Proteus Mag is a new, well-designed quarterly art magazine – download and browse the premiere issue here.
While I think Proteus is gorgeous, it does make me feel my age. A few years ago, a full-color independent pub of this length would have been practically impossible to get off the ground. I helped launch a much shorter mag in 2000, and it was rough finding the funding for two colors, much less four colors. But in the age of abundant bandwidth, an entire issue is available as a high-res pdf download, emancipated from lossy printing and tedious distribution snafus. Yay for viral indy mags.
Proteus is taking submissions for the next issue: check here.