One Dead, Three Are Born… A Cause for Crafts CelebrationFebruary 19, 2009
While others are mourning the death of the quarterly Craft magazine, I am celebrating the birth of three new craft magazines born the same week Craft was pronounced dead. Stampington & Company of Laguna Hills, CA, publishers of art and crafts magazines since 1994, introduced the three new craft magazines last week. Each magazine priced at a well-deserved hefty $14.99 cover price is unique in its own ways.
The first magazine, and my own favorite, is called (apron.ology). It is the magazine for “aprons with attitude!” 144 pages of beautifully crafted and designed aprons that are set to satisfy the needs and wants of all “the apronistas of the world.”
The second magazine Art Journaling is also a hefty 144 pages showcasing “artists who choose courage over self-doubt as they share the unique ways in which they write their thoughts onto a page and juxtapose them with the artistic imprint of who they are.”
Last but not least, is the third new magazine Stuffed, a gathering of softies. More than 100 “softie” projects fill the 144-page magazine offered complete “with an artist portfolio, techniques articles and a large gallery section.”
To paraphrase an old saying, Craft is dead, long live (apron.ology), Art Journaling and Stuffed. And just for the record, those new titles are not but three additional titles in the staple of Stampington & Company’s 25 magazine titles. Check them here.