Art Magazines to Read 2018

It has become increasingly more difficult to sift through the massive amounts of media we consume each day. Constantly bombarded left and right, it’s easy to lose sight of what we originally set out for when we log online. This is why art magazines are a superior avenue for media consumption. With print and digital subscriptions readily available, we can easily digest the content we really want to focus on. Meaning, these outlets can help us from becoming distracted with social media updates and seemingly endless scrolling. Check out our top 8 art magazine picks of 2018 to get your read on!

Top 8 Art Magazines



Create! Magazine is an independent and contemporary art magazine. It highlights the work of artists, makers, and creative entrepreneurs. “Helping fellow artists is our passion. Our goal is to create a welcoming community through our print issues and online galleries. Aside from releasing our bi-monthly editions, we promote artists on our website, social media and connect them to opportunities and gallery exhibitions.” Each issue is filled with vibrant contemporary art, craft, design, and inspiring stories of the makers behind it.

Create! Magazine is released bimonthly in a digital and print format. Click to visit Create! Magazine’s website.


A visual masterpiece, Plastik is an independent, award-winning visual, culture and arts magazine. It is dedicated to new creative talents around the world. They have a solid reputation for ground-breaking fashion and editorial photography.

“Plastik is a creative collection of imagery and thought, and whatever the fu*ck we want. Plastik is a state of mind. It is the mind in a state of perpetual beauty, void of vanity. It is the tendencies, and glamour, of fashion.”

Plastik’s art magazines are released quarterly in print format. Click to visit Plastik Magazine’s website.


Elegant Magazine is a collaboration of professional photographers, makeup artists, hair designers, fashion designers, and stylists. This online and print magazine showcases worldwide talent that inspires thousands of readers. According to their bio, “It’s really easy to get lost in the hundreds of publications on the market today. We are proud each month to publish images from people from all walks. From professional photographers with years under their belt to beginning artists.”

Elegant art magazines are released monthly in print and digital format. Click to visit Elegant Magazine’s website.


Juxtapoz was founded in 1994. It is a monthly magazine that documents creative lives. This magazine covers contemporary artists who deserve crucial attention. These are the artists who push the envelope to redefine originality. They are independent thinkers who are infinitely creative. Their artwork engages the viewer with complex levels of meaning and aesthetic interests.

The Juxtapoz art magazines are released monthly in print and digital format. Click to visit Juxtapoz Magazine’s website.


Kolaj Magazine is just what it sounds like: a magazine filled with collage artists’ work. Work showcased in the magazine reaches a broad range of styles and mixed media. Thus, it one of the only solely collage-based magazines in the industry.

According to their website, “We are interested in how collage is made, how collage is exhibited, and how collage is collected. We’re interested in the role collage plays in contemporary visual culture. This is a full color, internationally-oriented art magazine.”

Kolaj art magazines are released quarterly in print format. Click to visit Kolaj Magazine’s website.


Designboom was founded in Milan in 1999. It is the world’s first and most popular digital architecture and design magazine. Designboom is based in Milan, Beijing, and New York. It has gained a global reach of 4 million readers and 450,000 newsletter subscribers.

According to their bio, “Designboom aims to bring together professionals and young creatives from a diverse range of backgrounds. By publishing the latest news and key issues in the fields of architecture, design, technology, and art, our mission over the past 17 years has remained the same: unearthing the best projects and curating a selection of the most interesting aspects of contemporary culture.”

Designboom’s art magazines can be seen updated daily, exclusively online. Click to visit Designboom’s website.


Buffed Magazine is an online platform featuring interesting artists. Based in Los Angeles, California, they have their fingers on the pulse of the expanding and vibrant LA art scene. This art magazine can be seen updated daily, exclusively online. Click to visit Buffed Mag’s website.

UPDATE 2019: We discovered that “Buffed Mag” no longer exists. However, after some research, we believe they have renamed themselves to Tainted Magazine.


Hi-Fructose was founded by artists Attaboy and Annie Owens in 2005. This magazine focuses squarely on art that transcends genre and trend. Its unique approach assures readers that the content they consume is both informative and original. This magazine showcases an array of emerging and well distinguished contemporary artists.

Hi-Fructose Magazine is distributed internationally and carried in major bookstores such as Barnes & Noble and Hastings. Major art store chains, boutiques, galleries, and newsstands worldwide also carry it. The Hi-Fructose Magazine art magazines are released quarterly in print and digital format.

Click to visit Hi-Fructose Magazine’s website.

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