Overmatter 28.06.13

Mr Magazine’s latest new US launch stats: 96 new mags in last quarter.

As next week’s New Yorker cover partners Bert and Ernie, the magazine looks back at other same-sex front covers.

Chelsea College of Art students create analogue desktop publishing system.

An archive app of the front covers of gaming title Edge.

Oh Comely are planning some events. Help them decide what/where.


Bloomberg Businessweek cover

Been a while since I posted a Bloomberg Businessweek cover so here’s their latest cover-as-poster. One headline linked to the page of the story. Simple, strong, direct.


Magazine of the Week: Flaneur

‘Place’ has been a healthy starting point for a good few magCulture favourites. From Karen’s close-up stories built on her local friends and community to Boat’s wandering production studio, location is a strong source of character and identity. Emphasising the relationship with their surroundings can be the catalyst to explore and develop that editorial character. Berlins’s Der Wedding does so in an even more formal manner; named after one of the poorer, immigrant-populated districts of the city, it started life recording life in that specific area before latterly looking more broadly at everyday life in the city of Berlin. But if Boat deals with an entire city each issue, and Der Wedding takes on an area or theme of Berlin, new launch Flaneur zeroes in even more tightly. It is strictly one street per issue.

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Magazines on magazines

Plenty of interviews and pieces about magazines and their makers out there at present, starting with a three-way piece in the latest issue of It’s Nice That’s magazine Printed Pages. Three ‘Mag Men’ – Matt Willey (Port), Mirko Borsche (Zeit Magazin) and Brian McMullen (McSweeney’s) select their favourites magazines. All interesting.

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Overmatter 26.06.13

The Green Soccer Journal has a new issue with a new look coming soon.

The Misery Connoisseur is… well, it’s a wonderfully named magazine. Find out more.

The Modernist is looking for a new designer.

Cereal not only have a beautiful third issue out now (and in our shop) but also have a smart new website.

Hear Marta from Perdiz, the happy magazine for adults, on last weeks The Stack.

Babies are dumb! Not only do they try to touch-activate printed magazines, they even try to eat printed food (thanks Andrew).

The campaign continues to ban lad’s mags from local shops, finds unlikely ally in reformed ex-editor of Loaded.

Michael at Linefeed notes 18 years of onlinery.

The editors of Put a Egg On It say ‘If I Knew You Were Coming I’d Have Baked a Cake’ → July 6–9, Tokyo.

Bill Gates will be guest-editing the December issue of Wired.


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magCulture shop re-stock

Currently available from our online shop:

These 12 beautiful titles, including several recent ‘Magazines of the Week’ (Hole & Corner, Perdiz, LAW), plus other recent discoveries Noble Rot and Article, as well as the latest issues of favourites such as Cereal, Gourmand and mono.kultur.

More coming soon, and don’t forget we offer subscriptions to many more magazines.

Shop here.


At Work With: Liz Ann Bennett, Oh Comely

This Monday we start the week alongside Liz Ann Bennett, editor of bimonthly independent women’s title Oh Comely. The magazine has successfully avoided the clichés of women’s publishing, forging an alternative editorial outlook based on creativity and curiosity. The 16th edition is published this week.

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Overmatter 21.06.13

Paper Weight is a Munich exhibition of independent magazines (including Apartamento, Fantastic Man, Bidoun) curated by Felix from Pin-Up magazine. The walk-through room of huge front covers looks great. 12 July – 27 October.

Every year, the students of Amsterdam’s AMFI (Amsterdam Fashion Institute) publish a magazine. This years, Garment, looks particularly interesting.

Pocket-sized edition of Butt on its way.

A book of the best of photography magazine 125 (thanks Mike).


PPA Awards 2013

Winners at last nights annual PPA Awards included:

• Designer of the year (business): Ewan Buck, Economia
(Highly commended:
Victoria Talbot, Think Quarterly)
• Designer of the year (consumer): Tanita Montgomery, Company
• Innovator of the year: Marc Hartog, British Journal of Photography
• Editor of the year (consumer): Jane Toft, Mollie Makes
• Customer magaizne of the year: Olympics and Paralympics Daily Programmes
• Consumer magaizne of the year: Radio Times
• Front cover of the year (public vote) Time Out, above.

See the complete list of winners here.

Congratulations, all.


Magazine of the week: Hole & Corner #1

Hole & Corner is a new British magazine celebrating craftsmanship, reflecting the growing interest in the handmade as traditional techniques are rediscovered and re-evaluated.

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