Kinfolk is an internationally recognized independent magazine that revolutionized the indy publishing movement. After releasing Issue One for print in mid-2011, our Creative Director, Paul Lackner, and Creative Developer, Baird Lackner-Buckingham, produced Issue Two for the iPad.

Kinfolk Magazine

The back story

We collaborated with independent publishing vanguard Kinfolk Magazine at the very beginning to bring their publication online as a digital exclusive to the iPad. In 2011, it was the very first fully bespoke, fully interactive magazine, designed specifically for the iPad. At one point all three volumes of Kinfolk Magazine were in the Apple App Store Charts at the same time. Kinfolk Vol 4 was #12 in Apple's Lifestyle chart, Kinfolk Vol 3 was #29 in Food & Drink, Kinfolk Vol 2 was #120 in Lifestyle.

"Still others are pushing the envelope even further. Kinfolk Magazine's luminous iPad app complements its quarterly books about small gatherings by encouraging readers to experience the content in a way unique to a tablet device. Whether swiping down for a peak at an intimate dinner by a freezing lake or rearranging the layout and size of photos of a salty dinner of buttered clams and beer in Maritime Canada, readers have never been able to personalize content like this before." 


"The fourth issue of  Kinfolk  came out on iPad the other day and I’ve finally got it downloaded. I know I’ve talked about it quite a bit in previous posts, but Kinfolk truly is the most delightful app/magazine. It takes a lot for me to give an iPad app a rave review, but this one has it; beautiful images, fascinating and intuitive navigation which makes good use of the iPad’s touch/swipe functionality, and a simplistic but thoughtful design. Videos play seamlessly, the text is clean and crisp, and the subject matter is lovely for anyone who enjoys cooking/hipsters/photography/living simply. Kinfolk has an aura about it that is so restful; I love curling up with each issue and unraveling the digital magazine, all the while being transported to an idyllic, restorative place." 


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About Kinfolk Magazine

Since 2011, Kinfolk has become a leading lifestyle authority with a dynamic mix of print and online media, including a quarterly magazine sold in over 100 countries in four languages, daily posts on Kinfolk.com, bestselling books, plus international events and gallery space in the heart of Copenhagen.

Visit www.kinfolk.com

The Kinfolk app (which has grown out of the magazine of the same name) presents pages and interactivity that emphasize small gatherings of family and friends in simple environment, enjoying delicious food and good company. 

Barbara O'Dair for Reader's Digest Apps We Love

User Reviews

Beautiful Magazine


by LeighBCD - Version 1.2 - Jan 19, 2013 USA 

Really lovely magazine, the iPad version is great, interesting articles and photographs. Please continue with more iPad versions so those of us based outside of the US can continue to enjoy it

Beautiful App


by Katriniella - Version 1.0 - Dec 14, 2011 USA 

This app is what the iPad was made for: beautiful photos, easy-to-use interface, and gorgeous content. I love it.

Just amazing !!


by Valentin Chenaille - Version 1.0 - Nov 27, 2012  France 

+++++++  Amazing, and a lovely iPad Mag 



by dlbisch -  Dec 14, 2011 

I could not be more pleased with this new Kinfolk app. I love everything they are doing with the magazine. Surprisingly the pictures are sill very quality and the content is very easy to read. Of course the actual magazine is a must have, but the app is a great alternative for a good read on the road. I highly recommend Kinfolk Magazine and this app!

Perfectly Lovely


by  baizzang12  - Version 1.2 - Aug 21, 2014 USA 

almost perfect for iPad air. flawless for retina display and the contents, needless to say, are beautiful and reminiscent of my childhood. Lovely lovely app for iPad air.

From Portugal


by Patricio Brito - Version 1.0 - Jul 18, 2012 Portugal 

It's a beautiful magazine, with a clean and minimalist design, and reflects a strong sensibility in the treatment of the various articles. Perhaps, the most lovely magazine i discovered in the App Store.