#Central Europe

Another Manchester.

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Fabrik is a newish magazine from the city of Fab in Poland. The city is also known as Poland’s Manchester which helps explain the slightly decrepit industrial feel to the magazine. The photo content mainly consists of streets, factory walls and abandoned buildings.fabrik frontcover There’s some shots of ‘rooftopy’ pieces that look really good on top of the industrial-era tenements of the city. Throughout this magazine the quality of the photos is top-notch. A few pages are black and white with the rest of the pictures in colour. The photos are good at transmitting the particular feel of the city which helps give context to the graffiti. Continue Reading

Exploring the East.

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For this first post I’ll review one of my favourite magazines around at the moment. Concrete magazine has been going for ten years and in 2015 has released its eleventh issue. Concrete’s main focus is on trains with regular photo reports mainly from Poland but also elsewhere in Central and Eastern Europe.

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Issue eleven has 132 pages packed with top quality photos from Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, Romania, Belarus, Ukraine and Russia. I’ve seen some interesting styles in Poland and there’s plenty to see over there which is well portrayed by this magazine with a range of trains from all over the country. Continue Reading