Always good to see the work behind the finished execution: New York Times Magazine art director Gail Bichler explains how she and photographer Craig Cutler created their recent vegiburger cover.
Eye opens up the old-school page layout process at Private Eye.
Rick Poynor casts his eye over Peter Bilak’s recent launch Works That Work for Design Observer: ‘Bilak reclaims the word (Creativity) from the stultifying embrace of branding culture and design thinking… by being wonderfully low-key and “vernacular” about it.’
The magazine rack is passé – how about displaying your favourite magazine on the wall with MagFix?
Mike Dempsey reveals his love of Willy Fleckhaus’s Twen magazine, explaining how he managed to adopt the magazine’s Schmalfette Grotesk typeface for his own use.
A quick Friday look at five magCulture indie favourites with newly published issues. Starting with the ninth issue of Port, which as trailed here a few weeks back is a film special guest edited by man-of-the-moment Daniel Day Lewis.
Despite average post lengths of 280 words, WordPress is looking at longform reading.
WWD looks at celebrity covers successes/failure: Taylor Swift to be avoided, it seems (thanks Warren).
NYTimes website has a new prototype being tested. See a demo here. Very elegant, very app-like.
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)
On Monday night the PPA kicked off their 100th anniversary year with the launch of their Cover of the Century competition. In his welcome speech, CEO Barry McIlheney explained how hard it had been to whittle the selection down to a ten magazine shortlist, and headed off the inevitable criticism of the shortlist. Don’t worry if you’re magazine isn’t on the list, was the message, the overall selection shows how strong the industry was and is.
Then the gathered great and good of the UK magazine industry were ushered through to see the 10 anointed covers; the criticism began.
These are the best covers of the century?