Here’s a promo for The Fashion, the new magazine coming this Saturday from The Guardian and Observer newspapers. It feature a new font, Guardian Fashion, based on an ultra tight condensed version of the house font Guardian Weekend.
Creative directors Alex Breuer & Caz Roberts, typography Chris Clarke, animation Alex Purcell.
September 17, 2013
Indie wine mag Noble Rot are looking for Kickstarter support. Do it!
SND goes behind the scenes of last week’s New York Bloomberg cover.
I like the look of news architecture mag Tremors.
The Modern Magazine update, new speakers added: We’re pleased to confirm Justine Picardie, editor of UK Harper’s Bazaar, and David Jacobs, CEO of New York app publisher 29th Street (projects include Letter to Jane) are joining the line up for our October 16 event. New graduates (2012/13) can also pay the student rate. Full details here.
Some resources from the weekend.
First up, Monocle 24’s The Stack featured Penny Martin from The Gentlewoman talking about the stunning new issue of her magazine as well as the ‘crisis of the front-of-book’ – one for magazine geeks everywhere. You can also enjoy me talking about my new book ‘The Modern Magazine’ and the conference of the same name (including Penny alongside many others).
Second, on Sunday I joined Steve Watson’s Guardian Masterclass on independent publishing, where I met an enthusiastic group of would-be magazine makers and gave them some advice I hope was realistic but not too scarey. I opened with the first of my ten-point guide as published in YCN’s You Can Now magazine, ‘Publishing a magazine will take up every ounce of spare time, give you sleepless nights, leave you disorientated and cause you to fall out with partners, friends, family and the bank…’ Read the full ten points here.
At the end of the two-day masterclass, Steve and the attendees compiled their own list of ‘Top mega-lessons for publishers’, pictured above.
Hearst UK CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine comes out in favour of quality over quantity, ‘I’d rather have an ABC decrease because we are publishing at capacity of selling good magazines, with a solid type of readership, rather than bulk or pricing push.’
The Evening Edition presents an online bite-size news overview written locally by actual journalists.
London and Manchester’s Magma magazine and book store owner falls out with Offscreen publisher over unpaid bills. A depressing spectacle that highlights the narrow margins in independent publishing.
Net a Porter reveals the name of its soon-come new magazine: Porter.
Missed this earlier – British Vogue made a video for schools, revealing behind-the-scenes tricks of fashion photography.
New magazine: Pages Of, ‘a home for stories you won’t find anywhere else.’ has launched a Kickstarter campaign.
The new issue of Vintage magazine looks wonderful. Magazine-y!
Australian mag Monster Children have a book celebrating their first ten years, cleverly titled ‘Ten Years of Monster Children Magazine’. Out 1 October.
Meatpaper announces its final, twentieth, issue about the future of meat.
September 4, 2013
The next Printout takes a place next week – Wednesday 11 September. Details here.
Wired experiments with a Snowfall-style online version of current print feature Station to Station.
Wallpaper* have a smart new website: smoother, faster, better.
David Hieatt shares his ten magazine theories; ‘If you subscribe to a magazine, you have to find one article each time that you want to scrapbook. If you go 3 editions without finding an article worth Scrapbooking, you should un-subscribe.’
Daft magazine storage concept – the chairack.
UK Esquire launches a weekly app to fill the spaces between the monthly print edition.
The Internet Archive has a great online resource for old magazines.
New magazine Digest deserves a closer look. More soon.
Andy Cowles examines a recent US Glamour cover, revealing some of the thinking that leads to mainstream magazines being so look-a-like.
Cosmopolitan offers readers the chance to design its front cover.
Malta has its own pop-up indie magazine store open 30 August– 01 September, details here (scroll down).
A behind-the-scenes slideshow at Vanity Fair reveals a remarkable quantity of fresh-cut flowers.
The move to iPad magazines continues at snail mail pace.
Ex-Bearded publisher appeals for support for his Untitled Magazine Project – to launch a magazine without financial backing.
Matt Willey must be one of the busiest art directors in London these days. As well as his founding role in Port magazine, he’s been working on a number of new projects including this week’s launch of YouCanNow, a smart new members magazine for YCN. Here, he looks ahead at his week and shares some spreads from the new magazine.
1 Granary is a celebration of London’s Central Saint Martins art school, a large-format perfect-bound collection of 194 pages that brings to life the past and present of the school as it settles into its new home at 1 Granary Place in Kings Cross. It’s a massively ambitious project that succeeds despite some obvious flaws.
This year’s MagFest in Edinburgh is confirmed for September 11, with star speaker Mike Soutar.
Also in Edinburgh, an exhibition of Condé Nast archive photography at the City Art Centre, June 15 – September 8.
Just in time for the new season – The White Line is another new football mag.
David Hepworth as on the money as ever, this time re magazine apps.
The Onion pinpointed the death of print as having taken place last Thursday. Read their obituary.