

    seeing your desk like this is way cool!

  • jesse 6 years ago

    just bought the new edition last week, great relaunch! liking the new format

  • Jane 6 years ago

    Ooh! It looks fabulous. Crossing fingers. J x

  • Marjory 6 years ago

    Oh how I wish my desktop was that tidy! I know they say a bit of clutter signifies a creative mind, but I’m drowning in a sea of paper!

  • Kylie 6 years ago

    Love the press gang reference!

  • Priscilla 6 years ago

    Excellent giveaway.

  • G Patrick 6 years ago

    I love a Magazine and this one looks great! The piles of things on my desk are falling over so I would love to see others.

  • Sally 6 years ago

    How exciting – a new look for a great mag :)

  • Ladesha 6 years ago

    Pick me!

  • Rebecca O'Mahoney 6 years ago

    wow… in my previous life as a graphic designer (ie before three children (and yes I blame them for most things)), desktop mag used to be THE mag. Oh, the good old days. So glad to see some new in it. I’ll be looking out for it next time I am perusing the shelves at the local newsagency.

  • Jean Adelene 6 years ago

    nice post lucy, i think you’ll agree a gal can never have too many magazines!! x ps who is this go-getter brendan mcknight …?? like his style!!

  • Gemma 6 years ago

    I love this magazine, so good looking. And Press Gang was my favourite show way back when!

  • Karin O'Grady 6 years ago

    Just read the interview with Brendan on Junior. What a “wish he was my friend”, super awesome kick start to life, kind of guy. Would love to win a subscription and keep in the loop with Desktop!

  • Samantha 6 years ago

    Super…love it! Great paper, great design…can’t wait

  • Cassie Nelson 6 years ago

    I love getting desktop in the mail. I used to flip straight to the website reviews. I can’t believe how great it looks now. It’s rad. And it’s totally set the bar for other Australian design mags!

  • Felicity 6 years ago

    Oooh! I would be tickled pink if I got my lil mits on this lovely mag. Your site is very addictive, by the way (in a healthy design-nutritious way)! :)

  • Mick 6 years ago

    Would love a subscription to this mag! Love the look and content.

  • Amie Mason 6 years ago

    What’s wrong with Alessi?

  • haruko 6 years ago

    what an eye catching cover, what a fab mag!

  • Dane Kirkland 6 years ago

    The new desktop looks rad! And the paper smells cool! Is that a weird thing to say?

  • Bianca 6 years ago

    Ha ha, Infact it’s a picture of your desktop on your desktop in desktop magazine.

  • beth 6 years ago


  • Cathg1g2 6 years ago

    Another inspiring mag to enjoy.

  • G 6 years ago

    how have I managed to not buy this magazine yet!? Beautiful clutter

  • Lydia B 6 years ago

    Yah! Can’t wait to see the new and improved version!

  • Catherine 6 years ago

    WOW! What a great giveaway! Let me throw my hat in the ring for one of these subscriptions, please!
    – Catherine at The Spring

  • Kate C 6 years ago

    So that desktop is where all the magic happens, eh?

  • Alice 6 years ago

    I think I’d buy a magazine that was just pictures of desktops, stationery drawers and office spaces. (And some studios thrown in for good measure). Just in case the people at Desktop magazine feel like bringing out another title…

  • Teresa 6 years ago

    you are oh so organised, my desktop is bomb site. I would not want mine featured!
    Fabulous magazine would be a real treat.

  • Janette 6 years ago

    Being a graphic designer for the last 20 something years I remember the early issues of this publication. It has always been a great source of inspiration and I’m sure it will inspire many more up and coming designers in the future. Good on you Desktop!

  • Rid 6 years ago

    I’m looking forward to reading the new Desktop magazine,
    with such a fun, fresh outlook!

  • Bianca 6 years ago

    beautiful photo Lucy. Would love it if i was a lucky winner. A lot of inspiration in that mag

  • Felicity 6 years ago

    Gorgeous!!! Fingers and toes crossed that this lands on my desktop…

  • Ruth V 6 years ago

    Great inspiration, love it!

