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Human Being Journal

Human Being Journal is our bi-annual print magazine. The Journal is distributed worldwide in both English as well as in Japanese through top newsstands, boutiques and art institutions.

Each issue takes an optimistic look at the creative landscape—with an emphasis on process, people and, ultimately, good—through top notch photography, writing and illustration.

The current issue, ​Babel​, explores the post-boundary zeitgeist in which good is more important than different. It’s Nice That named the issue one of its very favorite magazines of 2014.

Our upcoming sixth issue, ​In Plain Sight, ​is in partnership with fashion label, Soulland. This time out, look for studio visits with Truck Furniture in Japan and Building Block in Los Angeles, an interview with Elmgreen & Dragset, the first English-language publication from Danish literary sensation Maria Gerhardt, a roadtrip through the most invisible US state, six exceptional Humans and a few plot twists.

Issue 1

Issue 1

Fall 2012

Issue 2

Issue 2

Spring 2013

Issue 3

Issue 3

Fall 2013

Issue 4

Issue 4

Spring 2014

Issue 5

Issue 5

Fall 2014

Issue 6

Issue 6

Spring 2015

Issue 7

Issue 7

Fall 2015

“The Human Being Journal is a beautifully designed, mightily impressive publication.”

It’s Nice That

“A genuine labor of love, each issue is printed on paper stock that would make Patrick Bateman jealous, and features articles on everything from food, art, and of course, awesomely-shot editorials”

GQ

“The biannual publication is a compact compilation of stories full of beautiful features on travel and culture.”

Selectism

“Human Being Journal is always a reliably good read, featuring editorial quality spreads, photography from around the world and quirky essays.”

Capsule

Past contributors have included

  • Ana Kras
  • Apiece Apart
  • Baggu
  • Boat Magazine
  • Charlie Engman
  • Common Projects
  • Études Studio
  • Garrett Leight
  • Han Kjøbenhavn
  • HORT
  • Landon Metz
  • Marcelo Gomes
  • Mansur Gavriel
  • Marco Velardi
  • Mark McNairy
  • PlayLab
  • Rafael Rozendäal
  • Ryan McGinness
  • T38 Studio
  • Unit Editions

Select Stockists

California

  • Above the Fold - Santa Monica
  • The Booksmith - San Francisco
  • Castro Smoke House - San Francisco
  • Centerfold - Los Angeles
  • Circus of Books - West Hollywood
  • Current Events - Manhattan Beach
  • Fog City News - San Francisco
  • Good News - San Francisco
  • Hillcrest News - San Diego
  • Issues - Oakland
  • Kepler's Books - Santa Monica
  • LACMA - Los Angeles
  • Laurel Canyon News - Studio City
  • Los Feliz Newsstand - Westwood
  • MOCA - Los Angeles
  • Robertson Magazines - Los Angeles
  • Sheltam - Los Angeles
  • Skylight Books - Los Angeles
  • Smoke Signals - San Francisco

Colorado

  • Boulder Book Store - Boulder
  • Tattered Cover - Denver

Illinois

  • The Book Cellar - Chicago
  • Book Table - Chicago
  • Quimby's Book Store - Chicago

Indiana

  • PrinText - Indianapolis

Iowa

  • Prairie Light Books - Iowa City

Louisiana

  • Bazaar - New Orleans
  • Lakeside News - Metairie
  • May Books - New Orleans

Michigan

  • Center for Creative Studies - Detroit
  • Horizon Books - Traverse City
  • Schuler Books - Various Locations

Minnesota

  • Artbook at Walker Center - Minneapolis
  • Askov Finlayson - Minneapolis
  • Common Good Books - St. Paul

North Carolina

  • Bull's Head Bookshop - Chapel Hill
  • Downtown Books & News - Asheville
  • Regulator Bookshop - Durham

Ohio

  • Bank News - Cleveland
  • Cincinnati Fountain Square News - Cincinnati
  • Wexner Center for the Arts - Columbus

Oregon

  • Beam & Anchor - Portland
  • Powell's City of Books - Portland
  • Rich's Cigar Store - Portland

New Mexico

  • Downtown Subscription - Santa Fe

New York City

  • Around the World Fashion Publications
  • Bouwerie Iconic
  • Broadway News and Magazine
  • Canal Iconic
  • Canal Newsstand
  • Magazine Cafe
  • McNally Robinson
  • MoMA
  • Mulberry Iconic Magazines
  • Parsley Sage
  • Union Square Magazine Shop
  • Village Global News

Tennessee

  • DK Booksellers - Memphis

Texas

  • AAA News - Austin
  • Catalina Coffee - Houston
  • Friends & Neighbors - Austin
  • Spartan - Austin

Virginia

  • Need Supply Co. - Richmond
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - Richmond

Wisconsin

  • Bosse's News - Green Bay
  • University Bookstore - Madison

Washington

  • Bulldog News - Seattle
  • First & Pike News - Seattle

United Kingdom

  • Magazine Brighton - Brighton
  • I See Sea - Falmouth
  • Colours May Vary - Leeds
  • Village Press - Leeds
  • Artwords - London
  • Charlotte Street News - London
  • Foyles - London
  • Good News - London
  • Rococo News - London
  • Shreeji News - London
  • T&Shop - London
  • Thrive News - London
  • Wardour News - London
  • Ideas on Paper - Nottingham

Europe

  • Chandal - Barcelona
  • Galleria Sozzani - Milan
  • Motto - Berlin
  • Gudberg Nerger - Hamburg
  • MZIN - Leipzig
  • Edicola Mondadori - Milan
  • YME Store - Oslo
  • Le Centre Pompidou - Paris
  • Yvon Lambert - Paris
  • Palais de Tokyo - Paris
  • Papercut Sweden - Stockholm
  • Værsågod - Stockholm
  • Libreria Dada - Valencia LOREM (not Ipsum) – Zurich

Distribution

United States
mdamiani@speedimpex.com

UK/Europe
bryony@antennebooks.com

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