A quick Friday look at five magCulture indie favourites with newly published issues. Starting with the ninth issue of Port, which as trailed here a few weeks back is a film special guest edited by man-of-the-moment Daniel Day Lewis.
I’m back after an Easter break to a pile of magazines in the mail, topped by the latest mono.kultur. Regular readers will already know how much I appreciate the magazine for its playful physical format and single interview per issue approach, but this is a particularly enjoyable issue as its subject is Sonic Youth founder Kim Gordon.
One of the highlights of my recent trip to Munich to speak at QVED – more soon on that here I hope – was hearing local creative director Mirko Borsche talk about his work then visiting his studio. Best known for his award-winning work on Zeit Magazin, a new project he’s been working on is The Germans, a political magazine for young people.
Meatpaper, the journal of meat, has a new issue, or fissue as editor Sascha calls it in the intro. This is their first Fish issue, with a history of fish-stick making, a look at seafood sustainability, the eel rush of the US east coast, and some great personal fish stories from Meatpaper readers.
For its new third issue, The Plant Journal has dropped the word ‘Journal’ from its name. The Plant is a better name; it helps the magazine stand apart from Wilder Quarterly and while ‘Journal’ was once a useful statement of a magazines’ desire to be different, the word is becoming a cliché of indie publishing.
Aparamento has reached its fifth birthday, its tenth issue featuring interior designer Jim Walrod shot by Jeremy Liebman on the front cover, and interviews inside with, among others, graphic designer Ken Garland, below, shot by Aya Sekine (see my previous post).