The magazine cutting through the noise of mainstream media – Dazed Digital, May 2017
Orlando Issue 02: 'Discourse' Launch Party – Twin Magazine, April 2017
Four Indie Mags You Should Be Reading – Young Gold Teeth, May 2016
Subverting stale, male, pale publishing with Orlando – Crack Magazine, April 2016
Coverage: April 2016 – MagCulture, April 2016
Orlando’s short history of the most radical DIY magazines – Dazed Digital, April 2016
The Girl Zines Changing Publishing in the UK – Refinery29 UK, April 2016
Interview with Philomena Epps: Founder and Editor of Orlando – Cureditor, February 2016
This Year's Top Zine Picks – Dazed Digital, December 2015
Coverage: July 2015 – MagCulture, July 2015
The Zines You Need To Know About Now – i-D Magazine, April 2015
Orlando: How They Made It – ArtMap, February 2015
Orlando is an online platform and print publication advancing art, culture and sociopolitics. Established in 2014, Orlando is motivated by introducing creative and cooperative voices into the mainstream. The name itself is inspired by the transgressive protagonist of Virginia Woolf’s 1928 novel. In the text, Woolf drew on the androgynous body as a signifier for multiplicity, and to advance a narrative of mutual understanding and inclusion. Inspired by how androgyny functions in the story, Orlando operates in a similar way by eschewing binaries in favour of the united body. Although indebted to gender theory, this perspective is used to question the negative effect of any rigid or stigmatising politics. Orlando develops and supports the unified voice of the collective, encouraging debate and social innovation, and promoting those who want to make a difference and make their voices heard. The basis of this platform is not singular or individualistic, instead prioritising an intersectional and polyphonic discourse that is liberated, critically engaged and free from commercial interest. We are Orlando.
The online content is updated on a rolling basis and has been designed to create an ongoing interdisciplinary conversation. The print magazine is sold in a selection of international bookshops and museums, alongside being available to read in selected libraries.
Do get in touch if you are interested in submitting articles or artwork, or collaborating on events, exhibitions or publication projects.
Philomena Epps (Founding Editor)