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In praise of publications

I have been addicted to magazines since I was 11 years old. I buy around three a week or so. Which is obviously insane. The number of independent and interesting publications on the shelves of Do You Read Me?, Artwords and ofr are ever growing. This is my top ten for those searching for help whilst navigating shelves (which I've tried not to make too biased...)

Hands down the best art magazine out there and the only magazine I collect and keep rather than cut up for the scrapbooks. Brilliant design, content, writers and art, art, art.

I'm super proud of this baby. Bi annual hardback book I do all the art for - I've done major 10 page features on Tauba Auerbach, Josephine Meckseper, Kerry James Marshall, Cameron Jamie among many others. Its pretty much 50% art in here!

The Gourmand
I'm not even into the whole cool food thing but this magazine makes me want to be. Smart, leftfield, beautifully designed, and even makes you a little hungry.

Printed Pages
While Its Nice That rests in piece, the smaller sweet printed pages is filling the hole left behind for interesting graphic, design and illustrative creativity.

ANP Quarterly
God I love this publication. Even though the free, oversized mag is more sporadically produced than it once was its still always a complete, original joy. Aaron Rose

junk jet
This collaborative art, architecture, new media publication is always worth it for the content - great articles that stick in your head like glue.

Cos magazine
It is free in shops, its design is immaculate and they even get some kick arse interviews.

Anonymous Sex Journal
If you want to cry with laughter, hubris and sympathy on the tube home this is the publication for you. The third issue is just out. Buy it while you can.

The Gentlewoman
This biannual has done a great job making a fetish out of smart as a whip women, with a touch of the uptight glamour of Fantastic Man.


Kevin Braddock has done an incredible job editorially turning this baby around. Who else would let me do an entire feature and portfolio on the male nude?

Acne Paper
It's. Just. So. Beautiful.

Also regularly purchased are: AnOther, Apartamento, Arena Homme Plus, Artforum, Art Review, Bazaar (UK), Dazed, foam, Frieze, Interview, Jalouse, monocle, Vogue (esp the French edition).