IDEA #373 is a look at contemporary self-published and indie magazines.
Today, it is as easy to upload images to websites in order to produce a zine as it is to
create a custom tee shirt or a customized mobile device case. These magazines are not based on just-in-time production solutions. They are different — they raise the printing costs, curate the editorial content, and each has an individual approach to design, as well as a singular cultural perspective. This comprehensive approach to production — this folding-in of creative labor — is in itself a special claim.
This issue is 97% English/Japanese bilingual.
In IDEA #372:
Post Independent Magazines
An exploration of the state of contemporary magazine production featuring contributions from:
01 Agapornis Magazine
04 Club Donny
05 Dirty Furniture
07 Gratuitous Type
10 NOT TODAY
13 Print Isn’t Dead
15 Recens Paper
16 TOO MUCH Magazine
18 Works That Work
All we know about Japanese Zines
Barbora & Momo Nonaka
Vol.6: The 1960s and 1970s Part Two – Social Movements and Counterculture
Design: Kisa Miyazaki
The history of Japanese zines and DIY publishing culture.
Yellow Page Review
Text: Tetsuya Goto
Associate Editor: Javin Mo
Design: Sulki and Min
Vol. 9 of this amazing English/Japanese bilingual look at contemporary Asian designers. This issue features an overview of the means, methods and rationale behind examining a greater Asian design context.
An overview of the Korean typography symposium.
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