Thursday, September 27, 2007

Good Magazine

I'd heard about GOOD magazine but hadn't sought it out yet. The cover of the latest issue, their one year anniversary issue, caught my eye in Barnes & Noble earlier, and I picked it up. Having tried to launch a magazine once upon a time, I'm still a sucker for new "books."

Good is better than most, however. The writing is solid. The design is well-done--kudos to Open Design in New York. The uncoated stock the book is printed on lends a nice balance to the question: "Can design do good?"

Certainly that is a good question, and one that the issue tries to address. It's a useful question, a useful topic; unfortunately, it's hard to get away from the fact that every new thing we create adds to a potential landfill down the line.