Dazed and confused? What you need to read next…

Here’s five of the best contemporary reads covering everything from modern film to community based articles all the way from Australia.

In a time where we’re very rarely away from technology it may seem odd that we’re suggesting you sit down and enjoy a good, old fashioned paper and ink magazine.

But, if you can get past that idea then these next few publications will hopefully be right up your street.  You may not have noticed these amongst the red tops and broadsheets in WHSmiths, but they should definitely be on your radar now.

1. Collect (Australia)

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Our first choice is one that you probably won’t have ever heard of, maybe because it’s a slightly lesser well known publication, or the fact it’s produced in Australia. Either way, you now know what it is and where to find it, so you have no excuse! Once you’ve located one of the quarterly issues you’ll be able to enjoy a wealth of community driven stories from across Australia. If you want to find out more about Collect try giving this gorgeously put together video a go:

 2. Yippee Ki-YAy!

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With such a brilliant name like that it doesn’t really matter what they write about does it? If you do still care to know: Yippee Ki-Yay will provide you with enough film info to get you through film festivals like an expert. Comprised of bold imagery, interviews and reviews, this modern read will have you looking extra refined on the 7:50 commute to work.

3. Works That Work

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When something is what it says on the tin, most people usually like it. Now although I can’t speak for everyone, I can say this independent’s creatively shot images and unpretentious approach to Art & Design is rather refreshing to say the least. Providing the reader, that’s you (hopefully), with creative designs that are as practical as they are pretty. Or more simply put…Works That Work.

4. Delayed Gratification

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This wonderfully thought-provoking magazine plays on one of our favourite past times, appreciating things in hindsight. Something we all tend to do on a daily basis but get little satisfaction from. Delayed Gratification allows the reader to not only enjoy hindsight, but appreciate the power it has to shine a light on international events, news and stories from the past quarter of the year.

 5. Victory Journal

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For all of those sports fans out there who appreciate the mathematical side of sporting affairs; the stats, facts and figures, this might not be the magazine for you. Victory magazine ‘is concerned with the eternal glories and ignominies of players and pursuits the world over.’ So don’t expect to see any 3-point statistics or player ratings. However, you will find gorgeous two-page spreads covering everything from boxing to wrestling and even horse racing.

6. Dazed and Confused

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London-based fashion and youth culture magazine, Dazed (formerly Dazed and Confused) is THE ‘zine for lovers of music, fashion, film, art and literature. Discover pioneering photography, new and undiscovered artists, musicians, designers and writers.“[Dazed] is quite simply the most influential and successful independent magazine title on the planet.” <— This is not one to leave on the shelf!