Magazines Are Expensive

I was at the Junkudo bookstore earlier today and ended up picking up the latest +81 (32), which is their “Graphics the World Over” issue, as well as the newly relaunched ATMOSPHERE (3) from GAS. I was unpleasantly surprised by what the latter was selling for: 2300 yen. Seems a bit expensive, and it’s double what the previous issues sold for (and this new one doesn’t seem to be that much thicker). From all the magazine-related posts I write on this site, you probably know just how much I love magazines, but damn, why do design magazines have to be so expensive? And don’t get me started on all the imported magazines that go for 2-3000 yen…