Sunday, 27 November 2011

Sunday Zine Review #03: The Travel Almanac #02

The Travel Almanac can't really be considered a zine but due to the small number of ads in it (only 4 pages) and the self-published feeling of the A5 size I thought of posting about it on the Sunday Zine Review.

I got the first issue back in June, David Lynch was on the cover and it was mainly the reason why I decided to buy it, but then found out that Lynch wasn't the most interesting thing in the magazine. The Travel Almanac is, as you might have guessed, a magazine about travelling but from a completely different point of view on what we're used to when we think about travel magazines.

It presents a series of interviews with musicians, artists, designers... in which they talk about their travel experiences, usually from a very personal approach that makes the readers feel related to those stories. The Travel Almanac is not about places to visit, but about all the emotions that someone can feel while travelling to a new place.

Issue #02 includes interviews with Will Oldham (Bonnie 'Prince' Billy), Bernard Sumner (from New Order), model Alek Wek, singer/actress Juliette Lewis and designers Helmut Lang and Bernard Willhelm. As in the first issue, a nice review on some hotels around the world is presented. The last 4 pages of the magazine are probably my favourites, they are a blank travel log so you can write about your own travels.

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