I´m thinking some good old printed magazines could be a good boost for my creativity. Any cool webshop for design magazines? or cool design magazines I can order online? Cheers
I love magazines! Something about printed type is just beautiful. However, I wouldn't say they "boost my creativity" but they are fun to read, and look pretty on my coffee table.
I would recommend:
99u magazine: Really minimal most of the time, but great articles.
The great discontent: Not strictly design, but interviews will a lot of people (designers included, among photographers, filmmakers, comedians, actors, illustrators, etc.) I own every issue, and absolutely love them.
Printed pages: I have a few issues of this one. Is generally pretty random, but if you want some very eclectic design inspiration, these are pretty great.
Mood magazine: Only have 2 issues but it's a pretty fun read. It's about food and music, so again, not really design. But I like to find inspiration from non-design places too.
The Pitchfork review: They are no longer publishing issues at this point, but the issues they do have are full of inspiration. Also not strictly speaking a design mag.
Oak street mag: Don't personally own a copy but I've thought about grabbing one recently, looks pretty good to me!
Offscreen mag: A lot of people love it! I just haven't gotten around to buying any yet, but they look great to me
Eye magazine: Another one a ton of people love but I haven't gotten yet.
And here are a few others I have heard other designers say they like:
- Lucky Peach
- New Philosopher
- The Outpost
- The Gourmand
- The Plant
Hope this helps!
Yezzz... That´s super useful info :D thanks a lot Connor. Mood Magazine sounds pretty rad, food is even better and more inspiring that design. I´m going to do a serious research in each of them. Cheers!
Offscreen is a must read for creative entrepreneurs! Really excited to see what Kai Brach does w/ the rebrand!
*Edit - And 4 days later the rebrand is live! https://www.offscreenmag.com/
I sometimes think the best designed magazines are not design magazines. I tend to gravitate to fashion or art mags because of the impactful layout design and photography.
But here is a mix:
- Monocle — Travel / lifestyle mag.
- Bidoun — Middle eastern arts & culture
- Kaleidoscope — Visual culture art mag
- Fantastic Man — Fashion / lifestyle Mag.
- Talk — Design mag.
- NYMag — Strong feature article layouts
- BloombergBusinessweek — Cheap, weekly and a graphic designers wet dream.
- Shoplifters — Design mag.
- Wonderland — Fashion mag.
- Office — Fashion mag.
- The Thing Quarterly - Object as magazine
I tend to gravitate to fashion mags
awesome list and good point to not just focus on design mags. Thanks a lot David
I really enjoy the 032c Magazine: https://032c.com
But it's more like a culture mag than a specific design mag.
Looks great, thanks :)
I use to check offscreenmag a lot, but I completely forgot about it... Thanks for the reminder and the newbies :D
Awesome replies! Thanks to all of you guys... now i have to make a curated list of your suggestions to not burn out all my money :)
I recommand アイデア(IDEA), available in Japanese and English.
definitely one of the best mag in the world
Weapons of Reason by Human After All (http://weaponsofreason.com/)
Looks awesome, and pretty reasonable prize. Thanks!
+1 for Magculture, amazing shop. Also look at Stack (http://www.stackmagazines.com/)
Based on the nature of your question, I think dribbble.com is fine for you.
If you want to really boost your creativity then you have to expand your POV. Design magazines are BS and the last thing to take seriously or even read.
Being creative is about connecting dots, the more dots you know the more creative you're.
dribbble? never heard of it :P
For cover ideas http://www.coverjunkie.com/
CreativeGaga mag (http://creativegaga.com) is pretty interesting too. I'm not sure if they ship it internationally though.
Yes, I love magazines too.
Someone has already mentioned it but definitely check out Stack Magazines. They send you a different and independent magazine each month. I've had some incredible magazines from them. Some of my favourites and not necessarily design have been:
- Delayed Gratification
- The Ride
- Printed Pages
- Grafik (when it was still around)
- The Plant
Really beautiful magazines. I don't know if Baseline is still going but I've got a couple of copies of that too.
I like Printed pages and Magazine B