rika | winter 2013
Last year I came across Rika magazine online and immediately fell in love with it (read more here). I quickly discovered that I couldn’t seem to find it anywhere nearby. During a little two-day getaway to Seattle a few months ago I made it my main mission to get to Barnes & Nobel’s and snag myself an issue. Luckily I succeeded!
Measuring at about 13 inches high and at just over 130 pages Rika is a beautifully printed large format magazine. I was initially drawn to it due to it’s beautiful type. The typeface which was custom designed for Rika is a sleek and slender serif type which is perfectly combined with photography and often put in contrast with hand rendered brush elements. In it’s layout Rika is not scared to go big on with the letters and often plays with balancing small items across a large empty canvas. I enjoy the variety in the magazines features, there is always a good mix of black and white features and coloured ones. Exploring different moods across it’s pages each story feels like a little surprise as you flip through them.
I felt like photographing all spreads for this post but that seemed a little excessive. Check if Rika is sold anywhere near you and grab yourself a copy, it won’t disappoint. I know the next time I’m near Barnes and Nobel’s it’ll be the first thing I look for.