This Week in Magazines


  • The July issue of TITLE features a cover topic that I can’t say I’m very much into: “We Love Cars.” Bah. On the other hand, I sure wouldn’t mind taking the Yamaha Electric Commuter EC-02 for a spin.
  • The world of manga gets another magazine cover with the June issue of GIRLIE, on a topic I touched upon earlier todayshojo manga. They examine a few popular titles (like Nana), and offer up a few recommendations. The current STUDIO VOICE is still the one to pick up though.
  • I forgot to mention it — it’s been out for a few weeks — but the latest issue of CASA BRUTUS (June) takes a look at the recovery work being done in the tsunami-affected regions of South-East Asia. They also have a piece on the memorial of Kenzo Tange, as well as a look at the city of Porto, Portugal from a design perspective (for more design thoughts on Porto, catch Momus’ latest radio entry).
  • The July ESQUIRE is a killer issue for design lovers — “Design as a Weapon.” They start with a big piece on one of the biggest proponents of the use of design as a tool for change, Bruce Mau, followed by a huge rundown of the big (and not so big) names in graphic design.