MUNICH: Paper Weight

The last decade has seen the slow decline of the major magazine, as advertisers drop out and publications increase their digital presence. But a new breed of periodical is thriving in this print-hostile world: high quality indie magazines that are more like works of art, complete with glossy photo spreads and unique content tailored to niche audiences. They are mainly sold at edgy boutiques or subversive retailers such as American Apparel, and have become collector’s items, with old copies selling for big bucks online. A new exhibit at Munich’s Haus Der Kunst presents giant versions of both pages and covers from some of these under-the-radar publications, including Fantastic Man, BUTT, Apartamento, The Gentlewoman and Toiletpaper. Curated by the editor of architectural magazine Pin-Up, each image is accompanied by text written by insiders, exploring both the image itself and the publication’s history and influences. Running until October 27, if you’re in Munich and looking for visual inspiration, head to Haus Der Kunst. —Ashley Churchill

Paper Weight

Now through October 27, 2013

Haus Der Kunst

Prinzregentenstrasse 1 80538 Munich, Germany

1 49 89 21127 113

Photos Courtesy of We Heart 

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