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Posted in Favourite Magazines by lisaholland on December 20, 2008

 Amelia’s Magazine

Amelia’s Magazine is a beautiful creation that aims to bring together the very best in new music, fashion, art, illustration and photography. Renowned for its very special covers (previous issues have been encrusted with Swarovski crystals, lazer-cut, made out of furry flock, scratch ‘n’ sniff in different flavours and glow-in-the-dark) it is lovingly edited, designed and crafted by Amelia in her spare room just off Brick Lane in East London.

Issue 4

With an innovative scratch ‘n’ sniff cover with three flavours. This issue came with an exclusive set of smelly pens that can be used to colour in the colouring pages by assorted illustrators. Features include photos of American Halloween decorations and interviews with the likes of The Long Blondes (before they were signed) 

Issue 2

This came with a unique lazer cut cover by illustrator Rob Ryan that detached from the magazine, and a limited edition necklace by either Tatty Devine or Reino Lehtonen-Riley.

Sherbert Magazine

Started as an idea between two friends in Denver Colorad 2001 Sherbert began with and still exists on one simple idea: to inspire and to be inspired. 

Each issue of SHERBERT is based on a loose theme and features emerging international talent in the fields of illustration, photography, design, and literature. SHERBERT is an “open submission” based magazine and are always looking for new artists and writers to submit work for possible inclusion in an upcomming issues. 

SHERBERT does not contain traditional advertisements instead it raises funds to print each issue by accepting sponsorships at various monetary levels. This funding and support comes from small businesses, art entities and individuals. Sponsors are recognised in a concentrated area in the back of each issue. 

Issue 5

Focusing on Childhood as a theme. illustrators, artists and photographers submitted there work to create this issue. The issue is 48 black and white full bleed pages printed on heavyweight stock and comes packaged with a Wooster Collective vs SHERBERT Magazine coloring book, a mix CD from DJ idiom from Denver, and 3 pixie sticks. Limited to 800 copies, each issue is hand numbered and each cover is hand stamped with a sponge logo.


Cube Magazine

Cube was first published in 1998. No expense wasw spared on design and production. The issue was designed to be a small table as well as a magazine. That trend has continued as Giorgio De Mitri and Patrizia Di Gioia based at Italian design agency Sartoria, continue to produce a visually rich and inspired production.

Cube is a work of passion more than anything else it is aimed at people De Mitri knows, it is not for sale he only distributes it to his close friends and family. A shame I would love a copy!



Kruger Magazine 

Kruger is a free quarterly music magazine that was started at the end of 2003. Every issue has a theme and a concept behind it,. It doesn’t look like any other magazine available in the UK, and I think that it reads really well too. They currently have  got circulation of 25,000 copies per issue .

Issue 14 – Welcome to Krugerville


 Featuring Late of the Pier, Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man, Bat For Lashes, Death Vessel, Tokyo Police Club, Bonde Do Role, The Ting Tings, Pop Levi, Super Furry Animals, Architecture in Helsinki, Good Shoes, Holy Hail, The Mules and Cate Le Bon.


Grafik Magazine

Grafik is a London based, independent monthly design magazine. It offers current information about the Graphic Design industry and examples from the most cutting-edge work today’s designers have to offer. Thefree-minded editorial seeks opinions from the industry’s leading experts and each month’s edition contains a special report that takes a detailed look at an area related to the industry. This could be anything from the fashion to photography or from art to the design process.

Grafik has had much appraise for its design over the years as it has its content. I was originally attracted to it for its quirky layout consisting of layering, trasparency and overlapping text and image – a technique almost invented by Grafik as it went againstevery unwritten law of graphic design, treating its content as objects to be experimented with.

October 2008 Issue

2007- 2008 Grafik Covers


Gum magazine 


Front cover of Glasgow University Magazine, 4 December 1889. The first issue of GUM had appeared on 5 February 1889, aiming to keep students informed of news and events within the University, and to provide an outlet for student writing and illustrations.

It is the oldest continuously published student magazine in Scotland and despite changes in style has continued to document the University’s history from the student’s point of view, with reports of sporting achievements and debates, short stories and poems, articles and letters giving opinions on the political and moral issues of the day, and photographs of office bearers and medal winners.

GUM provided a start for a number of illustrators, writers and editors who went on to make their marks in the wider world. They included James Bridie, Charles Oakley, and John Buchan, the author of The Thirty-Nine Steps, who wrote for GUM in the 1890s.


Latest Edition



Issue 19


This issue has original cover art from Mr. Danny Sangra, along with King Adz on Hush, the photography of Lyle Owerko, and work from Faith47, El Gato Chimney and others and a review of Woodstock’s new summer haircut, a trip to see Transfer meet Beautiful Loses in Brazil  and more

Issue 10

Dazed and Confused

100% independent in ownership and spirit, Dazed is one of the most influential monthly magazines in the world.

Dazed’s newly re-launched online mag is packed with features on fashion, art, culture and music, exclusive interviews, live footage from cutting edge, musicians designers and artists, blogs from around the world from contributors.

Dec 08 Issue

Magazine: Dazed & 


Issue: December 2008
Models: Kate Somers & Nathan Sutherland
Photography by Daniel Sannwald
Nicola Formichetti posted the cover at his blog, he said this issue is dedicated to the new photographers, new designers and new artists.
Sept 08 issue


Oct 07 Issue

Eye Magazine

Eye Magazine, The International Review of Graphic Design is a quarterly print magazine for everyone involved in graphic design and visual culture.

Dec 08 Issue/Issue 70

Issue 69

Contagious Magazine

Contagious is a quarterly intelligence briefing in magazine, DVD and online format. It identifies the ideas, trends and innovations behind the world’s most revolutionary marketing strategies.

Plastique Magazines

“Creativity, Bravery, Fearlessness. Life is a journey so is Plastique. Think for yourself.” Plastique magazine reaches a broad readership of style conscious women and mena ged 20-35 years old.

Clutter Magazine

UK based with an International perspective, Clutter is the first English language magazine to focus on the designer toy phenomenon. Combining in-depth interviews with the scene’s leading figures, forthright editorial and outstanding photography and design, it’s rapidly establishing itself as the toy collector’s must have read.