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    1. Smithsonian
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    Asin: B00005Q7DP
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Smithsonian
    Sales Rank: 5
    Average Customer Review: 4.37 out of 5 stars
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    Involves itself with man's cultural, intellectual, social and physical environment.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Better than a trip to the museum!
    I never know what I'm going to find when I open an issue of Smithsonian, but I always find something intriguing that I would never have learned about in any other way. The depth and breadth of the articles never ceases to astonish me. In what other single magazine could you read about the art of Maxfield Parrish, the history of the calendar, the 13 smallest countries in the world, and see photos of exotic species of chickens? The writing is always intelligent, often witty, and inevitably a pleasure.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Reading
    Smithsonian is a fantastic magazine. The articles are always interesting and well written. Even on a topic that I think I am not interested in, I find if I start reading, I will be completly enthralled by the end of the article. It is the perfect thing to take on the plane or on vacation, and you'll learn about topics from art, architecture, history, to endagered species, wildlife habitats and popular culture, plus everthing in between. The perfect gift.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The most fulfilling magazine to read cover to cover
    Even if you can only afford the time to read a sporadic issue here or there, this is by far the most gratifying magazine to read.

    This is more like an encyclopedia of current events affecting out world than a magazine. The gamut of topics is amazing and can in one article cover a topic with comprehensive, excellent writing. The consistency of quality makes it a number once choice.

    It continues to carry the most intriguing articles I have ever read. If you're thinking about a subscription - pick one up at a newstand and revel in the pages of information. Chances are good you'll be so impressed you won't hesitate to indulge in a subscription to satisfy your appetite for more.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Look forward to every issue
    I started receiving Smithsonian magazine a few months ago. It was the best choice I could have made in selecting a magazine. I find myself reading the articles out loud to my husband. I want to read every article because I am afraid I am going to miss something. I am saving them so my young son can enjoy them when he is older.

    5-0 out of 5 stars We are impressed with every issue
    Every issue we get, we say the same thing: "WOW! This is the best issue ever!! Just look at this article, and this one...."

    We took a visit to the Smithsonian in Washington, hosting some guests from Germany who had the treasures of the mineral exhibit on their "must see first time to the US" list of attractions. We were a bit nonplussed by this--we didn't know that foreigners would be interested in the Smithsonian Museum. We spent an entire day, seeing just a small percentage of the national treasures in this montsrous museum complex. While we were shopping in one of the gift shops, we were offered a membership. We signed up to support the Smithsonian and to get this magazine.

    Recently, there was an article on Cambodia's huge temple complex Ankhor Wat (filmed in "Lara Croft"), an article on sled dogs and an article on the Kansas-Nebraska Act, a key law that added to the tinder sparking the Civil War. And best of all, an article on Diane Arbus, the photographer who was famous for her portraits of seemingly ordinary people, somehow caught with an eye to freakishness or evil. Though I've been familiar with Arbus' work for year, this article had so much new information.

    If you like magazines about nature, culture and history, this is the one to get. We get excited by every issue. ... Read more

    2. Martha Stewart Living
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    Asin: B00005NIOA
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Martha Stewart Living
    Sales Rank: 57
    Average Customer Review: 3.85 out of 5 stars
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    Even if you will never make a "gourd candle" or a "Fortuny-inspired tablecloth," Martha Stewart Living can't be beat for its wealth of ideas concerning what Martha calls "good things." A crafter for craft's sake, and an obsessively organized woman (just look at her personal calendar, included in the first few pages), there is no concept or task that is too mundane for Martha. Like Martha herself, the magazine is impeccably organized--recipes and decorating instructions appear with full-color photos, each filed in their own sections of "cooking," "keeping," "crafts," "home," and "collecting." Learn to slip matched sets of bed linens into one of their pillowcases for easy and convenient shelving, make washcloth mitts, and coordinate mismatched towels with decorative ribbon. A whiz at flower arranging, dinner parties, card and sewing crafts, and decorating, Martha covers and conquers all areas of the home--plus weddings, baby showers, and holidays. --Daphne Durham ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars She's an inspiration
    I've bought all her magazines since 1997 from Living to Weddings to Baby to Kids to all her Special Issues and I love them all. I've kept every single issue. Martha is a teacher. I've learnt how to make bridal bouquets with her awesome step-by-step instructions (Summer 2000, page 128) How to clean hard-wood floors (Sept '01, page 130) annual gardening issues (March). Articles featuring various types of tomatoes, squash, eggplants, peppercorns, mustard ... the list is endless. Her 101 articles is awesome too, e.g. pumpkin pie 101, fried chicken 101. I enjoy cooking from her recipes (and also Julia Child's 'Way to Cook' - whom I admire tremendously as well). Cooking, gardening, house-keeping ... it's all a passion, it's how well you want to do it. I wasn't happy just slapping dinner down on the table, each time I cook something, I want it to be even better than the first time I did it. Martha shows you how and she truly loves to teach, when you read the magazine from cover to cover, you will realise that. You will learn many things. Read about a 97 year old gentleman hybridzing at least 150 Siberian Iris, how he did it etc. (March '99) you will be amazed at the colors and his energy. I look forward to seeing it at the news-stands every month. I hope you do too.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Favorite in Europe!
    "Martha Steward Living" is the only American home magazine my wife really enjoys reading. We live in Europe, but are able to buy some American magazines from a shop near my office. The other home journals that I've bought in the past were quickly discarded. However, "Living" turned out to be a big hit and the only American journal equal to the stylish Italian and French magazines she reads. I think she likes "Living" so much because the writers seem to combine the best of American and European food, interior design, and crafts. Being on the receiving end, I can tell you that I've really enjoyed eating some of the recipes in "Living", like the chocolate pumpkin pie in the November issue. My wife isn't really a crafts person, but she's had a lot of fun with some of the projects that have appeared in the journal (with patterns available on the Martha Steward web site). Now I'm no judge of home journals myself, but I do know that this is the only magazine that she now always asks me to check for at the shop. You'll probably like it too if you want a magazine that's a bit more eclectic and upscale.

    5-0 out of 5 stars style for the masses
    This is a fine magazine with truly scrumptious recipes if you're into the kitchen/food thing, home ideas that one can actually use (or that will inspire one to do something similar), and exquisite photography, usually quite stark and simple, of ways to enhance the aesthetic beauty of one's life.
    One can serve a plain meal of soup and bread, and make it look like a feast, if you get into Martha's way of looking at things, and it does not take a spending spree to have a "Martha Look". Her basic table settings tend to be white china (one can use mix and match white plates from the local thrift store), clear glass, and colorful fabric...add some well shaped twigs in a glass vase for a centerpiece, and voila ! you have a table that could be shown in this lovely magazine; a rule for "The Look" seems to be the absence of clutter.

