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The never-ending surge in independent publishing also has not spared that oldest genre of magazines that seemed long lost to the Internet: the erotic journal. With a good dozen of titles on titillating pleasures, Odiseo by the ever excellent Barcelona-based design practice Folch Studio sticks out.

In a refreshing modern take on the virtues of Playboy – of the olden days, that is, when they combined beautiful girls with high-quality writing by the finest of American authors and journalists – Odiseo offers a similar recipe: vaguely erotic imagery that plays along the idea that implied nudity is much more exciting than explicit sex, combined with strong essays on entirely unexpected social themes, such as gentrification or nuclear waste disposal. With the design crisp and classic, if somewhat predictable, it’s also a continuous work in progress with a limited lifespan, as revealed in a short interview here.