With a youth (mis)spent carving them up to cover textbooks rather than doing the study I was actually meant to, I feel fairly qualified to say I know what I like in a magazine. Do you agree that most these days seem kinda derivative and full of ads and not as satisfying to read as they used to? Or maybe they were always like that but you’re a little less discerning when you’re a kid.
In any case, there’s a new one that I think I’m going to love. The fella was given a copy and it was lying around the house so naturally, being a nosey git, I picked it up. First thing, the paper stock is beautiful. It feels substantial, textured and not slimy like most mags these days. And the articles aren’t articles you’ve read a different flavour of a hundred times. They’re about people creating amazing art, design and products who genuinely care about what they do, and putting quality into this over-processed, over-baked, fast food world. About bringing back the detail and craftsmanship.
I think they’re two issues down, with the third on sale soon. Please Smith Journal, keep it up.
P.S. Thanks to jollygoo for the fab photos.