    Of the regular monthly articles, I like "Ask Martha", which solves problems posed by readers, from health issues to how best to clean your eyeglasses, to "How can I get the coating on my chicken to stay in place when I am frying it ?".
    "Clip-Art Craft" is another I appreciate, where in the August '04 edition for example, there are attractive templates for postcards, which one can copy onto card stock, glue a 4 x 6 photo to, and send to your friends. It's another grand idea from Martha !
    You'll find articles on antiques, pets, gardening, seasonal fruits and vegetables, and much more, and on the last page, the yummy "Cookie of the Month".

    Martha Stewart has brought style and good merchandise at affordable prices for those of us who are budget conscious, but like nice things. I have bought her bedding, and her bathroom accessories have graceful shapes and are an excellent value, and this magazine is one of my favorite aspects of the "Martha industry". The Patricians I know are not usually kind to Martha, but Proles & Plebes like me tend to greatly appreciate her.
    Martha, we're going to stick by you through thick and thin !

    1-0 out of 5 stars Subscription stopped - account "disappeared"
    I love the Martha Stewart Living magazine. I did not receive my July 2004 issue and called customer service to find out why. I had sent them a check for $57 in Oct 2001 extending my subscription for 3 years; it should have expired in Feb 2005. Customer service told me they had no record that I ever had a subscription. I subscribed when I lived in London, when I lived in Rio de Janeiro, and when I lived in Sydney; I received all issues while outside the U.S. I don't keep cancelled checks for 3 years so cannot prove that I really do have a subscription that just "disappeared" from their data base. Not happy about this!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars i love it
    This is the most well rounded magazine. Outstanding photography and truly well written articelsmake this a one of a kind. ... Read more

    3. Outdoor Photographer
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    Asin: B00006J9HW
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Werner Publishing Corp
    Sales Rank: 79
    Average Customer Review: 4.15 out of 5 stars
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    3-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good but not the best
    This magazine is pretty average as far as outdoor photography goes. If you're a beginner or hobbyist, I recommend trying out a subscription for a year or two, as much of the information and features are geared toward the amateur photographer -- establishing technique, lighting tips, etc. For a more serious or experienced photographer, this publication is really only interesting about 1-2 issues a year. The photographs are good, but few are examples to aspire to or admire. There are others out there to take example from - "Nature Photographer" does a better job, and so does "Outside" magazine.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Magazine Dedicated to Outdoor Photography
    Outdoor Photographer is the essential how-to and where-to magazine for the outdoor photographer. I would recommend it for all levels of photographic skill, although most discussions of technique are suited to intermediate to advanced skill levels. There is only occasional discussion of the most basic techniques, as would benefit beginners. There are, however, so many great ideas on where and what to photograph that I think beginners can get a lot out of the magazine as well. And you won't be a beginner for long. The "outdoor" in the title does not refer exclusively to nature photography. Most of the magazine is dedicated to nature photography,but there are frequent articles on travel, location, and other sorts of outdoor photography, as well.

    In Outdoor Photographer you will find how-to articles on lighting, exposure, filters, gear, preparing yourself and your gear for the elements -be they arctic cold or rain forest heat and humidity, along with some advice specifically for digital cameras and the digital darkroom. And you will find this information for everything from close-up to landscape photography. Outdoor photographer focuses primarily on 35 mm photography, with an occasional article on medium format. The discussions of exposure, lighting and locations are applicable to all formats of photography, however. And there is George Lepp's monthly question and answer column for those questions on just about any photographic or digital imaging subject that are not answered elsewhere.

    And now for the best part. Outdoor Photographer tells you where to get great outdoor photographs. "Favorite Places" is a one-page feature in every issue that tells you about a great place in the United States to photograph, what there is to see, and what time of the year is best. Be sure to save those in case you ever have the time and means to visit them all. In addition to "Favorite Places" there are featured articles in every issue that detail a place to photograph, how to get there, what to take, what to photograph, etc., frequently written by well-known nature photographers and accompanied by some of their terrific photographs. I counted 3 such articles in the last issue of OP that I received. If you are a photographer or hobbiest who is able to travel a lot, Outdoor Photographer is a terrific bargain just for the locations. And if you don't travel much, it will help you photograph your backyard and local parks and gardens well.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very unbalanced coverage!
    If you want a generalized photography magazine that covers protraiture, product, glamour, or wedding/events photo the cover before you buy this magazine. If you want a fine instructional magazine devoted to outdoor and travel photography, there may not be a better one in print. Filled with beautiful photos that, more often than not, have details about equipment/settings used to make them and where they were taken. I've been a subscriber for years and will continue.

    2-0 out of 5 stars A How-To Magazine for Creating Cliches
    The typical photo magazine aimed at amateurs is 90% about equipment and 10% about art. And that's a very sucessful formula, as most amateur "photographers" are really equipment junkies and not artists.

    Outdoor Photographer is more like 50:50 gear and technique. There's still a lot of equipment writing- which tripod, which lens and so forth- but a significant amount of editorial space is devoted to technique as well. Unfortunately most of it is about creating the same stale and hackneyed nature photos that fill the pages of this and other magazines: Heavily filtered, over saturated color images of senic vistas that make for nice posters but say very little about the subject.

    In some sense the notion of there being an "outdoor" genre of photography is rather silly; can you imagine a magazine called "Indoor Photography"? Good photographers are good photographers, and can see images wherever they are- and with whatever equipment they use. For every Ansel Adams who obsesses over technique there's a Cartier-Bresson, who couldn't be troubled to get his exposures quite right, and truth be told, Cartier-Bresson was the better of the two when it came to art.

    5-0 out of 5 stars NOT packed with advertisments!
    I have looked at many photography magazines - many of them are just filled with ads....not what an amateur is looking for. I wanted indepth articles, helpful tips and information to help me improve my craft. I found it here. I read every issue cover to cover and back again. I find helpful information in every issue. I highly recommend this magazine - even if you aren't purely an "outdoor" photographer. ... Read more

    4. Popular Photography & Imaging
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    Asin: B00005N7SB
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Hachette Magazines, Inc.
    Sales Rank: 130
    Average Customer Review: 3.21 out of 5 stars
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    Formerly called Popular Photography.
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    4-0 out of 5 stars one of the staples of photography
    Popular Photography seems to be one of the magazines that all photographers subscribe to (the only one I've found more professionals subscribe to is Shutterbug). The magazine is full of product reviews and technical articles, and there is a column on just about every area of photography. One major fault of the magazine is that about a third to half the magazine is advertising and mail order shops. It's good to know where to go if you want to purchase a new camera, but it can be a bit much. The other fault is that there are no articles covering the artists or any nontechnical issues. This magazine has a lot of potential to be useful to the photographer, but you often times find it falling a bit short.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Too many ads! Not enough info on improving photos!
    I was a little disaapointed in this magazine... over half of the magazine is ads..... there are maybe 4-5 main articles in each issue.... just seems a little light on subject matter.... would love to see more on getting better photos in tough situations... new technology and overall more information on photography....if you like to check out the ads on new photography equipment then you'll love this magazine... otherwise I say pass....

