There are way too many women’s magazines overcrowding the market. But there are few that definitely rise above the sea of these eye candy publications. I would like to name them all but today I’ll just talk about one. The Gentlewoman is one of the very few magazines armed with great design, high quality art direction and good writing.
Launched by the team that started Fantastic Man, The Gentlewoman is a biannual style magazine that also looks at art, business, people and, most importantly, remarkable and contemporary women. They introduce themselves as “the magazine (that) celebrates inspirational, international women through its distinctive combination of glamour, personality and wit.”
Their art direction has a story that is simple and refreshing. Their perspective on fashion focuses on personal style and never on trends or celebrities. They feature inspirational women from all around the world pursuing their own passion. The magazine shares a similar approach with Fantastic Man in the editorial and design. It has a monochrome look with a generous use of white space. Color is rare and used only when necessary. Big and bold headlines set in Futura is nothing new to us, but The Gentlewoman uses just enough big sizes to make it subtly stand out without being obnoxious.