a brief look at what’s new in magazines this past week, including two special treats for cycling enthusiasts. all the mags below are now available to MagShuffle subscribers. MagShuffle is our brand new mix and match magazine subscription service, where you can personally curate your year of monthly deliveries from a roster of 140+ magazines.
rouleur – #17.8
the December edition of Rouleur, guest edited by former road racer Brian Holm, who is now director sportif of Quick-Step Floors racing team and former director sportif and close friend of British cyclist, Mark Cavendish. the issue includes contributions from Matt Seaton, an editor at NY Review of Books; a conversation between Holm and Cavendish; a superb photo collection on museum-worthy bikes and another on the national hill climb championships; and an interview with cycling filmmaker Jorgen Leth.
issue #6 of gardening and nature magazine Rakesprogress includes an interview with restauranteur Mark Hix on the tropical garden within his Bermondsey home; an interview with conceptual artist Agnes Denes; a stunning photographic look at the work of German land artist and hermit, Manfred Gnädinger; Laura Ellen Bacon’s stick sculptures; the Hebridean isle of Harris; the growing of poppies during world war one; the nature planning of Milton Keynes; the a-to-z of apples; recipes; and a report on the mag’s initiative to bring growing skills to schoolchildren.
after eight years Boneshaker magazine publishes its 20th issue and its last. as always with Boneshaker, it’s the illustrations that stand out, and there’s some beauties in this final issue, including: Matt Chinworth’s volcanic mega city; Sam Schuna’s tattooed lady; Chris Perry’s itinerary of a seven day trip from Norway to London; Luis Pinto’s colour-intense cycling stallion; and Amanda Willemse’s cartographic realisation of an essay on bike camping. elsewhere in the issue there is a personal essay on riding to the mediterranean sea with a father’s ashes; a grandmother’s exploration of britain during world war two; and a tour of cambodia on two wheels.
sight & sound – january 2018
for the first of Sight & Sound’s 2018 editions, they take a look back through 2017 to recap on 2017’s most noteworthy films. the issue also includes: a review of 2017’s blockbusters as well as its independent cinema; Twin Peaks; an overview of the acting career of Gary Oldman and of the Japanese film director Miike Takashi.
satori – #2
issue #2 of Satori – “the issue of change” looks at the most permanent of all changes: death. contributing to this issue are philosophy professor, Lawrence Torcello; Buddhist Emma Slade; essayist Pico Iyer and author and near-death experiencer Anita Moorjani. Super nature photography is featured throughout the issue including the mesmerising work of recent LCC graduate, Sara Sandri, and of Scottish photographer, James Wright; and there’s a thought-provoking essay on aesthetics.
typenotes – #2
issue #2 of TypeNotes, published by London type foundry, Fontsmith follows up their sold-out debut issue with this stellar edition. this issue includes: how the typewriter changed the way we communicate; tattooing and lettering; an exploration of space in font design; a look back on psychedelia; VBAT designers give their opinion on homogenisation in design; a guide to type design software; making banknotes; and a look at the x-rated adult movie posters of the 60s and 70s.