  • Luz 6 years ago

    Yes please!great giveaway!

  • Laura 6 years ago

    Awesome giveway! I would love to be one of the lucky winners!

  • jessie 6 years ago

    great giveaway! loving the new look for desktop

  • Lou 6 years ago

    I would looooooooove to win this subscription :) fingers crossed!

  • Michelle 6 years ago

    Cool bananas

  • Stella 6 years ago

    Looking forward to grabbing a copy

  • hallie 6 years ago

    congrats!! amazing

  • Allison 6 years ago

    Looks great! Sign me up … and what a good-looking desk space Lucy :)

  • Kendall Manz 6 years ago

    Ooooh pretty please Lucy?!
    You’re doing an amazing job with the site by the way, I tend to jump on here as soon as any art related project comes up :S
    Hope to see you soon, maybe at AGIdeas again!

  • Giselle 6 years ago

    Yes Please.. it’s been a while between drinks but I would happily take up the relationship again!

  • Erin Hoey 6 years ago

    I like, I want, I need!

  • Pamela 6 years ago

    LOVE the graphic cover, cant wait to see the rest!

  • Christine 6 years ago

    My daughter just back from 5 years in London is a “creative” working in production with photographers and would love to share this with her.

  • robyn 6 years ago

    Love the new fresh look of Desktop!! Can’t wait to see the future issues and the new direction it takes under the new editor.

  • Kate 6 years ago

    That would be great!!

  • Lisa 6 years ago

    It would be fantastic to get a subscription to Desktop. I’d love a monthly brain injection of inspiration, colour, great design, good reads and something new. Thanks Lucy:)

  • Madeleine 6 years ago

    Would be fine.

  • Rachael Conroy 6 years ago

    how I’d love to see the new-look Desktop on my desktop!


  • Alice 6 years ago

    Don’t mind if I do!

  • Sally 6 years ago

    Yes please!

  • Olivia 6 years ago

    Looks great! Thanks for the chance to win a year of inspiration :)

  • stacy pollard 6 years ago

    love the new look desktop especially article on harry williamson- a living legend!
    lucy you are creating legends too with design files – great mix of design disciplines- love it and will be back.

  • Jo 6 years ago

    I love looking at other people’s workspaces so having a peek at yours is such a treat! Just watched Helvetica doco the other day and would love to keep up to date graphic design wise with Desktop!

  • adele 6 years ago

    lovely! yes please :)

  • mria 6 years ago

    oh pretty!

  • Dee 6 years ago

    Just picked up a copy of the new look and feel desktop…and i gotta say… it’s looking pretty hot right now!

  • Sascha 6 years ago

    How exciting to read Desktop magazine again. It’s great to see that someone sub 30 has gained enough respect from his peers and has been given the opportunity to bring fresh and youthful ideas to a long standing design mag :)

  • Matt 6 years ago

    Nice work space. You can’t go wrong with lots of white. I’ll forgive you the Alessi stuff ;)

  • Jessica Wood 6 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! Lovely photographs. Great prize!

  • Jenn 6 years ago

    The magazine sounds fabulous!

  • Henta 6 years ago

    Looks fabulous! Wish we could get it in sunny South Africa!

  • Simply Phoebe 6 years ago

    Edits by Edit feature would be worth it alone I reckon.

  • Rachel 6 years ago

    Lookin good.
    Rockin cover.
    We’d looooooooove a gift subscription so count me in.

  • Penny Sippe 6 years ago

    looks super. x

  • Georgia Mae 6 years ago

    oooohh…. Such a deligtful magazine!


  • Emma Lacey 6 years ago

    Great looking magazine! Will definitely pick up this issue… and would love a subscription!

  • Chloe 6 years ago

    Exciting to see a new fresh mag

  • Rob Lacey 6 years ago

    Looks great. Please count me in for the subscription giveaway.

