Yesterday Kristy created a nice little post about magazines she can’t throw away. While, I am the same way, and collect them as if they are first edition books, it got me thinking. Want to know what I was thinking? Overall, there are some really great magazines available, some of which come from other countries. If I had to put together a list of magazine subscriptions I would love to have, this would be the list.
Anorak Magazine – $45 for one year / 4 issues
Anorak Magazine looks amazing, while it’s main goal it to be a childrens magazine, it appeals to us adults (but we really aren’t adults) because of it’s amazing illustrations. Every illustrator has a subscription and so should you. This magazine hails from The United Kingdom, and expect to pay about $45 for a one year subscription. But with only four issues per year, you can expect the illustrations will blow you out of the water. Subscribe to Anorak today
Baseline Magazine – $90 for one year / 4 issues
Baseline Magazine is one for the grid enthusiasts. I seldom find an issue at the local Barnes and Noble, but when I do it’s a definite purchase. This magazine is over sized, has tons of great color, and sports amazing typography along with it’s beautiful grid based layout. A hefty price tag on this big guy, but with each issue being nearly a third of the size larger than your normal magazine, you’ll be sure to turn the cover pages into blankets. This magazine also hails from The United Kingdom. Subscribe to Baseline today
Proximity Magazine – $30 for one year / 3 issues
Proximity Magazine showcases artists, homes, studios, and basically anything you can think of that pertains to art. Run by artists and printed by artists, this magazine is worth the purchase. Hailing from Chicago, this little guy is sure to not disappoint. The covers look beautiful and the articles look great. Proximity writers take tons of time making sure their content is in tip-top shape before going to print (hence the 3 issues per year). Subscribe to Proximity today
Uppercase Magazine – $65 for one year / 4 issues
Last but certain not least, Uppercase Magazine. This little guy sports some of the best illustrations I have seen in a long time. In fact, I am purchasing this magazine before any of the above. A beautiful Web site to match the beautiful magazine, I have to give all of Uppercase a serious applause. Their blog is great, and showcases some great finds, plus their book store contains items that you wouldn’t be able to find anywhere else. Hailing from our neighbors to the north (Canada), this is my number one pick out of this entire list. Do yourself a favor, and just browse the Web site. You’ll find that you will not only be inspired, but you’ll be pullin’ out that credit card faster than an old western draw. Subscribe to Uppercase today
Enjoy, and happy reading!