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Icon and Yes & No

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12 August 2017

Episode 259

30 minutes

We take a closer look at two publications looking to get beneath the surface of the modern world, ‘Icon’ and ‘Yes & No’. Plus: at work with our resident magazine connoisseur at Monocle’s Kioskafé.

12 August 2017

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Chapter 1

Monocle’s Kioskafé

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The Kioskafé in the London neighbourhood of Paddington is a magazine shop and coffee stop with a carefully curated selection of publications from all four corners of the globe. We get some summer reading tips from the shop’s supervisor, Maverick Petit-Taylor.

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Icon

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Setting out to strike an original note with a design magazine is easier said than done – but ’Icon’ magazine has risen to the challenge. We speak to its editor James McLachlan and art director Carlo Apostoli.

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Yes & No

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This is a quarterly magazine on its second issue, setting out to defy categorisation and address the modern world. It’s delightfully eclectic, with articles by NHS medics on blood-borne pathogens sitting alongside avant-garde fiction and seasonal recipes.

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