Magazine Inspiration for Artists: Flow Magazine

Do you know Flow magazine? Flow hails from the Netherlands and has a really positive, happy vibe. Flow’s manifesto: “Flow is all about positive psychology, mindfulness, creativity and the beauty of imperfection. We love illustrations and in each issue there is a gift made of our much-loved paper.” In fact, for an additional sensory experience Flow actually contains several different kinds of paper in each issue. For those of use who still love turning real pages, this magazine is a delight to touch.


Yes, I admit it. I splurged and bought myself their latest issue. At $22 it’s the equivalent of purchasing a book. But their tagline, “A Magazine For Paper Lovers” called to me. I’m a paper lover. Ergo… Must. Have. Now, my dirty little secret is that I loooooooove to cut up magazines. Believe you me, there are so many wonderful things to snip! But to do so would be to mar Flow’s beauty and I’m not sure I’m ready to do that yet. I am seriously considering ordering some back issues. I ask you, could you resist these covers??

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As you can guess from the gorgeous covers, Flow is filled with beautiful illustrations in a variety of styles that inspire as much as the articles illuminate. If the artist in you is ever in need of some inspiration or, if you just feel like curling up on the sofa with a hot tea and a good read, I encourage you to look for Flow at your local bookstore. It’s worth every penny! Do you have any favourite magazines that inspire the artist in you? I’d love to learn about them… please leave me a comment below!

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