December 10, 2013
‘We believe in print, we love print, and what we’re doing is creating a way to ensure the print magazine is published for years,’ – Adam Moss, editor of New York explains the decision to drop to fortnightly publication.
Enjoy every cover of i-D ever, a unique record of youth culture.
The Daily Mirror launches intriguing new diagram-based news site Ampp3d.
032c has a smart new site.
Who will you vote for in the Coverjunkie cover of the year poll?
At last! Blogosphere, the magazine for bloggers.
A Rabona, as we all know, is that tricksy move in football where you kick the ball by wrapping one leg behind the other. It’s also the name of a new magazine about football, out this week, featuring a lengthy interview with Arsenal and England full back Kieran Gibbs as well as under 21 England star Eric Dier, Everton woman’s star Toni Duggan, Millwall FC Chairman John Berylson and photo reports from several matches.
Buy Rabona here.
A big welcome back to Melbourne’s Linefeed magazine review vid, this time featuring Gratuitous Type, Art Review, Curious Iconic Craft, The Modern Magazine plus many other mag-related items – 30 minutes of pure magazine goodness, set to Michael’s dulcet tones.
Set some time aside and enjoy. And look out for the magnificent Cat People.
November 29, 2013
For a while now Bristol has been a great source of independent magazines, so it make sense for them to band together and form Bristol Independent Publishers. BIP will promote the many local magazines – Another Escape, Boneshaker, Cereal, Offlife… the full list is on their site.
Congratulations to all the winners at the UK Digital Magazine Awards earlier this week. Headline winners include Katachi, Top Gear and BBC Good Food…
…and to the winners at the CMA Awards, ie customer publishing. Big winner Audi.
Bauer Media announce new app-only magazine launch for women, The Debrief.
Five thoughts on what makes successful digital magazines.
Victoria Beckham guest-edits Paris Vogue, gets an exclusive interview with husband David.
Independent cycling mag Rouleur have a smart new website.
Bread is a PDF magazine about, um, bread, that is raising funds for a print edition.
Read my Eye Reputations interview with Vanity Fair creative director Chris Dixon.
The magCulture pop-up shop will be at next week’s Monocle Christmas Market, selling signed copies of ‘The Modern Magazine’ as well copies of My Favo(u)rite magazine, Gym Class Magazine and a range of recent magazines. December 7-8, Dorset Street London W1U 4EG.
‘I started working on the idea and a dummy while commuting from Dorset to London – it’s my most productive time.’ An interview with Hole & Corner founder/editor Sam Walton. Sam is one of the speakers at next Tuesday’s Printout. The magazine also has its own bunch of festive events coming up soon.
Must-read: Kai from Offscreen shares his magazine’s financial details.
‘How magazines helped shape society’ – The Guardian run through ten of the PPA’s 100 important magazine moments.
An interview with Konstantin Kotov who runs independent magazine library/online shop Lebigmag in St Petersburg.
On Lab have a winter school about editorial design at the end of February in Berlin, deadline December 2. Highly recommended by a friend that did a previous school.
Pub magazine Doghouse are raising money via Kickstarter for their next edition, deadline Dec 11.
Music website Pitchfork reveal designs for new print magazine The Pitchfork Review.
Rupert Murdoch’s son James to join the board at Vice Media?
An interview with me for Freund von Freunden, includes my five favourite mags selected from the shelves at Do You Read Me?
This is exactly the type of magazine that people who don’t get that print is here to stay need to read. The simple idea of Kennedy is this: a paperback-book sized collection of great content, billed as a journal of curiousities which really means editors Chris and Angelo can print whatever they fancy. The opening quote from GK Chesterton explains all, ‘There is no such thing as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninteretsing person.’ Expect obscure Greek bookshops, a little fashion, producer Andrew Weatherall, Ed Ruscha’s son Eddie and maore across the 164 pages. They also reproduce a piece by Chesterton from 1927 (below).
A curious name for a curious magazine; Pinholet (a made-up word based on pinhole, as in the experimental camera) is a small-format, impeccably produced new magazine that looks at a different region each issue through the eyes of a group of like-minded creatives. This issue deals with Hong Kong, and features the paper copies of real items available in the territory to accompany you after death; a New Yorker who launched a tailors in HK; a look at Chinese letterpress (below) and much, much more.
The magazine shares many of the traits of today’s indie magazines: a small format, matt paper, monochrome type… we know the routine. But it’s all so perfectly formed you can forgive these commonalities. The design and art direction has a lovely light touch, and puts many superficially similar looking magazines to shame.
Published from Maastricht’s Van Eyck art centre, the new Van Eyck magazine is challenging in many ways. It takes the form of a series of smaller parts, some single sheets and some bound, that cover ongoing email exchanges between exhibitors, gallerists and others from the arts centre. The whole thing comes apart to create a melange of text and image that can be read and linked as the reader wishes. It’s as much about the making of the magazine as it is about events at the gallery, and even veers into current affairs and the venue’s history. A really interesting experiment.
Another website-turned-print publication, FPZ0001 collects the first 20 contributions to the Forage Press website, which went live at the start of 2013. The site invites creative responses to music from its users, and they post the results. It’s a lovely idea, and the print edition is a great addition, collecting very different visuals in a well-designed newsprint publication. Simple but satisfying, creative sources range from Michael Jackson to Mogwai via Hort (below).
The launch issue of Intern shouldn’t be a surprise to magCulture readers – we featured editor Alec Dudson in our At Work With feature a couple of weeks back – but we haven’t actually had a look at the mag yet. It’s a really intriguing launch, as it covers the creative industries from such a different angle – balancing advice and support for young people seeking internships with interviews with the the up-and-coming rather than the already successful. It packs a punch – 146 pages of mixed paper stocks and a foil block logo – and promises much. It feels to me like one a magazine that’s really going to develop into something really special over the next few issues. Alec is a hugely driven person with big ideas, so pick up this first edition and be a part from the beginning.