April 23, 2014
Richard Turley announces his departure from Bloomberg Businessweek for MTV, following Arem Duplessis (NYT–Apple) as the latest in a stream of high-profile moves out of magazine publishing. A sign of strength or weakness of this industry?
Crust is a new food mag from Singapore, currently in development.
Charles Williams‘ type illustrations have appeared on/in a good few magazines.
Library Journal notes that ‘magazines are recovering,’ with an eclectic list of examples…
…and in India Kyoorius publish their own selection of best mags.
David Hepworth makes a good point about the thrill of delivery, but the quality of content being delivered remains important too. Even as we’re overwelmed by so much stuff, the really great stuff can still change your life.
Issue three of Hole & Corner is taking shape, and you can see the process happen over the next few weeks at 213 Piccadilly, London.
April 18, 2014
Behind the scenes at Wyndeham’s printers; ‘At one point we had 350 people in this plant. Now we have 114. But the amount of work has more than doubled.’
‘Content loves print.’ Dominic Mills looks at two very different customer magazines –Net a Porter’s Porter and Sports Direct’s Forever Sports.
Amsterdam AMFI fashion course shares the six entries for its annual create-a-magazine competition.
New crowdsource site GoodFruit is raising money for US magazine Hearth.
I’m speaking in New York next month. The Blurb Indie Magazine conference features speakers from Pin-Up, Cherry Bombe, Gopher Illustrated, Lucky Peach, Refueled and Sweet Paul. 6 May, details here.
Meanwhile tickets are going fast for Printout Bristol on 8 May, featuring Another Escape, Boneshaker, Cereal and OffLife. Get in quick! And the next London date is set for May 27. News soon.
And and and… I’m be presenting a one-off show for the digital radio station at this year’s Pick Me Up show at Somerset in London. More soon.
April 15, 2014
The Guardian editor Alan Rushbridger celebrates the culture of his organisation as it wins Pulitzer prize; ‘newspapers made a fatal mistake… and jettisoned the stuff that seemed difficult and expensive.’
PPA reconfigures its annual conference under the banner ‘Re_Invented 2014//’. Note the underscore and slashes. Perhaps most remarkably, the line-up reveals Jamie Callum is publishing his own magazine, The Eighty Eight, and it looks, gulp, quite intriguing.
Inside PopBitch and its iPad app plans; ‘Be nice, and if you can’t be nice, be funny.’
Kickstarter alert: The Holborn Magazine is another digital spin-off, promising the ‘best in design, apparel and craft.’ Support them!
Out soon: the new-look Boat magazine, issue seven Lima, Peru.
I love a magazine that challenges what a magazine is; Steve reviews new launch Emperor on the Stack blog.
‘Although well-executed, it doesn’t live up to the hype of being a game changer’ – The Saturday Paper launches.
‘What comes first, the brand or the content?’ asks Andy Cowles.
Keep up to date with The New Yorker covers.
Making or letting people pay; a reflection on micropayments for content.
Mother Jones looks behind the new publisher of Newsweek.
US magazine launch numbers ‘surprise’.
The Cleaver promises a new take on Chinese food, Kickstarting from Friday 4 April.
Editorial designer James Hunter has launched Startamag, a blog providing help for new magazines.
Kati Krause is a Berlin-based writer, editor and curator, a fellow magaholic who is co-founder of the Tinta de la Casa magazine events. Today she leaves her role as Creative Communications Manager at Etsy Germany to concentrate on freelance work including projects with Freunde von Freunden and the new magazine she co-founded, Winter. Read the rest of this entry
Another digital project is moving into print; help Kickstart Tusk Journal into reality.
‘I believe in mavericks’ – ex-editor Gill Hudson on what’s gone wrong with magazine publishing.
Why US newspapers might be able to feel ‘cautiously cheerful.’
There can never be enough lists of magazines.
SPD Awards merit winners announced; includes a few indies plus our very own My Favo(u)rite Magazine.
March 14, 2014
Interview with Libertine editor Debbie Evans as issue four lands, ‘Early feedback has been that readers want more digital content, and more from the network and community, particularly around events.’
Another magazine using Kickstarter; Print Isn’t Dead is an awful title with the right idea.
US Marie Claire launches Branché, a pop up magazine for young, hip New York women, complete with acute accent.
‘What you think you know about about (how we read) the web is wrong.’
The Vogue Festival takes place at London’s South Bank Centre, March 28/29.
Pog Mo Goal is another new football magazine, this time from Ireland.
Washington magazine store closes.
Laurence King, publishers of The Modern Magazine, have started a Pinterest board of magazine covers.
CR Blog looks inside the latest Little Whites Lies; back to its’s visual best.
Interview with Cristian Lupsa of excellent Romanian mag Decat Revista; ‘What matters to us is they are feel real stories, more than feel good stories.’ (thanks Andrew).
Is the London Review of Books the best mag in the world? No, but a good piece worth a read.
Haymarket CD Paul Harpin has launched Buy Fonts, Save Lifes – simple idea, well worth supporting.
You have six days left to support for Winter magazine on Indiegogo. Do it!
Steve Watson’s doing another Guardian masterclass, with me and others contributing.
I was on Monocle24’s The Stack last weekend. Hear it here.
The Financial Times grows via digital subscriptions.
‘Brands who advertise in magazines have the advantage.’ Who’d have thought?
Monocle is seven. Time for a movie!
‘There is nothing in the digital domain that can compare to the real thing.’ Cue new print mag from travel website Sidetracked.com.
Intriguing online, collective content creation for That New Design Smell (via QVED).
Also discovered at QVED: illustration magazine Spring.
Kickstarter news: support oral history magazine In The Air, to be designed by the people behind the fine-looking Shelf Journal.