The difference design can make! When I reviewed Mid Century last year the gist of the post was great content, shame about the design (sadly that review is one of the victims of the hack earlier this year). Now issue five is here sporting a brand new look from Esterson Associates, and the layout and art direction have been properly resolved. Read the rest of this entry
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.
Babies are dumb! Not only do they try to touch-activate printed magazines, they even try to eat printed food (thanks Andrew).
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.
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.
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)