Magazines now online!

A couple of days back we introduced you to a couple of great magazines that we got in store that morning, but we've just about uploaded our full range online too! We've got some great Art and Design, Graphic Design, Photography and Graffiti ones so here's a wee introduction to them all -

GRAFIK, a bi-monthly international  magazine for and all about graphic designers. The magazine strives to champion the innovative and inspiring work by designers, illustrators and photographers, from established names to upcoming talent.With connections throughout graphic design communities around the world, Grafik gets to the heart of the ideas, trends and technologies that are informing contemporary design. Grafik also explores the rich visual history of graphic design, looking at the influential movements and iconic practitioners who continue to inspire designers today. Grafik has been an established part of the design landscape since 2003, and prior to that it was published as Graphics International for over 15 years. It continues to be essential reading for all design professionals and students who want to feel connected to the most inspiring and innovative aspects of their industry.

CREATIVE REVIEW, a magazine that scours the globe each month for the latest original projects from the fields of graphic design as well as advertising, multimedia, photography, the net, illustration, typography ... and much more. A great read!

FRIEZE, an insightful, intelligent and exquisitely designed magazine that covers all that is vital in contemporary art. Europe's leading art magazine, it features emerging artists and highlights new currents in art practice as well as offering a fresh perspective on more established artists. Including exhibition reviews, interviews, city reports and world-wide listings, Frieze is essential reading for anyone interested in visual culture.

AESTHETICA is a magazine with the intention to engage with both UK and International Arts, combining dynamic content with compelling critical debate, pushing boundaries whilst also exploring the best in contemporary arts and culture.

I introduced you to WOODEN TOY QUARTERLY a few days back. The magazine is considered to be possibly the most design-heavy lowbrow art and creative culture publication ever printed. Appealing to art and design fiends alike, the award winning Wooden Toy Quarterly presents creative culture as a lifestyle that cannot be separated from a love of brilliant art, illustration, photography and some of the tightest graphic design you've ever seen printed on paper before. It's also the only quarterly publication to come out once per year and proud of it. A must read for everyone!

We only have one in this category at the moment, but it's a good one! APERTURE magazine from the Aperture Foundation - a nonprofit foundation dedicated to promoting photography. It was founded in 1952 by photographers Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Barbara Morgan, and Minor White; historian Beaumont Newhall; and writer/curator Nancy Newhall; as well as Melton Ferris, Ernest Louie, and Dody Warren. With scant resources, these visionary artists created a new quarterly periodical, Aperture, to serve photographers and photography enthusiasts worldwide. Aperture has maintained the founders spirit throughout its history in terms of its editorial freedom, its experiential nature and the confluence of disparate sensibilities and approaches that may converge in any given issue of the magazine. The aim is to foster both the development and the appreciation of the medium and its practitioners.

GRAPHOTISM, The internationally renowned and award winning Graphotism is the world's biggest and longest-running publication and it's arrived at Fat Buddha! Dedicated to the vibrant and colour-drenched documentation of graffiti art and street art from all four corners of the globe, the magazine is far from being niche, something that it once might have been. graffiti art is now a worldwide phenomenon which appeals to everyone from extreme sports enthusiasts to the fashionista, with an obvious following in the graphic design, advertising and media industries. Modestly referred to as a magazine but in reality are so much more than that. Each issue comes in a slick book format, boasting top-notch print quality and book-standard thread and sew binding. Unlike your typical magazine, the collectable volumes can form your own 'library' to keep for future enjoyment. Many of our esteemed stockists and customers proudly display a whole array of editions, past and present.

KINGBROWN magazine represents the thriving movement of street art; graffiti, stencils, postering, painting and murals as well as art in the public arena; photography, illustration, multimedia, design, graphics, music, film and creative writing. Produced by street artist YOK and illustrator-artist Ian Mutch, Kingbrown captures the work of internationally acclaimed artists that use a variety of mediums - such as paint, spray-paint, inks, stencils, collage, posters, stickers, digital, pens, markers and photography. Featured artists of past and current issues include Doze Green, WK Interact, Dmote, Travis Millard, Mel Kadel, Anthony Lister, Jeff Soto, Amy Sol, Jeremy Fish, KR, Gift of Gab, Unkle, Kill Pixie, Swoon, Faile, Meggs, Michael Sieben, Morning Breath, Dave the Chimp and many more. Kingbrown is sold in a printed paper bag with lots of goodies.

VERY NEARLY ALMOST magazine is a quarterly published street art magazine, focusing on UK graffiti and street art. Based in London, VNA works with photographers, designers and the artists themselves to put together an accurate and detailed look at the ever-changing street art world. VNA not only documents the recent activity of artists such as Banksy, D*Face, Invader etc, but also brings you artist profiles, features, exclusive interviews and more.

BLOCK is a new magazine for writing - review, reflection, story, poem or polemic - on architecture, built space and the city and its representation or exploration through sketch, photograph, drawing and graphic image. Block aims to present architecture's reflection across a wider field of contemporary culture, and its place within it. Issues are themed and the content combines documentary, commentary, opinion and critique, the fictional and imaginary.

ARCHITECTURE TODAY is a professional architectural magazine, conceived by architects, founded by architects, written by architects and read by architects. Sent each month to the UK's practising architects at their place of work, Architecture Today presents the pick of new projects, with articles by leading practitioners and photography of the highest standard.

BLUEPRINT magazine takes a unique approach to publishing new projects and theories in design and architecture by placing them in the broader context of contemporary culture. Creative writing by novelists and cultural critics is juxtaposed with provocative images by leading artists and designers. Altogether an essential source of information and inspiration.

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEWs pages are dominated by detailed and superbly illustrated reviews of contemporary buildings. Each issue features a collection of the very best architecture from across the globe, providing a rich source of ideas and inspiration for the professional architect. World renowned for its world-class photography, drawings and journalism, AR continues to be the only truly global architecture magazine and the one in which architects aspire to have their work published.

ICON magazine, also introduced a couple of days back, is a stylish design and architecture magazine produced by an experienced team. Informative, provocative, hard-hitting and inspirational Icon really is a worth while read. Whilst featuring the avant garde it remains accessible. Icon will be an essential title for design and architecture professionals whilst appealing to the growing band of lay consumers interested in top-level design.

The first of our collection of lifestyle mags in stock is CHAP, the satirical gentleman's quarterly. The Chap has achieved cult status in its three short years of existence, covering pressing issues of the day such as dressing for tennis, cufflink maintenance and Corby Trouser Press cuisine. The Chap takes a foppish stance against Loaded Lad-mag culture. Rum coves and dapper gents across the land have finally been given the voice they deserve.

Again, the first in this field for us is THE WIRE, the world's leading alternative music monthly. Having celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2007, each issue contains unique coverage of the world's most innovative musicians in the areas of electronic music, avant rock, jazz, noise, traditional music and beyond. The Wire is the left field music magazine to read and its annual Wire Tapper free CDs have become collectors items.

That's all of them at the moment, but there's still loads more to come so remember to keep on checking back - and if you're in the Glasgow area, pop in for a browse!



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