10 Awesome Design Magazines Every Design Lover Should Read — Since the London Design Festival 2017 rolls into town in a few weeks, it’s the perfect timing to list the best design magazines from around the world.
Now in its fifteenth edition, the London Design Festival will be returning to venues and institutions across the city between the 16-24 September 2017 to celebrates and promotes London as the design capital of the world. Thinking about that, Interior Design Magazines has decided to showcase the very best of design in independent publishing. Have a nice reading!
01. A New Type of Imprint (Oslo)
A New Type of Imprint is a magazine on creative culture and design. The magazine is published quarterly by ANTI, a full-service creative agency creating and building brands. It’s written in English and distributed all over the world.
02. Eye magazine (London)
Eye is the world’s most beautiful and collectible graphic design journal, published quarterly for professional designers, students and anyone interested in critical, informed writing about design and visual culture.
03. Works That Work (The Hague)
Works That Work is an international magazine for the curious mind, intending to surprise its readers with a rich mix of diverse subjects connected by the theme of unexpected creativity that improves our lives.
04. Modern Design Review (London)
Modern Design Review covers the best of the product, people, and theory at the effervescent tip of contemporary design. The publication offers a considered and curated insight into the modern design: original and creative storytelling, plus plenty of contributions from talented photographers, writers and designers set Modern Design Review apart.
05. Fiera magazine (London)
Exploring themes, trends and movements through the lenses of editorial writing, creative writing, illustration and photography, Fiera shed new light on the ideas shaping the future of the industry and the wider world.
06. Disegno (London)
Disegno is the leading quarterly magazine dedicated to in-depth and independent reporting on architecture, design, and fashion. Containing unique and insightful content, the magazine aims to generate debate, inform, entertain and inspire, bringing thoughtful analysis of current events to a design-interested audience.
07. Harvard Design Magazine (Cambridge, MA)
Harvard Design Magazine probes beyond the established design disciplines to enrich and diversify current discourse. Scholarly, poetic, and visually lush, each issue triggers new interpretations of design’s defining role in today’s culture.
08. Dirty Furniture magazine (London)
Dirty Furniture is an independent design magazine that uncovers the relationship between people and the things they live with. The magazine’s goal is to take a lateral approach to writing about design.
09. IdN magazine (Hong Kong)
Every page of IdN (International Designers’ Network) is crammed with design inspiration. Issues also come with links and passwords so readers can unlock digital design work, presenting an all-encompassing, global multimedia view of design and showcasing the finest work being done right now.
10. Real Review (London)
Real Review is a quarterly contemporary culture magazine with the strapline “what it means to live today”, focusing on the politics of space, and trying to understand how everyday conditions enforce and reinforce power relations.
ABOUT LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL
The London Design Festival is an annual event, held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world and as the gateway to the international creative community. First staged in 2003, the Festival program is made up of over 400 events and exhibitions staged by hundreds of Partner organizations across the design spectrum and from around the world.
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