Friday, December 18, 2009
I'm a magazine junkie. Sadly it's getting harder to get my fix. Print magazines are slowly becoming a rare breed. At 55 years old I.D. magazine the oldest design mag in the biz is flipping its last page next month. Their annual design review which is the biggest and longest running design contest in the U.S. will be kept going on line. I enjoy reading blogs and online magazines, I might have a whole world of information at the tip of my manicured fingertips...but it does not come close to replacing real print. Blow up dolls will never replace real lovers and my computer will stay at my desk. When I go to bed I love to flip through pages over and over again ripping out my favourite pics, I have boxes of clippings and years worth of my cherished issues. While I admit at times I'm guilty of free flipping at the book store nothing beats the mornings they come delivered to my doorstep (except for Nylon magazine, why didn't anyone tell me it's for teenagers from L.A before I subscribed?!) . So this X-mas turn your friend's into junkies too. Cheaper than crack, magazine subscriptions are an addictive gift that keep on giving.