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Stack: magazine lucky dip


Talking of getting good stuff in the post, the fine folk at Stack Magazines recently put us on their subscription list, and we got our first package from them a few days ago.


Stack is a subscription service which sends you out a different magazine each month - you never know quite what you're going to get, which means it works as a sort of taster menu, encouraging you to try out stuff you wouldn't necessarily choose for yourself. They've got a fairly varied and independent list of titles so far, including Eye Magazine, The Ride Journal, Little White Lies and IdN. (If you already subscribe to any of the titles on the list, you can let them know, and they'll send you something else in its place.) There's a service for both the UK (you can choose from six, eight or twelve magazines, sent out one per month) and the US (six magazines per year, sent out bi-monthly over the year).

Each package comes with a magazine and a couple of extras - this month the main magazine was music mag Sup. To go with that was James Bridle's 'Immanent in the Manifold City' newspaper, produced through the brilliant Newspaper Club service (which we'll be writing more about sometime soon).

To go with that was a beautiful one-off print from Jeremy Leslie's magCulture: a subscribers' reading list of 26 of his favourite mags from 2009.

Like the man says: happy reading.

posted: 12 February 2010
categories: Graphics | Typography
recommended reading

Ace Jet 170
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Casual Optimist
If you want to know what’s happening in the world of book cover design, keep an eye on this excellent blog by Dan Wagstaff.

Creative Review
Covering design and advertising, CR has been running since 1981, under the editorship of Patrick Burgoyne since 1999. Essential reading.

Daniel Gray
Dan writes a column in Creative Review, and this is his consistently entertaining blog about design and suchlike.

Eye Magazine
The best graphic design magazine out there, from editor John L. Walters and art director Simon Esterson.

Flat File
A fantastic collection of online publications based on pieces from the Herb Lubalin Study Centre.

Grafik is the brilliant online magazine about all things graphic design, from writers Caroline Roberts and Angharad Lewis.

Justin’s Amazing World
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One of the oldest blogs on the web. And one of the best.

Lecture in Progress
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Spitalfields Life
The anonymous Gentle Author of this wonderful blog has promised to write 10,000 stories about the life & culture of Spitalfields in east London, writing one story each and every day.

St Bride Library
The St Bride Library houses one of the world’s finest collection of books (& related objects) about printing and design. It also hosts unmissable design talks and events.

Styling and Salvage
Rupert Blanchard is a mate of ours, and makes great furniture. This blog covers his projects, interests, and life in Margate.
Brooklyn-based designer Khoi Vinh has been writing insightfully about design, technology and culture since the turn of the millennium.

The Ride Journal
A glorious mix of the very best writing and illustration about all types of cycling. On an indefinite break now, but you can download past issues for free.