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Issue 5

What’s next for Side Project

We had a great response to our Pozible campaign, and are so grateful to everyone who supported us and helped spread the word!

Unfortunately we fell just a bit short of the mark at 75% of our target, and as it was an all-or-nothing campaign we won’t be receiving any of the funds. That hasn’t stopped us from finishing Issue 5 though – it’s come back from the printers looking awesome, so get your order in now!… More

Issue 5 Pre-order + We’re Crowdfunding!

Our Pozible crowdfunding campaign is live!

We spent forever on carefully planning out and creating our video (pro-tip: it’s harder than you’d think; more on that later), so we’d love for you to check it out our campaign which has some seriously awesome rewards on offer, as well as our almost-ready Issue 5 up for pre-order.

Here’s a little preview of our video – head to for the full thing!… More

Issue 4 is here!

It’s finally here!

After some inevitable printing delays, Side Project Issue 4 has made it to our doorstep and is now on its way to all you cool kids who pre-ordered. The team is super happy with how all the bright, happy colours turned out in print, and how it all came together in the end. A big thank you to our wonderful contributors and helpers for this issue – we really couldn’t have done it without you!… More

Issue 3 ready for pre-order!

It’s pre-order time!

Our Winter issue is coming up in July, perfect for adding some creative inspiration to a cold day. Pre-orders will include a special surprise gift and a lot of love from us!  Reserve your copy now.

Featured in this issue:

Enjoy the colourful, whimsical illustrations of cat lover Niina Aoki Sew up a simple pencil & brush roll with a tutorial by Teresa Watts Be inspired by the watercolour fashion illustrations of Perth artist Mekel Kelsie from K Gets Organised shows us how she grew her side project into a thriving business Decorate your coffee table with hand-painted coasters designed by Samantha Ee Textile artist Annette Wiguna shares her passion for felt-making We chat to artist mellopoly about creativity, balance and her intricate illustrations Style up your next dinner party with these tips from Lime Tree Bower



Side Project is an independent publication and very much a labour of love.… More

Issue 2 is here!

Issue 2 of Side Project just arrived back from the printers, all lovely and more vibrantly coloured thanks to a switch in printing method. If you’ve pre-ordered, your copy and extra special gift should be making its way to you right now.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has contributed, helped, pre-ordered, or told someone about Side Project.… More

Issue 2 Pre-orders

It’s pre-order time!

The last few months have gone by in a blur of interviews, photo shoots, tutorial testing and editing sessions, and now the team is excited to announce that Issue 2 will be on it’s way very soon. For our autumn issue we welcome on board a selection of amazing contributors to talk about their own side projects and show us what they can do.… More

Brush Calligraphy Workshop

Back in December, I was delighted to be asked to run The Art of Inky Letters workshop hosted by our favourite little shop and studio, Beau Est Mien.

I branched into brush calligraphy after learning the basics of the far more rigid copperplate style pointed pen calligraphy. Compared to pointed pen, brush lettering is more forgiving, more free, easier to get the hang of and I’ll admit, more fun!… More

Side Project zine in 2015

Happy (belated) New Year! We might be a bit late for New Year’s resolutions, but we do have some big plans for Side Project in 2015.

Last year we published our debut issue after months of planning, writing, photographing and promoting with a big launch party. It’s been quite a process, but we’ve learned a lot that will make future issues much easier to put together and hopefully even more awesome for our readers.… More


Issue 1 Pre-orders & Sneak Peek

It’s pre-order time!

Our very first issue will be ready to go on Friday 21st November (that’s just over a week!) and the print edition is going to be limited to just 100 hand-numbered copies. If you want to make sure you’ll be able to get your hands on one, pre-order your copy before the release date and we’ll set one aside just for you.… More

cat investigating some tea

Contributors wanted!

We’re already starting to think about Issue 2, and will need some top notch contributors to make it happen! Does that sound like your cup of tea?

Most of our content falls into the categories of artwork features, tutorials, DIYs, advice, interviews and general articles. We’d love your ideas or can give you an assignment or collaborate if you really want to help but aren’t sure how.… More