Tables of Content: Best Magazines to Read This Season

 

For a number of inexplicable reasons, I’m reading more magazines than anyone I know. There’s something beautiful about their timelessness compared to newspapers. Additionally, they serve as a healing pass into the world of curiosity and discovery in our days of towering distraction and frequent iPhone intimacies. This review aims to dissect the most peculiar titles on a magazine shelf and estimate their value for an inquisitive mind.


American Scientist

USA, English
An illustrated bimonthly magazine covering science and technology with a somewhat cute disregard for graphic design and paper choices.
Subscription: $30 yearly.
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CMYK

USA, English
An outdated printed Tumblr blog which is now only available as an iPad app.
Subscription: $8.99 on iTunes.
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Colors

International, multi-language
Highly insightful, focused quarterly issues about design & culture in remote places of the world. Strong free-form design and unafraid paper usage.
Subscription: Coming soon. Individual issues are available.
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Creative Review

UK, English
A monthly publication about graphic design that’s reliable in its creative delivery like a 67-year-old New York pizza delivery guy.
Subscription: $192 yearly.
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The Economist

UK, English
A historically straightforward weekly magazine filled with poor infographics and strained humor.
Subscription: $160 yearly.
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Fast Company

USA, English
A monthly magazine about new media that keeps a perfect balance between inspiring and gaudy.
Subscription: $12.99 yearly.
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Monocle

UK primary, English
A typical Monocler is a Japanese born Dannish-raised and German-educated chap with strong aesthetics and a global political view. Be ready to travel to a different town just to try a nice double espresso.
Subscription: $150 yearly.
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Monocle Alpino

UK primary, English
A Monocle cousin, now with billboard-sized retina-sharp ads.
Subscription: Complementary with Monocle magazine.
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New Yorker

USA, English
A brilliant weekly literary view into culture and politics whose words burn through paper and whose cartoons and covers have rocketed through the roof of all possible measures of intelligent subtlety.
Subscription: $12 quarterly.
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Offscreen

Australia, English
Interviews with people behind pixels (that all keep saying they get up at 8 am). Civilized ads and beautiful small format make it a charming morning train read.
Subscription: $59 yearly.
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Print

USA, English
Covering graphic design in a somewhat irrelevant manner.
Subscription: $40 yearly.
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Smith Journal

Australia, English
A beautiful mix of history, design and heritage style all set in 4-point serif typeface which requires a complementary magnifying glass in every issue.
Subscription: $70 yearly.
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Smithsonian

USA, English
The closest you can get to Discovery channel in print.
Subscription: $12 yearly.
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Surface

USA, English.
A guide to tasteful and cultureful life without steroids.
Subscription: $60 yearly.
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Wallpaper

USA, English
An ex-amazing magazine covering creativity that has turned into classified ads.
Subscription: $45,99 yearly.
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Wired

USA, English
A light and insightful monthly magazine for stylish nerds to drop a cool fact about Apple-Samsung trials at the bar.
Subscription: $20 annually.
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Esquire Russia

Russia, Russian
A magazine for stylish brains and sensitive appreciation levels.
Subscription: $40 annually.
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Snob

Russia, Russian
A high-brow culture and politics discussion club for people all over the world who think in Russian.
Subscription: $460 annually (includes the membership fee).
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