With the future looking bright for digital, we’ve heard rumblings that the days of print are over.
We beg to differ.
Print will never be replaced.
It won’t die.
Because there will always be a group of loyal fans (like us), who are madly in love and will go kicking (and screaming) before we let that happen.
Not to be dramatic or anything. 😉
And with the launch of so many exciting, beautifully designed and well curated independent magazines over the last handful of years, it’s hard to believe that anyone could think the days of the printing press will soon be in our rear view mirror.
Below is a lengthy list of a few favorites, sorted by interest.
Long live print!
FOR THE FOODIE
If you like SAVEUR, you’ll love:
A bi-annual magazine that celebrates women and food. I mean . . . does it get any better? We think not.
A beautifully simple magazine based out of Brooklyn, New York. Each issue adheres to a theme and houses a collection of food stories and the recipes that inspire them.
Another bi-annual, recipe-driven, food magazine dedicated to the many aspects of gathering: to dine, to drink, to harvest, to cook. The photography is off the hook!
FOR THE DESIGN-SAVVY
If you like DWELL, you’ll love:
An absolutely gorgeous “book” out of Canada featuring workshop tours, interviews and stories from some of the world’s best designers and makers. A must read!
A carefully considered publication that offers a unique and global perspective on design, craftsmanship and culture. A staple for any design enthusiast.
Works that Work
Leave it to the Netherlands to create a beautiful international magazine. In-depth essays and stories connected by the theme of unexpected creativity that improves our lives. A stunner.
FOR THE TRAVELER
If you like AFAR, you’ll love:
An alternative travel magazine out of the UK., celebrating the best travel writing that aims to show the world as it is, the light and the dark together. This one’s a beauty.
A heavenly quarterly travel and lifestyle magazine based in Bristol, UK. Their minimalist aesthetic and thoughtful articles are intoxicating to the senses.
For each issue, the Boat team physically moves to a new city for a few weeks setting up shop and working with locals to create the content. It’s simply genius (and one of our all-time faves)!
FOR THE HOMESTEADER
If you like KINFOLK, you’ll love:
If you’re a gardener, or just someone enthralled by the natural and growing worlds, this is your publication. A mix of culture, travel, food and design for this new generation of growers.
Created by two sisters, Hearth Magazine is a place where real stories come to be told. Featuring artists and artisans that value the art of living and tradition. A newbie, but worth checking out.
A lifestyle magazine for those looking to make simple, elegant meals and stylishly easy crafts for the home. They help you create beautiful style for life’s every day occasions.
FOR THE LIFESTYLE ENTHUSIASTS
If you like ANTHOLOGY, you’ll love:
So It Goes
A bi-annual magazine that champions original voices across seven chapters: The Actors, The Directors, The Artists, The Collection, The Musicians, The Places and The Writers. Lifestyle at its best.
This magazine has a bit of a cult following. Its photography and writing are of the highest quality. They are all about celebrating modern women of style and purpose. It’s an incredible publication!
Oh Comely is a lifestyle magazine with a life. Inside the pages are adventures exploring freedom, stories from people with tales to tell, recipes to warm your heart, and crafty things to make. So good.
FOR THE FASHIONISTAS
If you like VOGUE, you’ll love:
This might be our all time favorite publication. Its large uncoated style format, simple yet distinguished cover and artful prose – Acne Paper is something timeless, something nostalgic yet refreshingly modern.
With their blend of high fashion and world-class photography combined with features on the arts, politics and literature, AnOther is one of THOSE magazines. Even after you’ve read it, you can’t bear to part with it.
More coffee table art book than magazine, Lula is whimsical and ethereal in tone, mixing high fashion and interviews that feel like late night chats with people you wish you knew. Another one you won’t want to part with.
And if you’re looking to discover even more great ‘zines, we highly recommend checking out Stacks Magazines (you’re welcome).
What are some of your favorite independent magazines? We’d love to add them to our list!