Acne Paper

Curator: Ryan Essmaker
date: May 8, 2015
Categories: Book & Magazine Design
Tags: art, culture, Fashion, Magazine
The granddaddy of them all in my opinion is Acne Paper. It’s truly an enviable piece and something that I believe can only be done consistently with a successful brand behind it. It’s format is ballsy and still incredibly delicate, with it’s recycled paper stock mimicking that of a very high-end newsprint. 

The typography is well-executed and the photos impeccable—it’s no wonder it’s released every two years. The amount of work that goes into each issue is evident.


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Fantastic Man

Curator: Ryan Essmaker
date: May 7, 2015
Categories: Book & Magazine Design
Tags: culture, Fashion, Magazine, men
Interior spread from Fantastic Man No. 21
Between The Gentlewoman and Fantastic Man, I’m a big fan of creative director Jop van Bennekom’s work. Fantastic Man recently celebrated their 10th anniversary with a redesign of their latest issue. I can’t say I’m a fan of the new cover, but the subtle changes in the interior are really fantastic (no pun intended) and worth perusing.  


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The Gentlewoman

Curator: Ryan Essmaker
date: May 5, 2015
Categories: Book & Magazine Design
Tags: Design, Fashion, Magazine, women
Interior spread from The Gentlewoman No. 11
In my opinion, The Gentlewoman is one of the best indie magazines being published today. Penny Martin and creative director, Jop van Bennekom, along with their team are publishing something really special that honors the interesting and talented women featured in each issue. There’s not a copy I haven’t collected since discovering this magazine.
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PUSS PUSS Magazine

Curator: Ryan Essmaker
date: May 4, 2015
Categories: Book & Magazine Design
Tags: art, cats, culture, Fashion, Magazine
PUSS PUSS Magazine
For the past year and a half, my brain has been focused more on printed matter than digital, so I thought it would be appropriate to share some of my favorite magazines. Starting with a recent find—PUSS PUSS. PUSS PUSS is a “publication for culture-, fashion-, music- and catlovers” that is tasteful, well-designed, and fun. The print quality of the second issue is much better than the first, but I still love that issue 1 cover. Meow.
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Accessory designer KOFTA Presents "Inertia"

Curator: Hayley Eichenbaum
date: December 17, 2014
Categories: Art, Product Design
Tags: Fashion, Photography
Accessory designer Konstantin Kofta created his own label, KOFTA, featuring a brand new line called "Inertia." Inspired by patterns of organic energy, Kofta’s creations revolve around the ever-present yet unseen shapes that make up our microcosmic world.

This collection of women’s accessories oozes sculptural appeal while exploring a spectrum of hard and soft geometric bodies. The look-book imagery hits that sweet spot where kitsch meets modern, carrying with it some striking and unapologetic allusions to the science fiction arena.
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