Seven inspiring online magazines creatives will love

Magazine next to coffee cup filled with black coffee.

Nothing beats sitting down with a cuppa (or cup of Joe) to absorb a good magazine. Whether you’re looking for inspiration to spark a new idea or just like to keep abreast of the latest happenings in your creative field, look no further for your next good read.

We’ve rounded up some of the most interesting digital creative industry magazines around – some are also available in print. Whether you’re a graphic designer, an emerging artist, or simply passionate about fashion or architecture, you’ll find something here to digest.

Creative Boom

One of the UK’s leading creative industry magazines, Creative Boom covers the latest news, trends and insights on topics like advertising, product design, fashion, photography, illustration, art and culture, film, publishing and more. An ‘Inspiration’ section includes work and projects from emerging and established creatives to help spark new ideas.


With over three million monthly readers, Dezeen is the world’s most influential architecture, design and interiors magazine. This is the place you’ll find innovative, awe-inspiring projects like a Mexican concrete beach house designed around a reflecting pool or a denim-clad furniture range informed by the American dream.


Create! is a contemporary art magazine for emerging artists, makers, artpreneurs and art lovers. Every issue is packed with vibrant and inspiring art, creative inspiration and expert tips to advance your art career. There are tons of articles spotlighting different painting styles and techniques, plus fascinating interviews with artists worldwide.

Smashing Magazine

One for the design community, Smashing Magazine offers a plethora of practical, informative articles on all things web-related. From accessibility and responsive design to UX and business tips, this mag has over 2,200 articles to explore, with new ones added regularly.

It’s Nice That

It’s Nice That is a global editorial platform with one purpose – to inspire the creative community. It features all sorts of innovative, creative projects and disciplines from around the world, including graphic design, illustration, typography, photography, art and much more.


A biannual travel and style magazine, Cereal explores fascinating destinations and provides stories on architecture, design, art and fashion. The photography alone is one reason to check out this publication – every image is a work of art in itself!


i-D is a long-standing UK fashion and contemporary culture magazine that features news and stories on fashion, arts, music, film, photography and other creative fields. Get a behind-the-scenes peek at the latest movies and read interviews from emerging talent. You’ll also discover some of today’s most exciting fashion designers, plus iconic fashion from decades gone by.


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