This month we look back on our favourite artists of 2013, as chosen by Now Then staff – Handiedan, Phlegm, Richard Combes and Robbie Porter. We were really pleased with the art submissions we received last year, and are already looking ahead to what 2014 brings. A few are already confirmed but we wouldn’t want to let the cat out of the bag just yet. If you have a suggestion for us, drop me a line – sam@nowthenmagazine.com.

We are online only for this issue but we have some fantastic content for you. I strongly recommend you take a look at Jon Maiden’s article on our education system and how it needs to change, and if you are interested in crowdfunding and business start-ups James Wallbank’s piece on his InfiniteCrypt project is a cracking read. Skip to the music section for my interview with Paul Wolinski of 65daysofstatic.

Thanks for your continued support. 2014 will be a good year.