How Fine A Mess

How Fine A Mess

How Fine A Fine Mess contains interviews, articles and artworks that explore food production, consumption, sustainability and health. Rooted in Sheffield, the publication draws on the rich landscape of the city’s diverse communities to share ideas around sustainable living and the future of food.

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Made in partnership with ASAP printers and Peddler, a monthly street food market situated at 192 Burton Road, Sheffield, Mess is directly connected to the community that frequents the market — city residents, students, families, professionals — as well as bringing into the mix contributors from across the city's social, economic and cultural divides.

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I think your publication is bloody beautiful. I was on my lunch break, looking for fundraising inspiration and issue 03 caught my eye. It’s engaging, passionate and lovely to touch! I used to work for WIRED magazine (part of the Conde Nast group) so I know the effort that goes into editorial production and printing

Ruby, Sheffield

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With content from academics, artists, makers and doers Mess disseminates research and creative practices to a wide public as well as giving individuals working on grassroots projects, social enterprises and charity organisations a platform to share their work, knowledge and passion. To date Mess has published articles by academics teaching Graphic Design and Illustration, Interior Design and Architecture at Sheffield Hallam University and soil scientists at the University of Sheffield as well as featured the work of The Real Junk Food Project, FoodCycle, Sage Greenfingers and The Cathedral Archer Project.

Mess looks to bring together a range of different voices to create and sustain an energized conversation on the future of food.

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Mess is the perfect platform to explore topics in and around what Peddler is at it’s core; a melting pot of passionate people making great stuff for other people to joyously consume. There are so many individual stories within the melting pot; each one plays it’s own pivotal role. For us and for the makers and traders at Peddler, exploring these stories and all the bit’s around the edges of the melting pot makes for a more interesting outcome.

Heather Gilberthorpe, Peddler Founder

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In line with Peddler’s increasing audience reach, from 500 visitors to over 7500 per weekend, Mess has grown from a studio project to a magazine with the ambition to engage citywide audiences in questions of sustainability, the future of food and good design.

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