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28th July 2014, reviewed by Barry Duffin

There weren’t any magazines devoted purely to skateboarding in Norway in 2009, when graphic designer Jørn Aagaard, assistant editor Aksel Overskott and editor-in-chief Eirik Traavik began looking for ways to make something a bit more than a zine. They wanted to create something that “their mates could read on the ...



14th July 2014, reviewed by Dan Rowden

The best magazines are ones that present a topic in a way that you don't expect. Acid is a surf magazine, but not as you've seen before. It's a full-fledged modern magazine; an interesting and influencing design, matched with varied, informative content. An item you want to keep on your ...


Ernest (print)

7th July 2014, reviewed by Freddie Harrison

By way of gentle introduction, Ernest started out life in the form of its (now extensive) online presence. Somewhere between the Pinterest boards, the Instagram feed and its own website, Ernest carved out its intentions to be, "a blog, iPad magazine and biannual printed journal for curious and adventurous gentlefolk." ...


Ambit Magazine

2nd July 2014, reviewed by Lucy Harris

Ambit Magazine has been an often-heard name in the literary world. Still going strong after an impressive 50 years of being published, it looks like Ambit will continue to ring in the ears of poet, writer and reader alike. The magazine has seen some famous faces through its editorial doors ...



23rd June 2014, reviewed by Teodorik Mensl

This 13th issue of Apartamento, an international magazine from Barcelona and Milan, is the thickest issue ever. What I like about this lifestyle-interior magazine is the ongoing quality with every issue. It is a piece of hard work. It looks like something you can almost put on a shelf and ...


ELLE Collections

16th June 2014, reviewed by Ben Serbutt

Just when you thought the world certainly didn’t need another fashion magazine, along came Elle Collections. The first issue was A/W 2010 and it burst from the newsstand with a striking cover of hundreds of cutout models forming a textured pattern unlike any fashion cover previously. In an image-based industry ...



9th June 2014, reviewed by Barry Duffin

“Opening a new magazine is always exciting” is the first line to new adventure journal, Sidetracked. Truer words are rarely spoken, and with Volume One of their foray into the world of print now on reputable shelves, they have become part of a growing trend making the move from online ...


When Saturday Comes

2nd June 2014, reviewed by Andy Smith

The World Cup is almost upon us – so time to celebrate what I believe to be still the best football magazine: When Saturday Comes. The July issue has three freebies including a poster so you can fill in the scores… Doug Cheeseman has always been an astute art editor ...


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