Jul 26/13
By Joe Ross

Magazines worth reading

As a designer, I'm always looking for good sources of inspiration. Lately I've been seeing quite a few well-designed, and stunningly beautiful magazines that have caught my attention. These design publications have the added challenge of appealing to very a nit-picky, borderline snobby community of designers (I should maybe only speak for myself), and deliver a high level of aesthetic design that stimulates creativity. Check out a few that have inspired me recently:

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01. UPPERCASE is a quarterly magazine based out of Calgary, Canada. It profiles up-and-coming artists and explores emerging trends in design and creativity. UPPERCASE is a playful exploration of creativity, an affinity for vintage ephemera, and a love of typography.

02. Kinfolk is a quarterly, 144-page, ad-free print magazine that collects ideas from a growing international community of artists, writers, designers, photographers, cooks and others who are interested in creating small gatherings and finding new things to make and do.

03. Cereal is a new quarterly travel magazine that invites you to sit down, relax and enjoy. It is a magazine rooted in passions for food, travel and books. Each volume of Cereal contains detailed expositions of food, travel destinations, as well as profiles on products, people and places chosen because they’re relevant, interesting, or have simply caught our attention’.

04. Lucky Peach is a quarterly journal, created by New York chef-restaurateur David Chang, of food and writing. Each issue focuses on a single theme, and explores that theme through essays, art, photography, and recipes.


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