Collected magazine? It's another online lifestyle magazine that launched last week, and I must say, I am quite impressed with the debut issue. It has its own look, a distinct style that can be described as sleek, minimalist, and refined. The well-edited content comes in at a manageable 85 pages, so readers aren't overwhelmed by incessant page flipping through home tours that seem to blend together and one too many product round-ups. While the homes featured might not be considered innovative or revolutionary in terms of design, they are lovely and perhaps more importantly for readers, quite attainable.
But perhaps my favorite aspect of the new publication is their homage to graphic design. The editorial layouts are beautiful and clean, with simple yet sophisticated font choices and no shortage of white space (a favorite graphic element of mine). The editors also plan on featuring graphic design in their articles, something we haven't really seen in other online publications. Even the pure, attractive design of their homepage caught my eye as straightforward and uncomplicated, enticing me to delve further into the magazine's pages.
All in all, I encourage LCY readers to check out Collected. I promise you'll enjoy it. And hats off to the founders Krista Schrock and Jessica Comingore on creating a beautiful publication. I look forward to future issues!