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New Media: Terroir Magazine by Benjamin Koh

Terroir magazine is a bi-annual that showcases the ‘Singaporean perspective of travel’.

Translated as ‘a sense of place’ in French, Terroir combines storytelling and travel with beautiful photography to present various places around the world, and what they mean to the magazine’s collaborators.  More interesting however, is the production process… publisher Benjamin Koh prints each page at home on an A3 inkjet printer, before stitch-binding and gluing them together, a technique that takes a total of ten hours per individual magazine copy.

In a highly digitized age, where the abundance of reading platforms will ultimately decide upon the future of print, it’s exciting to see designers still experimenting with this format, while emphasizing the value that craftsmanship can bring to products.  Issue two is available here.

For more examples that celebrate the medium of print, check out MoMA’s current exhibition Millennium Magazines, in New York until May 14th, 2012 – exploring a decade of experimentation and creativity in magazines.  – Samantha Fox

Watch out for our upcoming Travel Trends report for 2012.  Images courtesy of Selectism.

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