As ever the magazines keep coming and I’m running behind, the pile on the desk growing, even spilling onto the floor here at magCulture. So here’s a quick flick through some recent arrivals, starting with the third issue of Edinburgh’s Hot Rum Cow.
Surf mags are usually for the obsessed semi-pro/wannebe-pro surfer. New magazine Acid promises to be different. This is a magazine for the weekend surfer, the type of wetsuited amateur I suspect is looked down on by those wannebe-pros. ‘Hardly Any Turns’ is the line on the cover.
A quick look at four independents, each doing a good job with illustrated front covers. Starting with Huck and the always reliable Jean Julien. As the cover announces, the issue looks at gender bias through sport, gangs and cupcake-making. It also has a pull-out facimile of the original 1991 Riot Grrrl manifesto.
It’s a busy time at magCulture at the moment and the magazines have been piling up. Here’s a quick selection from last weeks post, starting with the latest issue from It’s Nice That. No7 takes a new turn, with a redesign (by Ray O’Meara) and reduced cover price due to the introduction of (limited) advertising. There are several pieces about the joys of print, including interviews with i-D founder/editor Terry Jones and Nieves founder Banjamin Sommerhalder, plus a look at several other publishers including NoBrow and Landfill.
Here’s a round-up of five recent arrivals at magCulture. They highlight the variety and inventiveness in current independent publishing, starting with photography magazine Motley.