‘It’s easier to start a newspaper than save one,’ say the publishers of Australia’s soon-come The Saturday Paper.
Ex-editor Dylan Jones profiles i-D founder Terry Jones as he withdraws from the magazine after selling it to Vice.
New York magazine confirms it will end weekly publication in favour of every two weeks from March…
…despite ‘revenue of around $3 million a week.’ Can that be right?
Wired, Cosmo main winners in AdWeek’s survey of US mags. Interesting comparing the choices with the reader’s choices.
‘e-commerce, digital discoverability and multi-platform reach’ important to PPA says CEO Barry McIlheney.
November 14, 2013
The redesigned Independent astutely analysed by Andy Cowles, ‘…they just haven’t gone far enough.’
US Cosmopolitan editor Joanna Coles talks digital, ‘It’s all changing, all the time, and it’s incredibly exciting.’
Photographer Nick Knight discusses the rise of the iPhone and Instagram.
Preston is My Paris have a sleek new website featuring all their publications.
Magazines come is many guises. Graphic design journal Neue Grafik (originally 1958–1965) is republished in full by Lars Muller…
…while Fortean Times celebrate their 40th year with this front cover archive for The Guardian.
No joke – The Onion gives up their print edition.
Net a Porter reveals the name of its soon-come new magazine: Porter.
Missed this earlier – British Vogue made a video for schools, revealing behind-the-scenes tricks of fashion photography.
New magazine: Pages Of, ‘a home for stories you won’t find anywhere else.’ has launched a Kickstarter campaign.
The new issue of Vintage magazine looks wonderful. Magazine-y!
Australian mag Monster Children have a book celebrating their first ten years, cleverly titled ‘Ten Years of Monster Children Magazine’. Out 1 October.
Meatpaper announces its final, twentieth, issue about the future of meat.
Interesting look at the decision-making behind headline design at the New York Times.
Steven Heller at Print interviews Lucas López and Mauro López about their Acido Surtido magazine.
Condé Nast closes the print edition of Easy Living – will continue as web-only project.
Yet according to the PPA print still accounts for 78% of publisher’s income
Grazia’s Jane Bruton bigs up print, ‘the magazine sets the tone across all our platforms.’
Creative Review produce their biggest issue ever: 230 pages including their ‘Annual’ best of last year. Includes a profile of the new Human After All agency that’s grown out of the Church of London.
Urban music mag Vibe is bought and closed by company that did the same to Spin.
Out now: fourth edition of Bristol comic mag Off Life.
I’m doing a live interview with Jop and Gert from Fantastic Man at What Design Can Do, next month in Amsterdam.
New food magazine: Cherry Bombe looks at women and food.
April 24, 2013
Another golden age of magazines discovered – welcome to the ninteties.
Today’s best according to this year’s PPA Awards shortlist.
Richard Turley from Bloomberg Businessweek and Debbi Evans from Libertine talks magazines on last week’s The Stack.
This coming weekend It’s Nice That have a zine workshop at Tate Modern.
Question: who owns the digital technology decisions in publishing companies?
New magazine: Hole & Corner celebrates craft, from May this year.
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.
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.
Mr Magazine examines the idea that magazines will follow the way of music, decides they do have one thing in common – the letter ‘M’.
Seems design agency Pentagram and music trade mag Billboard agree, as the former redesigns the latter.
And here is Mr M again, sharing the failure of magazines that gave up on print.
Meanwhile, Poynter reports that ‘print’s financial future may last longer than expected.’
‘Content’ might be the latest marketing wheeze but there is good content and bad content, argues Paul Keers.
A history of the early days of Print magazine.
Condé Nast UK are to launch a young version of Vogue, ignoring the US name Teen Vogue in favour of the more demure Miss Vogue.
The Observer continues to highlight new print magazines, this time in literary New York.
Magazine. Critique. Middle East: hello, Journal Junkie.
Mr Magazine sees off Newsweek’s print edition.
Reader’s Digest UK operation closes retail division but plans to keep mag going.
MagPile Awards now in first stage of judging, shortlists soon.