Nicholas Cary is co-founder and creative director of Melbourne-based magazine Alquimie, a quarterly about all types of drink. Before Alquimie he co-founded, edited and art directed Process Journal, producing eight issues of the the award-winning design title before leaving in 2012 to start his own design practice ThoughtAssembly. He looks ahead at his week as issue three of Alquimie arrives with subscribers.
Must-read: Brilliant piece about the growing importance of The New Yorker website as it relaunches this week, ‘Every post… should apply the magazine’s superlative sensibilities at Internet publishing speeds.’
Mid Century Magazine editor Tabitha Teuma interviewed, ‘the content is for keeps – something to refer back to – and this still works best in print.’
V Magazine founders and all-round NY fashion gurus Cecilia Dean and Stephen Gan end their business relationship.
At last, a zip-up denim magazine cover, courtesy of US Marie Claire.
This week’s Printout was another sold-out evening of magazine intelligence, with Vice, Colors and Eye sharing the floor to offer advice on the staying power of their magazines. Despite early tech problems – when things go wrong they ALL go wrong – a singular message came from the three speakers.
It’s always great to see Scott King’s ‘Sink Amercian Vogue’ project, a highlight of last years The Modern Magazine day.
‘Keep it gridded (but not too gridded)’ – 10 rules for better editorial design.
Editor Alec Dudson talks to Athenaeum about issue two of Intern, ‘this last two years or so have seen a huge rise in the number of quality independent magazines out there.’
It’s Nice That’s Studio Audience podcast looks ahead at our Fiera project.
Bob Newman looks back at Jill magazine, ‘the design was sleek and understated, with hints of New Wave typography.’
MagFest gets better and better – James Brown added to line-up, 5 September, Edinburgh.
Iceberg Press is a new magazine publisher launched to take over The Simple Things from Future.
Extraordinary it still needs saying, but Digiday points out ‘Fonts still matter in digital media.’
Paul Keers reminds content marketers that magazines still matter to their business, despite it being ‘easier to get attention for our work in digital, which everyone wants to talk about.’
New Elsie magazine alert – more on this soon.
And finally, a big appreciative welcome to the new New Yorker site.
As editor-in-chief, publisher and art art director of 200%, Thierry Somers seeks out artists who are prepared to go to any lengths for their art – hence the name – and interviews them in-depth. The collaborative nature of the relationship between publisher and subject means stories can take years to come to fruition; to date four issues of 200% have been published as a book-ish magazine, and we join Thierry as issue five arrives in shops as a hardback book.
AM (Akademische Mitteilungen) magazine is published annually by students of communication design at the State Academy of Art and Design in Stuttgart. I featured the infographic-heavy seventh issue in the original magCulture book; now here’s a video of the making of this 19th issue.
Its large-format 130 pages question what is perfection, and have been conceived and executed by students Sunnyi Löhmann and Anna Kiosse.
A big thank you to everyone who pledged money to the Fiera magazine Kickstarter campaign. We just hit the £14k target with 24 hours to go, so the project is now live. Thanks too to the many people who helped with the campaign.
If you want to guarantee your copy (it’s due out November) pledge now before the campaign closes (14.59 UK time tomorrow, Wednesday). Every little extra means we can do more with the magazine.
I’ve not seen a copy of New Zealand’s Threaded magazine but the recently published sixteenth issue looks great in this video, which also communicates the care and passion behind the project via plenty of print and production footage. The magazine covers creative work from around the world.
The new issue is themed Creating a Monster – ‘Once the monster comes to life, you have to nurture and feed and fuss over it, you watch its first steps with pride, shed tears when it first goes out into the world…’ Sounds like magazine publishing to me.
If, like me, you enjoy coffee and magazines, Espresso Tales from Australia was made for you.
The first 50 front covers of The Face; the first few are by Steve Bush, the majority by Neville Brody. Anyone know at which point the changeover took place?
US mags look forward to their most successful September ad-sales ever.
The 2014 PPA Awards winners were announced last week; congratulations to everyone but especially designers Mark Neil (NME) and Simon Campbell (Strategies for Growth)
New magazine Table Talk sounds intriguing; read a brief interview with editor Benjamin Moe: ‘One of the most exciting parts of developing this magazine is realizing it’s a living, maturing thing that grows and changes with each issue…’
From The Magazine Diaries… ‘Quit moaning and get busy.’
Finally… at the time of writing our Kickstarter campaign for Fiera magazine is £750 off target with 46 hours to go. Thanks everyone who’s supported the new mag so far – how about joining them?
• The next Printout takes place in London on July 22, when we look at keeping your magazine going for the long-term courtesy of Colors, Eye and Vice. Buy tickets via Eventbrite.
• Tickets are on sale for this year’s Modern Magazine conference in London, and we’ve just added the following speakers to the line-up:
Peter Houston, blogger and man behind the Magazine Diaries.
Simon Lyle, editor of Hot Rum Cow and new magazine Poppy.
Danny Miller, founder of Little White Lies, revealing his new magazine.
Pekka Toivenen, ‘art dictator’, FAT.
Full line-up here.
• Plus there’s one week left on the Fiera Magazine Kickstarter campaign and we’re about halfway to total. Help us make it real!