Stack at home: Profane, June 2019
Our June 2019 delivery was Profane, a magazine devoted to the amateur. People obsessed with things they aren’t paid to do are the stars of these pages; in her editor’s letter for this issue — Profane’s eighth — editor Carine Soyer harks back to the 18th century for Alexander Pope’s idea that to truly know someone, you must discover their “ruling passion”. Beautiful and idiosyncratic, treasures inside include a tour of Belgian and German living rooms, and an exploration of world leaders who have taken up painting alongside their politics, and who are ultimately found to be “falsely naive and truly narcissistic”.
Below are some of our favourite responses sent in from Stack readers around the world, and right at the bottom, you’ll find our June subscriber of the month…
Profane is always ready for its close-up.
"The journal that brings to light the amateur in you." We got this stunning Profane magazine delivered to the studio today thanks to @StackMagazines #designinspiration #branding #editorialdesign #studiolife #socialactivism #socialchange pic.twitter.com/YFJePV87V5
— Sail Creative (@Sail_Creative) June 11, 2019
4. Hello sunshine
These sunshine yellow photos of Profane are very weather-appropriate.
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Each month, our CLICKON London office receive an independent design magazine in the post that can be from anywhere in the world… . This June we have Profane, a French title filled with pages of artists, collectors, and creators who are inspired by a force greater than fame, revealing who they are through their passions. . “Amateur obsessions and French eccentricity combine.” . Our designers are excited to see what this Spring-Summer issue holds and what inspiration they can draw from it!
3. Mona Lisa
A well-thumbed copy of Profane in probably the most elegant room we’ve ever seen.
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This months magazine from @stackmagazines is a beautifully intriguing little one about the ways in which often the things that make us the most human are the most obscure. It reminded me of the importance of stepping outside of capitalist constructed time to simply enjoy. There is no need to frame things by reference to productivity when you are doing entirely un”productive” things and often these are what we will be remembered by. Background setting credits to chapter one books – another intricate and obscure lovely thing. #books #bookshop #stack #magazine #amreading #amwriting #review #manchester #art #photography #hobbies #obsession #obscure
2. Digging in
Long-time Stack subscriber Robert Newman always takes the most beautiful photos of his Stack delivery.
— Robert Newman (@Newmanology) June 21, 2019
Elle is our winner this month, because she wasted valuable revision time in the best way possible.
— elle (@elle_e_m) June 10, 2019