I just got the first issue of Ferninand in the mail, and I have to say it has been a long, long time since I was this impressed by a magazine.

The entire thing (and their website) is the work of just a few people, led by designer Lester Nelson. All proceeds go toward opening a graphic design tutoring center in the Philippines for artists who can’t afford traditional art education.

We’re lucky to live in a time where anyone can publish a book on their own, anyone can record an album in their garage, anyone can even print their own magazine. But not just anyone can make something this beautiful, this well-designed and considered, for such a great cause as this. Check it out, a great preview is available online and a copy is just $10.

Well done, Les & team!