There is something nostalgic about a magazine.- Jordan Vouga, art director and founder of Ancestry Quarterly
As a self described magazine addict, I was so excited to read in Vogue that print magazines are beginning to make a comeback. In a world that has become digitally oversaturated, it seems that people are starting to gravitate towards content that you can hold in your hands. The biannual print magazine Cherry Bombe is one of these new indie standouts.
Cherry Bombe, started by Harper’s Bazaar alums Kerry Diamond and Claudia Wu, focuses on women working in the culinary world. What makes it unique from some of the other foodie magazines that are popping up, is that it has a heavy dose of fashion inspired content. Cherry Bombe has featured stars of the fashion world including Sofia Coppola, Garance Dore and supermodel Karlie Kloss within its pages.
Wu, who has a graphic design degree from RISD, and Diamond, a PR executive and restaurateur, both grew up reading fashion magazines so their chic perspectives have allowed them to fill a niche in the indie publishing world. This background helps to give Cherry Bombe its traditional magazine feel while Wu’s creative direction sees that the magazine is printed on thick stock and has layouts that are reminiscent of fashion editorials.
I’m so excited to subscribe to this unique magazine! In addition to subscriptions, Cherry Bombe can be found at independent bookshops and select Barnes and Noble locations across the country. It seems that the world of print may finally be getting back on track.