Sunday, February 13, 2011

Period Magazine

Following on from the Eric Gill post… Period magazine is a mock publication I made at college over a decade ago, which had features on Eric Gill and Hermann Zapf, creator of the typefaces Dingbats and Palatino. The magazine also had an article on Phaistos Disc, the clay disc from the Minoan palace of Phaistos in Crete. Apparently made almost 2000 BC, its symbols, purpose and meaning have remained a mystery ever since it was discovered in 1908.

In the States a period is a full-stop. Here in the UK it has connotations with women's menstrual cycle – a concept I played with on the title of the second issue, called Period Monthly.

I also started a magazine called ampersand (&), until someone else bought a magazine out with the same title. A quick look on the web shows there's loads of them now. But in the year 2000 I (thought I) was being quite original...

Previously on Barnflakes:
Flaneur magazine


Caspar said...

Why don't you scan these and stick them up here? I'd love to see them.

Barnaby said...

Thanks Caspar, though it was nothing to write home about. I'll have a look for it.