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victory journal

  Victory Journal: Issue 14, Momentum, Summer 2018

Victory Journal: Issue 14, Momentum, Summer 2018

This awesome publication covers sports like no one else could. It's vast size - close to 2 feet tall, and a foot wide - gives it plenty of room for the lengthy and engrossing photo essays that make up the bulk of the content. With stories on the familiar - football (both kinds..), track & field - and the not so familiar - archery, jai alai - some you might not think of as sports - drag racing, and, um, checkers? - and a few you might never have heard of - french ring, anyone? - sport is merely the frame they fill with fascinating insights into culture and humanity. As such, there is something interesting in here for even non-sports fans. Quite fabulous, as only independent mags can be. Take a look. Bi-annual, UK, $16.00


offscreen

  Offscreen: Issue 19, April 2018

Offscreen: Issue 19, April 2018

The Human Side of Technology

What is Offscreen? This compact publication is the stories, inspirations and passions of people who create in the world of technology. Containing a nice blend of pieces, there are four long, in depth interviews that explore the thoughts and drives of the interviewee, short essays and quick interviews about some insight found in a techie’s life, a handful of projects to improve the lives of humans, a photo section showing tech workspaces across the world, and a smattering of gear. Short of tech-speak and long on inspiration and humanity, this tri-quarterly published out of Australia and Germany is international, engrossing, inspiring. One of the many small, self-distributed gems I carry, it is hard to find outside of a few tech hubs, so grab it while you can! 3x Annually, Australia, $20.00


The Gentlewoman

  The Gentlewoman: Issue 17, Spring & Summer 2018

The Gentlewoman: Issue 17, Spring & Summer 2018

The Fabulous Women's Magazine

This is the epitome of a modern, classy women's culture magazine. Each hefty, 300+ page bi-annual issue is packed with content you won’t be able to put down. Pages are filled with long interviews with interesting and important women, shorter articles and useful tidbits on living in the modern world. Sophisticated fashion spreads (often in black & white - !), whether they are featuring wearable modern classics, or quirky thrift store finds, are always fun and stylish. With a clean, readable design, large size and enough pages to keep you occupied until the next issue, it is a beauty. Bi-Annual, UK, $15.99


flow

  Nautilus: Nov/Dec 2017

Nautilus: Nov/Dec 2017

A Magazine That Takes its Time

Celebrating Creativity, Imperfection and Life’s Little Pleasures

Each issue of Flow is a happy, colorful, creative, wonderful package of fun. Full of things to do and to ponder, it has interviews with makers and artists, ideas for creativity and simplifying your life, and always contains a little booklet or two within its pages, filled with projects to keep you creative and thoughtful. Published in The Netherlands, and a hefty 130+ pages per issue, this is well worth your investigation. If you are a fan of Uppercase or Taproot, you shouldn’t miss this one. Bi-Monthly, The Netherlands (International edition in English), $24.99


brownbook

  Brownbook: Issue 67, The Ankara Issue

Brownbook: Issue 67, The Ankara Issue

An Urban Guide to the Middle East

Brownbook is fascinating! If published in this country, and of lesser quality, it might be categorized as a ‘general interest’ publication, but that certainly doesn’t do it justice. What it does cover is the culture of the Middle East. Interviews, design, history, fashion, flora and fauna - all that, without any politics.  Published out of Dubai, UAE, it covers countries as diverse as Egypt, Iran, Libya, Algeria, Afghanistan and Turkey. These are places Americans tend to have generalizations about, but seldom see much beyond the news highlights. Brownbook humanizes this diverse region of our wide world, something we could all use a bit more of. Classy, beautifully designed, upscale and endlessly interesting, Brownbook is one of my favorites. Hard to find, but once you see it, you will be hooked! Bi-Monthly, $24.00


far ride

  Far Ride: issue 8, Spring 2018

Far Ride: issue 8, Spring 2018

Documenting Cycling Journeys Around the World

Far Ride is a gorgeous, photo-heavy publication that takes us on cycling trips far and wide. Published from Seoul, Korea, with hefty, art-quality paper and an elegant layout, this one simply feels different. Trips could be on the back roads of Korea, across the open plains of East Asia, or into the unknown lands of Africa. Photo essays, long personal stories, and interviews with riders and dreamers keep us absorbed and intrigued from front cover to the final page. Small print runs and self-distribution make this one rare, so grab it while you can. Tri-Annual, South Korea, $18.00

