January 18, 2013
SPD celebrate the imminent arrival of a US edition of Anorak.
Fashion mag does fashion story based on natural disaster. Zzzzz.
An archive of French Vogue covers, via the kings of the archive front cover, Newmanology.
Following initial scorn, Rolling Stone succumbs to the iPad app.
How to solve the problem of magazine subscriptions – compete at service with Amazon and John Lewis, not other publishers.
Looks like a stack of magazines there, and that’s exactly what you’ll have if you take out a subscription to Stack. Receive a different independent magazine every month, along with notes from founder (and my Printout! co-conspirator) Steve Watson.
Buy a sub now and use the code ‘MagCulture’ (subtle, eh?) to get a seasonal 10% reduction. The perfect gift! Note also their newly reduced US prices.
UK Wired points to the future of print – events, retail, consultancy.
SPD has a fantastic series of Herb Lubalin retrospectives online.
Literary magazine Five Dials releases a vinyl record edition featuring ‘a 10-inch dub remix of a Hollis Hampton-Jones novel.’ (thanks Andrew).
CRBlog reveals the new illustrated issue of UK Wired.
In today’s Guardian G2 section, Mark Hooper asks, ‘Is the internet really killing print publishing – or could it prove to be its unlikely saviour, with niche magazines thriving in the digital era?’ A familiar narrative for magCulture readers, but great to see it expressed so forthrightly in a daily newspaper.
A few pieces of magCulture news to share.
First, our shop at The Church of London offices in Shoreditch returns next week, this time on a permanent basis. It’ll feature eight of our favourite magazines at any one time, with an ever-changing line-up. The shop space has been completely redesigned, and acts as the entrance to TCoL’s impressive new Gallery 71a exhibition/event space. It’ll be open (cash only) Mon–Sat, 10am–53-pm from Wednesday 6 June (meanwhile our online shop remains open too).
71a Leonard Street London EC2A 4QS
Second, we’re proud to be participating in Edinburgh’s MagFest this August. Andrew and I are compiling a list of 40 of our favourite magazines for an exhibition that’ll be open 26–27 August alongside the conference organised by PPA Scotland. The magazines will be displayed in the spectacular glass opening hall of the Our Dynamic Earth museum. We’ll also be taking part in a workshop with local designers on Sunday 26. Among the many speakers froma cross the industry, Andrew will be addressing the future of publishing on Monday 27.
Thirdly, keep July 24 clear for the next Printout! Details to follow.
Lastly, if you’re going to Utrecht this week for National Cover Day I’ll see you there.
Today the small but perfectly formed magCulture pop-up shop opens in the entrance space to the Church of London offices in London. There’ll be some lovely magazines ready for you to carry away – take a look at our online store to see what we’ll be selling. There’ll be a few extras available today too. Bring cash!
10am–530pm week days through December, The Church of London, 71A Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4QS
We’ve been selling magazines here on magCulture for the past year or so, after a number of emails asking where to buy some of the magazines featured on the blog. We sold a good few magazines but it was a rather basic service. So today we’re excited to open up our new shop site.
We’ve expanded it to include a small selection of our favourite magazines and offer an improved service for multiple orders. We currently have seven titles in stock: Elsie, Gym Class, Karen, mono.kultur, PopShot, Put A Egg On It and Wrap, with an eighth to be added soon. As each sells out we’ll replace it with another magazine, so there’ll be a limited supply of every magazine and an ever-changing rolling selection. It is a deliberately small range based on quality rather than quantity.
Londoners can also pick up copies of the same magazines from our pop-up shop at the Church of London offices from 1 December (71a Leonard Street, EC2A 4QS).
Brain Pickings looks back at sixties magazine Fact, designed by Herb Lubalin. Typographic covers notable for their content as much as their design.
Google experiments with survey-walls instead of pay-walls to access content.
Condé Nast website Style.com launches its print edition.
Good magazine’s Casey Caplowe talks about the magazine and its infographics.
Dazed & Confused anniversary show opens at Somerset House this Friday.
Reminder that Archi Zines also opens this week.
The Omni archive – that logo!
Get ahead with Christmas – buy someone a reduced price subscription to Stack.
A new magazine event, alas for Spain only. Tinta de la Casa launches in Barcelona next week and later this month in Madrid. Visitors are presented with a magazine menu to select their reading to go with their meal. Love it.
Big Kids is a new kids magazine from Australia.
Steve from Stack reveals all to LeCool London.
Learn fashion at Condé Nast College.
From assistant art editor to launch editor… Mollie Makes editor Jane Toft interviewed.
Printout! returns; news of next event soon…
Happy Birthday to Australian design magazine Desktop – 25 years old this month and celebrating with a special issue featuring a 16-page visual essay about visual culture in Australia over that period.
Uncanny Magazine looks, ahem, uncannily good.
The new issue of Underscore is at the printers, and will be launched soon in Singapore with an exhibition of independent magazines apread across several cafés in the city. The U Café project will feature many magCulture favourites: 032c, Apartamento, mono.kultur and Wrap among them. From September 22nd.
Don’t forget Vetted have a great selection of independent magazines avilable online here, including several of the above.