In a scene in the new ‘Great Gatsby’ movie, Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) is shooting photos of Daisy on Gatsby’s dock, writes Andrew Losowsky. “Don’t you think she should be on the cover of Vogue?” asks DiCaprio’s Gatsby. (NB, I’m paraphrasing slightly, I don’t recall the exact wording.)
1) I have no idea if this is deliberate product placement or not, but given that Carey Mulligan as Daisy IS on the cover of American Vogue this month (above), is this the first case of a movie predicting a magazine cover?
2) American Vogue’s 1922 covers of course weren’t photographs (that first happened ten years later). Instead, they featured highly stylized fashion illustrations like this one. Though it’s just possible that Gatsby was indeed referring to her look being sufficiently generic to satisfy these conditions, it seems doubtful, and so I would like to sound the mag-geek anachronism klaxon.
Spotted any other horrendous mag-related inaccuracies at the cinema lately?
20 years a new magazine called Wired appeared. Here are all its front covers, compressed into 30 seconds. Happy Birthday!
Note – not iOS friendly
Thanks to Coverjunkie for drawing my attention to this pair of Zeit Magazin covers representing the two German football teams contesting the Champions League final on May 25. On the left, Borussia Dortmund’s yellow, and right, Bayern Munich’s red.
Or is it a prediction of mass bookings and sendings off?
(Design: Bureau Mirko Borsche).
A riposte to the nonsense that ‘green covers don’t sell’.
Another good list of the new food magazines. NOT foodiedicals, please.
British art director Martin Colyer has been busy blogging about the art of commissioning.
Virgin Australia makes nice use of Pressreader to provide iPad mags in their lounges.
I was recently a part of a panel that looked at some current digital versions (web, tablet and smartphone) of magazines for Brandperfect. Includes Vice, People, Q, Esquire (UK & US) and Vogue (British and German).
This morning we’re in Amsterdam to check out Jaap Biemans’ week ahead. Jaap is the man behind the Coverjunkie blog, everyone’s favourite source of front cover inspiration. When not uploading front covers to his site, he’s art directing Volkskrant Magazine, the weekly title published with the Saturday edition of Dutch newspaper Volkskrant.
A simple idea to mark a traumatic week. Boston design director Brian Struble used running shoes worn in last week’s Boston marathon to create this image (click image for larger version). Photograph by Mitch Feinberg.
UPDATE: Editor John Wolfson talks about the making of the cover, ‘We immediately sent out tweets and Facebook posts asking runners to submit their shoes. At the same time, people from every department here at Boston magazine started reaching out to friends and family members asking for shoes.’ More here.
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.
Magazine Designing is an ambitious new website about the raw detail of how to do what we do, from Croatian art director Nikola Mileta.
Tyler Brulé speaks out against the use of the word ‘content’.
The Guardian launches GuardianWitness, a new platform for readers to contribute content (sorry Tyler).
The shortlist for the Dutch magazine covers of the year has been announced.
New magazines: Woof! Four & Sons is a new Melbourne-based magazine about dogs, as featured on The Stack last week; UC Quarterly is a Newspaper Club produced title from Austin, Texas based on the output from Brand New and associated blogs (review to follow); and more on Modern Farmer.
Huge congratulations to Ben and team at the Government Digital Service for winning the Design Museums’s Designs of the Year with theire reinvention of the Gov.UK website. Great to see graphics at the top of the pile for once, and particularly a content-based website that will change peoples lives.