The printed magazine, much like the newspaper, seems to be a dying breed. Magazines on tablets and PC’s seem to be the way of the future with less production costs and more ‘interactive’ content available on demand such as links to videos, suppliers, and further reading etc. But then along comes a magazine that reminds you of what a quality publication feels like and why the digital will never completely replace the physical.
Fuel is a beautifully constructed magazine that comes out quarterly and every consideration has been given to the look and feel of the magazine. From the feel of the matt paper stocks to the size of the pages, the layout and the quality of the images, everything just seems to work naturally together. The articles are honest & intelligent without resorting to comments like “dem feels” and “moar low” and cover a range of topics from the feature cars to other aspects of automotive culture such as designers and artists within the industry. In short, Fuel reminds you that a well put together, printed magazine still has something over the more disposable online content, even if you can’t put your finger on exactly why.
Why am I mentioning all of this? Well Fuel recently brought the film Snake & Mongoo$e to drive-in cinemas around Australia and I went along to the screening at the Yatala Drive-in in Queensland…
Do yourself a favour, go to fuelzine.com get yourself a subscription and while you’re there check out their sister magazine, Tank Moto. All of the great quality mentioned above but focused on the world of motorcycle culture.