    1-0 out of 5 stars garbage
    I am cross posting this most of these photo magazines are published by the same company under a different name. I have read them ALL!

    First, 77%+ of this magazine is advertisements. That leaves under 25% of material. The material that does remain is bare minimum informational and tends to just show "pretty photos". Coverage on camera gear appears skewed since EVERYTHING is GREAT. This leads me to believe advertisers sway them.

    In short, this is an advertising pamphlet with a cover price. If you need information, typing "photography" in any search engine will give you more information in 30 seconds then a 10 year subscription.

    I wrote the main company about the 77% issue and they stated that they are aware of the amount of advertisement and quoted a percentage higher then I stated. That this was necessary to continue producing a magazine of this quality.

    Quality? OK, if this is quality then I don't know what to say other then the semi professional magazines are free of charge from the publishers, contain actual subjective information, and are produced on high quality paper with fewer than 30% advertising.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Not a big fan of the magazine...
    Very basic info in every issue. Ok for someone who has never used a camera but not very useful for someone who wants to expand creatively and technically.

    5-0 out of 5 stars to begin and continue with
    i heard of this magazine even before i came to this country and it never disappointed me ever since i subscribed it. i valued it most among other photography magazines i subscribed to. the reason is that i find this magazine have "real stuff". for equipment, it has a detailed and objective test. the articles are not just obscure evaluation u find elsewhere, for instance, it once said:"...based on our field and lab test, this amateur lens gives a better performance than its professional counterpart...", whereas in other magazines, what u find probably is "this lens is good, and that one is nice...". for photo tips, it is more insightful than just "sunny 16" or "always use a tripod". u can find the photographer's own consideration as to why put the composition this way but not that. in all, i think this magazine is for anyone who is interested in photography to begin and continue with ... Read more

    5. Art In America
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    Asin: B00005N7OO
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Brant Publ Attn Michelle Thiel
    Sales Rank: 114
    Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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    Features articles on major achievements & events throughout the art world, particularly in painting, sculpture, photography and prints.
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and glossy, but...
    Art in America is of limited use for practicing professional artists. The magazine lives in the world of Big Art Shows, pompous curators, name brand artists and writers trying to determine the Next Big Thing.

    It's beautiful, no doubt about it. The August guide of galleries (cover price $$$) is a great resource for national gallery mailing addresses and contact info. If you are an artist trying to find outlets for your work, practical suggestions and solutions for finding gallery contacts, try the magazine Art Calendar.

    I went to a name brand art school, am still a practicing artist, and a self-supporting one. I have spent many years purging the "art speak" from my language. Magazines such as Art in America usually alienate the novices and those not steeped in art culture. I find it more often obscures rather than illuminates. Cryptic articles full of artistic navel contemplation (the writer's embellishments, not usually the artist) doesn't say much about the art or the artist, but it says a lot about the aspirations of the art reviewer, the curator and the board of directors at a particular museum.

    Do I sound bitter? I'm not. I'm just tired of people who are interested in art feeling like they don't belong, feeling intimidated by the thought of going to an opening or asking an artist a question about their work because they have been made to feel "ignorant". What purpose does that serve? The curious should ask questions about art and the artists, how else are they going to learn? Making it an exclusive club does not serve a purpose.

    4-0 out of 5 stars informative & interesting
    A subscription to Art in America is a good way to keep up with what's going on in the "art scene", mostly in the USA, but there are quite a few articles and reports that deal with art worldwide. As an example, the February 2002 issue has "Journey to China", showing the extraordinary work of Ah Xian, a Beijing-born artist who has lived in Australia since 1990. His porcelain portrait busts are inspired and unique, and this one article alone is worth buying the issue for.

    The 2/2002 issue also has "Wayne's World", about California's wonderful Wayne Thiebaud, "Transition Yoko", on Ono's N.Y. exhibit (I like that "Half-A-Room" piece !), "Who is Cleopatra ?", with some fascinating sculpture from 50-30 B.C. on exhibit at the Field Museum in Chicago, and 2 other articles, rounding out a diverse mix covering many interests.

    Other sections are "Review of Books", "Issues and Commentary", the newsy "Artworld", reviews of exhibits, etc., and of course, there are the color ads for the latest art shows, mostly from the New York galleries, which are always interesting.
    The paper and color reproduction are of good quality, and one of the issues is an annual guide to museums, galleries, and artists, which is always useful for artist and collector alike.
    When compared to ARTnews, it's closest competitor, perhaps one could say it has a little less gloss, and a bit more substance.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Art in America
    Just about the best art magazine available now, even the advertisements are interesting. Global view of what is happening in the art scene today. ... Read more

    6. Paper Crafts
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    Asin: B00008W6RS
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Primedia Special Interest Publications
    Sales Rank: 253
    Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars
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    Provides a broad spectrum of crafting activities.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Paper Crafts vs. Crafts magazine
    I subscribed to Crafts magazine. I decided to purchase the premier issue of Paper Crafts. They're both very different craft mags. I like to do tole painting and other crafts, so I enjoyed Crafts mag. Therefore, if you are not into paper crafting, then Paper Crafts magazine is not for you. I happen to like both Paper Crafts and Crafts because I love paper crafting besides painting, beading, needle work, etc. It depends on your interests. I find the new Paper Crafts is great for me because I love sending little items to people, i.e, dentist receptionist, mail person, friends, coworkers, etc. It's just the thing if you want to send "just because" little gifts or notes. In sum, I am going to subscribe to Paper Crafts as I did in the past with Crafts.

    4-0 out of 5 stars my favorite craft magazine!
    With the exception of Crafts (put out by the folks who do Cook's Illustrated), which went under, I think, this is the best all around high-quality craft magazine I've found. There is a lot of variety (flower making, rug hooking, knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, quilting, decoupage, soap making, beading) and the projects are uniformly well thought out, clearly explained (with diagrams and a pull-out pattern section), and well photographed. They have a regular column for kids as well as book reviews and a great idea: a project that carries over from month to month. Not sure if they do this every year or not, but this year they've been featuring a quilt, with one square detailed each month. A great idea of how to feature a large project without overwhelming a single issue.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Love the new magazine
    I picked up the premier issue of this magazine and loved it. I found out that it used to be Crafts magazine, which I thought was just Ok. I love their new approach. They have nice projects and informative articles. I'm glad to see that they are keeping up with current trends. When it comes to paper arts, I'm primarily a scrapbooker. From what I'm seen so far, their new focus will be great for expanding my paper crafting capabilities.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Skip this one!
    What a disappoinment. The ideas and projects in this magazine are VERY basic. Yes, children would probably love it. It might be okay if you are just getting started. I found it to be uninspiring and "cutesy". If you want talent and inspiration see Somerset Studio.

