I love magazines. I love them printed on paper, online as ‘zines, I love the ‘zines artists make, I love unusual magazines on unusual topics. No surprise I love Found magazine. It’s exactly what it says—a magazine of found letters, notes, announcements, slightly off-kilter grocery- and to-do lists.
Their are no articles, simply groupings of notes, photos and scraps. A few sentences help to understand the grouping.
If ever you needed a justification for keeping a journal, creating collages or being a paper artist, this magazine is it. No, it does not print fake paper you can use, have rubber stamps or artificial ephemera, it’s the real thing that sets your mind racing with questions, sparks plots and fills your imagination. It’s a wonderful resource for your unfettered imagination.
The pages are not artfully arranged, they are practically arranged to make the reading easier. It’s frank and open and without artifice. It’s refreshing.
Found Magazine comes out about once a year, for the last two years in December. Available at big book store, independent bookstores or from their website.
–Quinn McDonald is an artist and writer, who teaches people who can’t draw and hate to write how to keep art journals.