Just in case you needed any further proof that women are producing some incredibly high quality girl-focused projects just now, here’s another. Girls Like Us is a magazine produced in Amsterdam and Belgium, and it channels exactly the combination of engaging content, beautiful design and nonchalance that we’re into.
It’s themed too, with issue five focused on “play”; the kind which encourages transformation, experimentation and self-confidence. “Making up worlds, filming them. Surfing warm and cold waves. Playing with identities. Playing en masse, learning from each other. Playing to be free.” Accordingly, it features a digital conversation with performance artist Boychild, writer Chris Kraus “on beer brewing and BDSM,” music producer and artist Fatima Al Qadiri on her ace hairdo, and musicians The Knife, alongside no small number of others. The magazine is representative of a brilliantly diverse range of creative types, from musicians and artists to skaters and filmmakers, all of which are shown to their absolute best by the design.
Don’t be mistaken – a new age for girl power is on its way, and Girls Like Us will be right at the helm.
- Photographer Maxwell Conrad Granger shows the goofy beauty of youth
- Serpentine appoints Francis Kéré to build "tree-inspired" 2017 pavilion
- Director Nick Roney on taking The Lemon Twigs to his grandparents’ house
- Designer Lennart Van den Bossche’s typographic work combines "logic and beauty"
- Meet the speakers: Carl Burgess, Oscar Hudson, Mirka Laura Severa and Olivia Ahmad
- Varied, playful and slightly odd drawings from Japanese illustrator Summer House
- 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
- Why creative education for advertising is stuck in the dark ages
- Leipzig-based graphic designer Anja Kaiser takes us through her portfolio
- Nicolas Jaar releases Network, a book inspired by radio