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An Ode to Magazines

I  I have always loved magazines.  The typography, the images and the way the two work in tandem to create a timeless piece of media.  Although an interior designer now, magazine’s are where I first fell in love with a medium of design.  They are my go to for inspiration and a staple of comfort. It all started when we would visit my grandma in Cleveland, Ohio.  Besides the snow and being hidden under 10 layers of clothes, I remember her magazines. Neatly placed on her coffee table and displayed with love.  Whether it was JET Magazine or Essence,  I couldn’t help but to pick them up and browse.  My love grew over the years as my older sister began to receive subscriptions to SEVENTEEN Magazine in the mail.  I would spend what seemed to be hours reading the stories, (when she would let me) awing over the fashion and taking the fun quizzes.  Soon enough I dreamt of creating my own magazine one day, a dream that honestly has never diminished.  My love for magazines would show up throughout my life. I worked on the yearbook committee in Jr. High and High school where I was able to create page layouts and add my own images and literature.  In college my senior design portfolio could have very well doubled as a conceptional design magazine. 

I must admit I get a little sad now when walking through grocery stores and even book stores seeing that the magazine selection is getting smaller and smaller.  I totally get it, we all rather thumb through an online editorial than go to Barnes and Noble to buy one.  However, I can’t help but to splurge on the real thing every now and then, nurturing my pure love for this medium.  So I thought I would share my latest magazine buys with you, in hopes there is someone who swoons over large font and editorial images, as much as I do.  Enjoy!

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The first thing I did upon bringing this collection home was plop them on the coffee table.

Not as neatly as grandma though 🙂

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I love how the medium spreads from business to design.

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Well, I had to. #kingjames

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Milk Magazine is great for the designer in you.  This is a go to for inspo.

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Inside Milk magazine and one of my favorites, Modern Luxury interiors Magazine.

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When a gust of wind magically turns the page!

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Absolutely love Hunger Magazine’s use of typography.

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High Fashion, anyone?

There you have it, my ode to my favorite medium!  What is yours!?  Let me know below!

 

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Marcia Parker
    September 13, 2016 at 7:56 PM

    Yes…Ebony Mag…and Jet Mag.
    In,the day that’s how most of us kept up with, fashion,education,etiquette and African America. history.! and more.

    • Reply
      Sydnie Spivery
      September 18, 2016 at 5:02 PM

      Yes! Magazines are so important to culture!

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    Mademoiselle Coconath
    September 14, 2016 at 1:03 AM

    Great post!
    xx
    Mademoiselle Coconath
    http://mllecoconath.com

    • Reply
      Sydnie Spivery
      September 18, 2016 at 5:01 PM

      Thank you! 🙂

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    Gramma Dyann
    September 14, 2016 at 1:14 AM

    Great article, Sydnie! My love for magazines began with catalogs which are returning so I’ve heard. Good work lady!
    Thx!

    • Reply
      Sydnie Spivery
      September 18, 2016 at 5:01 PM

      thanks so much! glad you enjoyed the post!

  • Reply
    Rob
    September 20, 2016 at 9:00 AM

    Great post! I can’t wait for the next one I love what you do.

    • Reply
      Sydnie Spivery
      September 22, 2016 at 10:27 AM

      Thanks so much!That means a lot! 🙂

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