Sad news

Facing Pages 2016

Sad news for all independent magazine lovers
The 2016 edition of the world’s most inspiring, funny, notorious, successful and relaxed biennale, visited by thousands of international magazine makers and enthusiasts, will not return in April 2016.
It was a hard decision to make. A lot of things changed for us in the last years. Therefore it’s impossible for us to organize Facing Pages with the same love, fun, time and effort we used to do. That’s why we decided to take some time and think about the future of Facing Pages. So we’re not saying there will never be a Facing Pages again. Who knows. We hope you understand our difficult decision. 
Besides that, one of the reasons why we started, back in 2010, is because we felt there was something missing. There was no physical platform and momentum for makers and enthusiasts to meet up and learn from each other. In the meantime so much has changed. There are a lot of great events about (independent) magazines and publishing around the world. There’s a thrilling online community with several important blogs and websites which continue to amaze on a daily basis. 
Go find them and keep doing what we want you to do.  Share, show and tell your stories in the most amazing magazines you can make. And maybe our paths will cross again in the future.
William van Giessen
Joost van der Steen

Facing Pages 2014

Make Magazines Not War

Facing Pages 2014 - 28 Maart till 6 April 2014
The past two years many new magazines were published, new platforms arose, re-brands were made and the variety of the magazine world increased even more. This unlimited stream of beautiful mags made by talented people is an everlasting inspiration to us, and the reason why we wanted organised Facing Pages 2014.
This year’s biennale consisted of a symposium, exhibition, various mag releases, DIY zine machine, a pop-up store and parties, with which we spread some Magazine Love to the world.
We are very proud to have hosted 23 of the best magazine makers we’ve ever met, to have exhibited more than 200 of worlds best and most beautiful magazines and that more than 1.700 people visited our event.
Just remember: Print is not dead. It just smells funny. We love it!

General Information

About us

Joost van der Steen and William van Giessen (O.K. PARKING) founded Facing Pages in 2010. As graphic designers and publishers of independent magazines, they discovered a niche world ready to be explored. A world of independent publications that are hard to find in regular stores and to interesting to remain hidden. Both Joost and William are very passionate have a strong urge to share their knowledge and show the world the beautiful, inspiring and intriguing things that are going on in this amazing scene.

Soon after the idea of Facing Pages was born, Tanja Koning joined the team. With a background as a cultural programmer and project leader she is the perfect addition to the core team. The three of them curate the speakers programme, exhibitions and side-programme of Facing Pages.



Facing Pages
Roermondsplein 33
6811 JN, Arnhem
the Netherlands
+31 (0)26 3639030

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