SPD 47: David Curcurito's Favorite Magazine
Favorite Magazine: Russian Esquire
What kind of super douche am I for selecting something with Esquire's logo? Oh contraire mon frere, this happens to be Russian Esquire (not French) the most independent of our foreign editions. Now I don't speak Russian, I couldn't tell you what one article is about. For me the magazine is about art, design, absurdist visual humor, mind-bending photo portfolios. The type is clean and elegant and at times violent and bold. I look forward to getting this every month because it inspires me to be even more irresponsible as an art director. I suppose it's because I can't read it or understand the confines of Art Director Maxim Nikanorov's content and overall structure. For me its a beautiful art book that I marvel over while I daydream of working on a magazine that has zero boundaries or confines at all. Oh yeah, its also printed on some Russian enchanted forest paper that's like 1 million pound stock so it feels pretty special too.
This post is part of the Favorite Magazines Project, part of SPD's PUB 47 Competition and Awards. Download the entry forms and be a part of the competition here.