One of our last posts was about a bookshop in Berlin. There we mentioned a magazine called Paradiso Reisemagazin, a German publication that comes from Berlin. As its name says, it’s about travelling. However, it’s not the traditional travelling mag you might have in mind.
It’s a cute 23×16,5 cm size mag with a hundred pages of content. It seems that each number is about a different country, in this case, Italy.
On one of their first pages, the editor explains “Dies ist die erste Ausgabe von Paradiso. Sie spielt in Italien. Sie erzählt Geschichten von Barmännern, Philosophen, Landwirten, Köchen, Schweinezüchtern und Dandys. Sie alle sind leidenschaftlich in dem, was sie tun.” (“This is the first issue of Paradiso. It takes place in Italy. It explains the stories of barmen, philosophers, farmers, cooks, pig breeders and Dandies.”). So it’s not about touristic highlights at all, but about authentic stories from here and there narrated in interviews, articles and photos.
The magazine has different contributors, such as the distinguished German photographer Juergen Teller, whose photo is on the cover of this issue. The whole photography work is outstanding, as well as the graphic design. Somehow it could be a catalog of a genuinely cool brand. The magazine doesn’t include many ads. As a result, the price is kind of expensive, 7 euros. But it’s not an unreasonable price, if we take into account that the quality of the paper and printing is high.
To sum up, Paradiso Reisemagazin is another magazine to be add to our list of cool German publications, such as one we’ve already written about, The Weekender. Here you can see some pictures we’ve taken of it. Enjoy!
Text and pictures by Silvia Conde.