It’s no secret that one of the hardest hit industries last year were the magazines. No matter where you were, titles were dropping like flies amidst a hemorrhaging of advertisement budgets and consumer belt tightening. So who is going to fill the cultural void left by luminaries such as Studio Voice, asked many. Stepping up are Hiroki Shinkawa (of Shoten Kenchiku) and Taikyo Sakano (of Pen) who have teamed up to start pers, a new periodical focusing on Japanese architecture. Stunning design! Volume 0 (840 yen) is currently available at NADiff, Utrecht, and other artsy shmartsy bookstores.