To the question "what is Gleam?" We can answer you briefly that it is the photographer's bookzine Michele Arrabito, with stories by Giada BiaggiMatteo Bianchi, Nicola Feninno and Ivan Carozzi.
But we also want to tell you that Barlume is a very particular editorial creature, the result of a carnal and somewhat mysterious passion that leads to being able to grasp beauty where others do not see it.
May 30, 2021
Discontent - I temi politici nel mondo indipendente

Discontent - Political issues in the independent world

There are still few well-made political journals in the independent world. Discontent is an exciting new release from 2021 that focuses on current events and turmoil in the Middle East.
May 23, 2021
Intervista a Purpurri: collage artist e collezionista di magazine

Interview with Purpurri: collage artist and magazine collector

Paper, scissors and glue: these are roughly the working tools of a collage artist. We interviewed one who made a poster for Frab's (free to download) full of visual stimuli to get inspired and create their own collage.


May 23, 2021
Perfect, il nuovo magazine di Katie Grand

Perfect, the new Katie Grand magazine

Perfect is not just another magazine and it is not a classic fashion magazine, it presents itself as a big book that makes its multi-channel approach its real strength. Editor-in-chief Katie Grand presents it like this: "What we strove to do with Perfect was to take the magazine format and elevate it from a disposable paper product to a desirable object that satisfies all the senses."
May 13, 2021
Spunti per il Manifesto di una nuova distribuzione editoriale

Ideas for the Manifesto of a new editorial distribution

We want to put together all the rumors that they are tired and would like to put an end to the vicious circle of the consignment. Can you help us create a network for the publishing of tomorrow?
May 09, 2021
Sirene Journal nel nostro Secret Mag Club di Aprile

Sirene Journal in our April Secret Mag Club

For the Secret Mag Club of April 2021 we have selected issue 12 of Sirene Journal, an Italian magazine which tells the philosophy of the sea, the feelings and passion of those who experience this natural element in its purest and least touristy form.
April 25, 2021
Guida alla costruzione di una rivista: la struttura

Guide to building a magazine: the structure

This guide is designed for those who would like to carry out their own editorial project and ask themselves: how are the contents of a magazine structured? What elements should I enter? We went through a few magazines and extrapolated the practical elements that we advise you to keep in mind when you approach the structuring of a magazine.
April 11, 2021
Slow living inspiration? Ecco i magazine da non perdere

Slow living inspiration? Here are the magazines not to be missed

One of the characteristics of independent magazines is time: they are slow publications, with long and sometimes irregular cadences, but above all they need time and slowness to be read and really appreciated.

We often find this slowness also in the contents, which invite you to embrace a conscious life. We have selected five inspiring independent magazines that invite us to slow down, offering us ideas and good reasons for a more conscious lifestyle.

April 06, 2021
Are We Europe nel nostro Secret Mag Club di Marzo

Are We Europe in our March Secret Mag Club

In the Secret Mag Club of March 2021 we have chosen to talk about Europe and journalism with the magazine Are We Europe. A political journalism magazine that chooses to tell Europe in a different way from the one we know, rigorously deepening the stories and reasons of its people and its peoples.
March 29, 2021
Emanuela Martini ci racconta il suo Cineforum

Emanuela Martini tells us about her Cineforum

Founded in 1962, Cineforum in 2020 changes its skin: format, graphics and periodicity are revisited, remaining faithful to the original in the contents. Among its pages presentations and reviews alternate with controversy and discussions on dozens of films, analysis of film trends and authorial trends in this sector.
On the occasion of the release of the first issue we interviewed Emanuela Martini, editor of the magazine.

March 23, 2021