Every trip to the Barnes and Noble starts the same way for me: Looking through the ‘Art and Design’ section of the magazines. I look for a new Lurzer’s Archive, flip through the STEP and CMYK, all the while keeping my eyes peeled for something cool. Last week, Look-Look Magazine practically jumped off the shelf like a pet store puppy.
This zine is straight up creativity with no ads (more on that in a minute). The basic idea is to print reader-submitted art from young people. Simple enough, and the final product is amazing.
The cool thing is there are no ads. Well, there are four ads in the back, but the content has been submitted by the same young artists. Here is what Look-Look wrote about the Ad Gallery: “On top of giving us the money to make this magazine, they [the advertisers] go one step further and actually allow young people to create their ads. They are one of the things that is right with this world, and for that we thank them.” Very, very cool.
Look-Look has it all…painting, photos, poetry, essays, and more. Pick up a copy and support the kids yo!