    1-0 out of 5 stars "Crafts" is gone....
    Crafts Magazine no longer exists. The magazine was sold and the new owners have changed the name and format to something called "PaperCrafts", a single focus magazine filled with projects of no skill or interest to anyone that was a reader of "Crafts". (I was a subscriber starting with the third issue!)

    The new owners are unresponsive after three requests to terminate my subscription and refund my money. Clearly, they have the cash and they have no desire to give me the magazine I paid for, or give me back the money. My third issue of this new magazine arrived on Monday. It contains nothing of interest to anyone that does anything other than make greeting cards - and they are lame greeting cards at that. Don't waste your money - just about any magazine with craft projects has better papercrafting ideas. I paid for a subscription to a magazine about CRAFTS - different CRAFTS, different projects, everything from decorative painting to crochet to beadwork to sewings and so on, with a sheet of patterns each month to assist in completing proects. Over the years, I have taught and crafted myself, and probably made several hundred of the projects that were in Crafts. The only thing I am going to do with "Papercrafts" is recycle it..... ... Read more

    7. Print
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    Asin: B0000CH4UZ
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: F & W Publications, Inc.
    Sales Rank: 263
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Unique tool...
    It's a preety useful tool, for my work. I'm a graphic designer, working for an advertising company and a freelancer too.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Perfect for anyone in Graphic Design or Advertising
    This is one of the bibles for anyone in graphic design, advertising, illustration or photograhy. It digs deep into industry trends, features portfolios of upcoming industry stars, and is a must for anyone who takes their craft seriously. While the issues are great, their Regional Design Annual is the must-buy issue every year. It really lets you know who the cream of the crop are. Just flipping through it will make you better at what you do (and you'll even stop using hackneyed phrases like "cream of the crop"). ... Read more

    8. Knitters

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    Asin: B00006KL9R
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: Xrx Inc
    Sales Rank: 689
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Always has something
    I've been knitting most of my life and have subscribed to this magazine for over 4 years. Each issue has a theme--cable patterns, stripes, unisex sweaters, colors, knitting for children, etc. I find that even if the theme doesn't interest me, the magazine is always worth perusing. Each issue includes a "how to" section that will satisfy even the most experienced knitters. Articles have covered knitting in darts, reversible cables, and several aspects of designing. Recently the magazine was improved by listing yarn weights as well as the original yarns used in the patterns, which makes substitutions much easier. Most of the patterns are sweaters in classic styles with a few modern designs thrown in. While not in every issue, there have been many children's sweaters included. Issues often include other items, such as hats, scarves, shawls, Christmas ornaments & decorations, purses, socks, gloves and mittens. The magazine has also featured several "great American afghans," providing a few block designs in each magazine. This is no granny-square afghan pattern. All patterns I have tried have been easy to follow, providing both written instructions and graphs.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Knitting Know-How at its best
    While sometimes the designs in this knitting magazine are a bit wacky, the knitting know-how and articles on the craft are great. Even better, the photos, which are absolutely incredible. The new editor, Rick Mondragon, has come into his own and produced some really fine issues with many exciting projects small and large to knit. And Knitters sponsors the annual Stitches East, West, and (maybe still) Midwest conventions, where you can meet the designers, take classes and buy yarn at the Market. It's almost a cult. ... Read more

    9. How
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    Asin: B000066HUO
    Catlog: Magazine
    Publisher: F & W Publications, Inc.
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    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Mag...But Amazon is charging $22 more than sub cost
    I found a how magazine and it is charging $29.99 for a subscription. I came across this same problem on another magazine that I was going to subscribe from Amazon...but the magazine itself was charging far less. I wrote Amazon about the price change (and they claim they correct prices in a few weeks) months later that magazine cost has not changed...

    Not a good sign for Amazon...for magazine subsrciptions. I love Amazon...but why are they so out of whack with magazine costs?

    5-0 out of 5 stars As a subscriber for over 3 years...
    ... I highly recommend this magazine to anyone interested or immersed in the graphic design industry. I have kept every single issue and frequently refer to them for ideas, reference, or to simply get those creative juices flowing. HOW's biggest asset is their dedication to helping the reader understand the business side of the industry and the all important client relationship. HOW does not exclude anyone in that they address the different issues agencies and freelancers face when conducting business.

    5-0 out of 5 stars HOW is a good buy and a great resource
    HOW is very practically-oriented, not a lot of "look at us, we're graphic designers" [junk] you see in other graphic design magazines. Self-importance is out. Information-importance is in. Each issue has loads of sage advice, and it's all very understandable to all designers, novice to Madison Aveenue.

    Great magazine for all graphic designers.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Money Well Spent
    This magazine really fills the voids that design school leaves behind. I have developed some serious guts in fighting for what I am worth due to this publication. When you are a new designer, you get taken advantage of frequently. College did not prepare me to stand up for myself in this competitive market, and this magazine not only keeps you up-to-date with the latest in the design realm, but also serves as a gutsy, motivational read as well. This is a must have subscription for budding designers. What a relief to read a killer design publication from the midwest!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Have...
    I believe that this magazine is a must have for any designer. Especially those that are new to the field. I am a student and I read this magazine from cover to cover and feel that it covers all aspects of the business well. It is written so that even the beginner can understand all of the aspects and use the ideas in their everyday work/projects. I think that this magazine is one of the best references for graphic design on the market that I have found. ... Read more

    10. Burda Moden

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Best in Europe
    Burda fashion magazine is considered the best in its category in Europe.
    They sell monthly editions in england, france, spain, germany, russia, check republic...and more.
    Each magazine includes the patterns for all the clothes shown, and they cover classic clothes, more fashionable ones, children, young, plus sizes in each number.
    You'll also find special clothes like sport, men, festive, summer now and then. For example you can get night dresses in the december issue or bride gowns in April issue, and swimsuits in summer.

    Each number includes some sewing ideas for the home, cooking recipes, some knittings, beauty reports...the magazine is very complete.

    But the top of all are the patterns, because they are excellent. Their fitting is considered the best. And their pants are wonderful, they fit very well but are totally confortable to sit or move. Even Mrs Betzina recomends them.

    They also sell special numbers along the year or single patterns. You can even buy "made to meassure" patterns from them. If you want to see the contents of each number before buying or complete info about their services visit
    The page its in german but soon will come also in english and spanish.

