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Guest yeddeync

Renz- I flipped through the new issue of Axis today, and it is actually more appealing to me after looking at it more closely. Like I said before, the pictures are not as big as some magazines, but it has a good amount of products in the mag. At the end of the mag, they list some trade fairs, competitions and exhibitions. There seems to be a good amount of educational info in the mag as well. There is a variety of design, so there will be furniture, and arch.. Is it better than Id Mag? Price? Not sure. Also, half of the mag is Japanese, half is english...about a 180 page magazine(which means your getting about 90). So its about the same size as any other magazine. It also has some book reviews as well. I would say, less products than ID mag, but more innovative designs of products. Also, the last 15-20 pages contain mostly products. good luck.

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Cool, cheers for looking into that for us. I think Axis will be more interesting for me than the I-D Magazine, which is really good for moodboard/collage material. I bought I-D and Wallpaper today, and while I enjoy I-D to stay in touch with fashion (and graphic design, so many nice advertisements in there), I find it lacking product design too much for me to warrant a subscription.

I think Axis also covers a lot of the interior stuff you see in FRAME, with the added benefit of product design, so it seems to be a nice jack of all trades magazine so far.

I think in the end I'll go for Axis and Items (to stay in touch with the dutch design scene.) Now I just need to convince my parents to give me those subcriptions for my birthday this december :rolleyes:

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Guest JLdesign

I really wish I could afford a full subscription to Auto & Design because they are about the only Design Mag I have seen that publishes lots of sketches. The @#$@#$ from Mercedes I saw in the issue I own was crazy!!! B) I am currently subscribed to Metropolis right now and I think it's well worth the money. Often times they are about half design, half arch., but both areas they cover are generally interesting and thought provoking. I'd also like to subscribe to Abitare, but they are way to expensive, and it feels like I'm playing "Where's Waldo?" to find the English text in the mag which can be really annoying.

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Guest riaz

This is one that I found about a year ago.

 

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Readymade

 

it's not about industrial design per say but more about industrial designery type people. All about the culture of reusing everyday objects for different uses. The articles and other content I think is pretty pertinent. :D ... Where else can you find out how to make a old walkman into an ipod case.

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Guest yanky

hello all

beside reading all tose id magazine

sometimes i read graphic magazine or other magazine unrelated to id

and it do inspire me sometimes

specially graphic magazine..

dun u all think so also.. ????.. :D

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Guest littlecog

Being a complete bicycle junkkie I favor A to B magazine. More of a 'zine' than a full blown publication. It emphasises urban cycling and folding bikes in particular. They have a web site www.atob.org.uk. Very low tech operation which can make a refreshing change from the glitz and glamour of the normakl design mags. Also check out Encyclopedia. This is a quartely (it may be only bi-annual now) glossy catalogue of unusual human powered vehicles. I think the publisher is Open Road. I can't get through the month wothout a copy of Wired magazine which although it is aimed at computer nerds does regularly feature design issues. Wallpaper is a fashion magazine desguised as a design magazine but is fun all the same.

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Guest Dong

I think AUTO&DESIGN and CarStyling is cool magazine for rendering. But its graphic & style is a bit old-fashion. I never read it just see good rendering pics to get some wow.

 

I agree that good magazine from Germany is "Form".

 

But you know? I think the best magazine is "Axis", it's not just only magazine. It has something inside that you can read. Yes I mean "read" coz normally we never read everything in magazine, almostly just see picture.

 

Anyway, in China I am working, there are many good magazines also that cant ignore. I like its style although I cant read or they used some pics from the other magazine. But I think it can make Chinese designers have bigger eyes.. :P it's great!

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Guest yeddeync

Hey renz...did you end up subscribing to Axis? I am thinking about subscribing and I am not sure how much....113 Euros is in U.S. Dollars. Do you know? Thanks,

-ed

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Guest zeckdude

113.00 EUR = 139.424 USD

 

www.xe.com - currency converter

 

Yeah, i really like the look of Axis and Form, but all those foreign subscription are a killer for a student!

 

 

Chris

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Guest Jno

I suggest design management review... (www.dmi.org)

You can find few sample articles in pdf-format from the site

 

 

JNo

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Guest shogundeejay

Axis is among the best product design magazines ive seen so far... they are pricy but it doesnt show commercialised products that you see everyday... always have interesting articles on famous/young designers. highly recommanded

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Guest feesta

I've been getting Dwell for a few years. It focuses on modernist stuff. I like seeing how people refab houses on the cheap. I feel the articles are chatty but they're getting better as the magazine has been around longer. it's a little bit of a lifestyle mag.

 

If you go to the ICFF and sign up as a new business, you can get a free year of Metropolis. Because I changed domains, I'm on my second year. It has more architecture stuff but that interests me a lot.

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Guest husseindesign

I was in the Netherlands last week and saw issue 152 of Auto&Design in Amsterdam's trainstation. I bought it and thought it was really cool. I think I'll subscribe it.

ComputerArts is good too. It's not specialized in Product design, ut it goes more the graphic design direction with good hard and softwear reviews and tutorials.

(show off: they featured my Photoshop tutorial two issues ago and took one of my rendering as a title image for an article about Concept Design icon10.gif )

 

CarStyling sounds cool.. I don't know anything about it. i should do my researches about, if it's good enough mabe I'll subscribe it instead of Auto&Design

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