Terroir is a stunning, self-published magazine with a very unique point of view: that of Singaporeans’ perspectives on travel.
Benjamin Koh, writer, editor, and designer of Terroir, prints each copy on newsprint on an ink-jet printer in his home. And Coptic binds all 160 delicate pages!
Issue 1, of which I received a digital copy, is more photography scrapbook than literary magazine. The photographs on these delicate pages will inspire wanderlust—heck, I want to book a flight to Suzhou, China—but much of the text is informative rather than evocative. However, one beautiful, long-form essay, “Sikkim” by Michelle Lim, chronicles her time in the northeastern mountain state of India as a design student and paper-maker.
Order a copy (SG$100) and you’ll also get eight postcards, a blind embossed sticker seal, an A3 poster, and a Muji pencil. BTW, only two copies will be sold each week as that is the fastest it can be printed and bound.
(Additional credits: Photographs by Benjamin Koh. Used with permission; Special thanks to Karen of Manic Design.)