Cheap Old Mags Makes the Glossy New Ones Look Bad


Well, this writer is finally off of cars, and if you don’t care a lick about them, then you’re probably pleased as punch about that. Upon return, this writer would like to post something he saw the other day, but for some reason didn’t get a chance to post. It’s the NY Times review of the “Clip/Stamp/Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines” at the Storefront for Art and Architecture, which sounds just fantastic. Not just because we like small press magazines about architecture (or nearly anything for that matter), but because, from the review, it sounds like there’s a message included in there as well:

But this is not an exercise in nostalgia. It’s a piercing critique, intended or not, of the smoothness of our contemporary design culture. These magazine covers map out an era when architecture was simmering with new ideas. You’re bound to leave the show with a nagging sense of what was lost as well as gained during the electronic juggernaut of the last three decades.