Barcelona – The Mother Journal is a quarterly magazine that uses personal storytelling and fresh art direction to cast motherhood in a contemporary light.
Designed by Barcelona-based Lorena Manhães, The Mother Journal takes a storybook approach to styling, with illustrations, full-bleed photography and a hand-crafted feel. Each issue addresses three subjects interpreted through a collaboration between a writer and an artist. The magazine features stories, interviews, recipes and a pull-out poster for children.
The thoughtful content aims to spark discussion around the complex and challenging experiences faced by parents, and steers clear of the didactic tone common to mainstream publications. Its compact size, elegant structure and storybook aesthetic are designed with the modern mother in mind.