    5-0 out of 5 stars love it
    I have recently sent in a request to receive the magazine and can't wait for it to arrive. I used to subscribe a few years ago but fell out of sewing for a while. Every time I received the magazine I wondered why anyone pays for patterns. I also wonder why no American magazine will include even one pattern in it for clothing. Haven't had time to make many of the clothes, but like a fashion magazine it helps you shop! It is an extra step to trace patterns but so what, its free!
    Each pattern is rated for beginner through advanced, each has variations and clear pictures of what it looks like. Worth every penny.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent sewing magazine
    This is an excellent magazine with sewing patterns provided for every model in it. Every issue contains several patterns for blouses, skirts, jackets, pants, dresses and children's clothing, in 4-5 sizes. The contents of the 12 issues follow the seasons, so the models are very versatile.
    There are also very helpful detailed step-by step explanations on how to sew. The level of difficulty varies, making sure that there are always a few simple patterns for those that are just beginning to learn.
    One may also look for Burda's special magazines such as "Blouses, Skirts, Trousers", "Burda Kids' Fashions", "Burda Plus" and "Burda Petite Fashions".

    5-0 out of 5 stars Who Needs to Buy Patterns Anymore?.....
    I have been getting this magazine for almost 14 years now. It is one of the most interesting fashion magazines and the most fun. Not only do you get to keep up on fashion, but you actually get the patterns to make almost everything that is in the magazine!

    I have found Burda patterns to be better fitting, more stylish, and often more practical than many of the paper patterns I have purchased in the store, although I still buy patterns now and then for specific styles. I usually will consult Burda first before buying any patterns from the US companys in the sewing stores.

    Each issue of Burda comes with between 40-60 patterns in it for clothing in different ranges. Every month comes with misses sizes from anywhere from size 10 (american) to size 18 (american). The sizing is written up as European, but translated nicely for Americans to use as well. I find it easy to follow.

    There is always a section for plus sized women with decent styles in it for women.

    A few times a year there are men's patterns for everything from pants to coats.

    There are patterns every month for youth from infant to teen girls.

    Each month has trendy features, practical every day patterns, urban focus patterns, and there is always a themed pattern from folklore,bikers,African safari, to western American. The change of location and fashion focus is refreshing. Photography is usually quite fun too.

    Burda is printed in Germany, and often features European designers. There is an opportunity to have readers design a pattern and it might get printed in an issue. That is usually my favorite section. I find the readers to be very innovative and the patterns they include are most interesting and fun to make.

    There is a craft section which is often not too great, in my opinion. They used to have recipes which I used to love, but that has disappeared- for now, anyway. I hope that they will come back again.

    For $5.00 a month, if you can discipline yourself to take a few extra minutes to trace out the patterns from the centerfold pattern papers, you can have practically any kind of pattern that you might need in a year's time. They are cut well, and run pretty true to size, depending on the style, of course.

    The seam allowances do have to be added onto the pieces after they are traced out. I do this by eye when I cut out the pieces.. The pattern pieces for each pattern are color coded making it easy to trace them to tissue paper. With a little time invested to learn the method (which is very easy), I have enjoyed every single pattern that I have made from this magazine, and I have made a lot of them.

    If you do not have the opportunity to make something from every issue, you have still only spent $5 on the magazine for that month, which is as much as most other magazines you might just throw away.

    Comes in a plastic bag, which I love and shows up at the end of the month previous to that dated on the issue. In other words, March's issue will show up the last day or two of February. It is translated in England and sent to the New Jersey distribution center where it is mailed out to US customers.

    I have been very happy with this magazine, and it is the only magazine I have consistently subscribed to (it is my bday present every year) without stopping for that long. It is just so much fun to see what styles are coming through Europe and know that I can make most of them if I feel like it right from the magazine!

    5-0 out of 5 stars What an addition to your Pattern Library!
    I vote strongly in favor of Burda Moden pattern magazine. I sew a great deal, particularly wearable art, and use both original and commerical patterns. I like having fashion news, pattern updates, the actual patterns, and sewing technique details all arriving at once. Yes, all the patterns are printed together, which means tracing off your selection - which is a good idea for conservation of any sewing pattern. That huge sheet will never fold back up into the magazine - I bag both the originial pattern sheet and the periodical in a large ziplock bag. I agree that Burda is easier for the experienced sewer, but all can learn to add seam allowances or a clever new technique. The ideas presented are numerous and the patterns immediately accessible. In addition, I find Burda patterns to fit well and to offer more fitting solutions (explained) than our domestic companies. And for those who treasure their pattern libraries, having a magazine of actual patterns arrive, and not just advertisements for same, is very satisfying. ... Read more

    11. Digital Photo Pro

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    12. Mary Engelbreits Home Companion
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great discovery at garage sale!
    I came acrossed an older stack of this magazine at a garage sale for $1.00. I have never spent such good money, not only have I poured over every magazine at least twice, but everyone that has been to my home and picks one up, begs to take them home with them. I have now subscribed, and plan on saving every one indefinitley.

    4-0 out of 5 stars I hate Mary Englebreit's stuff, but I love her magazine.
    I can't stand the cherries, the cartoon scotty dogs, the rosy-cheeked kids, or the cutseyness of her artwork, but I seriously love her magazine. It's a home magazine for creative types-- not glue-gun-and-wooden-geese types, but truly passionate people (probably mostly women) who have a love of old things, a willingness to jump in and experiment on their homes, and a desire to "live the creative life."

    Yes, you'll flip past some ads for her products, but inbetween you'll find pictures of homes decorated by their owners (not a hoity-toity design firm) and instructions for unique projects (dare I call them crafts?) that won't look--- well, like you did them yourself.

    It's definitely a magazine I'd recommend-- even though I will never, never own a ME teapot, card, gift box, wall hanging, print, wallpaper, tea set, christmas tree ornament, hatbox, figurine, pillow, stationery, purse, journal, doll, rug, fork, candle, poster, screensaver, needlepoint kit, pincushion, or tin.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fun, Sweet and Relevant! Perfect for Mom AND me!
    This wonderful magazine covers a variety of home-happy topics such as decorating, gardening, cooking (lovely themed menus and yummy recipes), reading, pets and so much more. It arrives every other month and is devoured cover-to-cover immediately. Each issue contains ideas and articles for holidays and seasonal events, and even includes a "Breit Ideas" catalog of Mary Engelbreit-produced items in the back.

    Seriously, I wish that this magazine were a weekly publication -- it is really that good -- but there is just NO way that all the great features would survive such a punishing schedule. I've been a subscriber since the premier issue way back in 1996, and have always been pleased and surprised at Home Companion's quality, relevance and cleverness. Even the advertisements (which do not overpower the issue's contents) are appropriately themed and often lead me online to look for items!

