Like what we do?

boom saloon democratises creativity for good via print magazine, community projects and creative studio – three totally unique, yet interdependent, strands.

At the heart of our movement sit our community projects, which use creativity to inspire and empower those facing challenges. These are funded by profits from our print magazine, creative studio and membership.

Scroll through to find out more. 


We move into CodeBase, Edinburgh
We launch our Kickstarter, achieving 137% of target
Issue 001 launches and secures stockists around the world


We hold our first workshop, An Introduction to Directing with Garry Fraser
#project001: The Creative Riot takes place
Issue 002 launches at MagFest
We travel to Berlin to begin planning our first international project, Match Cut
We design album artwork for Mr Little Jeans
We’re named as FIPP Rising Stars in Media in London


We move into Studio Something's freelance floor
Issue 003 launches, alongside #project002: Label Free
We spend our Summer running a series of magazine pop-ups throughout Edinburgh
We design artwork for the European Social Work Research Association
We’re named as an Industry Expert for Create Hub
We feature on Monocle’s The Stack for the first time


Issue 004 launches, alongside a showcase of our creative studio’s work to date
We hold our second workshop, CONTEMPORARY COLLAGE: A cut and paste masterclass with Lewis Burden
We hold (St)ART, our first fundraising auction
Brexit forces us to postpone #project003: Match Cut
We fly to Las Vegas to collect our second Rising Star in Media Award from FIPP


We start work on #project002.5: Rewriting the story of dementia
We secure funding from Creative Informatics to explore a membership model
Issue 005 launches


FLIP launches
We spend two days with Sylwia & Simon
We rebuild our website to better reflect our work to date
We update our manifesto
We begin the second phase of #project002.5: Rewriting the story of dementia


We move into Sierra Metro
Pocket Notes 001 launches
Membership launches
Online features launch
We speak alongside Google and The FT at FIPP’s World Media Congress
We hold our first Community Show + Tell
We hold our first Meandering event, Space to Create, with Ryan Filchank and Austyn Gaffney
We hold our first freeform event, How do we design ourselves out of this mess, with Sylwia and Simon