Monday, February 16, 2009

Free Art & Design Magazines to Download


Magazines are expensive. And yes, I know it’s not the same looking at a magazine on line as having those glossy pages in your hands! But as well as the money saved sometimes we need a mag fix 'right now'. And we might find some special interest treasures on line that can't be had at the newsagent. Here's a few of my favorites and would love to hear about yours.





Map (Music Art People)





Finch - from South Africa for international designers, photographers, artists, fashionistas





Fiber Quarterly - fibre/fiber and textile art magazine from Canada






Artzmania - showcasing global designers


And a fav I've mentioned before, Art Trader – mixed media, mail art, atcs plus





Bathtime Stories is an online zine publishing the photographs of the same named flickr group.




An Update: I'm adding Viva La Moda Magazine after a comment from its editor, Ainhoa from Gilbea. It's choc full of handmade fashion and accessories. I'm in awe of of what Ainhoa and the other contributors have achieved here!

30 comments:

Lisa said...

im not really a magazine sort of girl- but these have caught my interest
thanks for sharing Chrisy
Lisa x

Plays with Needles said...

really enjoyed fibre quarterly from Canada - esp the "It's ONly Rock and Roll" by Michele Provost...thanks!

Big Sloth said...
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boylerpf said...

What a great list of zines! Eclectic and tons of fab pics!

Michelle said...

Thanks Chrisy

Am going to peruse the Art Trader now :0)

Meekiyu said...

wonderful list of all these terrific mags and sites! =D

Black Rose said...

I've never heard of these magazines - thanks for introducing me to them!

315thomas said...

very cool, thanks so much for the reading suggestions!

GilBea said...

Wow thos magazines are fantastic!

I am the editor of an online zine too - VivaLaModa. Focused on handmade fashion, full of independent designers (most of them picked from etsy)

http://www.vivalamoda.co.cc

=)
Next issue is coming out soon, end of February. Stay tuned!

ArtSnark said...

Fun links. Thanks for sharing.

Just wanted to mention that you're in my blog post today. Hope you're off to a great week.

grrl+dog said...

mm.. I have to hold it in grubby little mitts, and gaze at the images..then take a good pair of scissors to them for collage fodder..

J-Mac said...

Nice work on the links, it will make work go waaaay quicker!

REread said...

excellent thanks for sharing these !!

michvanetta said...

Great collection here Chrisy, thanks for sharing.
I'll have a great time looking through these :)

edward and lilly said...

I love finch and viva la moda, great selection as always!

lyptis said...

Chrisy,

im not a big magazine reader.

magazines are for leasure time, something i dont have..

ure are quite blog obsessed lately, considering u just started couple a months ago!?

Did any new artwork lately?

ChichiBoulie said...

Wow! Fabulous! I do love magazines and usually keep them around for eons. But these are great links. Thank you!

REread said...

two posts one day ... on a roll ... i tagged you BTW

helena said...

some good collection here...i hear you about magaznes being expensive to read and collect. I used to subcribe to alot of art/design mags but have stopped doing so now. Reading alone is a pretty expensive hobby...geez!

Tinniegirl said...

I didn't know any of these zines and magazines existed. Thanks for the links. Some online browsing is in order.

Blog Artists said...

Awesome Blog - such great info...
Thanks...

NeverEverEmma said...

Wow! I haven't done this before, so I'm trying something new and downloading design + design spaces, and reading through viva la moda. they look fantastic.

thankyou for introducing me!

Penny said...

Such a good list, thankyou!

The Stapelia Company said...

I love this list of mags, vintage images are my favorite. And thanks for getting the elephant print by the way! :D

Stace and Rob said...

Chrisy,

I am glad you like icons-do you have any collections, photos, etc?
-stace

Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

Nice list! Thanks for sharing that!

Judy said...

excellent post - thanks for sharing

Victoria said...

Great list, thanks so much for sharing!!

My Journey to Hope said...

Thanks for your sweet words about my painting, and for these awesome magazines! I'm definitely checking them out...

-Michelle

Brown said...

I love finch and viva la moda, great selection as always!