After several years working on magazines in New York, including More, New York and Men’s Health, Claudia de Almeida recently moved to San Francisco to join Wired magazine as design director. Her redesign of the magazine has just been revealed in the June issue.
Bloomberg Businessweek has redesigned their ‘Etc’ section, the in-house team working with consultant Mark Leeds to add a new super-wide sans called Druk Wide. You can see it here in the headline, in among the dogs. The font is also used for the section header (after jump).
The new-look US Wired, redesigned under editor-in-chief Scott Dadich by new design director Claudia de Almeida, is out this month. De Almeida has adapted Dadich’s earlier design approach (based on the square of the pixel) and applied it in a more spacious, relaxed manner. Her more mainstream experience at T: The New York Times Style Magazine and More is evident in the harder-working labelling of pages. Also of note is the condensed serif face and the smaller logo on the cover. The result is a subtle reinvention of the original US edition which stands it in good stead against the intense creative competition from the UK and Italia editions. Click on images for larger versions.
Marissa Bourke is best-known for her award-winning reinvention of the British edition of Elle. Late last year she moved to Harper’s Bazaar as creative director, where alongside new editor-in-chief Justine Picardie she has been looking to the magazine’s heritage for inspiration.
I’ve had a copy of the newly relaunched British Elle sat on my desk for a while now as I considered the drastic change the magazine made between its February and March editions. I always liked Marissa Bourke’s previous reinvention of the Elle brand as an upper-mid market style title, and was surprised by the change of direction. But last night in London new creative director Suzanne Sykes and design consultant Mark Leeds talked through their redesign for EDO members and clarified the changes.
Time Out readers design the magazines’ 45th anniversary set of three covers.
Monocle editor Andrew Tuck on getting the right combination of print, digital and buns.
First sight of Luke Hayman’s redesign of German weekly Stern – launches March 14.
Loaded publisher plans new woman’s weekly.
‘Woohoo! It’s Oscars.’ Ugh? (thanks Ben)
February 25, 2013
In London? This year’s LCC Publishing Innovation conference takes place March 7th.
In Dublin? Magazines Ireland are hosting a half-day conference, Publishing 360, on April 24th. I’ll be speaking alongside PPA’s Barry McIlheney, FMG’s Julia Hutchinson and The Week’s Kerin O’Connor.
A quick look at ten of the new crop of food magazines.
The man behind the new ‘T’ at the New York Times T Magazine speaks up.
Ex-creative director, now editor-in-chief, Scott Dadich arrives at US Wired, promises to ‘blow things up’.
On Monocle24’s latest edition of The Stack: editor of the Weekend FT, Caroline Daniel, and Andrew Harrison, recently installed editor of Q magazine. Plus a report on Greek magazine Parallaxi.
• The continued reworking of UK Harper’s Bazaar by Marissa Bourke.
• The redesign of Wallpaper* by recently appointed creative director Sarah Douglas (with art director Lee Belcher).
• Issue two of indie motorbike mag Head Full of Snakes.
• This years AGI Open conference, here in London this September.
• The reinvention of of US Wired by new editor-in-chief Scott Dadich.
• The Guardian entering its post-Mark Porter era with Alex Breuer as creative director.
• Sadly, more publishers responding in idiotic fashion to closures.
• While others continue to launch exciting new titles (check last year’s launches).
• A new magazine conference taking place in Munich at the end of February, news to come.
• And lastly a shameless plug: the publication of my new book ‘The Modern Magazine’ in September.
The Boat Magazine team have arrived in Athens to prepare their next issue. Follow progress here.
Wolff Olins’ USA Today redesign is revealed.
Creative Bloq jump the gun with the first best front covers list for 2012.
Daniel uses this week’s cover as an excuse to share a pile of Chris Ware New Yorker covers, including my favourite Halloween one.
SPD have posted a brief round-up from their news weeklies event.