Issue 4 Arrives in Early October

We’re excited to share that Issue 4 of The Manual has shipped and is being printed. Although we’re expanding beyond print (more on that next week!), this is a big moment for us, and we want to share some details about the issue with you.

Six New Authors, Beautiful New Design

Issue 4 marks the beginning of a new three-issue volume and features six articles and six lessons from voices you’ll recognize: Jennifer Brook, David Cole, Paul Ford, Diana Kimball, Wilson Miner, and Craig Mod. All have smart, reflective takes, and we’re looking forward to opening them to a broader community.

The print edition of our new issue has a completely new design by Frank Chimero of Another. It comes in a beautiful A5 hardback format with a foil-stamped, full cotton cover and is printed on 96 pages by Oddi, our trusted longtime printer in Reykjavík, Iceland.

It will be available in our shop toward the end of September for pre-orders and begin shipping in early October — but if you’d like a sneak peek, check out Wilson Miner’s article, “Perennial Design.”

Issues 1–3 on Sale for a Week

To celebrate the new release, we’re offering Issues 1, 2, and 3, along with our custom engraved plywood case, at a discount until Friday, September 5th:

On Monday, we’ll tell you more about the articles and lessons in Issue 4, as well as the illustrators who helped bring each piece to life.

We also have a big announcement coming on Thursday next week, so join our mailing list and follow @themanual to stay tuned!

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