The Blend Top Ten: The September issue cover


With the independent coffee scene being such a creative industry, it’s only right every now and again for us to showcase this on our cover.

The perfect opportunity arose when Abbie got the chance to interview the amazing Steve Hawkes of Tina We Salute You. With a rather unusual name for a coffee shop, the interview was obviously going to be about more than just coffee.


What a fantastic piece of art

What is really interesting about Tina We Salute You is their décor and artwork. They invite local artists to come in, use their walls as a canvas and their artwork stays there for 12 weeks before being replaced by another artist’s work.

When Abbie went up to meet Steve, the artwork on the wall was just begging to be photographed and we loved the resulting image so much, we stuck it on the cover. It was a little bit different to what we had done previously, and although we have had some fantastic cover images over the past 7 issues, this one takes the prize are the best.

It was also voted the best front cover produced this year across all Eljays44 titles. What an accolade!


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