Deem Journal Amplifies Marginalized Voices in Design

The biannual LA-based print magazine positions design as a "social practice" accessible to all

Co-founded by a trio of Black creatives, print publication Deem Journal presents design as a “social practice,” challenging its readers to reconsider its traditional boundaries. Each founder—Nu Goteh (a multi-disciplinary designer and co-founder of strategy and design studio Room for Magic), Alice Grandoit (a cultural researcher, non-profit developer and co-founder of Room for Magic) and Marquise Stillwell (the founder of Openbox, a NYC-based design studio and …

Polanski Vol. 04

A peek inside the pages of the playful, NSFW yet sophisticated magazine

In 2010, NYC-based Art Director Irwin Tobias Matutina started Polanski, a Tumblr dedicated to excellent found photography featuring equally attractive women. Needless to say, their collective sharp eye for high-quality images quickly gathered a large following, including a number of first-rate photographers with a similar aesthetic to that of Matutina. A year later, with their large audience in mind, the founders decided to defy the …

Krass Journal

The new Adelaide-based independent publication isn't afraid to dig into art, culture and politics for the ravenous reader

It takes sass and guts to stand out among the plethora of newly founded independent print publications crowding the scene these days. Catching us by its name and hooking us in with its content, the Adelaide, Australia-based KRASS Journal describes itself as “independent, ambitious, gracefully impolite” and aims to be a platform for diverse discussion. The bi-annual publication was co-founded by Sanja Grozdanic and Tess …