Three things to love about this cover: first, it signals the arrival of a new issue of free comic Off Life; second it features the work of man-of-the-moment Jean Julien – his work may be everywhere but his muse is as strong as ever; which leads to thing three: his drawing. What a perfectly melancholic, human representation of the depressing side of the internet.
Having recently moved to LA, Boat founders Erin and Davey Spens have set the latest issue of their nomadic magazine in that city. From the beautiful cover – shot by G L Askew II – onwards, the issue builds on the title’s successful reinvention last time round. Great stories well art directed, the magazine gets better and better.
We hear from Warpaint drummer Stella Mozgawa that there isn’t really an LA ‘sound’; visit people living in car lots and out in the desert; discover local food, fashion and skating. The centrepiece is a conversation about the city between editor Erin Spens and historian Kevin Starr.
Editor Steven Gregor is blogging on the SPD site all this week as they start a series of guest posts to celebrate their 50th anniversary. There’s also a second newsstand-only over with art by Alexander Wells (below).
While still based in Dubai, Conor Purcell published several issues of his travel magazine We Are Here; two about Dubai and one about Kathmandu. The issues were put together using an iPhone for photography and laid out on a laptop – he really was there. They were a fascinating paradox of high-quality content and lo-fi presentation.
Conor has now moved to Dublin, where he has just launched the first of a new quarterly, We Are Dublin. It follows the same template as We Are Here but, aside from the blue-sky cover, presents a very different world. The new magazine is less about travel and more about living in a place, but it sets itself clear boundaries from the start, promising PR-generated stories. History, sociology, memoir, theatre and retail all figure. It’ll be interesting to see how it develops as Conor gets to know his new home.
It already feels like summer’s been going for ages but really it’s only just started; today is 1 August and the new Monocle Mediterraneo has arrived. The ‘superyacht-sized’ newspaper has 68 pages of high-end European holiday-inpsired goodness and this time benefits from an exclusive short story by Anne Zouroudi.
AM (Akademische Mitteilungen) magazine is published annually by students of communication design at the State Academy of Art and Design in Stuttgart. I featured the infographic-heavy seventh issue in the original magCulture book; now here’s a video of the making of this 19th issue.
Its large-format 130 pages question what is perfection, and have been conceived and executed by students Sunnyi Löhmann and Anna Kiosse.
The latest cleverness from The Newspaper Club is Paper Later – find out more and sign up for Beta here.
Steve interviews Rosa from Cereal as issue six lands, ‘Every single feature is commissioned by us and exclusive to us and we hold the license to that for up to a year.’
And the Athenaeum interview Jens from Tissue as the centrepiece of a focus on the new erotica mags.
I like the look of this history of the Royal College of Art’s student mag Ark.
The final, eighth, issue of typography mag 8 Faces is just out now, featuring interviews with founder Elliot Jay Stocks, Steven Heller and, ahem, me. Buy it here.
The online auction for Bob Newman ends tomorrow, June 11. Buy an original illustration/photograph and help him fund his medical bills.
Stock is arriving here for the relaunch of our online shop and this weekend’s Monocle Summer Fayre. Details to follow.
Kenzine is a limited edition magazine created by the same creative team – Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari – as Toilet Paper, a recent Magazine of the Week here. Published to promote Kenzo’s Autumn/Winter 2013 collections, the images have also been used in advertising and online.