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    I've been given the green light by my manager to get a subscription to a design magazine (just 1 unfortunately) - so I just wanted some opinions on what the best UK design magazine is.

    I used to get things like design week and creative review... but it's been a while since I picked up a copy of any of these.

    Any opinions much appreciated.

  • #2
    I would go for one that has interesting showcases on techniques in varoius media, any vents, student works or awards and one that has information on technological advaces in the industry - like Computer Arts.
    Purity and simplicity... and ubuntu.

    If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
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    • #3
      i was looking at this a while back, but my boss said i could only have it if i could ring them up and get them to give me a free subscription... hmmmm

      computer arts seems good

      i noticed they're NOT cheap...
      The beginning is always today.

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      • #4
        Right damn expe.

        I don't get the luxury of a subscription either. So a friend of mine and I have sorta joined up and buy a copy every month from the local distributor and share... that's another way to go...
        Purity and simplicity... and ubuntu.

        If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
        - Bishop Desmond Tutu

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        • #5
          I would go for Creative review or maybe even icon of the top of my head.
          Only dead fish follow the current...

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          • #6
            Grafik is the bees knees, seriously, although depends on your angle, it's more your cutting edge design and up and coming artists. each issue addresses a particular theme. This months is craft, last month photography

            Creative Review leans more towards an advertising angle of late, but still covers the best in graphic design around, and is incredibly well written and contributed too

            Design week is good for corporate, and weekly

            Computer Arts is not really up there with design magazines, more of a Graphic Arts Magazine with Hardware and Software reviews, tutorials etc. Doesn't cover the latest in design per se.

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            • #7
              you got some pricings on those Bear?

              PS: is the Bierkeller still there in brizzol?
              The beginning is always today.

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              • #8
                haha, yeah, wow that's a flashback

                grafik is 7 (85 per year on subs for the states),

                https://secure.widearea.co.uk/cisubs...GRAFWEB06?lp=1

                Creative review (97 per year to US) & Design Week i think is 5-6, but for DW it's per week, don't know subs cost

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                • #9
                  ok this is a REEEEEEAAALLY stupid question but do they actually give out free subscriptions to the 'industry'??? my boss is positive they do but i think she's talking bollocks.
                  The beginning is always today.

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                  • #10
                    haha, i doubt it, that's their market surely???

                    it's not like they make money from selling to school kids instead

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                    • #11
                      kerching!

                      Originally posted by captain spanky
                      ok this is a REEEEEEAAALLY stupid question but do they actually give out free subscriptions to the 'industry'??? my boss is positive they do but i think she's talking bollocks.
                      The studio I work for used to get loads of design mags... but they had to pay every last penny for them - and it's a pretty huge company.

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                      • #12
                        you really want a journal type publication such as EYE. Expensive but has some very uuseful peer reviewed articles.
                        I work while you are all asleep...

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                        • #13
                          Personally the only one I would subscribe to myself is Computer arts. I have bought a few of the latest issues, and its a great all round mag. Articles with views, talent showcasing and information and tutorials, not to mention a CD with some great interactive features and stock images. I know you usually save quite a bit when subscribing, and according to their site its 50 pounds for the year, if you buy it from the stands its 90 pounds for all 13 issues.

                          On top of this they have a spin off in the UK at least called Computer Arts Projects which is a guide on a particular aspect of design (this months upcoming issue is on Music Design, last months was logos) again filled with tutorials and content based on a theme.

                          And once in a blue moon they issue a Creative Handbook (just the one to date) which is about 15 quid for a really thik magazine full of tips and hints.

                          Creative Review is great if you have to be right on the "cutting edge" of everything but I personally don't find it that great a read.

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