1. Flavorwire – “Cultural news and critique”
I like the relationship between this cultural news magazine, and Flavorpill, which is their web app to “find events in your city”.
A well thought-out experience, of learning about, finding and going to interesting things.
In fact, I would probably measure the success of a “culture news” website by the number of individual articles I feel like spontaneously opening, plus the number of outgoing links that I also open.
In that case –
Clicked external links: 4
and, from probably one of the most addictingly viral “pop culture news” magazine sites – Buzzfeed:
2. Domus I love this magazine/site. It looks just immersing and beautiful, and the features are good slices of the art and design world.
I like this. In comparison to hearty (#6 in this list), this is more like what I’m talking about.
Distinct voice, even if isn’t exactly for me.
Feels crowded, but the content seems well-written enough – fresh takes on even “normal”-seeming things.
Slick and snazzy.
Altogether glossy branding and design. With the slim category colors and clean serif title fonts.
In Italian and English, I think one of the more high-brow and intellectual among this bunch, with reviews of design books and analyses of logos.
Love their logo, and the look of their header.
Unfortunately, I don’t fully know what to make of the magazine’s “voice”.
Not as youthfully luxurious and fashionably brash as Nylon, but also not as insightful a cultural lens as Thought Catalog.
For me it’s like the “Cosmopolitan” magazine of the web: it’s a bit too full of fluff, I’d rather read a men’s magazine.
7. The DEFGRIP blog.
Bike culture and art.
I love that it has such a clean and crisp aesthetic for a BMX culture magazine.