We specialise in free to the public informative publications, from pocket guides to A4 glossy magazines and everything in between. We believe great design and great editorial go hand in hand, and can take your concept from design and writing, to printing and distribution.
The flagship publication of Wightlink, Wightlife is the largest distributed magazine on the Isle of Wight. The brief was to make sure that Wightlife reflected the value ‘Part of Island Life’ which is an important element of Wightlink’s brand. Solent have produced this magazine since October 2014, working with a range of talented photographer and writers to produce what is widely regarded as the premier source of information for holidaymakers and regular visitors alike.
We were delighted that Wightlink introduced a winter edition in 2014 which has proved both popular with advertisers. It is now the Isle of Wight’s only out of season publication dedicated to promoting the tourism and leisure sector to visitors. To find out more about Wightlife or how you could advertise, please contact David Brooks on 01983 200336 or take a look at our Wightlife page.
Taste of the Wight
Now in it’s 5th year, Taste of the Wight has cemented itself as the go to guide to local food and drink on the Isle of Wight. Packed with interesting editorial and quirky illustrative design, the guide has grown over the years to reflect lifestyle choices. Since being launched by Solent in 2012, it has been helping to raise the profile of our local producers, as well as the amazing range of places to eat and drink on the Isle of Wight. We are proud to be taking this publication forward in the private sector, working hand-in-hand with our artisan producers, farmers, fishermen and growers.
In 2016 we changed the format of Taste of the Wight, increasing from a pocket guide to A5 in size, as well as introducing higher quality editorial and a new edition to celebrate Christmas and everything that’s great about the Isle of Wight’s hospitality sector between October and December.