In the end of 2013 my dear friend and colleague Madara Krievina and I, we decided to shake things up, use our experience in journalism and graphic design and create something entirely new and yet so familiar. Something to touch, something to experience. Something to lend to your best friend but definitely ask back because you wouldn’t want to loose it. And we did.
Meet Benji Knewman, the first English/Latvian bookazine in the world. Seriously, nothing like this has ever been made in this part of Europe. Or anywhere else for that matter.
Benji Knewman is a man, around 38 years old. He’s trying to be genuine, and it seems he sometimes manages. Just like his grandfather who used to say: “Ben, how you spend your day is how you spend your life!” Currently Benji Knewman is more everywhere than anywhere. Mostly on the road. He’s still in search of his own perfect day. While looking for it, he curates a biannual bookazine telling stories about people who don’t pretend and who can simply be. Covering a myriad of vocations and lifestyles, as well as geographical locations, they’re living proof that you don’t have to be conventional to have a good life.
Benji Knewman is available in stores in 20 countries around the world: Canada, USA, Brazil, UK, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Poland, Spain, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Malta, Lebanon, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand. Get your copy here while there’s still some in stock.
Commended for Launch of the year, Stack Awards 2015.