The editorial industry hasn’t died yet, I still see incredible publications such as ArtNews, Layers, ComputerArts, Étapes (one of my favourites), Wallpaper, DigitalArts and many Photoshop related magazines around the stands. The internet and digital media are no exception, there must be thousands of digital publications out there, both premium and free issues; I managed to find some of the most recognised FREE issues about art and design around here, the internet. I tried to give preference to English written magazines, but you’ll see a Spanish and an Italian issue amongst the issues.
You will need a PDF reading software, and one of them asks you to download MartView (an amazing e-book reader). Some of them can be viewed online, and last but not less important or trustworthy: small apps for Windows (.EXE) or Mac OS. But… what do they include? These free magazines are caracterised by having inspirational images, sketchbooks, portfolios with interviews, articles and opinions. Click on the image or the title correspondent to the magazine you want to read.
I checked the official website and the links are broken, in consequence, I searched for it on Issuu and I pulled out the search link, just click on the image or the magazine title. I believe there are 11 issues.
Bluefire was just released this month on Issuu, so you will only see the first magazine 🙂 , make sure to follow the progress.
Same what happened with Vektorika, but this time, the official author’s page was rebuilt into a tumblr page in which I saw no traces of this magazine; since it was 100% free, I see no problem in putting the Issuu search here; check out the 1st or the 3rd stack from left to right.
When you get to read one, you’ll see a button, click on it to read the magazine.
Trust me, if you go to Issuu and search the terms you want, a lot of new and fresh magazines will appear; also, have you recently created a new digital magazine you’d like to share with the world? I can help a bit and include it on the list! If I forgot a good one that already exists, please inform me using the comments down below.