Wednesday, August 27, 2014

FACING PAGES 2014 publication

A few months after the Facing Pages 2014 independent magazine biennale, the OK Parking and Facing Pages team have made this round up publication with all the stories from the speakers, magazine makers and experts.

'The publication consists of two booklets. The outer part counts 64 pages and is printed in four colors (Cyan, Red, Yellow, Blue) on matt paper. All lectures are collected in this part. The inner part contains the event's photos and an index of all magazines shown at our exhibition. This part has 36 pages and is printed in full color on a glossy paper. The booklets are bound by a nice rubber band.'

"Print is not dead. It just smells funny!"

Thursday, August 21, 2014


Danish art magazine LE PETIT VOYEUR is actually not small at all. For this just released second issue they doubled their amount of pages, now counting 273.
There's a lot of street art, drawing, painting, fashion and photography in this magazine. And also a lot of naked girls.

Monday, August 18, 2014

NEW AFRICAN WOMAN #26: fashion & beauty special

New African Woman's fashion & beauty special has beautiful shoots, especially the one by fashionista Tsholofelo Dikobe: 'African fashion should be in the interest of the Africans and be in deep symbolic connection to the sense of African culture and identity.'

Thursday, August 14, 2014

interview with Fiorella Valdesolo from GATHER JOURNAL

GATHER JOURNAL is one of the most beautiful food magazines on our food shelves. What we love about this title is that it's full of recipes and food photography, it's always inspriring.
We talked to editor Fiorella Valdesolo.

Where are you based and what inspired you to start a printed magazine?

Gather is based in New York and was founded by Michele Outland and Fiorella Valdesolo in the summer of 2012. We met while on staff together at Nylon Magazine and had been dreaming since we both went freelance five odd years ago about working on a creative project together. We are both enamored with the print medium and believe that nothing quite compares to the tangible experience of paper, so we always were certain that it would have to be a printed publication. 

Which other independent food magazines do you read? Do you feel there’s a lot of competition?

I take a the more the merrier stance — I love that there are more independent food magazines out there than ever before! I think every publication has its own distinctive voice and style so there is room for everyone. Some of my current fellow food favorites are Lucky Peach, Modern Farmer, Swallow and Put a Egg On It.

What are your favourite magazines?

I will always have a special place in my heart for New York magazine. I also love Kinfolk, Lady, Adult, Four + Sons and Afar.

Did you ever consider publishing a cookbook?

It's certainly something we would consider in the future!

What are your future plans for Gather Journal?

We are working on our next edition (the fall/ winter 2015 issue) right now and we have a recipe app in the works that we are producing with the Brothers Mueller and Studio Mercury.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

LA BROUSSE #5: the music issue

LA BROUSSE is a small food zine from Marseille. The 5th issue is their music issue. It comes with a funny CD mixtape with food related French songs.
In this issue recipes, musicians, and of course since it's the music issue: recipes with ears, for example the Spanish orejas de cerdo Iberico. "Boum boum schlurp" they say.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

KLEBSTOFF: sticker magazine from East Germany

KLEBSTOFF is a magazine for the sticker lover, there are more than 200 stickers in every issue. Every page is full of stickers from artwork by street artists, designers and illustrators from all over the world. Even the front and back cover are full with stickers.
It proudly states that it is produced in East Germany. The stickers in the magazine look like street art and are asking for a surface to be attached on. Funny, absurd, rebellious and cool.

Issue 5 was curated by street art magazine Lodown and issue 6's cover is made up of glow in the dark stickers. It contains works from artists from Cairo, the UK and The Netherlands.
Every issue is limited to 2000 hand numbered copies. It is perfect for your fridge, bike, postcard, mix-CD, toilet, wall or door.

They are going fast, these two issues are nearly sold out, issue 7 is on the way and issue 8 in the making as we speak.

Monday, August 11, 2014

THE BURNING SAND: prose, poetry and art from Glasgow

THE BURNING SAND: biannual magazine about prose, poetry and art. Made is Glasgow, Scotland, edited by Sarah Lowndes. Issue three came out last spring.
From the editorial: "..there is a very wide range of approaches taken by the contributors which is testament to the diverse and imaginative practices of artists currently living and working in Glasgow".

A poem in two parts by Kim Moore, illustrated by Fergus Dunett. An essay on the poetics of live electronic music and the pioneer of interactive computer music Martin Bartlett. A short story by Kathryn Elkin. Photography by Tony Swain. An essay by Sarah Lowndes on projective verse in San Francisco between 1953-1965. Jenny Brownrigg documented a conversation between five curators about transforming the interior of an abandoned beer factory.

It's smart, non-pretentious, has a wide range of topics but is still accessible. The Burning Sand always has the same cover, only the colour of the letters changes. A very nice magazine.