Confession: We love the Internet! Um, who doesn't? But there's something special—something pleasingly substantial and corporeal—about a magazine, isn't there? Despite the fact that big-name publications are seeing diminished subscriptions these days, an increasing number of beautifully designed, delightfully detail-oriented independent magazines are sprouting up in the margins. From journals devoted to food and girl power to quarterlies for art buffs, these indie magazines are reshaping the print landscape. Below, see eight we love.
The Gentlewoman ($35)
Referred to as a "fabulous magazine for modern women of style and purpose," UK-based The Gentlewoman is something of the anti-fashion magazine and will appeal to anyone who claims not to see any need to read them.
Cherry Bombe ($20)
This beautifully designed and most stylish biannual mag celebrates women and food. Here, here!
Tiny Atlas Quarterly ($25)
For a serious case of wanderlust, you should definitely subscribe to Tiny Atlas, a quarterly magazine devoted to gorgeous tales and retellings of everything related to travel.
Diner Journal ($18)
From the team behind hip (and delicious) Brooklyn eatery Marlow & Sons comes Diner Journal, a quarterly publication with original art, recipes, and more.
The Great Discontent ($20)
A strikingly designed quarterly, The Great Discontent features original art and candid interviews with creators of every kind.
Alla Carta ($23)
This beautifully composed Italian-based journal meets at the cross-section of art and food, where interviews with artists, musicians, and visionaries of every ilk are conducted over shared meals.
Devoted to up-and-coming illustrators and graphic artists, Wrap is reliably vibrant, whimsical, and full of pattern and color galore.
Human Being Journal ($15)
A biannual print publication from the sharp curators behind retail store Need Supply Co., Human Being Journal meets with designers and artists, features photography spreads, and more.
Do you read any of these or others? Tell us in the comments!