Pain, bi-annual poetry journal edited by Vala Thorodds, published by Partus. 36-page saddle-stitched booklet with dustjacket, printed on recycled papers, combining digital and lithographic print. (Above: issues 1 and 2.) 217 x 142 mm.
Pain is a literary journal published from Oxford. The cover of each issue is the same but for a change of colourway. The sideways text, set in a condensed Futura, is intended to embody the playfulness of the journal's tongue-in-cheek title, and to catch the eye on a busy newsstand. On the reverse of the jacket there is a list of contrubutors. The inners are set in a combination of Garamond and Futura.