“We favor the simple expression of the complex thought” — joint statement between Mark Rothko and Adolph Gottlieb, 1943

synonym is a platform for publishing original content centered around:
style and design
art and illustration
stories and poetry

The print magazine presents a variety of contributors on one overarching theme.
The website explores list-and observation-based series.

synonym was founded in 2012. It is edited by Leigh Patterson.