I have been a casual reader of Wired magazine for a while and recently decided to get a subscription. A couple of years ago when I first picked up one of their magazines I was immediately impressed with their unique design layouts and graphics. Every issue I’ve seen since then has been just as impressive.
I like looking at the magazine as a source of inspiration. What I like most is how they make seemly bland topics interesting and visually appealing. Just because you are looking at a graph about consumer electronic purchases or food supply problems doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Their infographics are really impressive. The combination of great layouts, illustrations, and infographics make this magazine a great find.
Wired is a top-notch magazine that celebrates contemporary art and design. They even have some great informative articles if you can get past the visual eye candy.