SPD 47: Gretchen Smelter's Favorite Magazine

SPD 47: Gretchen Smelter's Favorite Magazine
Gretchen Smelter, Art Director, Indonesia
Favorite Magazine: Acne Paper

Acne Paper is an artful, intelligent blend of fashion and portrait photography mixed with interviews and narratives about people and culture in the creative world. I find the large format and beautiful matte paper a perfect vessel for the gorgeous, evocative images, typography and words inside.  The printing of the magazine is also practically museum quality--something we don't get to see very much these days in magazines especially in the US!

The typography is somewhat quiet and minimal, with a simple color palette (mostly black and white) with just the right amount of white space that really makes page after page of images and art stand out.

I can't wait to sit down and pour over every page and wish the magazine came out more then 2x a year. I also use the magazine for inspiration not only for the gorgeous imagery, but also for it's effortless balance between timeless and modern layout and design.

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.

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