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.
Bak Magazine (Online, Desktop app)
Castle Magazine (PDF)
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.
Destructed Magazine (PDF)
Breed – Creative Freedom Mag (PDF and Online)
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.
Multilink Magazine (PDF and Issuu)
Apócrifa (Spanish – Issuu)
Bloodwars Magazine (PDF)
Moloko Magazine (PDF – Issuu)
C.O.B.A.C International Art Magazine (PDF)
BeDifferent (Italian – PDF)
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.
13 thoughts on “Free arts and design magazines (PDF, Issuu and more)”
Thank you very much!
This is ehat I call a really useful post… Have a great week!
Reblogged this on Brian By Experience and commented:
Free art and design mags.
thank you for following photography based digital art!
Great collection of sources. Much thanks for following First Night Design!
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Great info and I can share this with my art students.
Many thanks for the art mags you list here. I’m a big fan of Issuu but I haven’t managed to find the publications listed in your post.
Clicking on the images or the title will take you to the mags, and if you search (in Issuu) the words “design” or “arts”, you’ll definitely get some.
I’ll do that. Thanks.
I like what you’re doing here so I’ll be back often.
Reblogged this on Akaylah00 and commented:
Thanks! Great info, I only knew about Issuu.
Reblogged this on Ace Worldwide Goods & Services and commented:
So happy to have followed ur blog:) thanks. I would buy u a beer if u were to visit PEI
Thanks for all the great info here!