A magazine is a physical, tangible thing. You can turn it round in your hands, pass it to a friend, throw it across the room. This is so obvious that we take it for granted, but it’s worth reminding ourselves of this characteristic and the example shown left does just that.
Nice magazine was published in the early noughties and had the surface appearance of a standard magazine, being normal in size and format with a logo on the front and an advert on the back cover. The one thing you couldn’t do was flick through its pages, because it was actually a solid block of wood cut to A4.
It’s lack of content focuses our attention on it’s physicality, the sense of touch and texture that is a vital part of what a magazine is.
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- John Feely on capturing life in “remote” Mongolia and learning a new way of living
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- Grope Sans: a very rude typeface by Bompas & Parr
- Japanese graphic designer Ryu Mieno creates type-heavy works fizzing with energy
- The reductive and exacting work of graphic designer Laura Prim
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- Leipzig-based graphic designer Anja Kaiser takes us through her portfolio
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