Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Meet Frankie: our new teen mag

Forget Dolly and Girlfriend, the androgynous Frankie brings art, design, culture and life back into the spotlight.

With its deceptively simple and plain front cover (normally accompanied by an image of a young girl dressed in vintage), inside is a plethora of wonderful bite-size information and interviews accompanied by beautiful matte drawings and images.

The main topics covered in Frankie include design, art, photography, fashion, travel, craft, home and life as stated on its cover but there’s the additional element of randomness in this magazine, evident in articles such as a review on op-shop cookbooks (Issue 43), the scary origins of nursery rhymes (Issue 44) and a diary entry following a young woman who attempts to not buy anything (except food) for 30 days (issue 44).

It’s hard not to fall in love with this magazine, which also strangely reminds you of your grandmother’s wardrobe and that vintage stationery store in Fitzroy with its soothing beige and salmon colours. I'm no fashion or design student but this magazine has easily become a favourite.



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