The latest issue of Ideas Illustrated is out, with a new editor, new format and new design. An all-new approach in fact.
Before I go further, I should declare an interest. I’ve worked with the magazine’s publisher, YCN, for quite some time in one way or the other. While I was at John Brown Publishing we helped them launch their annual awards book, and I’ve regularly commissioned illustration from their (excellent) agency. Then most recently I helped them define the brief for the changes to Ideas Illustrated.
But that was a while back, and now the finished magazine has arrived. And it’s rather good, with a far better sense of editorial focus and an improved design by art director Alex Hunting.
Rick Poynor discusses self-publishing from a book writing angle.
Article’s 24 hour magazine project, Don, looks good.
A sad, predictable story – an insider’s view of the demise of Time Out London.
Haven’t checked over George Lois’s Esquire covers for a while? Here they are again, plus some lesser-known examples.
Indian art director-copy writer team win chance to design AdAge front cover.
Newsweek creative director Dirk Barnett has started a tumblr site.
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D&AD are holding their annual New Blood exhibition this week (in fact it ends today) at London’s Spitalfields. It’s a chance for UK universities to show work by their best design graduates, and then a group of judges – I was one this year – get to assess the work. Judges were split into small teams, and one of the team I was in, Angus from Design Week, has already highlighted some of the work we thought stood out so I won’t retread that, other than to reiterate Southampton Solent University had two very good stands. Their illustration in particular stood out
This one other project caught my eye – a typeface called Times New Murdoch.
The latest EDO event featured Italian art director Francesco Franchi, the man behind the beautiful visual journalism of IL Magazine, the monthly supplement to the daily Il Sole 24 Ore business newspaper. Francesco’s well-presented talk explained in words, pictures and, naturally, infographics, how the magazine was conceived and executed, and how the recent redesign developed. A fascinating story, well told.
The Green Soccer Journal have been busy blogging about Euro2012. Their daily press updates have been beautifully photographed.
I didn’t know there was a genre of artists publications called accordion publications. But here’s a site devoted to them (thanks Stephen).
New French magazine Figure sounds (and looks) interesting; each issue will feature ten ‘portraits of anonymous, emerging, famous or iconic personalities’.
UK Wired have announced an impressive first list of speakers for their Wired2012 event to be held this October.
A final reminder I’m speaking in London tomorrow night at Bob Books’ Photobook Month event.
Lots to happen the next couple of days, but today they’re taking a lead from the PPA’s recent public cover vote and holding their own vote on the best indie cover. See the selection here and vote by email/comment/twitter, or get along to Shoreditch and vote in person.
Each vote is represented by a cover printout on the container wall – see above. Looks like Ride Journal a clear favourite at present…
Shouldn’t your magazine feature an electronic, motorised, talking, flourescent, weeping clam?
With independent magazines already specialising in food, cycling, sex, cars, football and movies, it was perhaps only a matter of time before someone came along with a new magazine about the culture of alcohol, or as the editors of Hot Rum Cow have it, ‘Adventures in the world of drinking’.
Stack meets the man behind the rather fine magazine sharing site MagPile.
A newspaper on your coffee cup sleeve? Why not?
The Association of Publishing Agencies drops the word ‘Publishing’ in favour of ‘Marketing’. Say hello to the Content Marketing Association.
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