Monday, December 11, 2006

JPG Magazine

JPG Magazine
Via an ad on Daring Fireball (and subsequently written about there, as well), a cool new magazine: JPG.

It's a photography magazine, but light on stuff like technical reviews of the eight newest, most expensive cameras. Instead, the majority of it is just beautiful pictures, all of which were submitted by photographers around the world, voted on and selected by the JPG online community, and finally edited and laid out by Derek Powazek and Heather Champ.

You can download a PDF copy of the entire current issue for free, or use their Flash doohickey to view every page of it on their site. You might think these digital versions give you the whole enchilada, but they really don't. I overcame my own "why-buy-it-since-the-PDF-is-free?" inhibition and bought a copy of the real, dead-tree physical magazine at Barnes & Noble, and I couldn't be happier about my decision. The high resolution of the printed pictures on large format, heavy-stock paper - it's really nice. It's like, Art, man.

I thought that my current magazine subscriptions were all I wanted; I can barely keep up with what I get now. But JPG is just six issues a year, and anyway, it's mostly pictures, right? Sign me up!


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