I’ve been buying Peppermint mag, “Australasia’s first eco fashion mag” since it first came out several months ago. They are up to issue #3 now. It’s a new-ish Australian magazine focusing on home-made fashion, design, arts and crafts. It has somewhat of a ‘hippie’ or ‘indie’ vibe. It is similar to Frankie, but I like it much more. For one thing, it’s printed on recycled paper which I go gaga over. Being a bit of a greenie at heart, I am loving anything printed on matt, recycled paper! Besides, it just looks and feels nicer than cheap, glossy paper.
Speaking of matt recycled paper, I also got idpure magazine, “The Swiss magazine of graphic design and visual creation” (issue #19) from my local Borders (which, luckily for me, seems to stock almost every art/design/craft/interiors/fashion magazine available.. at least those written in English). It is a Swiss graphic design magazine and I love that it’s written in both French and English. It is very pricey (being air freighted and all, and heck, anything from Switzerland is bound to be expensive) so it is definitely a one-off splurge for me. Half the magazine is printed on matt, recycled paper and half is printed on super glossy high quality thick paper which makes the pages look almost like photos. There are some really really beautiful examples of design in there, not just graphical but also 3D objects and installations, etc.
Posted September 12, 2009 by Livia. Read related: magazines