Ernest is a blog 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.
Ernest is brought to you by a passionate troupe of writers, editors and designers who love tactile design, show-stopping photography and slow journalism.
Inside issue seven:
A treasury of artefacts, specimens and curious tales including the immortal jellyfish, subterranean mail trains, disappearing sounds, cryptic messages, human skin-bound books, ghost net goods and cooking with shed tools.
A smörgåsbord of photography, apparel and wild food, including a journal of winterscapes, the etymology of wetlands, swimwear made from waste, how to make jerky, a tent hammock and how to create a mountain cyanotype
BREAD MAKING IN SPACE
A team of engineers, scientists and food researchers are striving to bring the simple pleasures of bread back to homesick astronauts. Their mission: to bake crumb-free bread in space.
THE EVOLUTION OF SEA CHARTS
Today we rely on GPS devices to navigate, but it wasn’t so long ago that nautical charts told of coastal topography, off-lying islets and even mythical islands – and of course, guided us safely through the high seas. We navigate the history of nautical cartography, from tactile maps to medieval charts.
Journey with photographer Sarah Mason as she finds a tonic for her anxiety in the wild landscapes of Scotland’s north coast.
MAPPING ANTARCTIC WOMEN
Women have played a vital role in shaping our understanding of the Antarctic, but their role has not been celebrated on continental maps. Humanitarian Carol Devine set out to change that; to create a map with all the places named after females on it, and in turn discover the history of the frozen continent.
THE KEARTON BROTHERS
Meet the Victorian duo who developed the photographic hide through a series of absurd devices.
PRINCE PHILIP: VOLCANO GOD
Travel to the Melanesian island of Tanna where residents worship Prince Philip as a volcano God.
THE CLOSET OF SIR KENELM DIGBY
Sir Kenelm Digby: courtier, swordsman, alchemist and home brewer. We explore a life less ordinary.
Ernest Journal is 160 pages, perfect bound and printed in full colour on FSC approved uncoated 140gsm and silk 170gsm paper in Bristol, UK.