Despite my immense affinity for magazines and journals, I don't write about them nearly as much as I should. There are magazines that I collect purely for aesthetic reasons, some for inspiration, and others that I collect because the concept, design and content is beautifully curated. Signatures has fast become one of them. Though only released in the UK the other day, as soon as I saw Chauntelle tweet about it, I quickly nabbed up a copy of my own.
Signatures is an independent bi-annual print magazine created by Julian and Jason Nicco-Annan to document Ghanaian creativity. The magazine features works from photographers, designers, musicians and more. There really is only one other magazine that connects to me on a personal level as much as Signatures has managed to do, and that is Hello Magnify. Both magazines manage to capture the individualism and passion of African creatives (and in this case solely Ghanaian creatives), whilst doing so in a streamlined and a minimalist design-oriented way. And only for £6 in the UK, I lowkey think they're robbing themselves, since the production and content is in tip-top form! But in any case, I'm excited about the future of Signatures and I predict only awesome things for them.
Super well done to all the Sig team.