The impact of the pandemic gave way to a rise in podcasts that focused on mindfulness, meditation and inner healing. Writer Sarah James launched the Clerestory podcast and online magazine to “provide a space for writers, artists, and activists to explore personal, spiritual, and social dimensions of human flourishing” during a very uncertain time in the world. After gaining a faithful audience of readers and listeners, Sarah came to us to explore the possibilities of publishing the inaugural printed volume for Clerestory—a way to bring the online stories and poetry of contributing writers into a tangible, physical form.
In late August, we visited Hemlock Printers for a press check on behalf of Clerestory Magazine. After working closely on this publication for eight months, it was truly rewarding to see it finally translate from screen to print. It has been awhile since we stepped on the printing floor but seeing all the work that goes into making a printed book always makes us appreciate the process even more. Many of the staff who managed the printing of our project have been at Hemlock or in the print industry for more than 20+ years. A special thanks to our account manager Paul Verrall who was instrumental to the project from start to finish.
The magazine was printed on Domtar Lynx smooth uncoated paper and bound using a layflat binding method to allow the magazine to open flat.