The Big Issue

The Big Issue is a journal that is sold by the unemployed in the city of Seoul. I purchased one the other day and read it  with great interest. The writing was quite good and the design good as well.



2 responses to “The Big Issue

  1. Craig July 26, 2013 at 6:03 am

    This is not a bad idea. I’m guessing that, unlike in, say, Canada, this will have more traction: writers are much cheaper here, people are embarrassed to put bad writing on paper, there’s more competition for quality and oddly, though this society is often savage and brutal, there’s a general sense of social purpose and generosity that, like everything else in Korea, surprises you and ois often more extreme than it would be elsewhere. So at its best, Korea is able to produce incredibly high quality media work. At its worst, of course, it scrapes the gutter like nothing i’ve ever seen. But this quality of overall generosity of spirit and dedication pops up in odd and unsuspected places, and happily far more often than its reverse. Maybe this is what happened with this magazine?

  2. Craig July 26, 2013 at 6:03 am

    I like to see stories like this.

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