real review

  Real Review: Issue 6, Spring 2018

Real Review: Issue 6, Spring 2018

What it Means to Live Today

I am excited to carry this interesting little design criticism publication! This quarterly published out of London is most identifiable by its unique format. Designed with an extra fold, it resembles that folded New Yorker that has been stuffed in your bag for three weeks - but the resemblance ends there. The layout works with the fold, treating them like separate pages, with the columns and images divided between them. The articles within cover design, architecture and art criticism, along with a heavy dose of psychoanalysis on the human condition. Essays, interviews, commentary and opinion pieces, most longer in length, wrapped in a peculiar but inherently clever package. For fans of New York Review of Books, Jacobin or Little White Lies. Take a look! Quarterly, UK, $14.00


jacobin

  Jacobin: issue 29, 1968, Spring 2018

Jacobin: issue 29, 1968, Spring 2018

Reason in Revolt

This publication is the rising star of what we generally call the American Left, and which in other places and times might be called socialism/communism/radicalism/progressivism. The folks at Jacobin, which is published out of Brooklyn, dive into their subject with knowledge, opinion and historical criticism, but without getting too far into the weeds...well, usually. Every themed issue delves into the history and present of a particular slice of the  Leftie pie, whether that is unionism, the future of the democratic party, or the state of development in the Global South. With modern graphics - in riots of color to go with the riotous words - humor and quite a bit of snarkiness, this is the 21st century version of Leftist political rags. Quarterly, US, $12.95


chap

  Chap: issue 96, Summer 2018

Chap: issue 96, Summer 2018

Expand your Mind, Refine your Wardrobe

Are YOU Chap? This publication is so cool! A small indie out of the UK, it celebrates those who appreciate the timeless, classic qualities of a fine linen three-piece suit, moustache wax, and tweed. If you tend toward trousers and fedoras, always hold the door for a lady, and wouldn’t consider wearing plimsolls except on the tennis court or cricket field, you are, most definitely, Chap. Filled with gents - and ladies - who are chap, but also interviews, columns - don’t miss The Butler - and essays on the people and places that comprise the history of classic British panache, this publication is thoroughly entertaining. A rare find on this side of the Pond, yet fits quite nicely into our quirky Portland style. Don’t miss it! Quarterly, UK, $10.00


taproot

  Taproot: Issue 27, Bloom, May/June 2018

Taproot: Issue 27, Bloom, May/June 2018

The Magazine for Makers, Doers and Dreamers

This cozy magazine published out of Vermont is filled with crafting, homesteading ideas and personal stories. Each themed issue is divided into three sections - Head, Hands and Heart. Within, you find explorations on life and home, family and nature, crafting and creating. You might read how to tap a maple tree for syrup, or discover a knitting pattern, or a fruit-infused shrub recipe, or learn how to weave a rag rug. Stories might be of people’s encounters with their neighbors across the field and fence, or the personal struggles building a house or farm, or of sharing a project that takes many hands to complete. A nice size, with earthy colors, and packed with art, projects and love, this is one to relish, keep and share. Newly Bi-monthly, US, $12.00


popshot quarterly

  Popshot Quarterly: Issue 20, Summer 2018

Popshot Quarterly: Issue 20, Summer 2018

Short Stories / Flash Fiction / Poetry

The Illustrated Magazine of New Writing

Popshot has gone quarterly! If you have encountered this little package of wonder before, prepare to be twice as engrossed! Popshot is what's often called flash fiction - super short stories, often only a few pages long. And yet... It is so much more. Emotional. Descriptive. Fantastical. Powerful. Immersive illustrations. Writing excellent short stories is a craft, but to create super-short but fully formed stories, that is a special talent. This publication seeks out new writers with that talent, and gives them a moment to shine. The illustrations that accompany the stories give this small package it's particular beauty, making it one of my most anticipated arrivals. Don't miss it. Quarterly, UK, $12.75


new philosopher

  New Philosopher: Issue 20, Play, Summer 2018

New Philosopher: Issue 20, Play, Summer 2018

For Curious People Looking for Solutions to the Fundamental Issues Faced by Humankind

This quarterly published out of Australia has quietly become one of the best philosophy publications available. ‘Philosophy’ being such a nebulous word, I shall try to describe what they do: New Philosopher looks at modern social issues from a philosophical perspective. Using everything from quotes and statistics, to illustration and comics, they delve into the issues that nag at our modern life. Past topics have included the idea of property, why we travel, technology and fame. Each issue follows the theme like a thread, with knots of essays, interviews, illustrations and collections of both short and longer pieces giving thoughtful depth to the philosophical concept at hand. Engrossing and thought provoking, it is just what we need when our world becomes confounding. Quarterly, Australia, $10.99

 

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