    If you are looking for a gift for a mom, aunt, grandma or sister, this is a perfect selection. I had to get a sub for my Mom because I certainly wasn't giving up any of MY issues!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Practical
    For the discerning home owner who want ideas that are realistic.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Comfort Magazine
    Cover to Back Cover, I really enjoy this magazine. The stories are warm, wonderful and encouraging - follow your dream - kind of stories. The recipe section is delicious, easy to follow and family friendly. I even enjoy the advertisements - it makes you feel creative and motivates you to get busy doing the things you love. ... Read more

    13. National Geographic en Espanol
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    Publisher: Editorial Televisa
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    4-0 out of 5 stars ENTERATE DE FORMA SERIA
    Si,de forma seria que sucede en el resto del mundo!Bellisimas fotografias,buena redaccion.Transporta al lugar o tema del que se trata en el articulo.Es un revista que documenta sobre temas actuales y dice mas que el titulo. ... Read more

    14. Artists Magazine
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    Publisher: F&w Publications Inc
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    Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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    Articles with instruction and advice on painting technique, how to exhibit and sell artwork.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars a must for students and teachers of all levels
    The Artist's Magazine is full of advice and ideas for anyone studying or teaching art; from its first monthly department, "Dialogue", which is a question and answer column from readers, to the final page "Master Class", which gives the history and analysis of a famous work, you will get articles that cover many techniques and media, as well as guidelines on the business side of art.

    Taking the March 2003 issue as an example, the cover story is on the exquisite gouache paintings of Daniel K. Tennant. One of the four works pictured is broken down and shown in six stages, from the initial layout to the final delicate details.
    Artist Joseph Frassetta explains his technique in "Reining it In", and tells us what materials and tools he uses to create his realistic portraiture and animal studies.
    There is another article on landscape painting through the four seasons, and others on doing a self-portrait, mixing the use of colored pencils, and so much more. Some favorite monthly articles are "Art Clinic" and "Technical Q&A", which always have useful tips.

    The back of the magazine has classified listings of art related opportunities, workshops, etc., and even the ads can be an informative resource.
    The Artist's Magazine also sponsors a yearly competition, with many categories, including a student/beginner division.
    The magazine has medium weight paper, good color reproduction, and teachers and students, especially of a traditional style of art, will find much to enjoy and learn in every issue.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Indispensable Source of Information and Inspiration
    I've enjoyed this magazine for years and have the habit of keeping all issues because they never fail to possess something of proven value. It's top-notch for getting great ideas and quality advise on anything pertaining to art. Like any other magazine, it gives you a dose of advertising, but it's not incredible over done.

    Subjects range from portrait/self-portrait to landscape, still life and abstract design. But it doesn't end there; this magazine details style diversities from all across the board. Offering examples for improving techniques in various mediums, but generally pencil, watercolor, pastel, oil and acrylic. And no matter what the area or medium you specialize in, you'll be able to pick up handy tips in every issue. Sections of interest regularly highlight a specific tool or technique idea. Inform readers on market issues and other important business concerns. As well as provide interesting articles on artists and a little news and awareness of art related events. Plus will occasionally dip into art history and perform art contests.

    This magazine will energize your motivations with impressive art and will help you improve on your own with short & simple instructions. Truly is thee magazine to have, for an artist at any skill level. [review author: tilley_traveler]

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Artist's Magazine out there!
    This is the best Artist's magazine being published. I have had subscriptions to them all at one time or another. I have been a subscriber for at least ten years now. It's the only magazine that I can actually use in a class on how to: My students learn from the articles,and so do I! K.J. Murray

    4-0 out of 5 stars Instructional
    I have purchased these magazines before, and found them instructional, eye-apealing, and usually read them cover to cover. Step-by-step instructions, and plenty of color pictures. Each issue has something new. Definitely worth the money. I am a self-taught artist, and have found insightful ways of practicing through this mag. It covers a range of mediums and methods, and normally has a special section of artwork from various artists. A valuable tool for any artist:) ... Read more

    15. Martha Stewart Kids

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    16. Fine Woodworking
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    Asin: B000063XJH
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    Publisher: Taunton Direct, Inc.
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    Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The BEST
    Of all the woodworking magazines available to read Fine Woodworking is the best, bar none. It will encourage those with no experience, and inspire those who are serious about woodworking. I have subscribed to this magazine for the past 12 years, and have read many articles that have helped me to become a better woodworker. The old issues I have saved for reference and are timeless in their information.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Not just for "experts"...
    I've subscribed to this magazine for several years now, though somehow (sadly) I let my subscription expire. Trust me, I'm fixing that!

    I've gone from hobbyist to almost-full time professional woodworker over the past few years, making everything from small desk clocks to custom cabinetry and furniture. I'd have to roger up with the other reviewers who've said that, if they could only have one woodworking magazine, this would be it.

    Strengths -- I don't care where you are in your woodworking skill/experience level; you WILL find something worth a careful read in each issue. I've subscribed to several other woodworking magazines of which that could not be said. Yes, much of what is featured/discussed in these magazines is "high-level" stuff. That's how you grow as a woodworker. There needs to be at least one journal for any profession that takes on the finer points on a consistent basis. THIS IS IT for the profession of woodworking. What's new in water-based finishes (a lot!), veneering, dovetails on a curved drawer front (haven't tried THAT one yet!) -- just a few of the kinds of stuff you can expect to find in FWW. Four or five years ago I may have disregarded this magazine as "too much" for me; then again, I cringe at the quality and worksmanship of some of my "handiwork" from that same time!

    The contributors to this magazine (I've met a few) are some of the most accomplished, yet down-to-sawdust people you'd ever meet in this business. Most of them are making a living working wood, and are happy to share lessons of both success and failure to help the reader.

    Weaknesses? Well, as has been mentioned, you won't find many diagrams or drawings to help you step-by-step. Personally, I don't consider that a drawback, and it's not part of the magazine's mission to provide them. If you're out to basically cut out and assemble a kit every so often, you'll want to look elsewhere.

    If, on the other hand, you want to develop your knowledge of one of the oldest crafts in history, to get to the point that you can conceive, design, draft, and build (oh, yeah -- and finish!) one -- or a hundred -- quality works in wood, then this is well worth the annual subscription.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Total Winner
    Over the years I have watched this magazine go from good to great. I can't wait for the next issue. If your a serious about learning woodworking, then this is the magazine for you! Each issue is full of great articles and valuable information. You will also enjoy seeing some of the reader's work. Very inspiring!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Getting better and broadening its audience
    FWW is the standard for WWing magazines. It has gotten much better in including more tips, tricks, and tutorials for those WWers who are more hobbyist level, I would say that is very welcome. Each issue has at least an item or two I would like to do, or implement, or learn....they have greatly improved the drawings and article support information (no full-sized plans if you like that sort of thing)

    If I had only one WWing mag, i would select this one, a few years ago i would not have.

    if you are a mid level WWer, you will expand your abilities with this mag and be inpsired to do greater/more difficult techniques and pieces....price is a little steep compared to other mags, but you will find yourself keeping these, because something you read may not be used today, but next year you will want to read the article again.

