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What We're Reading

Although the bulk of our work at BrightByte is for digital consumption, we strive to find inspiration in everything we see in the real world too. There is something about print magazines that captures our imagination like little else – the unique combination of gorgeous layouts, photography, typography and provocative and stimulating editorial content found in magazines offers an overwhelming source of creative stimulation. Here are 4 of our current favourites.



Offscreen is one of our favourites, an independent magazine designed to solve problems and build successful businesses that work creatively with the Internet and technology. The magazine includes features on the youngest leading entrepreneurs of our time, documenting stories of passion, good ol’ hard work and creativity that sustain the digital lives we live today. Readers are given a sneak peak, behind the scenes view of how websites, games and apps are brought to life by the latest creators and innovators. An essential read for anyone in this game.



Protein have been documenting consumer culture since 1997 and their printed journal features articles on art and design, science and technology, food and drink, travel, music, fashion and culture. They publish global inspiration and insights through a daily feed, monthly event and regular insight reports. As well as cutting edge compelling content the journal is simply a gorgeous piece of design. A comprehensive compendium of contemporary global culture that we wouldn’t be without.



The Gentlewoman is a celebration of the modern woman; women with style and purpose. A biannual fashion magazine that focuses on personal style and the way women actually look. Their website goes beyond their stunning print offering and features real women, real things and real events on a digital platform. The ambitious journalism and outstanding photography showcases contemporary female role models from Beyonce to Bjork. Its combination of style, charm and insight leave us inspired and in awe after every read.



Aesthetica is a life and culture magazine with features concerning architecture, fashion, film, music and performance. Aesthetica combines dynamic content with compelling critical debate, exploring the best in contemporary art and culture. If the day is feeling bleak and you need an injection of creativity then here is the place to look; with articles showcasing top-end architectural photographers and a first look into new independent films you can’t really go wrong.