In this digital age, as our eyes are increasingly glued to screens, most publishers are trying to figure out how to make the shift to digital. Less frequently do we see online publications expand to print – what a concept! But that’s exactly what Lindsay has done.
Lindsay founder Beth Wilkinson first launched online in 2017, and is now celebrating the first print edition going on sale. Taking the name of Beth’s grandfather, Lindsay James Stranger, Beth imbues her publication with the same sense of curiosity and love for sharing stories as its namesake.
Creating Lindsay from her Collingwood kitchen table, Issue 1 takes on a diverse profile of subjects. From a feature with Australian fashion icon Jenny Kee to the tech scene in Nairobi, Lindsay is a celebration of place and culture. ‘My role sees me editing, art directing, writing, designing the magazine and taking photos,’ explains Beth of her independent hustle, ‘amongst all the less glamorous jobs in between – managing accounts, distribution, postage, online retail, printers and so on.’
Beth and Lindsay have some busy days ahead; Edition 1 is now available to purchase online and in-person at the Melbourne Art Book Fair over the weekend. Beth will take part in a discussion about all things self-publishing at the NGV on Saturday at 11am, and the official Lindsay first edition launch kicks off next Friday evening at Alpha60 on Flinders Lane!
This event is part of Melbourne Design Week. View the full program of events at Ngv.vic.gov.au/melbourne-design-week.