The first thing you should know about FAQNP, is that its name is a reference to GNU and other recursive acronyms, where the first letter stands for the acronym itself. So FAQNP means FAQNP’s A Queer Nerd Publication. It's a very nerdy thing, which sets the tone nicely for the entire publication.
It's been put together as a class schedule, with each section named after a class, i.e. History, Science, English, while its design can be described as back to basics. Printed in black and white and mixing Sabon for the text face and Courier as the tertiary font, it creates a visual language that it is very familiar, for some reason, almost nostalgic. With no gimmicks to distract you from the content, it's almost like you've discovered a vintage manual on how to be a gay nerd. And there are many gay nerds out there, and in the (maga)zine, who share their wisdom, knowledge and experience.
FAQNP's look and feel are the result of the work of New York-based writer and designer Erich Nagler, a freelance Art Director for the New York TImes. Having a look at his previous work for Newsweek and Metropolis, it's no surprise he managed to create so much with so little.