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 Gourmand

Curator: Ryan Essmaker
date: May 6, 2015
Categories: Book & Magazine Design
Tags: culture, food, Magazine
Interior spread from The Gourmand Issue 5
The Gourmand is a great biannual food and culture magazine that’s well-designed and isn’t afraid to try new things. The spread with Nenah Cherry in the most recent issue (5) particularly caught my eye.


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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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FADER.com re-design

Curator: Tina Hardison
date: February 26, 2015
Categories: Design in Music, Experience Design
Tags: culture, music, web design
Wondersauce recently launched their re-design of the FADER's online presence. As a regular FADER magazine reader myself, I never knew I could enjoy an online editorial experience so much. The full-screen photography, seamlessly integrated music, and fluid grid of content is a beautiful extension of the magazine experience.
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