The long awaited Issue 3 of This Is Paper magazine is out now with a new focus on brining Polish artists to international attention with all the articles now translated into Polish. This new shift also brings with it a slightly smaller size and more desirable price! This Is Paper is not just a magazine, it’s a multidisciplinary design studio, working in all areas of graphic design, art direction, print publishing and product design. Their products include a beautiful and functional range of bags which are all hand made in their studio in Poland.
One of my favourite independent magazines Cereal also produce a series of bespoke travel guides which seems like a natural progression given the travel focused content of the main publication. There are currently guides to 13 cities around the with a new guide added each month. They have just released the second edition of their London travel guide which, like the magazine features beautiful minimal photography in the form of a photo essay of the city and precise attention to detail. The thread binding is a lovely addition as well as a collection of essays by London dwellers about their city.
Available to purchase here:
You can also subscribe here:
And while you’re at their shop check out their equally aesthetic notebook and pocket folder.
Jenny Eneqvist is a London based art director and design consultant. She has worked with a variety of clients including Gentlewoman, Fantastic Man, The Architecture Foundation and Wallpaper* her work is equal parts playful and precise, striking the perfect balance between concept, typography and craft. Here is a selection from her portfolio.
Near East is an Istanbul based magazine contemporary arts magazine. It released it’s first issue last year titled Parallel Culture as the Future which you can buy exclusively from IDEA books, Dover Street Market, London. It is so wonderful so see such an exciting art publication coming out of Istanbul that perfectly captures the energy of the city. Check out their website.
Exhibist Magazine was one of the first Contemporary Art publications I found in Istanbul at the beautifully curated book shop inside SALT beyoglu. It focuses on Contemporary Art in Turkey featuring art news, artist profiles and exhibition listings along with interviews and critical essays which are presented as inserts on contrasting matt paper – always a pleasure to discover. ALSO issue 5 is out now.
‘Issue 5 includes features of 6 upcoming photographers from Turkey as well as an overview of six established Turkish photographers such as Halil, Laleper Aytek, Orhan Cem Cetin, Emine Ceylan, Sahin Kaygun and Arif Asci.
The magazine contains interviews with gallerists Sinem Yoruk, founder of Elipsis Gallery & Kerimcan Güleryüz, founder of The Empire Project and Refik Akyüz and Serdar Darendeliler, founders of GAPO and publishers of Geni Aci Photography Magazine.’
The latest edition of I Love You Magazine is out today. The Diet Issue features all things diet related, obviously. It incluses an theoretical analysis of our eating habits and creative approaches to food intake, James Wannerton’s extraordinary sensory connections, and Heidi Voet’s naked photographs taken from Chinese magazines juxtaposed with fruit and vegetables ‘highlighting consumption and each other’s limited preservability.’
Plastique Magazine is a fashion magazine published in London. Designed and Art Directed by the now defunct design agency studio 8, it boasts their signature big type which sprawls across title pages, creating perfect harmony with the images yet still managing to retain a sense of playfulness. Overprinted textures, mostly seen in the title pages are a welcome contrast to the glossy imagery. A beautiful publication definitely worth pouring over.
All images taken from issue #4 courtesy of Matt Willey.