Sunday, May 30, 2010

Yen Magazine:

I love artsy & fashion Magazines, normally is there where I take the inspiration for my illustrations & designs, but lately it is really difficult to find a good magazine with not only fancy photos shootings or creative images but with good content. I'm tired of all those popular magazines like Cosmopolitan or Elle that are full of brainless articles, and the same old shit.

Anyways not long ago I went to Chapters, one of my favorite book stores in Vancouver, and scanning the section of Fashion the only magazine that caught my eye was "Zen" Magazine (Issue 42). This Australian Magazine was quite different than others. The first impression I got with cover was like - this is different - but I wasn't sure if I'd like it or not. So I opened it to have a quick peek and right away, I took it home. I'm really picky in general but when I see something I like I just have to get it.

I really liked the editorial design (clean, simple and rich on photos) and the illustrations (by Bindi Booth) but the reason why I'm writing this post in particular is because of one article in particular, called "Children of the Revolution" by Elisse Pitt. I was impressed and touch by the words and the perception of what she calls 'Generation Y' or 'The Indigo Children'. I felt reflected as soon as I started reading the article. I have had some personal experiences (which one day I may write about here) that can confirm her perception and seeing it written down was very inspiring. The way she approached the topic based on studies and facts was also very interesting. "Difficult with authority", "respect must be earned", "Highly creative, highly sensitive", and "want to make a difference in the world" were all phrases that I felt could describe me.

Zen Magazine is not only a good looking magazine about fashion, music & art, but also has writers with a strong opinion on issues that are happening now, and that not a lot of people want to talk about. Thanks to Louise Stewart, Sarah Walters and Elisse Pitt. Keep the good work !!

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