Editor Rosa Park launched quarterly food/travel magazine Cereal late last year. The first issue has sold out, and she’s just gearing up for this week’s arrival of issue two.
Where are you today?
I’m working from home. It’s quite nice when I do; I get to work in my PJs and take power naps if need be. I’m a big believer in naps – I wish all offices had nap facilities. (Is it just me?) I’ve been told Google has one. Can someone verify this for me?
Private Fraser marks five years of depressed posting with a humble post outlining his desire to ‘irritate the complacency out of publishers.’
Dubai-based indie We Are Here has had its second issue delayed by censors, leaving the stories out of date. They’re raising money for a new issue here.
Dodo Magazine comes in a limited print edition of one copy, hidden in a buried chest in a secret location to be revealed by map on April 5.
Old and new media come face to face as Time Inc celebrates Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg’s recent book with a lavish party.
For the second in this new series, we speak to Netherlands-based
Czech Slovak graphic designer/typographer Peter Bilak.
Bilak co-founded Dot Dot Dot magazine and published 20 issues between 2000 and 2010. His latest publication is Works That Work, a magazine that as well as challenging ideas of design and creativity also challenges the status quo of the business of making magazines. Funding was crowd-sourced and that same model is being tested for distribution (see the recent video). Images below are from the launch issue – click them for larger versions. Read the rest of this entry
In London, Time Warner’s IPC Media oust their editorial/design head Andy Cowles.
A brief interview with Milton Glazer (thanks Pete).
Forbes points out, ‘Iconic is not a business Model.’
Head of the Dennis Media Factory, Alex Watson, highlights the grey areas.
After Monocle editor’s interest in buns, a Dubai caterer can supply magazine-styled cakes.
One of the highlights of my recent trip to Munich to speak at QVED – more soon on that here I hope – was hearing local creative director Mirko Borsche talk about his work then visiting his studio. Best known for his award-winning work on Zeit Magazin, a new project he’s been working on is The Germans, a political magazine for young people.
February 25, 2013
In London? This year’s LCC Publishing Innovation conference takes place March 7th.
In Dublin? Magazines Ireland are hosting a half-day conference, Publishing 360, on April 24th. I’ll be speaking alongside PPA’s Barry McIlheney, FMG’s Julia Hutchinson and The Week’s Kerin O’Connor.
A quick look at ten of the new crop of food magazines.
The man behind the new ‘T’ at the New York Times T Magazine speaks up.
Ex-creative director, now editor-in-chief, Scott Dadich arrives at US Wired, promises to ‘blow things up’.
On Monocle24’s latest edition of The Stack: editor of the Weekend FT, Caroline Daniel, and Andrew Harrison, recently installed editor of Q magazine. Plus a report on Greek magazine Parallaxi.
As the traditional newsstand environment deteriorates – have you been to a high street branch of WHSmith recently? – publishers are looking for new ways to communicate with readers and sellers. Here’s a cute idea from one new magazine, attempting to build on the community and shared passion that can develop around a magazine.
The magazine, Work That Works, is very interesting and will be reviewed here soon.
Talking of which, here’s what the major UK publishers each said about last week’s ABC circulation figures.
The Verge website may be considering a printed magazine.
I’m off to Munich this weekend to talk at QVED – come say hi if you’re there.
Give magazines, not cards.
In Berlin next week? Hear Kai from Offscreen discuss why he went from designing websites to publishing a printed magazine about web designers. At the Reading Room, Feb 21.
New design mag Works That Work on its way from Peter Bilak, typographer, designer and founder of Dot Dot Dot. To be reviewed here soon.
The Newspaper Club present a quick walk through the new version of their automated publishing software, Arthr.
Editorially promises great things, something to follow.
Some notes from Tyler Brulé’s recent talk at Ontario Art College.
Diddy gets magazine logo tattooed on forearm. Can you guess which logo it was?