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Design Magazines
This page is a listing of periodicals that should be of interest to both designers and students.

3D Artist Magazine
Lots of information and articles from the real mag available on-line. Also has The Tesselation Times, a newsletter for people interested in 3D computer graphics.

A + U Architecture and Urbanism
Premiere Japanese journal. High quality subject matter, excellent presentation. Interiors, large scale commercial / institutional / exteriors, urban design.
A+U (Architecture and Urbanism), is handled exclusively by the Japan Architect Co Ltd who also publish the Japan Architect.

This mag. offers comprehensive survey of architecture and design around the world

Architectural Record
Reports on design trends, technology innovations, products reviews, industry news, and practice management strategies.

The Architectural Review
Mainstream English journal, covering English and predominantly European current / future, mainly commercial, new and retro work. Also, urban design and competitions / entries. Good quality presentation, current material and technologies etc.

Art Leader
Art, architecture and design magazine printed in italian.

Auto & Design
Everything on car design industry, new cars on the market, concept cars, sketches, designers reviews. very high quality magazine.In english,italian & Japanese.

An international and glossy review of contemporary design, published from Tokyo, with English texts. Contains profiles of designers and design studios, news of current trends, and reviews of exhibitions. Axis, 6 issues a year.

Canadian magazine on design, architecture and art. Mostly in English, some articles in French.
Revue Canadienne sur le Design, l'architecture et l'art. La plupart des articles sont en anglais, quelques uns sont en français.

Car Styling
A bi-monthly magazine from Japan, including English text. Mostly behind the scenes look at automotive design projects with interviews, sketches and photos. Also in depth look at student projects, school profiles and industrial design projects and studios. Good content, not the best writen, and generally worthwhile.

Communication Arts
Communication Arts is the leading trade journal for visual communications. It's the largest design magazine in the world and showcases the top work in graphic design, advertising, photography and interactive design.

Coupe presents a visual collision between the worlds of design, art, and culture.

An Australian magazine profiling product design and product design development. Excellent presentation, beautiful imagery, featuring indepth interviews and profiles on designers, product developers and manufacturers working in a broad range of manufacturing sectors including automotive, consumer appliance and packaging design.

Design and Applied Arts Index by Design
Documentation in England

Design Designer
It's a section of a Brazilian Newspaper where the president of the Industrial Designers Association of Brazil (Ivens Fontoura) writes about design in Brazil and South America. From the Brazilian capital of Design: Curitiba.

Design Graphics
this cousin of Design World from the "Down-Under" deals with what's new in technology as well as art in the field of computer graphics.

Design Issues
The first American academic journal to examine design history, theory, and
criticism, Design Issues provokes inquiry into the cultural and
intellectual issues surrounding design.

The Design Journal
The Design Journal is an international refereed journal which provides a
platform for the dissemination of design thinking and research. It covers
all aspects of design practice, theory management and education, with an
editorial board comprising educators and practiioners drawn from many
design disciplines across Europe, the USA and Australia.
It is published by Gower three times a year in co-operation with the
European Academy of Design.

Korean design mag that is pretty complete.

Design Report
International in coverage, with a bias towards German design. Contains long well-illustrated articles, shorter news items, profiles, interviews, conference reports, book and exhibition reviews, and details of current and forthcoming exhibitions, conferences and seminars.

Design Studies
The international journal for design research in engineering, architecture,
products and systems. Published by Elsevier Science.
Design Studies is published in co-operation with the Design Research
Society. For more information about the society, visit their web site at

Design Week
Design publication with reviews and news on graphic design, interior design, product design etc. Predominately UK driven with a large classified section. One of the UK's best design publications.

Design World
The Australian magazine 'Design World' is no longer in publication, although, you can call the old publishing company at 1.800.688.6247 and perhaps get back issues.

Desktop Publishing
On-line resource with all ends of desktop publishing, including separate areas for graphic designers.

Text in Spanish with summaries in English (monthly). Mainly look at design for the home, office and commercial spaces through architecture, interior design and industrial design. Also has its section with news, advertisments, and index with future events.

Published in Milan, this extremely high-quality magazine is sometimes ahead of its time, sometimes behind it (it's weak on new media and the new economy). The principal subjects covered are: architecture, industrial design, furniture design, interior design, ligthing design, enviromental design, and its historical and theoretical aspects.


the magazine of interactive design and commerce

Etapes Graphiques
The french magazine about graphic design and visual communication.

Very nice looking mag. with hi-quality paper and print, and a superb lay-out. Experimena talks about general design aspects, news, fairs, competitions, design events, but is mainly about the project culture

Experimental Magazine
EXPERIMENTAL MAGAZINE is a general art and entertainment magazine covering topics from design and photography interests to the most provocative concepts of visual culture.

