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Dust Catcher is an independent print magazine about contemporary character design, illustration and collectibles. The magazine takes a look at the creators’ favorite makers, ranging from illustrators and painters to sculptors, toy designers and manufacturers. Aimed at collectors and lovers of characters, the magazine features interviews with creatives who produce physical work in some form or another, all while being captured in enduring print itself, becoming its own kind of collectible – a dust catcher.

Who makes it?

Dust Catcher is designed and edited by Joe Leiner of design studio Bureau Clarté with the help of a few contributors and published by De Verlaach, a small Luxembourg publishing house.

Why the name?

Heavily based in collecting and featuring interviewees who often have their work available in some sort of physical form, the name "Dust Catcher" alludes to the physicality of the shown work and the fact that, as collectors, there is a certain chance that outsiders might see our passion as kitsch, collecting dust catchers on our shelves and walls.

What about shipping?

Our magazines ship once a week from Berlin, Germany. Sent with German Post, delivery within Europe usually takes 3–10 working days after leaving the warehouse, whereas the rest of the world might take up to 3 weeks – in our experience it usually happens a little faster, though. Packaged in sturdy cardboard mailers, small orders of one or several magazines are not trackable, whereas larger orders above 2 kg usually are. Worldwide shipping for a single magazine is 3.90€. We think that’s pretty fair and we don’t include any further costs for stocking it in our warehouse. If you experience any problems, damaged goods or delays during shipping, please contact us.

Do you offer subscriptions?

We’re currently not offering subscriptions. Since Dust Catcher is largely a one-man operation, there is no strict publishing schedule.