This week's magazines: Blueprint, Brand, The Wire

Landing this week we have architecture and design magazine Blueprint along with international design magazine Brand and for avant garde music aficionados the latest issue of Wire.

The latest issue of Blueprint Magazine looks at the playful side of architecture and appropriately features Grayson Perry's House for Essex on the cover. A house from such a divisive artist that surprisingly seems not to have divided opinion, rather the opposite it seems to have brought people together in their praise. Another piece of playful architecture being looked at in this edition is the deliciously gaudy Serpentine Pavilion the temporary chrysalis-like structure opened at Serpentine Gallery. Of particular interest to our home city the magazine looks at the devastation inflicted on the Glasgow School of Art in last years fire photographed poignantly by Gareth Gardener.

Issue 20 of Brand Magazine is devoted to cultural marks and how in the modern era they are slowly disappearing from our lives. This issue looks at how important these cultural symbols remain to us and how architects and designers are  responding to this need. In this issue the magazine chooses tea, wafuu, retro and Thailand - as their four themes with which to present a visual journey through the design within different cultures.

In Wire Magazine we have Ashtray Navigations: Phil Todd’s slime-surfing DIY outfit have been reverberating for 21 years, a constant presence in Yorkshire’s ever-bubbling psych underground. By Alex Neilson. Bristol's Flying Saucer Attack and members of Movietone, Crescent and Third Eye Foundation tell Joseph Stannard the story of the West Country’s cosmic reverse. Frances Morgan takes a trip through Yorkshire Psychedelia. Plus: Mark Perry's Invisible Jukebox, Brooklyn rapper Ka, Ethiopian producer Mikael Seifu, artist Charlotte Prodger, confrontational music in Łódź, hundreds of albums, book and gigs reviewed, and much more. And don't forget their latest 20 track CD, free to all readers.

Pick up these magazines and many more in store and online at Fat Buddha. Also don't forget to pick up your free copies of the amazing magazines Vice, Sogo and Law.  

Founded in 1983 Blueprint Magazine is a monthly architecture and design print which offers influential criticism, news, editorial content and analysis. Redesigned and relaunced last year to include even more content it features profile and opinion pieces from some of the industry leaders.

Brand magazine is a bi-monthly British based publication catering for well known brand design artists as well as emerging talents.

Wire magazine is a monthly British publication focusing on contemporary avant garde music from around the world.


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