42 Free Online Magazines for Designers

Art and design magazines are designers close companion. Not only it feeds us with latest trends and news in the design industry, it’s also a good source of inspiration, particularly useful for those who hit the design block frequently.

Just in case you weren’t aware, there’s a huge pool of free design magazines on the net; we meant those softcopy magazines you can either browse online or download (.PDF, .SWF) for offline viewing. Not only they have high quality content, each issue released is also free. We thought that’s generous of these folks. Today we want to present you with N Free Magazines for Designers. Even if you are looking for something to kill the spare time, we think these mags will help too. Full list after jump.

More? If you happen to know some good free magazines that we’ve missed. Feel free to leave a comment or contact us. We add it in.

Our Top Picks


Weekly web magazine full of neat stuff. Every 3 months a free PDF is published with some of the past subjects, including interviews and artwork.

A List Apart

It’s not really a ‘magazine’ since it don’t come in .PDF or any downloable format. But it’s certainly a must-read for any web designers.

Bak Magazine


Veer Catalog

PDF Mags

Nothing but lots of PDF magazines, for free.

Destructed Magazine

Art- and Designmagzine in .PDF format released quaterly with each issue deals with a unique topic.


Love Pics


Delve Magazine

Delve was created to explore visual culture through experimentation in design, photography, illustration, and other related visual arts.

Kino Mag

CRU A Magazine

CRU A is a digital magazine about arts and culture.

Root Magazine

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RevolutionArt Magazine

REVOLUTIONART international magazine is a publication delivered in pdf format as a collective sample of the best of the graphics arts, modeling, music, and world tendences. Deliver every 2 months.

Castle Magazine

Castlemagazine is a pdf online mag which consists of the work of free Illustrators, Artists or other creative nerds.


NTI Magazine aims to showcase outstanding visual content as an online magazine and also through future exhibitions all around the world.

Blanket Magazine

Free PDF art + design + photography magazine that is released bi-monthly.

bitFUUL Magazine

Breed Magazine

BREED Magazine covers art, fashion, music and ideas quarterly for free subscription.

Bloodwars Magazine


True Eye

Royal Magazine

Private journal of The KDU (Keystone Design Union), a Global Fraternal Creative Collective dedicated to creating and managing innovative design centric objects, brands and experiences.

Ruby Mag

Sphere Magazine

Phase Collective

NLF Magazine

Noname Magazine

Multilink Magazine



Free pdf magazine made with submissions of graphic designers, photographers and artists over the world

Etel Magazine

We thought this is a good magazine, but too bad the English version is currently not available.

Proteus Mag

Online art and design magazine.

{ths} Beast Magazine

The bible of inspiration.


CODE Magazine

Daheim Magazine

Design And Life

The minizine gathers information including design, lifestyle, fashion, trend and creative news from all over the world.

File Magazine

Publish images that treat subjects in unexpected ways.

Made in Street

2ndDesign Magazine

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