|thanks to aphrochic for the photo|
i love anthology magazine! it's a shelter magazine which runs quarterly. currently they have just delivered issue number 6. i missed #1 somehow. guess i wasn't paying attention as well as i should have. if you know me well, you know that magazines are one of my favorite things. i got this obsession from my mom. each week at the grocery store she splurged at the checkout and threw 2 or 3 women's magazines in the cart. i remember being so excited about the purchase. mc call's had a page with a besty mc call, a paper doll. and i could barely wait to get my hands on it. i would glue betsy and her outfits to a piece of shirt cardboard my mom stashed away for just this purpose. usually the glue made her a bit wrinkly, but i didn't care. then she would dry, and i could then cut betsy and her wardrobe out. my cutting skills were not the best. i think i cut off the little tabs on the clothes more than once. but it was amazing how one page of a magazine could keep me so occupied and thrilled.
i thought of all of this when i got my new issue of anthology. the cover this time is a paper cut sculpture by an artist named chloe fleury. there is more of her work throughout the magazine. she has even created a little trailer, a film featuring her cover design.
here is the link from vimeo:
i am so glad that print is not dead. i don't know about you, but turning pages on a computer screen doesn't do it for me. i like the feel of the paper in my hands. and i love to dog ear the pages i love.
one of my favorite magazines of all time was home companion. a couple of years ago it just stopped. i was so bummed, because it was really the only magazine which consistently featured artists and their work spaces. ready made was also a good magazine, but lately (after it was sold) it does not cut the mustard for me. so anthology wins, hands down.