following a belated summer holiday, we’re back with some brand new magazines, including Courier’s fascinating look at the business opportunities that come about as a result of the legalisation of cannabis; The Gentlewoman speaks with the legendary filmmaker Agnès Varda; Offscreen tackle tech’s influence over our lives in a brilliant new edition; a plethora of architecture and design features and reviews from Disegno; and Tyler the Creator dons the cover of the new Fantastic Man. MagShuffle is a mix and match magazine subscription service, where you can personally curate your year of monthly deliveries from a roster of 100+ magazines.
courier – #28
as the legalisation of cannabis rolls out in North America the new Courier uses its cover story to understand the business opportunities that come up with that – speaking with business owners and investors from Canada, the US and further afield they find a rapidly expanding market. Elsewhere in the issue there’s a portrait of furniture manufacturer Vitsœ’s Mark Adams; the growth of home fitness; the future of railway arch retailers; lifestyle brands building hotels; should entrepreneurs get political?; inside the home of Walé Oyéjidé; and Portland’s tomboy emporium.
// from the issue: inside the cannabis economy //
the gentlewoman – #18
a dazzling line-up of women makes up the autumn/winter edition of The Gentlewoman, with the visionary French filmmaker Agnès Varda topping the bill – photographed at her home on rue Daguerre in Paris. Accompanying Agnès in this issue are Sandra Oh, the Korean-Canadian actor; the fearless documentarian Deeyah Khan; and the one-woman electro rock-opera superstar Peaches. Elsewhere the mag features pioneering chef Skye Gyngell, star-gazer Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock and the north London guitar trio Girl Ray.
offscreen – #20
have you noticed the new feature on your devices which, perhaps to your horror, tells you how long you use different apps and how many hours you drain into that cute and addictive furry slingshot game, or even worse, your emails? Well, it’s proof that advocacy makes an impact and this new feature is the result of persistent campaigning about tech’s influence over our lives. Offscreen give us four stellar interviews on this subject, the first of which with Richard Pope, whose expertise in digital public policy makes for a fascinating interview. Elsewhere there are interviews with Amber Case about humane tech design; interface designer Aza Raskin turns his attention to attention itself; and they catch up with tech ethnographer, Tricia Wang. Plus, a tremendous cover.
disegno – #20
a superb feature kicks off the twentieth edition of Disegno. It catalogues the attempts of US city St Louis to revitalise its downtown area and reintegrate the wondrous architecture of architect and industrial designer, Eero Saarinen’s St Louis Arch. Elsewhere food designer Carolien Niebling shares her scientific method; a report on the Vatican’s plans for cultural outreach; French product designer Oscar Lhermite plans to jumpstart Kickstarter; the conception of crisis in Sweden’s national warning pamphlet; architecture to prevent Palestinian fragmentation from the A.M. Qattan Foundation; a reimagination of the colour pink; and Disegno introduce a regular crossword!
fantastic man – #28
Tyler the Creator, photographed in his hometown of Los Angeles, dons the cover of #28 of Fantastic Man. In the issue there’s an interview with the rapper while on a whirlwind spree through Paris. There’s also conversations with photographer Walter Pfeiffer, musical siblings The Lemon Twigs, meditation master Bob Roth, and the singing artist Nico Vascellari. Elsewhere, there’s a welcome return of the Men’s Top 40 and essays on the resurgence of radio and the invigorating effects of a high waistline.