Overmatter 16.01.14

Cereal has launched new subscription travel guide website Guided By Cereal –  every bit as beautiful as you’d expect from the Cereal team.

Offscreen have a smart new site and new issue on its way.

Bob Newman honoured with the US Society of Illustrator’s Richard Gangel Award.

Independent magazine biennale Facing Pages returns – 28/29 March, Arnhem, Netherlands. Speakers include Simon Esterson (Eye), Rachel Maria Taylor (Another Escape), Peter Bilak (Works That Work), Cathy Olmedillas (Anorak) and many more.

Meanwhile here’s a little of the inspiration that’s going into Cathy’s new Teepee teenage mag.

Vote for your favourite US News, Business and Politics magazine cover as part of this year’s ASME Awards.

Subscribe to Pen Pop Press and receive monthly vintage magazines.


Overmatter 19.03.13

MUST READ: From last September’s Domus but still vital: comparison of magazines and ‘editorial apps’.

Here’s something the internet can’t do,’ according to David Hepworth.

A long year later – a late 2011 conversation between me and Bob Newman for Gym Class Magazine shows how fast things are moving.

Calvert Journal is a new editorial site devoted to contemporary Russian creativity.

The New Yorker self-rejects: writer submits published New Yorker text to the that magazine (and others), finds it rejected by all.


Overmatter 08.02.13

Another live magazine-making session is taking place this weekend, this time in New Delhi, as part of Unbox festival, led by Teal Triggs.

The Death of Journalism? There’s a beer for that, promising to be as ‘dark and bitter as the future of American journalism.’

Net-a-Porter plan to launch their own newsstand magazine later this year.

Daily Mail website wins DBA effectiveness award, and Design Week notes they, ‘have torn up the web design rule-book, and the results, while not always pretty, are incontrovertibly effective’. I’m all for tearing up the rules, but…

Must read: a thorough look at Berg and their Little Printer project, from Dan Hill in Domus. Long but worth the effort.


The Printer’s Tale

Little Printer

I went to a fascinating evening of talks called ‘The Printer’s Tale’ at Decoded the other night. The plentiful wine and mince pies were enough on their own to spread cheer, but the talks were equally enjoyable, looking at how print is combining with digital. Or is it digital with print? Arriving early I met a woman who had been running a magazine workshop with schoolkids. She bemoaned their lack of magazine experience, a gentle reminder of the ‘end of print’ elephant in the room.

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Overmatter 14.12.12

Warning: many, many magazines have been harmed building this furniture. Don’t let the makers near my studio!

The joining of print and digital will be celebrated at St Brides Decoded next Monday 17 December at A Printer’s Tale. More at Eye blog. See you there!

Late to this, worth a look if you’ve not seen it. Financial news site Quartz, from the publishers of The Atlantic.

Condé Nast have made video samplers featuring editors of their magazines (thanks Richard).

Flowsee is a new magazine project raising money via Kickstarter; content to be decided by readers.


Overmatter 07.12.12

On tomorrows edition of Moncole24’s The Stack: Charlie Porter from The Guardian, Elliot Jay Stocks from Page 8 magazine, plus a report about the American Reader.

The Economist sees better times ahead for paywalls.

Is it that time again already? The SPD Awards are open for entries.

Next week in Rome – the 3rd Belvedere independent magazine festival.

The Daily may be dead but Joe Zeff presents the case for tablet publishing.


Overmatter 28.11.12

US Vogue’s Grace Coddington interviewed as she publishes her memoirs.

Church of London art director Victoria Talbot interviewed.

Watch out for Fire & Knives’ soon-come sister magazine Gin & It.

The New Yorker is digghing into its massive archive with the new Double Take blog.

Wired has a pop-up shop in London from 2–5 December.

Gym Class has published some of Richard Turley, Luke Hayman and my thoughts about last year’s SPD Awards.

The attendee list for next week’s Little Magazine Coalition meeting in NY grows.


Overmatter 08.11.12

Take a peek inside 032c art director Mike Meiré’s Cologne apartment, courtesy of New York Times T Magazine (thanks Richard).

Yesterday’s Shortlist had a ‘playable’ videogame on the front cover.

Print isn’t dead, but print as we know it is dead, according to Condé Nast CEO.

Colors launches a Brazilian edition.


Overmatter 23.10.12

The Germans is a new political journal from Germany and looks intriguing (thanks Mike).

Long form journalism is great. But who’s going to write it all?

A slideshow of independent fashion magazines.

SPD announce this years Awards co-chairs.

I like the sound of new app Circa but frustratingly its not yet avilable outside the US.


Newsweek axes print

The final print edition of Newsweek will appear on Dec 31 this year, after which the title will be digital-only. Meanwhile The Guardian are busy denying reports – in today’s Daily Telegraph – that they are planning a similar move soon.

More on Newsweek here.