Non-aspirational birthday cards

Birthday cards for girels once conveyed very different messages than they do today. (Even if the colours haven’t changed much.)


Rejection slips

In the days when you submitted stuff to magazines by post, the article would either get published or be returned to you with a little printed slip.

The Listener

Published by the BBC, the main aim of The Listener was to disseminate talks and lectures broadcast by the BBC. The title of the magazine reflects the fact that, at the time, you had to listen to the BBC because it only broadcast on the radio.

The Yellow Pages

This month marks the gradual demise of the printed Yellow Pages. Will you keep your last edition as a souvenir copy? Or as a handy back-up for when the entire internet is down and you need a plumber?


See that December 2017 edition of Glamour magazine that’s currently on your local retailer’s shelves? It’s the last monthly issue you’ll ever see in the UK.

Pears’ Cyclopaedia

This week, publisher Penguin Random House confirmed that the 2017-18 edition of the Pears’ Cyclopaedia, which came out on Thursday, will be the last. Indeed, its cover boldly proclaims: The Final Edition. So, not The Final Frontier, then.