Magazine of the Week

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Pin-Up‘s  name is a provocative double entendre: in the world of architecture (and many other arts practiced at FIT), it is common to pin one’s project on the wall for discussion with colleagues. This magazine aims to challenge the reader with a fresh presentation of designers and the designed building. Published twice a year, this title was started by architect Felix Burrichters in 2006. As a young man starting out in a dull job, he kept fantasizing about the magazine he wanted to read.


He was inspired by several other titles (all of which we carry), namely Numero and Fantastic Man, with a smattering of New York Magazine‘s “Approval Matrix”. After doing a summer internship with the publishers of Fantastic Man and The Gentlewoman, he decided to begin his own magazine.


“Magazine for Architectural Entertainment”





Pin-Up presents architecture, interiors, and interesting locations (for their architecture and interiors). Advertisers offer design-forward furniture and accessories, as well as some avant-garde fashion and the occasional motorcycle.






Burrichters says he tries to include differing points of view from working architects, often including several interviews per issue. The layout is busy, varying, with different features resembling completely different mood boards or artist’s work. He maintains a global focus.





In a 2016 interview with the website Amuse, Burrichters listed his five top pieces in Pin-Up:

  1. PIN–UP L.A. residency (PIN–UP 9, Fall Winter 2009/10)
  2. PIN–UP Berlin residency (PIN–UP 12, Spring Summer 2012)
  3. PIN–UP São Paulo residency (PIN–UP 14, Spring Summer 2013)
  4. PIN–UP Interviews book (November 2013)
  5. PIN–UP Tour d’Afrique (PIN–UP 18, Spring Summer 2015)


(Note that the central sketch on the bottom half of this page is the Shake Shake building in Madison Square Park.)

Come to the 4th floor and take a look!

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