To feed my thirst for nice print, this Christmas, my wife has bought me a subscription to //Stack. Magazines that matter!
I love print. Obviously. I work at a screen most of the day (designing for print and web) so I still like to read things, for pleasure, in the printed form! Newspapers, magazines and books made out of paper – that aren’t back lit or need plugging in. I also like the smell and the texture and the fact that the technology goes right back to the 15th Century. I also - perversely - enjoy it when I notice a typographical mistake in a book or a magazine and I can remark on it, most usually to my wife, which gives me a warm glow of satisfaction that if I were hired to have worked on that piece I would not have made that mistake.
Anyhow. To feed my thirst for nice print, this Christmas, my wife has bought me a subscription to //Stack. Magazines that matter! Each month they send out a super magazine that they have sourced from somewhere on the planet. On Saturday I received my first package. Inside was a magazine called Jashanmal Quarterly. This issue was about making magazines and is produced by a book store in the UAE. There was a second magazine as well called Victory. A New York magazine, albeit in newspaper form, dedicated to sports photography.
//Stack is a beautiful idea. Sitting in my Norwich kitchen, hearing the postman at the door and then being transported by a physical piece of printed material around the world, whilst eating my bacon sandwich, was magic.