Limner is a critical journal of illustration published by Studio Operative.

Its aim is to provide a platform for the exploration, critique and contextualisation of contemporary illustration.

We wish to promote interesting and intelligent illustration and initiate a discourse into wider issues related to the industry, education and social impact (or lack thereof).

We aim to provide an ever changing print space for the dissemination of essays, interviews, dissertations, treatise, manifestos, critiques, calls to arms, narrative series, visual essays and most of all great illustration.

We encourage people to submit their ideas for the journal, be they written or visual.
You can buy Limner journal from our online shop or irl at the following locations. Please phone ahead before making your trip.

United Kingdom
Good Press, Glasgow
Analogue Books, Edinburgh
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Serpentine Gallery, London
Foyles Bookshop, London
Lik + Neon, London
Beach, London
Ti Pi Tin, London
KK Outlet, London
Bookarts Bookshop, London
NoBrow, London
Artwords, London
Extrabones, London
Colours May Vary, Leeds

Motto, Berlin
Do You Read Me?, Berlin

Super Salon, Warsaw

Mcnally Books, New York
Sugar & Spoonbill, New York
Skylight Books, LA
Owl Cave Books, San Francisco

If you are interested in stocking Limner journal and are based in the UK or Europe please contact Antenne Books. If from elsewhere please email

Limner #3

90 pages + 20 page tip-in, black & white with spot colour cover + full colour section, 28cm x 21cm, staple-bound
featuring work and words from;

Mike Redmond
Chris Harnan
Jean Jullien
Mrzyk & Moriceau
Sam Rees
Will Edmonds
Jay Cover
Tom Harrad
Grace Helmer & Charlotte Mei Jones
Rosie Eveleigh & Dr. Malte Oppermann
Zoe Taylor
Romy Blümel
Sinead Evans
Aidan Koch
Peter Nencini
Simon Væth
Miriam Elgon
Evan Meister
Billie Muraben
Stina Löfgren
Mari Kanstad Johnsen
Florence Shaw
Charlie Cameron
Peter Rhodes


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Limner #2

168 pages, full colour, 12cm x 17cm, open-sewn book.

featuring work and words from;

Jordan Chatwin
Blaise Larmee
Colin David Stewart
Peter Willis
Penny Klein
Murray O'Grady
Stine Belden Røed
Grace Helmer
Jay Cover
Holly Mills
Reena Makwana
Kai Nodland
Reuben Mwaura & Joe Kessler
Liv Taylor
Eric Timothy Carlson
Charlotte Mei
Umberto Eco
Ella McLean
Florence Shaw
Hayley English
Nick White
Alice Lindsay
Matthew Walkerdine & Jessica Higgins
Joakim Ojanen
Mike Redmond & Jon Pilkington
Chie Miyazaki
Lisa Wilkens
Rose Blake
Megan Woof
Dan Shapiro
Isabella Toledo.


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Limner #1

18 pages, black & white, A4, stapled
featuring new work by;

Ella Plevin
Luke Best
Florence Shaw
Colin David Stewart
Billie Muraben
Hayley English
Alice Lindsay
Peter Willis
Rosie Eveleigh
Chie Miyazaki


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Limner is published by Studio Operative