Gould supplies paper for New Statesman’s Centenary edition

Founded on the eve of the First World War by the social reformers and economists Beatrice and Sidney Webb, with support from George Bernard Shaw and other members of the Fabian Society, The New Statesman will marked its centenary with a 180-page souvenir issue that was published in April 2013.

It was the largest single issue in the magazine’s history and Gould Publication Papers are proud to announce their input into this prestigious issue.

"We were delighted and honoured to supply the paper for this special edition of the New Statesman," said Dominic Blakey, Sales Director for Gould Publication Papers.

"We selected Stellar Press, a paper that had a good level of brightness, along with a high bulk level. It is a Machine Finished Coated grade with a matt textured finish, providing a very bulky feel."

For the New Statesman the choice of paper was as important as the content: "Many people forget that the quality of a magazine’s paper is a crucial element of the production process. The ‘feel between the fingers’ is something that the reader perceives rather than notices." Said William Crocker from Progressive Media.

"We’re delighted with the help Gould Publication Papers have been giving us for the past few years. They recommended a new grade of paper on the market that suited our needs making this anniversary edition of New Statesman one that will endure for years to come""

Under the award-winning editorship of Jason Cowley, who joined at the end of 2008, the once ailing title has been revitalised, thanks to a stable of talented writers, a series of scoops and attention-grabbing guest-edits by Jemima Khan, Richard Dawkins, Rowan Williams and the Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei.

Jason Cowley said: "The New Statesman is no longer on life support and is returning to robust health. I’m confident that it is now the best written and most intellectually stimulating magazine in Britain."

"The centenary issue will be full of great journalism and cultural criticism in the best tradition of the magazine. We will be looking back but we’ll also be asking what the next 100 years might bring in politics, public life and culture."

Contributions from leading writers and political figures, including Julian Barnes, A S Byatt, David Hare, Mark Mazower, Melvyn Bragg, Michael Gove, David Miliband and Robert Skidelsky will feature in this momentous centurion from the New Statesman.

Among the scoops that have helped to transform the profile of the New Statesman is most notably Hugh Grant’s hugely popular article "The bugger, bugged", which turned the tables on a former News of the World journalist.

Not only is it a great read for the mind, with Gould’s high quality paper selected for the issue, its bound to impress in more ways than one.