As I've said before, I am a self-proclaimed book hoarder. Although I appreciate the idea and convenience of the digital versions, I cannot escape my love for the physicality of holding a book and turning its pages. There's a more evident satisfaction (and bittersweet-like sadness) that comes with closing a finished book. Although digitised e-readers allow you to carry your whole library wherever you go (honestly, who needs their whole library in a plane, train, or automobile), I find it just as convenient to carry a single book.
The digital age has also shifted towards magazine publications. An idea which I feel slightly more open but still have not given into. While the shift has seen a few of my favourite publications disappear from physical print, the digital age has given way to a whole new group of independent publications.
These new magazines are being made by digital lovers with extensive background in digital/graphic design but their allegiance remains with print. They can be perceived as niche as they are a far cry from mainstream consumer magazines you'll find on most news stands but this is also where all the positives elements present themselves. Not only do these magazines focus on a beautiful range of subject matter and storytelling but they also represent the beauty of the print medium itself. They are beautiful and scream to be picked up and flipped through.
Here are some of my favorites: