I’ve been a big fan of free street magazine SNAP!, which casts a discerning eye over creative happenings in the artistic hub of Montreal, since they started. Having edited street mags in the past, I know how challenging it can be to assemble a crack team of writers and photographers and keep them enthused to improve the publication issue after issue. The team behind SNAP! have done this exceptionally well.
Each issue is more impressive than the last, and the latest one is a jaw dropper, not just because it’s physically so much bigger than previous ones (10×16 inches), but also because the content is absolutely compelling. Featuring a cover design by Calgary based mixed media artist Jared Larsen the bumper Summer issue riffs on ‘all things print, publication, and paper, from magazine culture to the decline in newsprint journalism, to discussions with six paper-based artists woking out of Montreal. Whether you’re based in Montreal or not, you’ll get something inspiring out of this wonderful independent quarterly.