Top Design Reads
A lot of the time the internet can turn from something you love into a deep black hole in which you sink into an endless supply of online resources, content and inspiration. Why don’t you turn off your screen (after reading this) and pick yourself up a copy of one of our favourite design or culture magazines below. Sometimes nothing can beat those crisp pages and the smell of a print magazine to keep you inspired and hungry for your next project. Especially these ones.
Walking into the campuses at Tractor, you’ll see quite a few of these issues lying around. Australian produced and recently rebranded, Desktop documents latest trends and processes in the Australian design community.
We’ve been friends with the guys over at Frankie (and their brother magazine Smith) for quite some time. Check them both out for a guide to not only craft and film, but music, fashion and culture.
We rarely see Made on newsagent shelves but it’s worth hunting down. Made combines stunning photography with creative stories, it is one definitely to make a dash to Mag Nation.
Created and produced in Melbourne, expect stunning layouts filled with profiles of designers like Gabby Lord and studios like Motherbird or A Friend of Mine.
This 240-page magazine is an inspiring snapshot of the creative world curated by the team at It’s Nice That in the UK. Featuring mostly European and American creatives, it’s an excellent source of creative inspiration.
Another one that you’ll need to hunt down, Cereal focuses on food, travel and photography to spark your next adventure. Expect stunning photography and a minimal aesthetic to pimp your coffee table.
So much visual eye candy, this is a creative's dream. From the beautiful paper quality (don’t judge, we love our paper) to the special visuals, Uppercase is another to splurge on.