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Art and Brexit: SLEEK #59

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Art and Brexit: SLEEK #59

I heard that the autumn 2018 issue of SLEEK was doing Brexit. I’m a big fan of this Berlin-based arts magazine and, like any sane person, I'm anxious about where we’re headed with Brexit, so I wondered how this would mesh.   As it happens the examination is fairly low-key, more meditative than panicked. Issue #59 (the number always boldly incorporated in the masthead) is themed EUROPE: A Bordered State. The magazine has commissioned Martin Parr to photograph the director of London's Serpentine Gallery, Hans Ulrich Obrist, at the gallery. I like both men, although they do seem to have...

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Elementum

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Elementum

Sometimes the world can seem a dark and foreign place, where the news spews doom and gloom at every turn and nothing can be done. It’s very easy to get stuck within the humdrum of life, believing that it has never been any different. Elementum inspires you to look upwards at the clouds and the birds, to truly see the trees and wildlife around you, and the people who dedicate their lives to it. Just as we continually seem to separate mind and body, we separate ourselves from the world we inhabit. Elementum is not only a journal of nature...

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Journal de Thé

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Johanna Tagada introduces her new journal with a story of a chance encounter, and it is stories which continue to convey the graceful world of tea as the pages slip by. Whilst coffee lovers have the likes of DRIFT, Standart and Brygg, it is only right that a tea lover should have Journal du Thé. And there’s a big difference which seems to rely mostly on a state of mind. Drenched in symbolism, tea has gentler, more mindful connotations than the frantic freneticism of coffee. It even has a certain posture. Tea ceremonies are revered and can be boiled down into the...

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FAIM

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FAIM

Fresh from France and published in French and English, FAIM is made up of three elements: people, places and food. It’s about self-starters and entrepreneurs, a team with a dream or go-getters who have gone against the grain to do something different. FAIM goes to cities to find adventurous people they hope will inspire others, at the same time proving itself to be a handy travel guide for those searching for another side to an urban place. Co-founder and editor in chief, Naiara Reig, tells us about the second issue which tours the local and vibrant haunt of Bristol.  Hi...

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Printed Pages

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Printed Pages

Print is Dead – Long Live Print. Somewhere in the middle is the reality, which is confounding those who insist that soon nobody will bother with the paper word, let alone buy it. Yet Printed Pages, the bi-annual magazine from the It’s Nice That editorial team, is thriving and is packed with stunning imagery, standout features and, yes, a lot of words. They continue to curate all the best stuff that they have featured online and bound it together in another hefty tome which shouts ‘look at me’.  From the cover, crafted by the Cuban-born activist and illustrator Edel Rodriguez,...

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