High-modernist review of contemporary German design with long well-illustrated articles, profiles, interviews, book and exhibition reviews cts, conference reports, and news of current and forthcoming exhibitions, conferences and seminars. 4 Issues a year, German and English.

Frame is all about contemporary interiors for corporate and commercial spaces; retail/exhibition/leisure.

Deals with culture, products, consumption, companies, design, marketing, technology, and how they all (try to) fit together. It is a free newsletter sent out semi-regularly by email, or can be read online.

it is a bi-monthly magazine devoted to communication design, photography, and profiles designers from around the world.

A bi-monthly magazine which focuses on graphic design

I.D. - International Design
Recently voted the best small magazine in the United States, ID's coverage is international but biased towards the USA. Contains long, well illustrated articles, profiles, interviews, book and exhibition reviews, a listing of current and forthcoming exhibitions, conferences and competitions, conference reports, and classified advertisments.

- The Quarterly Journal of the IDSA
You can view selected articles and search the entire index on-line at the IDSA web site. To order articles from the index, entire back issues, or subscribe to Innovation, contact; or phone 703.707.6000.

InCA, the official newsletter of the Bay Area Chapter of IDSA!
InCA is available online, and is published in pdf format. The issues are about 3mb in size, so you'll need a decent Internet connection (if you don't have one, ask somebody who does to print a copy for you).

Interior Design
Every issue of Interior Design offers a variety of outstanding installations as well as contract and residential products, news, technology and more. Interior Design offers the most editorial pages of any publication in the field.

A french design magazine covering product, furniture, a little bit of fashion, interior etc. Very good for french speaking design fans...

Architecture, design and visual communication.

Machine Design
A magazine about equipment/product design. Includes a "Scanning the Fiel for Ideas", tutorials and technical guide. More mechanical design oriented but very useful for process and materials knowledge

Metropolis examines contemporary life through design--architecture, interior design, product design, graphic design, crafts, planning, and preservation. Subjects range from the sprawling urban environment to intimate living spaces to small objects of everyday use.

The MIT Press
The MIT Press is the only university press in the United States whose list is based in science and technology.

novum - World of Graphic Design
novum is a monthly, bilingual (German/English) magazine, featuring the best in contemporary graphic design, illustration, typograhpy, etc. It also spotlights new talents and the latest trends, since 1924.

Very famous and well-know italian design magazine (since 1969). Very extensive about industrial design and architecture. Bilingual (italian-english)

America's graphic design magazine

PRODESiGN is unique in reflecting the interdependence of the three core commercial design disciplines: interior/commercial fitout; product; and graphic design.
From New Zealand is an excellent magazine definitely worth a read, if you're interested in Kiwi Design culture.

Colombian magazine focused on product, graphic and space design. Organized once a year. Steel Pencil given in 14 categories.

Rojo Magazine
Spanish magazine with regular presentations and events

World studio foundation's publication on socially responsible design. It opens up a humanistic way to look at design. Worth-reading!

Style Industria
It came back from history. In Italian.

It is a magazine of architecture and design of very high quality that covers the activity in Argentina. Very well written, great photos, only in Spanish.

About graphic design and some articles on industrial design. Clever, nice. Edited in Buenos Aires By Ediciones de Diseöo. Only in Spanish, it is disitributed in Europe and the rest of the world by:
Editorial Gustavo Gili SA, Rosellon 87-89, 08029 Barcelona, Spain.

View on colour
The colour forecasting bible is published by trend magnate Lidewij Edelkoort in Paris, with art direction by Anthon Beeke, one of Europe's most original visual designers. The magazine is extremely well produced, extremely expensive and extremely chic.

A Time Warner company magazine, it covers new architecture, hot recent interior design jobs, hot new furniture designers.


World Architecture
The business magazine for the global architect.

The World of Interiors
this bi-monthly covers news of fine art & decorations from around the world


Design Fax
Economic weekly newsletter on design. DESIGN FAX is transmitted by fax (or e-mail) every monday morning from Paris (France).

IDForum Mailing List
An open forum carried out through e-mail messages. Many working professionals and students subscribe to it.
To subscribe to IDForum, send your message to:
The message must only contain the following string of characters:
IDForum Archive:

Design Research Society Mailing List
This list covers research in the following fields: architecture, industrial design, engineering design, three dimensional design, fashion / textiles design and visual communications.
Send an email message to:
(leave the 'subject' line blank ie. press 'return')
Type a message which reads:
JOIN DESIGN-RESEARCH yourFirstName yourLastName
DRS Archive:
and at their homepage,

is a monthly e-mail newsletter from the Design Exchange, Toronto of DX announcements, job postings and international competitions.
Anyone interested can receive this free service. To subscribe, send e-mail to

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