Featured on the Newsstand
A selection of titles currently available on the shelves. Come see what's new!
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Wrap Magazine is an art and illustration publication with a cool difference. Full of long interviews with interesting, young and international artists and illustrators, and beautifully printed, it also includes five different inserted sheets of fine wrapping paper that are specially designed prints by the artists interviewed. The team behind the magazine also run an online shop for paper goods - journals, cards, etc. - and this is the first new issue of Wrap in a few years. It has been eagerly anticipated! Artists hail from places as varied as Morocco, Spain, Argentina, Berlin and South London, but they are all talented, young and driven to create. This would be a fine gift for an art student or collector, or for yourself! Issue 12, occasional, UK, $22.00
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. Each issue is filled with gents (and ladies) who are chap: interviews with well-known chaps, a section on the sartorial (what to wear, and how to wear it), 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
DG is a quarterly news journal for folks seeking an alternative to the fake news/social media/24 hour news cycle we seem to be trapped in. The folks at DG use hindsight and reportage to track down a bunch of stories that mattered, and compile them into an awesome publication every three months. For each quarterly issue, they look at a few important stories from across our world, giving them some depth and perspective. With interviews, timelines, photography and amazingly colorful, entertaining and readable infographics, they show us our world with insight. One of my favorite publications, I consider it the best in modern independent publishing. Get hooked. Quarterly, UK, $20.00
By Chefs, For Chefs
Toothache is a peek inside the world of chefs and fine dining. Within the hefty covers you will find interviews by and of chefs of all stripes. Everyone from Michelin-starred restaurateurs to chocolatiers and pastry chefs, international and experimental - and recipes for some of their specialities. They talk of history and technique, culture and hardship, inspiration and the foods that inspire them. Recipes are fit for skilled cooks, with instructions and ingredients aimed at professionals. A solid 125 pages, with detailed and colorful photography, this should give inspiration to budding chefs and experienced foodies alike. Bi-annual, US, $20.00
Wild Sounds from Past Dimensions
Ugly Things is one of those obscure niche titles that exist in the world of magazines, and one of the great examples of how there really is a magazine for every taste. A music magazine for those that love the obscure, the lost and the forgotten, Ugly Things packs its 150-ish zine-like pages with the stories behind, and long interviews with, those musicians that have had a brief moment in the spotlight, and then moved on. Published since the early 80’s, it mostly covers the early decades of rock - garage, psychedelic, punk, surf, what-have-you - and mostly hunts down the rare, unknown, local or short-lived bands no one else covers. Pages and pages of album reviews, and ads for what seems like every small record store and music label in the country, complete the package, making this the perfect read for anyone who loves to hunt down forgotten gems. Tri-Annual (3x a year), US, $9.95
On the newsstand
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. And fully illustrated. 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
Insights From Asia
I am honored and thrilled to be able to offer this publication. Kyoto Journal is celebrating 30 years of publication. After some years as digital-only, it recently has come back as a print publication. And I have to say, this must be experienced in print! The journal has Kyoto at the center of a story that illuminates the ancient-but-modern culture of Japan and its region, which includes Korea and China. Whether it is on traditional craftsmen maintaining a centuries old tradition, a travel diary from the Meiji era, the history and intricacies of Japanese confectionery, or an essay on a particular aspect of life in modern Kyoto, each piece is elegant, timeless and meticulously crafted, each issue a complete package. This is something to keep and treasure, certainly something you will go back to time and again. Rare in the US, so don’t miss it! Quarterly, Japan, in English, $16.50
Stories / Art / Ideas
Food + Place
Kitchen Table is a new food publication based right here in Portland! The focus is squarely on the culture and comfort that food brings to us, wherever we, or it, originated. This first issue is filled with a collection of interesting and quirky essays that often stick close to home - ie, Portland - and range from a review of fish sauces, ala Lucky Peach, to an interview with the guy that creates the chalkboard art at a favorite brewpub, to an interview with the celebrated chef and restaurateur Cory Schreiber. Secreted alongside these features you will find a foodie’s radical view that our country’s ‘melting pot’ of cultures is the basis for our comfort food - warm, delicious, familiar...and often appropriated. With it’s small size, colorful insides and chock full of great illustrations, this is a great new addition to the void left when Lucky Peach ceased. A must-have for any food mag fan! To be published 3x annually. Issue 1, Spring 2019, $9.99
Stories of Modern Business
Courier is a magazine for people making their way in today’s modern, entrepreneurial, startup and gig economy. Stories cover everything from how to upscale and how to fail, to the affordability of coworking space, to successful management of small teams, to financing your startup. Short pithy insights from successful entrepreneurs, long pieces on modern business success stories, and lots of advice, insight and interesting tidbits fill each 150+ page issue. From tech to retail, manufacturing to services, whatever your gig, there is something in here that speaks to your chosen path. Great stuff, totally unstuffy. Take a look! Bi-monthly, UK, $9.00
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, $23.00