A while ago Risto Kalmre sent us some Sahtel magazines. Risto is from Estonia and the magazine is in Estonian so don't count on me translating any of the text. Sahtel is a magazine that covers everything from art, snowboarding, skateboarding, BMX-ing and music. It's in full colour and 80 pages thick. If you've heard the name Risto before, that's because he organizes the annual Simple Session in Tallinn with a bunch of friends. Risto actually now lives in The Netherlands studying in Amsterdam while working on the layout of this mag and getting ready for another version of the Simpel Session this January.
If you think the people in Estonia are behind, you've been fooled. They're ahead of the game and the layout of the magazine shows it. It's good material for other art directors to see what's hot at the moment. For them, the HIND 39,- will be a good investment, even if they can't read the text.
What's this review going to do for you when it will be very unlikely that you will ever run into a Sahtel magazine yourself? Let me direct you to their website. At: [url=http://www.sahtel.ee]Sahtel.ee[/url] you can get in touch with the crew in Estonia. If you're planning on visiting their contest in January, they'll get you in touch with the right person. While you're up there, make sure you pick up a copy of Sahtel, that is if you can apreciate some artwork.