Matt is a lecturer in visual communication for fashion at Nottingham Trent University and established Raw Print in 2010 as a platform to host zine fairs and as part of his ongoing research projects. In 2014, the Raw Print lecture series began as a collaborative venture in partnership with Alex Smith from Ideas On Paper. Matt is a practicing graphic designer and illustrator with a real passion for print specialising in zines, letterpress and book binding. A long term 'magaholic', Raw Print provides an outlet for his interests and inspirations. Recently founded and curator 'Metazine', a publication celebrating the making of independent magazines, directly comeing out of the lecture series that Raw Print provides.
Rob is currently the Editor of Metazine, working alongside the Raw Print monthly events and towards the curation of each annual issue. Currently working as a freelance journalist and also for Planet Football alongside the editor, Rob writes often about sport, music & culture. In the past, his work has been featured in Clash Magazine and the Yorkshire Evening Post, and he has worked as a Reviews Editor at Gigslutz and as a news and features for Football365, TEAMtalk and Fox Sports Asia. Currently, Rob is in the process of finalising articles for Metazine 2 and is working towards the beginning stages of Metazine 3.
Alex is the founder and owner of Ideas On Paper in Nottingham, located at the heart of the creative quarter in Cobden Chambers. Established in March 2014, Ideas On Paper brings together a thought provoking selection of magazines, journals, and books into one place. Alex curates independent titles on fashion, art, culture, design, business, economics, food, wine and travel. This is indeed the go-to place for all lovers of the printed page; for creative minded paper feelers and ink sniffers, visiting the shop is a habit not to be avoided whenever in town.
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