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Sirene Issue 7 Features


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Sirene Issue 7 Features


 

 

issue #7: out june 11, 2018

 

It's not time to stay dry. Our mind asks for water. Our skin is thirsty. Our eyes look for Sea. It makes us feel like part of the planet; it makes us feel alive. 

 
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Sirene Issue 7


Sirene Issue 7


 

Photo © Morgan Maassen

 

Featured articles

The Sky above the Islands. To discover the stars, you have to cross the sea in search of those islands where the nights are still dark.

Amidst the Ghosts of Bernard Moitessier. On the eve of the Golden Globe – the solo voyage around the world in a sailing boat without technology, just as it was 50 years ago – thinking about Bernard Moitessier is almost an instinctive reflex, a common occurrence. It's harder to separate the person from the character, the emotions from rhetoric. Massimo Morello has tried to do so by following in the tracks of Gérard Janichon, one of those sailors who, before dealing with his own ocean, really wanted to meet Moitessier.

Yesterday, Tomorrow: Nakuru Kuru. Gentleman, sailor, lone wolf, explorer, environmentalist, John Ritter has spent his entire life in constant search for water, in the eternal need to ‘get wet’. He discovered, off the islands of Tavarua and Namotu, one of the most legendary waves in the world, Cloudbreak, his Moby Dick.

The Unsustainable Science of the Waves. The Marshall Islands archipelago, island of Rongelap. The nuclear tests in 1954 in nearby Bikini provoked the evacuation of the local community, the loss of identity and of the ancient knowledge of the ri-meto, the people of the sea. Almost fifty years later, one of the exiles, Korent Joel, shows he can navigate by using the waves to get his bearings. The ancient art of navigation has also survived the atomic explosion.

The Sea of Myth. The sea of Petros Koublis is another Aegean. A sea drawn from from the collective imagination and maybe even from individual experience. It is still an enchanted place where humans do not seem to have left their mark and where nature takes us back to the time of origins, to the birth of legend.

Atlantic-Pacific on the Road. On the van heading south, from Canada down to Panama, bouncing between two oceans. You can walk many roads, but those that follow the horizon have something more – the infinite spectacle of the sea.

Sailing Cargo Ships Are Back. “The idea of a sailing freighter grew out of the desire to replace the enormity of the container ships, the authentic Goliath who pollutes the sea, against many little Davids who exploit the energy of the wind.” 

On the Waves of Nausicaa. The Mediterranean, the fascination of the Odyssey and the forbidden dream of chasing a wave by jumping into the water from a boat at anchor.

Miyako. The Sacred Cave in One Breath. A shard of rock in the infinite Pacific, dotted with sacred places for the island’s inhabitants, like a cave where Nature is truly the Mother 

Two Men and a Boat. One Arab and one Israeli. A man of action and the other of words. The south side of the Mediterranean and the sea as a reason for living.

 

That’s just a preview.

If you want to read the issue and be a part of the Sirene crew, order it in our webstore!

 
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Water and Paper


Sirene is water, Sirene is paper

Water and Paper


Sirene is water, Sirene is paper

 

Sirene is a new magazine tailored for those people who feel close to the sea even when they are far away from it. 

Large recycled paper pages, rough and porous as only salt water stains can be, large white spaces, pure as a sea horizon, and page-turner stories that will put you on the same wave-length with a surging community looking at the oceans as the intersection of the planet’s destinies. 

Our paper is made from algae, to make use of excess algal blooms from lagoons at risk. For every half kilo of fresh algae, a kilo of wood is saved. The entire productive process has been scrupulously thought out to attain minimal environmental impact.

 

Photo: © Creative Commons/Simon Ager

 
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Passion


Sirene Is Passion

Passion


Sirene Is Passion

 

Surfing, freediving, stretches of ocean in the words of a solo sailor, islands, beaches to discover, customs and traditions of beach culture, stories of secret ferries, lost classic boats, whale sharks routes, reportings related to pollution and protection of marine life, create a narration in which sea lovers can relate and where they can find the characteristics of a common identity. Unlike other media dealing with sea sports and activities, Sirenes's approach is never technical but always emotional.

Sirene has been awarded a Graphite Pencil at the 2016 D&AD Awards in London, got a nomination at the 2016 ADCE* Awards in Barcelona and was among the Medal Finalists of SPD #52 in NY.

 

Photo © Tina Rataj

 
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Where you are


Sirene Is Where You Are

Where you are


Sirene Is Where You Are

 

Two different versions – one in Italian and one in English – and two cradles, the Mediterranean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, where the attraction for water has grown in time into a culture.

Starting from Italy and California, through its webpage sirenejournal.com and carefully selected points of sale, SIRENE wants to spread and develop along the Mediterranean coast and the dry lands in the Pacific area until it reaches its readers wherever they are in the world.

 

Photo © Lance Anderson

 
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Press


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Press


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magCulture
One of the more unique and timeless magazines around at the moment

Stack Magazines
The entire project is a love letter to the sea

Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin
It's all about the sea

The 405
Placeholder Lite: Sirene, Issue One

Papersmiths
Our Weekend Reading is Sirene

Philip Hoare
A gorgeous tribute to the sea

Paper Planes
A slice of the ocean for one to cherish

 

Corriere della Sera
Sognando il mare sul Naviglio

 Il Domenicale de Il Sole 24 Ore
La seduzione di due mari

D - Repubblica
In alto mare

Io Donna 
Sirene di carta

Il Venerdì di Repubblica 
Il canto delle Sirene non si ascolta ma si legge

Il Secolo XIX
 
Sirene

La Nuova Sardegna
 
Sirene, la rivista che racconta il mare

MGZN
 
Sirene: lasciatevi incantare

 

 

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