October 24, 2012

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Normal service will be resumed soon

Advance warning that things are going to be a litle quiet here on the blog for the next couple of weeks. That’s the bad news.

The good news? The reason for the quiet is I’m completing a new book about editorial design, to be published next year. More news on that soon.

Look out here for a New York update from Andrew Losowsky later this week; also coming up, news of next Printout! and EDO evenings.

And don’t forget our online shop remains open.

 

December 24, 2011

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Merry Christmas

Thank you everyone who joined us in celebrating magazines over the past year – whether sending in projects to be shared or reading our posts. There’s a seemingly endless stream of new publications to write about and an ever-increasing audience interested in them.

Over the holidays we’ll have more magRush posts, then normal service will resume in January when we’ll also have exciting news of our plans for 2012.

 

June 22, 2011

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Magazine of the week – what’s that?

Things have been busy recently in the magCulture studio, and while I’ve continued posting on the blog it’s all been a bit disorganised. There have been too many spelling mistakes for my liking, plus an alarming build up of magazines awaiting a mention. In a general sense this is good news for magazine publishing – there really are that many interesting and creative ideas making it into print, plus plenty of iPad tangents. But for the individual magazine makers it must be frustrating, so apologies if you’ve been hoping your project will turn up on the blog.

To try and improve things there will be a little more structure here, based around the return of a regular Magazine of the Week post, with briefer mentions of others. Regular readers will spot the flaw in this – I’ve tried it before. Wish me luck…

 

 

September 29, 2010

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Public service announcement

The eagle-eyed among you may have spotted a few minor changes here recently. Call it a (late) spring clean. We’ve tried to simplify some of the links, and we’d would like to draw your attention to a few things: our Map project, expanded Shop, and advertising opportunities.

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July 9, 2010

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Quiet-ish week

A bit of a quiet week on the blog but a busy work week, including a trip to Barcelona to talk at an event hosted by local customer publisher BPMO (that’s me with a Wired cover above). As always with such events, the preparation helps me remember key points about the day job, in this case just how exciting print design is right now.  Sure, the iPad is pushing digital forward, but at the same time there are many wonderful examples of print design. That was one strand of my talk.

This was further reinforced on my return to find a pile of great magazines waiting for me in the post. There has been so much stuff arriving recently, and I’m very aware that many publications are getting overlooked despite being worthy of attention. The point is, though, it’s great so many new projects are still being launched.

I intend to catch up over the next few weeks before August and holiday time. Stand by for a bit of a rush here.

(thanks to Barbara for the photo)

December 24, 2008

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Merry Christmas

Thank you for visiting.

This interruption in posting is not part of a trend but simply a Christmas break – enjoy yours and hope to see and hear from you in 2009.

December 2, 2008

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Just in time for Christmas

Not a magazine, not even about magazines, but an absolute must for the Christmas wish list of anybody interested in the point at which graphic design and pop culture meet. Forget your Brodys and Savilles – at last there’s a book on British designer Colin Fulcher, AKA Barney Bubbles. It was his designs for Stiff Records and later Radar Records (Elvis Costello sleeve, above) that attracted me to graphic design. Even without seeing the book I know it will be inspirational. Order ‘Reasons to be Cheerful: The Life and Work of Barney Bubbles’ here; read more here.

UPDATE: as well as contributing to Oz magazine in the late sixties, Bubbles helped redesign New Musical Express in 1978. An adaptation of his logo (below) is still in use today.

August 8, 2008

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Summer break

packed

magCulture has packed up for the summer break.

Back at the end of August with the final Great Cover Debate list – don’t forget to send your suggestion.

July 18, 2008

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Tech problems

The magCulture server has run out of space. Time to buy more – til then, excuse the weird stuff floating round the pages.

April 2, 2008

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Holidaytime

No posts for a few days. Back next week in time for the Janet Froelich talk (did I mention tickets are almost sold out?) with an update on some magCulture favourites, a belated report from Hong Kong, plus anything I find of interest in Switzerland.

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