Husni Riffs on the Global Rise of New Magazines

Earlier this week we shared an interview with magCulture’s Jeremy Leslie; he was talking to Stack’s Steve Watson about the state of the magazine industry today, and had this to say:

“Always in the back of my mind I think ‘things are going to slow down’ but there’s always new stuff, and lovely new stuff, and exciting new stuff,” he said to Watson. 

“One of the things I really enjoy is this international sense of people making magazines all over the word,” he continued, “and it’s fascinating to see how they all come together.” 

Almost as if he was eavesdropping on the conversation, Samir “Mr. Magazine” Husni just put out an article on exactly that – some of the amazing new titles being published all over the world, from the UK to China, from Greece to the U.S.

“Spin the globe of this wonderful planet we live on and at any point of stop – almost surely you’ll find a new magazine’s homeland,” Husni writes in FIPP. “From China to Latvia, Lebanon to the US, new titles are being born and welcomed onto newsstands. Each and every one is a beautiful edition to the world of print and offers another voice into the magazine conversation.”

He lists several of the new titles, including A Profound Waste of Time and The Water Journal.  Other titles cover dance, feminism,  the modern urban experience, and Australia’s adventure culture. In short, any topic under the sun likely has a new title to engage that niche. 

The world of indie mags is rich and varied, mirroring the world we live in. And that’s what makes it so amazing. As the pendulum continues to swing back from mass market to niche, we’ll continue to share the newest and brightest finds.