The year’s best independent magazines celebrated at The Stack Awards

21 November 2017
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Buffalo Zine

The winners of the Stack Awards 2017 have been announced, celebrating the year’s best independent magazines around the world. Irreverent fashion title Buffalo Zine won Magazine of the Year, with commendations going to Richard Turley and Rod Stanley’s protest broadsheet Good Trouble and Justinien Tribillon’s Migrant Journal, designed by Offshore Studio.

Cover of the Year went to Eye Magazine for its Typography special. Graphic design studio MuirMcNeil used HP Mosaic software to generate 8,000 unique covers from a set of ten original designs based on the letters of the word “eye”. Good Trouble and Pan and the Dream were also commended.

Launch of the Year went to Anxy Magazine, a bi-annual exploring mental health through a creative lens.

MacGuffin’s Kirsten Algera and Ernst van der Hoeven won Editor of the Year and Art Director of the year, after winning magazine of the year in 2016.

Best Use of Photography went to Four & Sons, the Australian mag dedicated to the role of dogs in creative culture; and best use of illustration was given to Weapons of Reason. Best Original Fiction title was awarded to Harvard Design Magazine and best original non-fiction was given to cycling mag Rouleur.

Scottish architecture title Crumble was selected as Student Magazine of the Year. All but the Subscribers’ Choice were chosen by different judges for each award; these judges included MagCulture’s Jeremy Leslie, The New York Times Magazine’s design director Gail Bichler, It’s Nice That founder Will Hudson, and author, designer educator and Design Matters podcaster Debbie Millman.


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Good Trouble


Migrant Journal

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Jenny Brewer

Jenny joined the editorial team as It’s Nice That’s first news editor in April 2016. Having studied 3D Design, she has spent over a decade working in design journalism. Contact her with news stories relating to the creative industries on

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