Today I received a box with the first copies of The Alpine Review, straight from the printer over in Spain, where managing editor LJ Darveau has been seeing to the stuff being packaged up and shipped off to both selected print outlets like Do You Read Me and to collaborators (which is how I got my copy).
So what is The Alpine Review?
The Alpine Review is a bi-annual, comprehensive publication that tracks changes in thought, systems and creations around the world in a variety of disciplines ranging from tech to agriculture, design to anthropology. Assembled by an international and multidisciplinary team and designed and printed with extreme care, The Alpine Review is a compendium of ideas for a world in transition.
It is, in other words, a magazine from our tribe, for our tribe. As vague as that sounds (and is), it’s the best way I could describe it.
And so I was very excited when quite some months back LJ and his co-conspirator Patrick invited me to contribute in some way or another. (Which led to the title of Editor-at-Large, Europe eventually, which sounds like fun, because it is.) Those of you following my work and other activities will find quite a number of familiar faces among the contributors. Among others, Michelle Thorne, Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, Georgina Voss and Martin Spindler are all contributors. It was a pleasure to also see Bruce Sterling featured via an interview, as well as many great projects, people and events.
The magazine has a city focus, to which I gladly wrote a short editorial – it’s about Berlin, of course, as all the magazine’s topics are quite well represented by the city.
Not to overly romanticize print (and you know I don’t), but it’s always quite satisfying to hold a nice piece of high-quality print magazine. I’m super happy to be allowed to contribute in some small way.
The Alpine Review officially launches in October, so you might find a copy in your trusted local print store. Until then, I posted a few photos, and you can get updates on what’s happening on Twitter by following @thealpinereview