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February 16, 2011
Saucy with a twist
Samantha
PRINT N’ PAPER: II
Lab Magazine
The interviews are really visceral which marries well with the physical format of the magazine. The winner for me was the section on Gottfried Helnwein; unnerving, twisted and beautiful. Unfortunately, I finished reading the WHOLE magazine… the first, second…and third time.
The same goes for The Lab – huge fan! I picked up their second issue ever and I’m kinda sad I missed the first. The editorial section expresses gratitude for having made it to the press the second time ’round when seventy per cent of of new magazines don’t get to publish a second issue. I really hope they make it to a third.
Forgive my laziness, but their ‘about’ section sums it well…guess that’s why they’re in the biz: About The Lab
The Lab magazine – released 3 times a year – is dedicated to art, music and film. It is designed to bring the world together thru conversations with artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, actors & photographers and to spread creative hope amongst the people. Bringing back the value of artistry, one issue at a time!
And, it’s printed in Vancouver!
I have an infinite love for texture, and the stock it’s printed on is shear organic glam. The interviews are really visceral which marries well with the physical format of the magazine. The winner for me was the section on Gottfried Helnwein; unnerving, twisted and beautiful. Unfortunately, I finished reading the WHOLE magazine… the first, second…and third time.
I’m writing this is because it’s now that I don’t have access to these publications that I truly realize how much I adore print media. It’s an experiential thing that can’t really be matched for me. I want to be able to fold pages or preserve editions, write in margins or keep them pristine – I really love the material production and all of the work that goes into that. I can’t bring my laptop into the bath and it’s not as cozy in bed. I really respect people pursuing this medium and I will continue to be a line of life support in an industry that is trying to breath and blossom.
About The Lab
The Lab Magazine is a print & online publication dedicated to art, music, film, photography and fashion.




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