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real review

Real Review: Issue 5, Winter 2017

Real Review: Issue 5, Winter 2017

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, $12.00


Songlines

Songlines: Issue 134, January/February 2018

Songlines: Issue 134, January/February 2018

The Best Music from Around the World

Whatever you consider ‘world music’, Songlines covers it. Each issue is packed with interviews, columns and reviews, reviews, reviews. The vast variety of music across our world is revealed here, with the reviews section divided by region - Africa, Asia, Americas, Europe - and adds a fusion section, which mixes traditional styles and sounds into something unique. Whether you are into Malian beats or Irish jigs, Indian sitar or Japanese folk, or you are just looking for something different, this is what you need to find it. Each issue also comes with a CD, which will give you a bunch of new music to listen to, and alone is worth the cover price! 10x Annually, UK, $11.99


flow

Flow: Issue 22

Flow: Issue 22

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 150+ 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), $23.99


1843: the economist

1843: The Economist: February/March 2018

1843: The Economist: February/March 2018

Published by The Economist

The Magazine of Ideas, Lifestyle and Culture

Putting together a magazine can be a tricky enterprise. You need to have a distinct voice, interpreted through a blend of content and design. With a world of choices at your disposal, and a deep history behind the publisher, a false start  seems inevitable. This publication is one such example. Originally called Intelligent Life (not a great choice, I’d say) the title and design lasted a year or so before they regrouped, coming out with this attractive package. The title refers to the year The Economist began, and while it is aimed at readers of that publication, there are no financial articles. Instead, you will find a wide range of topics, from culture to art, written with a human touch and a sophisticated, clean design that you don’t find in their weekly publication. It doesn’t jump off the shelf, but it is much improved, and I’d say if you like Monocle, give it a try. Bi-Monthly, UK, $10.00


uppercase

Uppercase: Issue 36, Look Inside

Uppercase: Issue 36, Look Inside

For The Creative and Curious

Uppercase is for those who like a bit of creativity in their lives.  Each quarterly issue - which has a theme ranging from various fabric arts, to papercrafts, to color and patterns - is a compendium of creative artists and their wares. A riot of color and inspiration, these makers range from professional artists to hobbyists, collectors, curators and creators.  There are interviews, collections of artists and their art, design guides, tours of studios, and designers at work. Each issue is eagerly awaited. Whether you are seeking inspiration, aspiration, or beauty in craft, this is what you are looking for. Quarterly, Canada, $18.00



Delayed gratification

Delayed Gratification: issue 28, covering July/August/Sept 2017

Delayed Gratification: issue 28, covering July/August/Sept 2017

The Slow Journalism Magazine

DG is a quarterly news journal that covers what happened over the previous three months. Each issue they go back in time, and look at major stories from across our world, giving them some depth and perspective. With interviews, timelines, photography and amazingly entertaining and readable infographics, they show us our world in hindsight, and with insight. One of my favorite publications, I consider it the best in modern independent publishing. Get hooked. Quarterly, Britain, $20.00

smith journal

Smith Journal: Volume 25, Winter 2018

Smith Journal: Volume 25, Winter 2018

Thinkers, Adventurers, Makers, Writers, Inventors

This Australian quarterly, published by the group behind Frankie, is chock full of the fascinating, the peculiar, and the forgotten stories that hide in the nooks and crannies of our world. Inside the handsome matte covers you will meet people from all walks of life, and all parts of the globe, doing a vast array of unusual things. From a physicist turned origami builder extraordinaire, to the story behind the gumboot (the Aussie term for wellies), to a guy who builds rocket bikes from spare parts, to an ode to hair metal, you will find something interesting on every page. With a nice larger format, beautiful paper that isn’t crowded with content or ads, and a nice range of art and photography, this is a quintessentially indie publication that will keep you wanting more. Quarterly, Australia, $17.99


boneshaker

Boneshaker: issue 20

Boneshaker: issue 20

A Sideways Look at Cycling

This is, as the Boneshaker crew puts it, a reminder that cycling is so much more than a sport. This is a compendium of stories about people living what I’m gonna call a bicycle-positive life. Stories inside have included pedalling across the remote regions of our wild world with a child in tow, and on local people using bicycles in foreign (to us) lands such as Lesotho and Bangladesh. Essays on the magic of building your own bike, and on the existential question of whether or not to use electronic gadgets. Cargo bike-using businesses, the sadness of abandoned cycles on city streets, an all-women-of-color bicycling club in LA. As with so many of the great little indies out there, the team behind this is small: most stories are by riders/readers, they come out infrequently, yet it is a small, glorious package each time. Sadly, this will be the last print issue of Boneshaker, so get it while you still can! Issue 20, Britain, $12.00


The forecast

Monocle's The Forecast: Issue 7, 2018

Monocle's The Forecast: Issue 7, 2018

A View Beyond the Horizon

From the Editors and Bureaux of Monocle Magazine

The Forecast is Monocle’s annual publication giving readers a bit of insight into what Monocle will be looking forward to in the new year. From current retail destinations and hotels, to business and transport trends, to the direction they hope the world’s leaders will be taking us in, we get a compact dose of Monocle’s view of the world today.  Divided into sections similar to the main magazine, which range from global affairs to culture and media, the content includes essays from influential movers and shakers, upbeat discussions on current political trends, and lots of ideas for future - and current - entrepreneurs. For Monocle fans, and those who are interested in sophisticated trendsetters. Annual, $18.00, UK.


design anthology

Design Anthology: Issue 15, December 2017

Design Anthology: Issue 15, December 2017

Interiors / Art / Architecture / Travel

This quarterly design publication covers interiors, architecture, design and art. Published out of Hong Kong, and covering the countries of southeast Asia mainly, the aesthetic found in these pages is alternatively classic, ornate colonial buildings, or spare and precise modern buildings in a lush, natural setting. Each issue visits several homes, hotels, cities and cultural destinations. They have product design spreads, interviews with architects and artists, and book reviews. Beautiful photography, a hefty 200+ pages per issue, with nice thick paper and a clean, matte design add up to a gorgeous publication, not to be missed. Hong Kong, Quarterly, $11.99


nautilus

Nautilus: issue 22, September/October 2017

Nautilus: issue 22, September/October 2017

Science Connected

Nautilus is longform science writing with depth and interest. Science is a broad theme, and they do a great job of covering the gamut, from linguistics to physics, math to health: if people think about it, they probably write about it. Each bi-monthly issue is divided into two sections, one per month, and each has a topic, say, sport or fakes. It is a compact, readable journal, packed with great imagery to help illustrate the ideas contained within. This independent publication is science writing for today’s culture, and is well worth diving into. Bi-Monthly, $12.00


Little white lies

Little White Lies: November/December 2017

Little White Lies: November/December 2017

Truth & Movies

LWL is an international film magazine of great films, but it isn't at all what you expect. For one thing, it has no glossy film stills, no actor head shots, and no starred reviews. In fact, while they do have reviews, some of those chosen are decades old.

Instead, each issue features one film, covered with depth and interest, but not too seriously. They have critical essays, interviews, perhaps a history of the director or main actor's works, even a deep dive into the genre of the featured film. Every page is illustrated with hand-drawn art, and the whole thing is well-organized and fun to read. The back half always has reviews, using a number rating instead of stars, and they are a mix of new releases - mostly smaller films - and older but perhaps forgotten gems. Bi-Monthly, UK $12.99

 

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