It's always nice to receive in our mailbox the first issue of a new and appealing publication. After having supported the project at the last minute on Kickstarter, Ernest Journal shows that there are more and more quality publications on paper, especially in Bristol, where Cereal and Another Escape are also published. Having started as a blog and iPad magazine, Ernest Journal now puts on paper the best online articles and totally original content. Founded by Jo Keeling, the biannual magazine features a trip by the studios of the best craftsmen, slow adventures, curious histories, timeless style and wild food. In the first issue we enter the world of the scientist Nikola Tesla, meet the legendary monsters of the northern seas, the slow coffee movement, a fishing field guide and an Iceland special about Iceland, filled with adventures both epic and intimate.
"Ernest is a blog, iPad magazine and biannual printed journal for curious and adventurous gentlefolk. It is a guide for those who appreciate true craftsmanship and the care that goes into making, who are fascinated by curious histories and eccentric traditions and who care more for timeless style than trends. It is a periodical of substance created for folk who love to build fires, embark on road trips, camp under a canopy of stars and run full pelt into the sea. Ernest appeals to those of us who appreciate a craft gin cocktail as much as a hearty one-pot supper, who love the grain of wood and the smell of paper, who’d like to learn how fly fish, brew beer in their shed and name all the constellations of the northern hemisphere. It is for people who like to whittle."