Wired taken to task for its portrayal of women.

Another source of magazines online: Tatty Devine (thanks Lesley).

We’re included at n014 in a new list of the top 50 design blogs, which is nice. And we’re in good company: Creative Review, It’s Nice That, Noisy Decent Graphics, Site Inspire all present. Decision partly based on visitor numbers so thanks for your support.

I hope to have news soon on Colophon; meanwhile, you can pick up a copy of our out-of-print book ‘We Make Magazines’ on Amazon. For $200!

Take the headache out of prepping for print with this app.

Shop: Karen #5

Following Monday’s post about the imminent arrival of the latest issue of magCulture favourite Karen we’re excited to announce the magazine is the latest addition to the magCulture shop.

Karen is a small format (167 x 230mm) full-colour magazine that celebrates the everyday. It can be seen simply as an insight into the day-to-day lives of its subjects (friends, neighbours and acquaintances of editor Karen) or read as a subtle critique of the celebrity-obsessed magazines that reflect our age. Either way, it’s a fascinating editorial project that can be hard to track down.

Payments via PayPal, copies will be shipped early next week.

Prices inc P&P

And don’t forget we’re still selling Kasino Creative Annual and our own magCulture/Paper. You can buy all three titles here.

Colophon update

Mike, Andrew and I have reluctantly had to postpone next year’s Colophon2011. But it’s not all bad news – check the website for full details.

Mike Koedinger interviewed

Luxembourg publisher and Colophon colleague Mike Koedinger, above, is interviewed about independent publishing by Qompendium editor Kimberley Lloyd here.

New issues of some favourites

Presenting issue 25 of Carl*s Cars, issue 18 of 032c, and issue nine of Lula. There are as many independent magazines as ever out there (more of which soon), but these three remain essential favourites here at magCulture.

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Talking in Europe

I’m travelling to Europe for a couple of events next month.

First, I’m on a panel about independent magazines at ComodaMente in Vittorio Veneto, Northern Italy, on September 13th. Other speakers include Alexis Zavialoff from Berlin magazine distributor/store Motto and Omar Sosa from magCulture favourite Apartamento magazine. Full details here.

Then on the evening of September 25th I’ll be joining Reny and Anneke from the Athenaeum magazine/book store in Amsterdam to help them celebrate their 40th anniversary. I’m not sure what else they have planned, but I’ll be repeating the talk I gave at Colophon2009 earlier this year and we hope to have the Colophon magazine (three days to create the content, six months to print the thing!) completed in time for the event. Full details to follow.

Colophon NY

The latest Colophon panel discussion takes place in New York this evening, with Claudia from Me as an additional participant. Full details here.

Colophon hits New York

Following the success of the recent Colophon London event, Andrew is chairing a panel discussion in New York next week. Held in collaboration with the Art Directors Club, ‘The Future of Print’ will look at independent magazine publishing, with speakers including Sophie Mörner, founder and publisher of Capricious; Emily Gordon, editor-in-chief of Print; and Jason Crombie, editor and founder of Woooooo!

Full details here.

Colophon2009: video 3

The third video: keynote speakers, panel discussions, live interviews plus Casino exhibitions, portfolio shows and We Make a Magazine.

Colophon2009: video 2

Part two of the video record: Volume, Sang Bleu, Good.