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Monday, 18 January 2010

The Filigree - a fairytale newspaper!

The Filigree is a quarterly fairytale newspaper packed with articles inspired by fairy tales, folklore and myth. You'll find everything inside you'd expect in a 'normal' newspaper - including gossip columns, sports, horoscopes, obituaries and classifieds. There are some brilliant adverts too (and some of the goods like 'Sailors N Sirens soap' are actually available to buy in The Fairy Tale General!).

The Spring 2009 issue is currently available as a free download, and you can flip through the Winter 09 issue too, so you can get a taste of all the lovely things inside. The level of detail is amazing, and the whole thing - all of the art dolls, photography, illustration and text - is produced by a husband and wife team in Nashville. Here are some pictures from the paper:

'More Mermaidens Arrested in Concordia Sinking', from Spring 'o9

'Rare Cloud Inspires Lamplighter to Set Sail' from Winter 'o9

'CandyTroll', from Spring 'o9

The Filigree is available as single issues or by subscription (for a very reasonable price) from their store and there is a fantastic gallery to explore on their site too. I'm definitely going to subscribe, I'm really excited about it, so I just wanted to help spread the word!

(all images from The Filigree, used with permission)


  1. This looks awesome! Thanks for the link. :)

  2. Lovely pictures! Looks fun :)

  3. This looks fab, im off to have a look x thanks for sharing x

  4. Oh oh oh! This is wonderful! Want! (yes, I downloaded the freebie - not enough!)

    Thanks for alerting us Claire.

    Also an "oh oh oh!" for your new header! Lovely, lovely, lovely! Suits the blog very well (plus - ya know - very fairy tale-y).

  5. Thanks all, hope you've enjoyed The Filigree!

  6. I clicked the wrong website.... but this looks good!

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