    I really like that the major articles can be read on the binding when the magazine is sitting on your national geographic.

    5-0 out of 5 stars It isn't a snob magazine... it's FINE woodworking!
    This is one of the best woodworking magazines out there with great articles on all subjects. Very inspiring. Look, if you just want to make a few toys and furniture made out of construction grade 2x4, which there is nothing wrong with, look elsewhere. I personally believe the reviewer that called this magazine a snob magazine doesn't even truely woodwork but maybe once a year if that. I haven't meet a woodworker yet that doesn't desire to rise to the level of the projects in Fine Woodworking. Even if you aren't that good you should still read it. Read it, apply it, and you will get better! ... Read more

    17. Vogue Knitting International

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Depends on what you are looking for in a knitting mag
    I have been a long time subscriber to Vogue Knitting, it was one of the few US knitting magazines that had really fashionable knitting patterns. I am from Germany, where there are lots of knitting magazines with really chic patterns, I missed that when I moved to the US. However, I find that the content in Vogue Knitting really fluctuated - sometimes it was packed with great designs, sometimes, it was just too far out and there wasn't a single pattern I wanted to knit. I stopped my subscription for a while. Then the editor changed and now the magazine is somewhere in the middle - not too funky, yet still chic and fun. I still enjoy reading it every once in a while.

    After having my daughter, I changed my subscription to Family Circle Easy Knitting, since Vogue Knitting does not carry any patterns for babies or kids, which I really find a shame. I even wrote a letter to the editor saying that this was a major omission. Especially because it is very hard to find chic and elegant kids knits in magazines - not those acrylic yarn patterns with bears on them! The German magazines do a great job of having some unique, but still fun kids designs.

    If you want a very trendy knitting magazine that uses a whole range of yarns (some very expensive), then Vogue Knitting is the magazine for you. If you are looking for elegant knits that are more functional, but still challenging, I would suggest Interweave Knits and Rebecca (English version of a German magazine), both carry some really interesting and challenging patterns. If you have kids, there isn't much out there, I would suggest Family Circle Easy Knitting, also Rebecca does a kids issue once a year, which should not be missed!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best knitting mag out there
    Being a fashion geek who loves to knit, for me, this magazine rises above all the rest. Like the previous reviewer, I wish they come out monthly rather than quarterly. It's a long 3 months til your next issue. Maybe Vogue wants to give you time to finish your knitting projects before giving you new ones.:)Nevertheless, it remains the most fashionable knitting mag around.

    1-0 out of 5 stars 5 stars for Vogue Knitting, the magazine...
    plus about negative 6 for Magazine Express!Ordered through Amazon in May, and I have been calling M.E. with increasing frequency since early Sept.Every two weeks, now, I'm promised again that they've cleared things up with the publisher and my first issues are on their way.Email has gone unanswered by M.E.To date, neither magazine nor refund.

    4-0 out of 5 stars For fashionistas with needles, this is great
    I am not a fashionista (too tall, too heavy, not 20 years old.) But if I WERE once again a skinny college kid, I would be making many of the models from this highly fashionable knitting magazine.

    Vogue Knitting follows the trends from European runways so right now, thick knits are still in, and more daring items like dresses and halters. If you are a YUK (Young Urban Knitter) this is probably going to get you grabbing those needles.

    4-0 out of 5 stars The best out there
    Tons of interesting technique articles, and clearly written directions (with occasional typos).Naturally, the patterns specify super-expensive yarns, but enough guidance is given to make substitutions easy. There is a nice mix of classic and trendy patterns.This magazine would be perfect if it had more men's sweaters and kid's sweaters. ... Read more

    18. Pcphoto
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Only Photography Magazine I've Ever Loved!
    I must admit that although I love photography, and have been taking pictures for decades, I've never actually liked reading photo magazines...until I got into digital cameras, and read back issues of this magazine. I love this magazine! It's answered so many of my digital photography questions, and has loads of product info on cameras, printers, scanners, etc. It also keeps you updated on all the new prodcuts coming out.

    The reviews of products are not for those who want hard hitting criticism, however. They seem to believe it's best not to come right out and say something is not the best about a product, and this very well may be ad money talking. But I personally don't believe this is such a bad thing--most products have those who love it and those who hate it. I just hope PC Photo refuses to review a product that has MAJOR problems.

    I've been into digital photography for 6 months, so I guess I'm still a beginner. But for some reason I doubt I'll outgrow this magazine. I've read more advanced digital photography mags, and they don't interest me. This one suits me best, and probably always will. It keeps me up to date, and is not too complex. I'd rather be taking pictures than reading about how to do so.

    One word of warning about subscriptions--I got a 4 year subscription of this mag for a very low price at eBay. After the max. time of delivery--16 weeks--I still had yet to receive an issue. I have never received an issue from that seller--tonycia1. You can't leave feedback after 16 weeks, and both eBay and PayPal refuse to do anything about the situation after 16 weeks. That's one reason I left eBay. So, be careful of getting magazine subscriptions off of eBay.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Decent for rank beginners and reading ads, not much else
    This is a great magazine for two groups of people, absolute beginners and people that like to read advertisements from photo shops.

    It's not that it's really a bad magazine. The one or two actual articles in each issue are usually pretty good. They are usually written in a style aimed squarely at absolute beginners in most cases. The two or three monthly columns are usually somewhat interesting as well.

    However, the "reviews" of cameras and other photo equipment in each issue can hardly be classified as reviews. They are basically expanded versions of the press release given by the company. I can't recall one "review" they have printed that ever said anything remotely negative about a camera in the magazine, which is rather suspicious.

    And, as with most other Photo magazines, about 1/2 of each issue is devoted to advertisements from Photo equipment retailers, more than a few of which are of dubious reputation.

