Print Feature: Define Magazine — Issue 001

 
 
 

Define Magazine explores thoughtful concepts through various artistic mediums. Created & founded by designer, Amanda Jane Jones, each issue of Define Magazine takes the simplicity of a single word and studies it with intentionality and exploration. Issue one launched this past week and explores the word "Fear". 

Jones writes, "Why 'fear'?...Because trying new things takes courage. Being an artist takes courage." This poignant take of this raw human emotion is laid out through features that explore what it means to feel fear as an creative, individual, and community. Not only does Define Magazine present it in an honest manner but also spurs the reader to move past their own fear and step into something that will better them as a human.

The various artists range from being photographers, painters, writers, & sculptors - this diversity adds depth to both the concept and publication that truly represents a "collective case study."

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We see value in being well-read individuals. Not merely as a means of expanding our own views but as an opportunity to slow down, exhale, and start again.

 

- The Aesthetic Team

 

Print Feature: Cereal — Issue 10

 
 
 

We were so excited about this new issue we bought three! 

Cereal, a bi-annual cultural magazine from the UK, creates a timeless experience. Very well executed print design, not simply in layout and graphics but with an intentional curation of content.

Maintaining a balance of content is important and upon the completion of reading this issue we were left feeling the way you do after a perfect meal, sufficiently nourished and ready for a small dessert. Hence, the included literary supplement "Week|End" with writings on the subject of ego. A charming booklet with a short story from Richard Aslan and an interview with Charlie Lee-Potter. This issue also contains work from some of our favorite photographers and designers, including Justin Chung, Rich Stapleton and Margaret Howell.

Order online or find a stockist near you here.

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Stay cultured folks and have a good weekend!

 
 

We see value in being well-read individuals. Not merely as a means of expanding our own views but as an opportunity to slow down, exhale, and start again.

 

- The Aesthetic Team

 

Print Feature: Acne Paper - The Actress - 15th Issue

 
 
 

This weeks feature sets the bar high and quite frankly... we have yet to see another publication of it's kind come close. It's one of our personal favorites and we wanted to make sure we shared it with you.

Acne Paper represents Acne Studios in the best way possible. It is a tangible way to see the value in quality work, living beyond a digital screen.

Within lies bold editorials, stark type and insightful words. Issue 15 dives into the persona, and identity of 'the actress'. What it means to be an actress, why the public's idealized perception can be conflicting, and how their role has evolved over the last several decades. As well as giving context to what 'the actress' has done for the fashion industry and how they have influenced trends. Acne Paper—Issue 15 is well worth the read and tracking down a copy. Sadly, the magazine as a whole has been discontinued and they are no longer publishing new issues. However, you can still order the 15th Issue on their site, here.

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Enjoy your weekend everyone and we hope to spur on a love for the tangible and a desire for quality. 

 
 

 

 

"Garbo's style was so straightforward, so beautiful and so modern. You really feel she was inventing a style, a way of being that was so completely at odds with her era."

 

 

We see value in being well-read individuals. Not merely as a means of expanding our own views but as an opportunity to slow down, exhale, and start again.

 

- The Aesthetic Team