  • meg 6 years ago

    Would be the best thing to receive creativit and innovation i the form of desktop magazine delivered straight to my letterbox and which I can hold in my hot little hands every month – yes please!

  • jessica 6 years ago

    great mag just got greater

  • Phil 6 years ago

    Amazing, I’ll definitely buy this magazine.. But would love a free subscription… Oh please please please pick me, pick me lol

  • Toni 6 years ago

    count me in! it’s a great mag!

  • Elalula 6 years ago

    I’m a painter but find Desktop magazine a real source of progressive ideas and inspiration. I would love to have a subscription to keep the ideas flowing!

  • Rachel 6 years ago

    Looks great!

  • Madeleine 6 years ago

    Would love this fab subscription for my graphic designing husband. He would love me forever. Because he so doesn’t now, in fact Lucy I’m holding you responsible for the demise of our relationship if I don’t win. Heheh!
    As always, thanks for the chance xx

  • Vipoo 6 years ago

    very nice photo and thank you for give away :)

  • Catherine 6 years ago

    Looks sensational!!! Can’t wait to get a copy.

  • E-Gene 6 years ago

    Me me me! Desktop mag looks awesome.

  • Lu Horn 6 years ago

    Would be fabulous to get a subscription to Desktop, always looking for great inspiration. Fingers crossed. x

  • Vanessa 6 years ago

    YAY! this is really exciting :) i was on the hunt for this copy today!

  • gordana vee 6 years ago

    looks good! count me in

  • Michelle 6 years ago

    Count me in! (to the running of the competition)… thank you

  • Isobel Hutton 6 years ago

    Ah excellent I’ve been hanging out for this for sooooo long and now it’s finally here! Thx for the update Lucy. BTW I think I saw you in the post office the other day, you were getting your passport photo taken. I would have said hi but I was too embarrassed :)

  • Amber 6 years ago

    if its got a Press Gang comparison from the Design Files – it MUST be good! :) Keeping my fingers (and toes) crossed!

  • Sally 6 years ago

    I’m on a quest to find ‘THAT’ mag…I’m excited to think this could be it…(and I loved Press Gang)

  • georgina 6 years ago

    yes please!

  • siska 6 years ago

    nice desktop lucy. and what a fab giveaway.

  • bronwyn 6 years ago

    fab shot (am a complete sucker for deskshots), can’t wait to read more – also, re: current issue -what a great cover … have a wonderful week

  • Sarah 6 years ago

    Your work space looks very inviting. Loving those posters too!

  • Mitch Carson 6 years ago

    Pleasssssse let it be me. I never win anything! I’ve been a reader of Desktop for years and the new design is a huge step forward. Well done Brendan and the Desktop team!

  • loredana 6 years ago

    excellent mag bring it on!

  • trish 6 years ago

    i’ve had a squiz, too cool!

  • Lil 6 years ago

    Just brilliant and as I am about to reorganise mine, starting with 10 years of paperwork just sorted, this is inspiring..x

  • Bella 6 years ago

    I’m a bit of a magazine junkie – anything to do with design, art, or just simply inspirational I’m totally into! Hopefully I can add this to my growing collection of mags.

  • Siobhan 6 years ago

    yessss pls!

  • Donna Quirke 6 years ago

    Love Love Love Magazines, especially one as stylish as this – what a treat it would be to have this glorious mag delivered regularly into my mail box

  • Bronwyn 6 years ago

    I wish my desktop was that tidy!

  • josephine abbatangelo 6 years ago

    i used to love reading desktop a lifetime ago… look forward to the new revamped model!

  • sarah 6 years ago

    swe e e e et!

  • brian 6 years ago

    never heard of desktop before this but i think im sold. thanks!

  • WDF 6 years ago

    Wow I recognised that desktop! Your name in lights again Lucy!

  • jen@bluecaravan 6 years ago

    Love Desktop. love your desktop!

  • saer aka cravenmaven 6 years ago

    OMG – blast from the past…Press Gang was brilliant!!

    Congrats to the winners!

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