three excellent new issues join the roster this week, including two that set the standard for design and illustration magazines. Spanish illustration and design magazine Mincho do a great job at pairing together drawing and performing arts in an innovative issue; while Printed Pages showcases the work of some of the world’s best illustrators and especially those with political tones to their work. Meanwhile The Great Discontent Traveler, through high quality interviews and design back up their excellent first issue with another gem. MagShuffle is our new mix and match magazine subscription service, where you can personally curate your year of monthly deliveries from a roster of 100+ magazines.
mincho – #15
the 15th issue of Mincho creatively pairs together two disciplines that aren’t ordinarily considered collectively: drawing and the performing arts. They do so through a look at how jazz has been brought to life in edgy and dynamic illustration; a fascinating reading of Alan Moore’s comics through the lens of Brechtian theatre; oriental art in Italian opera; and illustration’s use in set and prop design more generally. An issue full of great artwork and surprises.
the great discontent traveler – #2
we hold The Great Discontent’s traveler edition in high regard. The second issue again shows an exceptional level of curation and execution of interviews with various creatives. This issue is concise with excellent photography and pleasingly consistent typography and design. And in keeping with their ‘risk taker’ ethic they pull in conversations about improvising and about going against the trend. An interview with musician and comedian Reggie Watts centres on his use of improvisation in his work, on his lack of a career plan and his response to working in the arts under a Trump presidency. The Australian band Kllo also highlight the use of improvisation in their creative process. While artist Maja Dlugolecki and new media artist, Zach Lieberman embrace non-linear routines.
printed pages – spring/summer 2018
we welcome back Printed Pages to the roster and their excellent new issue. As always, the showcase of illustration gives the magazine its identity and originality and this time the work of illustrators Thomas Hedger; Jean Jullien; Stefanie Leinhos; Alice Tye and many others feature in its pages. The features have political tones with articles on the anti-nuclear power movement; the landscape of Brexit Britain; and a look at Edel Rodriguez’s illustrations that have donned covers of TIME magazine; Der Spiegel and Newsweek, including many very recognisable recent covers portraying Donald Trump.