top independent magazines

top independent magazines

i’m addicted to paper. stationary, journals, books and magazines are stacked all around our home.

my favorite magazines have thick paper, bright visuals and interesting content. unfortunately, that description doesn’t fit most corporate-owned magazines — what little content exists is minimal compared to all the advertisements.  literally every other page is devoted to selling you something.  thank god that folks dedicated to creating some of the top independent magazines are pushing print media beyond tools for consumerism.

top indie mags

  1. boat — indie travel mag that gives you an honest look at cities across the globe. it features people, places and ideas not typical in most travel mags — the tel aviv issue featured a story about the racism faced by jews of ethiopian descent.
  2. hannah — you already know how i’m in love with everything hannah magazine. if not, check out my post about the magazine here.
  3. crwn — an entire magazine dedicated to telling black women’s hair stories. i met the publication’s founder at afro punk last year and was happy to be featured on their brand new instagram page. fast forward almost a year later and they’ve blown up, with a soon-to-come print magazine. praises.
  4. kinfolk — a lifestyle mag full of inspiration: travel, food, interior decor. with a cult following, it literally has everything you weren’t aware you needed.

even though we’re waiting on crwn’s and hannah’s first issue, i have faith they’ll speak to the current generation of paper lovers who yearn for diverse content.

featured image via crwn magazine


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