I’ve noted here before how exciting it is to see Colors reborn under editor-in-chief Patrick Waterhouse, and his talk at the Modern Magazine conference only underlined the thought that goes into the magazine these days. The latest issue, titled ‘Looking at Art’, is another excellent piece of magazine making.
The V&A Magazine team have been busy with their front cover again. To tie in with two current exhibitions the team have produced a pair of covers; the one on the left is the rarer copy, and it features in the second cover (right) being read by an actor posing as the fictional character Norman Swann. Swann is the supposed inhabitant of Elmgreen & Dragset’s installation ‘Tomorrow’. The installation consists of a grand apartment slipped among the museum’s galleries.
Australia has earned a reputation for good food and wine, so it’s no surprise to find the country produces a good few magaiznes covering these subjects. The latest addition is Alquimie, promising ‘Perioidic research & analysis of wine & beverage culture’.
A quick break from holiday to share the new cover of Wired UK, published this week. It’s been developed in collaboration with designer Thomas Heatherwick and his studio (Heatherwick also features on the front cover, shot by Olaf Blecker). Art director Andrew Diprose explains, ‘Heatherwick wanted something textural and hand-made’ and the result is a a soft touch varnish with a high-gloss splatter pattern across it, reflecting the issue’s focus on materials and making. I haven’t had a chance to touch it yet, but I want to. Heatherwick has also curated a feature on ‘makers’, and the stencil typography is by Studio Oswald.
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After the jump, the iPad edition front page.
Picking mono.kultur as magazine of the week may seem a little predictable, it’s been selected before and I’ve written and spoken about the magazine plenty of times here and elsewhere. But even by its own high standards, this new issue is very strong.
Rolling Stone has courted controversy with their front cover ‘starring’ the Boston Bomber suspect. It’s fascinating to see a magazine cover cause such angst, and follows Bloomberg Businessweek being called for racism and Port for sexism. Best piece to date on RS from a publishing angle comes from Andy Cowles, though a large serving of overreaction needs to be acknowledged too. Anyone actually read the profile inside yet?
Ironic timing given the current UK weather, but the shoe-drying kit for cyclists is a cute idea from Newspaper Club and cycling brand Vulpine. Next, a link-up with a fish and chips shop.
Wallpaper* announce their annual Handmade issue.
Since its 2005 launch Little White Lies has been a flagbearer for independent publishing. Universally respected (and awarded) for its use of illustration, its equally strong editorial vision has sometimes been overlooked, yet both aspects mark the magazine out as special. Following the departure of its design team, the latest issue is guest art directed by Rob Lowe, who under the name Supermundane is a respected artist, illustrator and editorial designer. Other magazines bearing his name read like a history of independent publishing, and include Sleaze, Good for Nothing, Anorak and Fire & Knives. Here he looks ahead at his week and reflects on designing Little White Lies.
This week is a big one for Tim Milne, the man behind format-defying magazine Container; after months of hard work the first issue is released. A limited edition box containing ten objects created around the theme ‘Hot and Cold’, Container is a logical extension of Tim’s day-to-day role running print consultancy Artomatic. Ten artists and designers came up with the ideas, and Tim then sourced the parts and producers. The result is a fascinating set of conceptual pieces that together test the idea of what a magazine is. Here he shares some of the process behind the project and looks ahead at launch week.
As its names suggests, Australian monthly Desktop started out covering early desk top publishing. Recently it has developed a more challenging approach to its subject, each issue exploring broader themes around graphic design in the context of Australia. Here, we look ahead at the week with editor Heath Killen.
The new Spare Rib will not be called Spare Rib.
Bo Sacks reports from retail conference: more magazines sold on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays than other days (scroll down).
With the arrival of iOS7 all apps will need to be reconsidered, says Marco Arment.
New-writing/illustration magazine Popshot have posted their illustrations on Pinterest.
‘Best Covers’ lists, where would we be without you?
Out now: the seventh issue of Put A Egg On It. Yum.