Contrary to the official Instagram feed, it’s not all sneaker drops and new collections in the HS office. Quite a bit of printed matter comes through our doors; not all of it involves naked women, either.

Some of the selections are paper imprints from our favorite brands or agencies, others are indie publications that have piqued our interest — all feature distinctive storytelling, even if it isn’t always straightforward. Sometimes we’re drawn to a particularly ardent piece of prose, other times it’s arresting photography or an unusual layout that makes us revisit an already-read page, sometimes it’s a combination of all three.

Every week we’ll be sharing a few of the volumes that have found a permanent home on our office shelves or in the living spaces of our writers and editors.

Max Leitner Photography

Urbex photographer Max Leitner brings his rooftop adventures to physical form with this zine-like pamphlet, showcasing a gallery of images that you may recognize if you follow the German shooter on Instagram. Leitner showcases his keen eye for travel-focused and architectural photography, including photos taken around the world from London to Shanghai.

POPEYE Magazine Issue 835

The so-called “magazine for city boys,” POPEYE dives into its 835th issue. The longstanding publication – which typically features original Supreme editorials – once again excels in showcasing the crossroads between contemporary Japanese sartorial tastes, sneaker culture and lifestyle. The 250-page magazine is available now.

Place Magazine October 2016

Place magazine releases “The Handshake” issue. Featuring an interview with Alex Olson around his disruptive skate brand Call Me 917, an article on New York-based filmmaker Nick von Wessowetz aka @LURKNYC, and a healthy dose of skate porn shot by Place magazine contributors. Perhaps the most hilarious segment is a series of security guard portraits, complete with quotes – “Oh, the best time to skate here? Midnight. If you aren’t afraid to get your ass over here when its midnight.” As always, the publication acts as a roaming lens that portrays skate culture and the authentic stories behind it, from around the world.

Solar Magazine Issue 02

For the most recent issue of Solar magazine, Baywatch alumni Pamela Anderson stars in a photo shoot with artist Christian Rosa. Launched only this year with its inaugural issue that came with a limited edition ceramic tile designed by Mexican artist Jose Dávila, the biannual Spanish lifestyle magazine clocks in at around 330 pages, featuring all original imagery.

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