I recently picked up a copy of issue No.3 of Corduroy Magazine and ended up reading it from cover to cover in one sitting. Named after the idea that a corduroy jacket never goes out of style, the magazine features profiles on up-and-coming and well-known artists, musicians and actors, as well as entire sections devoted to art and fashion. Although this may seem like a familiar formula for a magazine their execution feels fresh and unique. Even better, it was only when going through the magazine a second time that I realized there were practically no ads—a refreshing and welcome difference from the usual ad-heavy magazines. Although still a young publication recently celebrating their one year anniversary, Corduroy is an exceptional example of a magazine high in production value and editorial integrity while keeping costs at a minimum. Issues are available at newsstands for $8.
Check out their website to subscribe or for more info on where to pick up a copy. Also check out their blog to catch a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes.