One of the most important things you can do for your career in production design, or filmmaking in general, is to keep yourself informed regularly with the latest news and trends from the best magazines and trade publications for film and television. If you’re interested in production design, set design, graphic design, set decoration, props, or filmmaking in general, these magazines and trade publications will help you stay informed.
The Best Magazines and Trade Publications for Film and Television
Production Design Magazines
Published by the Art Director’s Guild, featuring articles about the guild and its members as well as the work they have produced, in addition to technological advances in the industry and issues that pertain to guild members.
Perspective is available for free online.
The magazine of the Set Decorator’s Society of America, focusing on the set decoration created by its members. Set Decor offers an inside look into the set decor of many contemporary films and television shows.
Set Decor is available for free online.
Scenografia & Costume is published by the Italian Production Designers, Costume Designers, and Set Decorators Guild. The magazine publishes articles and interviews with their Italian members including images of their work in film, television, and the theatrical arts. Scenografia & Costume has replaced their previous magazine, the ASC.
The Scenographer focuses on the entertainment industry: showcasing production design, set decor and costume design for film, theatre and television. A quality periodical with elegant graphics, richly illustrated with colour photographs and original artwork. Contents include exclusive interviews with designers plus in-depth articles on the best in live and filmed entertainment.
Architecture & Design Magazines
Architectural Digest‘s principal subject is interior design, not — as the name of the magazine might suggest — architecture more generally. Architectural Digest is aimed at an affluent and style-conscious readership. It bills itself as the “International magazine of interior design”. Each issue is largely devoted to the critique and analysis of trends and fashions in interior design.
Metropolis is a national trade magazine for architects and designers that attracts a wide audience. It examines contemporary life through design—architecture, interior design, product design, graphic design, social responsibility, planning, and preservation. Subjects range from the sprawling urban environment to intimate living spaces to the objects we use every day.
Luxe Interiors + Design believes that home is your greatest luxury. They celebrate regional architecture and design, and encourage design enthusiasts to seek out and connect with local design professionals in the place they call home. They impart this philosophy through multi-platform channels – in print, digital and at events – where they inspire, inform and engage with affluent design enthusiasts, architects, interior designers, home builders and the design community at large.
For more than 20 years FX Magazine has been the essential magazine for the contract interior design industry, bringing readers the best new products and projects from around the world, as well as in-depth reporting on the issues that matter to designers, specifiers and end users. Each issue of FX is packed with high-quality reporting on the design of offices, hotels, healthcare, education and leisure.
Interiors is the only magazine specifically targeted to the residential interior design trade, offering a highly curated selection of the best interior design, architecture and art from around the world. Each issue of Interiors captures the look and feel of fine residential design and is created with the same level of thoughtful expertise that distinguishes the projects showcased in our pages.
Interiors is available for free online.
Blueprint Magazine has now been bringing its readers an essential mix of critical, incisive, and entertaining architecture, design and art coverage for 30 years. Blueprint is a premium bi-monthly magazine, 80% of which is pure editorial lovingly produced in large format, with photography and illustration of the highest standard. But its long-standing appeal is also due to the strong opinions and critical thinking, news and feature writing on design and architecture, directed at professionals and non-professionals, alike.
In a world of endless images and infinite choices, Better Homes & Gardens aims to sharpen their readers vision of the life they want to live. Better Homes & Gardens stimulates creativity, delivers know-how, and surprises their readership with fresh ideas they can make their own.
Canada’s Style at Home is a monthly magazine and the primary source for Canadians seeking relevant, authoritative advice on stylish living, design trends, inspiring interiors, decor projects and shopping information. By offering a stylish-yet-attainable design message, Style at Home helps people feel good about their homes.
House & Home takes you inside the most beautiful and unique homes. Plus, you’ll get inspiration and advice to help you create the house you’ve always dreamed of, including dramatic makeovers, the latest furniture, fabrics and accessories, expert renovation tips, and tricks for organizing and entertaining with style.
House & Garden is a British interior design magazine from Condé Nast. House & Garden aims to showcase the very best in international design and decoration. They intend to fill a genuine gap in the marketplace that delivers innovative, intelligent and inspirational writing on the areas of interiors, food and travel punctuated with beautiful photography.
Traditional Home magazine is for everyone interested in good design and living well. They inform, inspire and entertain readers with simply the best interiors, gardens, furnishings, travel and food and entertaining stories. Since 1989, Traditional Home has inspired readers and continues to offer fresh ideas that readers can translate to their own homes.
With the tagline “At Home In the Modern World”, Dwell focuses on modern residential interior design and architecture. Their mantra is to show that modern architecture can not only be gorgeous, but comfortable and welcoming as well.
Veranda is a forum for the very best in living well. Always gracious, and never pretentious, we keep readers abreast of the finest in design, decorating, luxury travel, and more, inspiring them with beauty and elegance. Veranda is both an ideas showcase and a deeply pleasurable escape, a place where homes feel as good as they look.
House Beautiful is the home design magazine that puts the reader and their lifestyle, tastes, and dreams first. We believe everyone has a beautiful house in them and know that only you can make yours beautiful. They’re simply aiming to help you discover and create the home that makes you smile.
Contract publishes great contemporary commercial design including workplace, healthcare, hospitality, education, retail, cultural, and government projects. With a readership of interior designers and architects, as well as related design industry professionals, Contract publishes features relevant to its readership and highlights the innovative products that designers specify in their projects. The magazine produces the Best of NeoCon Awards, the Interiors Awards for built work, and annually honors a Designer of the Year.
Interior Design is the definitive resource for interior designers, architects and other design pros, featuring groundbreaking projects, innovative new products, real-time design industry news, exclusive in-depth research and more. Offering print, digital and events, Interior Design is the design authority in the B2B design market.
The World of Interiors is acknowledged as the most influential, inspiring and lavishly produced design and decoration magazine money can buy. The integrity of its editorial is matched by the quality of its production and by its ability to bring together the broadest spectrum of houses, art features and product shoots. It is a unique resource for affluent and intelligent individuals who are passionate about the way they live.
The Magazine Antiques is the authority on fine art and decorative art, an unparalleled forum of integrity and excellence. Year after year, savvy dealers rely on Antiques as the centerpiece of their strategies to attract buyers. Antiques publishes six outstanding bi-monthly issues in print and online, with articles written by distinguished specialists, dealers, and noted writers in a refreshing light accompanied by beautiful photography. The magazine creates an engaging celebration of art from across the centuries and around the globe.
Midwest Living celebrates life in the Midwest. We share information and inspiration for travel, events, food, dining, recipes, and home and garden. Get great ideas for traveling to your favorite spots in the heartland, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Vogue Living magazine has published the best in design, interiors, travel, arts and entertaining since 1967. We endeavour to tell stories that engage, fascinate and excite, weaving together myriad influences that inspire our lives, be it cultural trends, arts and architecture, a new secret find around the corner, a far flung destination, or a privileged glimpse into a private and compelling world. Interiors, spaces and places, here or there, come vividly to life through their inhabitants and the lens of the camera.
Since 1996, Wallpaper* has set the design agenda by constantly pushing into new creative territories and ensuring that its coverage of everything from architecture to motoring, fashion to travel, interiors to jewellery remains unrivalled. Truly international, consistently intelligent and hugely influential, Wallpaper* is the world’s most important design and style magazine.
From Dallas to Delaware, Southern Living shares the fascinating places, people, homes, gardens, and foods that make the South so special. Southern Living showcases the best of southern life.
Azure is an award-winning magazine with a focus on contemporary architecture and design. Since its launch in 1985, it has earned a global reputation for excellence. Its international perspective and multidisciplinary coverage – which puts architecture, interiors, products, landscapes and urbanism together in a real-world scenario – make it distinct from any other publication available on newsstands.
If you harbor a passion for life on the water, Coastal Living is your ultimate must-have resource. You’ll find it all here: decorating ideas that bring a breath of the shore inside your home; local colour from your favorite waterfront communities; dream destinations; tempting seafood and other recipes; the best in coastal news, products, and events; and much more.
Elle Decor is the ultimate guide to decorating and design and the indispensable go-to source for everyone who wants to create a more beautiful life.Whether your taste is classic or contemporary—or an eclectic mix of both—you’ll find ideas and inspiration, the latest information and products, and tools to help you decorate, renovate, and entertain stylishly.
Print covers commercial, social, and environmental design from every angle. Engagingly written by cultural reporters and critics who look at design in its social, political, and historical contexts, Print explores why our world looks the way it looks, and why the way it looks matters.
Costume Design & Fashion Magazines
The Costume Designer is a magazine published by the Costume Designer’s Guild, Local 892 of IATSE. With features like “Sketch to Screen”, “Meet the Assistants” and “A Look Back”, it’s a great resource for members of the art department to learn more about the intricacy of costume design. The Costume Designer is available for free online.
With emphasis on fashion, beauty, culture, art and design, W Magazine features fashion editorials, the latest trends from the runway, coverage of entertainment and cultural affairs, and house tours showcasing innovative residential architecture.
With its’ first issue printed in 1892, Vogue is one of the longest-running magazines around, with 17 different editions around the world. Vogue displays cutting-edge fashion with gorgeous photography – it’s no wonder it’s commonly heralded as the most influential fashion magazine.
ICG Magazine is published by The International Cinematographers Guild which represents camera professionals in the US. The magazine covers these technicians and artisans in their union who are the creators of the visual images on the big screen, the television screen and our computer screen. ICG Magazine is available to US residents only.
The magazine of the American Society of Cinematographers. American Cinematographer focuses on the art and craft of cinematography, going behind the scenes on domestic and international productions of all shapes and sizes. The magazine features in-depth interviews with cinematographers, directors and some of their key collaborators at every stage of production.
British Cinematographer – Europe’s No.1 cinematography magazine, with a growing worldwide audience – reflects the dynamism of the times. Encompassing the beauty of tradition, as well as the shock of the new, they focus on the art and craft of cinematographers, and the technologies they use during production and post production.
The magazine of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers. Canadian Cinematographer covers the full spectrum of cinematography – film, television, HD and digital production techniques. Each issue contains feature articles, interviews, industry news and latest equipment updates.
Australian Cinematographer is Asia-Pacific’s leading cinematography magazine. Australian Cinematographer Magazine blazes a trail into film’s future without neglecting the occasional glance in the rear vision mirror. A publication that ordains cinematography’s heroes in print, brings the industry’s characters to life in colour, and captures the essence of what it means to be a cinematographer in the modern world.
Visual Effects Magazines
Within Cinefex’s pages can be found lengthy and detailed articles about the special effects (both physical and CGI) of a certain upcoming movie, composed mainly of various interviews with the people involved and coupled with extensive behind-the-scenes photographs. Being a professional industry publication, Cinefex also comprises full-page advertisements for special effects houses, as well as acknowledgements and dedications, such as obituaries.
VFX Magazine takes an in-depth look into the art and science of visual effects in film and television. The magazine prides itself on the freedom and access of information to all those who need it to blossom in their visual effects career.
3D World delivers a mix of advice and inspiration for digital and traditional artists, web designers, graphic designers, 3D and VFX artists, illustrators, and more. We bring the very best creative work to our audience and offer the insight that enables them to keep up to date with the latest trends and developments in global design and to create their best work.
3dcreative is the magazine for CG artists around the globe, whether you already work in 3D or are just getting started. Each issue is full of techniques, tutorials, interviews, articles, project overviews and galleries – providing the perfect platform from which to improve your 3D skills, learn from the professionals and get inspiration for your next project.
Filmmaker is a quarterly publication magazine covering issues relating to independent film. The magazine includes interviews, case studies, financing and distribution information, festival reports, technical and production updates, legal pointers, and filmmakers on filmmaking in their own words.
MovieMaker is a magazine focused on the art and business of making movies with a special emphasis on independent film. Feature article topics include moviemaking techniques and “how to,” trends, technology and new product updates. Content is directed at the audience as well as the artist through discussion of contemporary independent and studio films and classic cinema.
Beyond Cinema Magazine goes beyond the screen, beyond the talent, the directors, the industry, the editing room, the trends, the lifestyle and the art of cinema. Beyond Cinema provides perspective from and to a wide audience from avid film festival attendees to film industry professionals. Established to be a platform for discussion, education and entertainment, Beyond Cinema is published three times annually, Beyond Cinema serves an important role in the industry as it speaks to film enthusiasts and professionals; connecting filmmakers with their constituents and loyal fans.
Entertainment Weekly owns pop culture. We are the first to tell you about the best and worst movies, TV shows, music, books and more. With unparalleled access, we are your most trusted source for entertainment news, and your direct line to Hollywood’s most compelling artists. Our content lives everywhere you do. Entertainment Weekly knows your time is precious; we tell you how to spend it wisely.
Film & Television Trade Magazines
Recognized and respected through out the world of show business, Variety is the premiere source of entertainment news. Since 1905, the most influential leaders in the industry have turned to Variety for timely, credible and straight forward news and analysis – information vital to their professions.
The Hollywood Reporter is the definitive interpretive voice of the entertainment industry. Informing, engaging and empowering content is delivered across a multimedia platform that includes: a weekly magazine, bi-monthly special reports, quarterly glossies, a Website, a daily news PDF, iPad app and events.
Screen International is the leading film industry resource covering the international film markets, providing a whole-industry perspective from some of the most knowledgeable writers and data analysts in the business. Across print and online mediums, Screen International delivers analysis, opinion and commentary on the issues, people and products shaping the worldwide film industry.