The launch issue of Perdiz first appeared last Autumn, but what better for this dull, dark January than a magazine about happiness? This dual-language (Spanish-English) magazine is not only a great-looking publication but it overcomes any national differences to prove happiness is, as it says on the cover, contagious.
I remember first seeing Flow in Amsterdam; it’s originally a Dutch magazine, and is notable for the positioning of its logo on the front cover (floating in the centre of the page) and the production tricks used throughout each issue. I had no idea what it was really about, though.
With the recent launch of this English-language edition it’s suddenly clear what Flow is about; it’s about paper. As such it aligns itself neatly with the whole arts and crafts Etsy thing that’s been going on for the last few years.
Acido Surtido is a 650 x 950mm fold-out publication from Argentina. The large single sheet folds down to 32 panels, each 160 x 235mm and filled with an artwork by invited contributors working to a theme. For this recent issue the theme was ‘Plane’, and each of the 2,000 copies featured a custom cover addition by artist Sael, using coloured tapes. Here are three examples.
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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.
It’s been a busy summer here at magCulture, so apologies for the relative quiet. But it’s September now and time to work through some of the many magazines that have continued to arrive –a big thank you to everyone who’s sent things in. We’ll be working our way through loads of goodies in the coming weeks, kicking off with a quick look at the latest issues of some favourites that continue to make things special.
Big fat Vogue.
The Week’s editor-in-chief Jeremy O’Grady assigns his magazine’s success to providing content that can’t be found online.
I saw Colors art director Patrick Waterhouse give a very good presentation about his magazine earlier this year . It really is beginning to get its soul back. The latest issue, no84, is a guide to Apocalypse, and features a foldout poster as front cover (thanks Andrew).
Behind the scenes I – tour the US Wired offices via Google Streetview.
Behind the scenes II – Luke Hayman talks through The Atlantic’s September cover.
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.