1.18.2014

Top of the Pile : Magazines

I really can enjoy a well curated magazine. Quite often I discover new publications and some of them are good enough and could exist longer than 3 issues (which depends on financing more or less) and others don't make a large enough difference and disappear again. I believe the 3 discussed below are stayers and keepers!

Apartamento #12, I'm hooked since I read my first one (it was n°6). It's the perfect literature for a train travel (the Belgian railway catchphrase 'the train is always a bit of traveling') and I actually read the texts. I like the interviews with those one-of-a-kind people and their often extravagant interiors and the comic with that mouse :).
Nowadays you can find your copy in most newsstands as in a lot of concept stores as well.


Frankie issue 55
Also a familiar one and their distribution has been fine-tuned as well. A couple of years ago you couldn't find any copy in Europe except for London and now it's for sale everywhere and that's just great! They have a good selection of illustration, enterprising/surprising people and DIY's.
This is already an older copy, I bought it a couple of months ago and I really like the illustration on the cover by Emily Winfield Martin, who also illustrated the cover of Frankie's calendar.


Thisispaper Inaugural issue : YAY! the best of the best curated website, I'm very very happy with this one, a beautiful distilled publication with an interesting and inspiring content (interviews with Studio Formafantasma, Faye Toogood, Studio Glithero, ...)




2 comments:

  1. Oh tijdschriften... als ik veel geld (en tijd!) had zou ik echt maandelijks een heel stapeltje aanschaffen. Deze 3 heb ik nog niet uitgetest, vooral die laatste ziet er interessant uit!

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    1. Thisispaper is echt de moeite, een hele mooie uitgave. Inderdaad de bankrekening wil niet altijd mee, ik zou anders ook veeeel abonnementen hebben :)

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