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Pink Mince

We don't get many magazines here at the We Made This studio, generally making do with a subscription to the ever brilliant Wired, the repeated random goodness that arrives courtesy of Stack (which we wrote about here), and of course the fantastic The Ride Journal (the latest issue of which is launching on 27 May!) We'll pick up the design press now and again, but generally look to the web for that sort of content.

So we were tickled to pick up a few issues of the rather wonderful Pink Mince magazine, "For the confirmed bachelor of exceptional taste". It's put together by typographer (and all round nice bloke) Dan Rhatigan, who amongst other things is responsible for the tasty typeface Gina (and who has some damn fine ink on his arms too).

Dan describes Pink Mince as a 'modest little zine that aims to delight, titillate, amuse, provoke, and inspire'; which isn't a bad ambition. The latest issue (below) is titled 'Your Dad Was Hot', and previous issues have covered Alter Egos, Contradictions, and a photoseries of 'hot man-on-man action' - using Action Man.

The also rather lovely (and D&AD nominated) Butt magazine (careful there - not particularly safe for work) has recently announced it's taking a sabbatical from printing to focus on online stuff, so Pink Mince fills that space perfectly.

As it were.

posted: 14 May 2010
categories: Graphics
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