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The Stack Awards 2017

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25 November 2017

Episode 274

30 minutes

The people who make independent magazines aren’t motivated by fame or fortune. They simply want their passion projects to reach an appreciative community of like-minded readers. Still, given the long hours and unpredictable financial returns, most wouldn’t turn down an offer of an open bar, and maybe even a gong or two. On today’s show, we look back at last week’s Stack Awards. Plus: a magazine that never fails to have us dusting off our tennis whites and another to take you off the beaten track.

25 November 2017

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The Stack Awards 2017

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We discuss some of the winners of this year’s edition of The Stack Awards including ‘MacGuffin’, ‘Buffalo’ and ‘Anxy’.

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‘Racquet’

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‘Racquet’ is a magazine which is, on the face of it, about tennis. But open up the latest issue, and you’re confronted by essays about Russian literature, a photographic typography of homemade handball balls and – of course – an artistic interpretation of historic tennis socks.

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‘Cartography’

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‘Cartography’ calls itself a travel magazine but it doesn’t subscribe to many of that genre’s conventions. Each destination in the magazine comes with a photographic album, a short text, a map and an itinerary. But the camera’s gaze is more anthropological than promotional, capturing lulls in the lives of local residents and overlooked corners of the natural and built environment. The prose – in English and Italian – has a similar flavour, more meditative than splashy.

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