    That being said, I do enjoy the magazine at times. It's good for about a 15-20 minute read each month at most. The only reason I did not give the magazine a lower score is due to the fact that I receive the magazine at a greatly reduced price. If I had to pay the actual subscription price listed here, I would probably award it 2 stars if not 1.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Tutorials are Great
    I love digital photography. I'm always looking for new ways to edit and share my photos. This magazine provides great tutorials and information on dealing with digital photography. After reading an article I find myself saying : "I didn't know I could do that with my camera!". This magazine is a must for anyone interested in digital photography.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best PC Photo magazines
    This is one of the best magazine for learning how to take great pictures with your digatal camara.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Beginning Digital Photography
    This magazine is great for beginning to intermediate digital camera users. I think that it is especially great for beginners. There are articles about how to choose the right camera for your purpose and about what all the specifications mean. There are question and answer sections that answer a broad range of questions including how to avoid common computer errors and how to format different digital devices. I like the photo editing tips, which explain some of the more elusive aspects of most digital photo editing programs and how to use them. The photo-editing program described most often is adobe photoshop and photoshop elements; however, quick advice is also give about how to apply these tips to other programs. For more advanced film camera users, there are tips for how to make the same quality image with a digital camera and stories of professional photographers who have switched to digital. However, most professional photographers will use macs to edit their photos rather than PCs and more advanced photo editing software. Mostly this magazine caters to amateur photographers and the lower end photo-editing programs that are most often used. There are also reviews of new gadgets, which are often fun to read, and plenty of market place like advertising in the back. This magazine is what it advertises and nothing more. ... Read more

    19. Communication Arts
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    Articles, technology reviews and resources, legal affairs, book reviews and available materials aimed at the professional artist.Occasional special issues and annuals on the subjects of photography, design, advertising and illustration.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The only magazine that I keep back copies of!
    As a professional graphic designer and illustrator, I read a lot of the trade magazines, but Communication Arts is the only one I keep back copies of. I have had a subscription to this magazine since my art school days and I still look forward to receiving it in the mail. The magazine is beautifully designed with clean type and the feature articles are always interesting. It is well worth the cost of subscription. Just get it! You won't be sorry.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Important to know what you want
    If you are looking for a design mag with flip-through layouts or edgy underground images, this is probably not the publication for you. If you're on the search for pretty pictures and design inspiration, you'd probably like one or two of the annuals (i.e., Design, Illustration, Photography or Interactive), but not a whole subscription.

    Now then, if you don't mind reading and are looking for contemporary and practical insights into the world of commercial print design, CA comes highly recommended. Its value very nearly overshadows its cost, and if you can't afford it, it's well worth harassing family members for a gift subscription.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The essential tool for working commercial artists
    As a working illustrator and designer, I have been a subscriber to CA since 1983, and own copies that date back to my art school days in the late 70's. I consider this magazine an invaluable tool for maintaining an edge in the ever-changing commercial art market. Not only does CA provide in depth interviews with the top design agencies, illustrators, designers and photographers working today, but it helps me keep up to date with current trends in design.

    The five regular issues are great, but the three annuals that present a comprehensive gallery of the very best in photography, illustration, design and media for each year have provided me with untold inspiration, practical ideas for problem solving, and have helped me to strive for greater creativity. As a reference tool for style and trends, CA is always featuring the absolute best the market has to offer.

    Printed on heavy, gloss stock of near archival quality, every issue is a treasure that more than justifies the price. While each new issues serves as a benchmark for what is happening in the commercial art world, the old issues become time capsules that never seem to loose their appeal. I still delight in reviewing articles and images from 20+ years ago.

    CA is a good, but slightly pricey diversion for anybody casually interested in art, photography and advertising. It is a GREAT and invaluable tool for every working professional commercial artist, and worth every penny spent tenfold.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Expensive Eye-Candy
    Visually stunning mag, frequently used for inspiration by graphic designers. Fixated on "new" and "award-winning", at the expensive of "good" design or socially-relevant design. The articles on professional practice are sometimes shallow, sometimes obvious. The style guide for people who manufacture desire.

    5-0 out of 5 stars CA Review
    Fantastic collection of all areas of graphic design. A must for the reference library. ... Read more

    20. Quilting Arts Magazine
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    Asin: B000060MIH
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    Publisher: Quilting Arts Magazine
    Sales Rank: 218
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The joy of Quilting Arts Magazine by Indigo
    This is one of the most inspirational (and beautiful) magazines I've ever purchased. The only sad part is that it's only published 4 times a year; but it's still worth every cent. I read each of mine from cover to cover more than once. Each month focuses on a new artist that works in fiber (quilting; embellished boxes; altered books; fabric painting; etc.). Quilting Arts Magazine is geared more toward the non-traditional quilter; which is so nice since there is a noticable lack of such material to be purchased. The traditional quilter might find the projects inspirational and challenging as well. Speaking of challenges...the magazine usually has some sort of contest in the works with prizes to be won. The magazine is also a great resource for products such as beads; specialty fibers; buttons; ribbon; fiber paint...the choices boggles the mind! I recommend Quilting Arts Magazine wholeheartedly!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Simply the Best!
    This is the best quilting magazine I have ever picked up. It is beautifully done, it is unique and the articles are interesting. But the thing I like best about the magazine is that every issue has a project complete with instructions that are so clearly written that even someone like me who is something of a novice when it comes to embelished quilting is inspired to give them a try.

    This magazine is very well done and my hat is off to the writers and editors.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect Gift for Quilters!
    I purchased this subscription as a gift for my quilting wife. She is a fairly advanced quilter and curator of the Colorado Quilt Museum. I had seen all of the issues back through the Premier issue of Quilting Arts she had brought home from various quilt shows and retreats, and knew that this magazine was considered both special and head and shoulders better in production standards than a lot of other magazines available on the subject. The photography, color, literary editing and both staff and guest contributors are all the BEST.
    Don't be intimidated if you're not an advanced or long time quilter. The inspiration of the articles and projects illustrated will inspire you as well as awe you with their beauty. Technique is well represented in text as well.

    Be aware of the reality that it will probably take 16 weeks to receive your first issue via subscription. If you're at a show be sure to pick up any current issues available. Another disappointment not reflecting on this beautiful magazine itself but still relevant for potential subscribers, is the fact that (though sent in a sealed plastic envelope) USPS still managed to get to the magazine, completely remove the protective cover and slightly damage the magazine (possibly through thumbing through it while eating lunch). This is a magazine that many feel worthy of keeping in pristine condition. So be aware of that possibility.
    Again, superior to many magazines available about the beautiful art of Quiliting.
    John Row

    5-0 out of 5 stars Quilting Arts Magazine
    Best magazine I've read in ages! Awesome pictures, instructions and articles.
    Can't go wrong with this magazine.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A unique and wonderful quilting magazine
    I saw my first issue of Quilting Arts magazine at the International Quilt Festival in November 2001. My first impression was that the magazine had a wonderful "look": it is printed on high-quality paper, with beautful photography and a pleasing layout. I subscribed immediately, and picked up the first two issues at the quiltshow. Each new issues seems better than the previous one. A wide variety of fiber-artists are featured. Articles showcasing a particular technique are well-photographed, with easy to follow text. This should be must-have
    for anyone interested fiber art. ... Read more

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