Print, is dead, so they say, but it doesn’t have to be this way if you’re looking in the right places. Finding fresh, interesting magazines that will provide unique content is a rarity as they don’t have the same social media clout as some other major printed magazines, such as Vogue or Forbes. Unique magazines often offer a super fresh perspective on current issues and shine a light on interesting topics that you perhaps wouldn’t see in a mainstream mag due to their super high saturation of ads, something there’s not many of in more indie magazines. So, here are the top 5 magazines you need to be reading this summer!
1. The Gentlewoman
The Gentlewoman is a biannual magazine which focuses on arts and culture, published by dutch duo Gert Jonkers and Jop Van Bennekom. It was launched in 2010 as a sister publication to Fantastic Man. The magazine mainly targets itself at modern women of style and purpose and often features many influential women from cover to cover, including Simone Biles, Beyonce and Phoebe Philo. The onslaught of incredible photography, riveting interviews and culturally relevant topics is undeniably irresistible, so get your hands on this mag ASAP!
Highsnobiety is a biannual, global authority on the intersection of street and pop culture and is the thinking mans destination for elegant, beautifully shot trend reporting on sneakers, streetwear, music, art and design. They attempt to shine a light on inspiring creative movements, rebellious young spirits and underground scenes, making it the ideal unique magazine for you to pick up to satisfy your weird and wonderful needs relating to fashion.
The triannual magazine, Offscreen, is meant to provide a moment away from the screen for people who are consumed by them. It explores this world through interviews with the people moving the industry; think pieces and scoops on brand new gadgets and technologies. This magazine is a celebration of the human side of technology and the web. As a slow, thoughtful counterbalance faced-paced, buzz-word heavy tech coverage, the magazine and newsletter explores innovative ideas through introspective writing and human stories. As far as unique magazines go, this one is definitely a winner.
This bimonthly magazine is hailed as a booze bible due to its jam-packed full pages offering a variety of cocktail recipes, spirited travel ideas and non-boozy beverage trends. If your dream is to achieve the ultimate hostess with the mostess crown or you simply love a good cocktail, then this one is definitely for you! If alcohol isn’t quite your thing or you’re just not passionate about making fancy cocktails and you prefer to just drink the drink, then this mag also offers recipes for alcohol-free drinks that will be thoroughly enjoyed just as much!
5. Under The Radar
If music is more your thing, then Under The Radar will satisfy all your music needs. The quarterly American music mag co-founded by a husband and wife billed as the solution to music pollution, occasionally taps music icons to interview other icons, often producing memorable results. The extremely independent and quite literally, under the radar magazine, is one of the most unique magazines on the list but will offer you a form of entertainment and knowledge not often found in other mags, both mainstream and independent. Although other magazines on this list are visually stunning, this one packs a little more depth and is a real goodie for those eager to learn more about the industry.