Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
After two succesful issues on Berlin and Paris, the editors from 38 Hours spent some time investigating our city! The result is an exciting mix of tips with an orange cover, launched last month at Tommy Page in the Prinsenstraat.
We had a few questions for editor Joseph Djenandji.
Why did you start a magazine? Where are you based?
We started the magazine, as we saw there was a real gap in the market for a city magazine featuring local recommendations.
Online we deliver curated city trips with a local approach - the magazine helps us develop the local knowledge and network. We are based in Berlin - a city where a publishing ecosystem has developed including independant publishers (032c, mono.kultur…) and shops (Motto, Do You Read Me….)
Which magazines inspired you when you started out?
On my end, I blame my foray into publishing on my father who offered me a subscription to National Geographic. Throughout the 90s they had great features on cities. They were also very good at presenting their inhabitants as well. More recent inspirations include San Rocco, an architecture magazine based in Milan, great format. Anything from Stuart Bailey (dot dot dot) is quite impressive in terms of layout. We also noted Dutch Re magazine as a source of inspiration which was quite innovative at the time.
What was your favourite place when you were in Amsterdam?
We had a great launch event at Tommy Page on Prinsenstraat, his selection of vintage clothing is fantastic, he has great pieces ranging from Cerruti Suits from the late 60s to Levi’s Jackets from the 70s. We also had a great dinner at Rijsel Rotisserie in Oost.
Which city did you pick for the new issue and why?
We picked London - typically a city that has many facets to it and where you really need guidance. We have great interviews in the next issue : set designers, music producers, film directors, lots of culture...
What is the best thing about editing a magazine?
Receiving the first copy from the printer.
Monday, November 17, 2014
We think the editorial team of Man About Town have a subcripsion on Dust Magazine and vice versa. They look like brothers. There's a pile of the Autumn / Winter 2014 issue in the store now for some weeks and the combination Man About Town / Dust / I-D often comes to the counter together.
An edgy and sexy fashion outlook on menswear today, always on the forefront when it comes to counter culture.
Saturday, November 15, 2014
LODOWN MAGAZINE, the Berlin based street art and music mag publishes an art issue every year, this year the theme is "Mystery".
This new issue is quite fantastic: photography, paintings and drawings printed on high quality matte paper with glossy, smaller inserts with information about the artists.
Some of the best work printed in this 6th issue of Mystery is by Ben Smith. "When I paint I want mystery to be present. I like to feel as though the answers are just beyond reach", he says about his own work. His paintings of Nick Cave and Elvis are beautiful.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
In the coming weeks we will select some gift suggestions for the coming holidays. Our selections consist of magazines, zines, glossies, periodicals, books on graphic design, fashion, sustainability and illustration. The first episode is for the cat lover: Puss Puss Magazine from the UK and De Poezenkrant from Amsterdam are special cat magazines, also check out Pub Cats - portraits of cats living in Amsterdam's bars and restaurants.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Girls Against God was created by Bianca Casady and Anne Sherwood Pundyk last year and the first issue they released of their future feminism magazine was quite a big hit in the indie magazine scene. It took a while before the second issue came out, but it's worth the wait. The editors changed the size of the magazine and the paper, the previous issue was printed on offset with colour and more drawing, this new issue is a pocket sized booklet printed in black and white.
Issue two investigates witchcraft and has contributions from the two editors plus other artists and writers like usual suspect Melanie Bonajo. Photography, illustration, performance, poetry, essay and short stories.
We spoke with the Girls Against God last year, this interview is here.
We wanted to create an art object that our readers could hold in their hands and pass to their friends - spread the news in a tangible way. We hope the magazine is a catalyst for change, even if it first takes the form of small acts of personal rebellion.
- Anne Sherwood Pundyk
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Boneshaker: one of our favourites! The new issue just came in and we made a video of it. We spoke with editor Mike White a while ago, you can read this interview here.
and this is how they describe themselves:
Boneshaker is a perfect-bound, ad-free publication celebrating the wonderful things that happen when people and bikes come together. We're about freedom, friendship and adventure - the human side of cycling.
No training tips, race diets or adverts here. It's not how much your bike weighs that matters, but where it takes you. It's not how fast you got there, but what you saw along the way.
The reasons we ride are as varied as the places we ride through. Thousands of miles are covered in the next hundred pages: our brave writers journey underground and back in time, through America, across the Balkans, over the Alps and the Himalayas and on around the world. Twice. But for all these vast distances, the greatest journey they each make is in the mind, as the wheels spin, the heart expands and the self unwinds to a distant horizon...
Welcome to issue #15.
Cover artwork by Raid71. www.raid71.com
Browse through Boneshaker #15 from Athenaeum Boekhandel on Vimeo.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
PARKING LOT is a new Amsterdam based magazine edited by magazine maker Katerina Karagianni. It publishes work from artists based in the city that step out of their normal practice and take on a new medium for the magazine.
The hand-made magazine just launched it's first issue at Butcher's Tears. It is printed on a risograph and features work by Joseph Miceli, Yota Ionnidou, Tzvika Gutter (we know this guy from the Gutter Bunny zine), Tania Theodorou and Magnus Monfeldt.
It features illustration, photography, essays and even a blue flexi-disc with a song by The Pitch. It will be published three times a year.
this is what they say:
Parking Lot is an independent non-commercial hand-made publication addressing inquisitive minds around the globe. Based in Amsterdam, it acts as a platform for original works by international contemporary artists, thinkers, poets, writers, and activists. As an interdisciplinary project, it encourages collaborations, experimentation, and a total disregard for comfort zones.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Between 1946 and 1977 HOLIDAY was one of the most exciting travel magazines in the US. It's famous for it's modern design, photographers from the art world and writers like Ernest Hemmingway, Joan Didion and Jack Kerouac. It wanted to be anti-establishment and different, things now common in the magazine landscape.
Now there is a flourishing indie travel magazine scene and this old guy is back with issue #374.
Have a look inside: