‘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.
CBS creative director Jeremy le Croix offers his Favo(u)rite Magazine for SPD.
Magazine-in-a-frisbee Freestyle has a new website.
Leeds-based Village have opened a web store with a fine selection of magazines (thanks Rhys).
Five favourite magazines I selected for De Groene Amsterdammer when in Amsterdam last week (Dutch-language).
Steve’s latest Two Minute video review takes a look at The Plant.
‘I started working on the idea and a dummy while commuting from Dorset to London – it’s my most productive time.’ An interview with Hole & Corner founder/editor Sam Walton. Sam is one of the speakers at next Tuesday’s Printout. The magazine also has its own bunch of festive events coming up soon.
Must-read: Kai from Offscreen shares his magazine’s financial details.
‘How magazines helped shape society’ – The Guardian run through ten of the PPA’s 100 important magazine moments.
An interview with Konstantin Kotov who runs independent magazine library/online shop Lebigmag in St Petersburg.
On Lab have a winter school about editorial design at the end of February in Berlin, deadline December 2. Highly recommended by a friend that did a previous school.
Pub magazine Doghouse are raising money via Kickstarter for their next edition, deadline Dec 11.
Music website Pitchfork reveal designs for new print magazine The Pitchfork Review.
Rupert Murdoch’s son James to join the board at Vice Media?
An interview with me for Freund von Freunden, includes my five favourite mags selected from the shelves at Do You Read Me?
November 19, 2013
The power of editorial design: ‘Magazine covers help people understand the world better.’
The power of editorial photography: see last weeks edition of French newspaper Libération, published with all images deleted.
Adbusters publishes a box-set of its last five ‘Epic Human’ issues.
Magasin is a new Hamburg-based online magazine shop. Welcome to the fray!
i–D starts to benefit from new owner Vice Media, launching a satisfying new website that feels right on brand.
Talking of Vice, ‘The next big thing always starts out looking like a toy’
New York magazine spots young people making magazines instead of websites. Great selection of indies, but surely they mean as well as?
In Amsterdam? I’ll be at Atheneaum this Thursday evening talking to Xandra Schutte about The Modern Magazine.
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.
November 7, 2013
The New York Times interviews Mohammed Ahmed, manager of the wonderful Casa Magazines store in NY, ‘Even if only one person wants it, I can put it on the shelf, and people will see it and buy it.’
Ten digital x print myths debunked by Mario Garcia.
Vanity Fair Italia celebrates its tenth anniversary with a whopping great 508 pages.
Stack interviews Paul Kominek, editor of Travel Almanac.
Algorithmic newspaper The Long Good Read trialed by The Guardian and Newspaper Club.
SPD takes a look at new FI magazine Lollipop. Love that masthead!
The Gentlewoman’s Penny Martin will be discussing her favourite books at YCN, London, November 20.
In the South West this weekend? Publish and Be Damned hits Plymouth, UK, this Sunday, November 3.
Back to the future at the top of Time Inc.
Hearst Marketing and Publishing Director Michael Clinton declares ‘print is thriving.’
Interview with Philip Diprose, editor of The Ride Journal.
British GQ celebrates 25 years with a doorstop of an issue; editor Dylan Jones selects his favourite 25 covers.
Russell Brand edits an issue of the New Statesman.
An archive of George Giusti’s front covers for Holiday – beautiful.
Issue nine of Process Journal has been rethought and redesigned, the theme ‘Less is More’ reflects the new approach.
Boktor magazine is after submissions for their new issue, ‘No Regerts’, about regretted tattoos.
US publishers on the trials of trying to combine print and digital operations,
Mike Meiré redesigns GQ Italia (thanks Richard).
Kickstarter campaign for new erotic magaizne closes later this week. Help Talc meet their target.
The New York Times presents another online editorial experiment, A Game of Shark and Minnow.
Digital agency raves about the future of print via Acne Paper.
The Kiosk is touring a selection of independent magazine around Europe.
Kai from Offscreen discusses his magazine’s ad strategy.
An audio history of Cardiff music mags (thanks Marc).
Attendees of last year’s Making Magazine 2012 event that Simon Esterson and I held at St Bride should be receiving the long-promised magazine record of the day shortly. We’ll have a few spare copies for sale in the magCulture online shop too, watch out for an announcement early next week.
What Andrew Losowsky is doing next.
October 22, 2013
‘Three years after Apple unveiled the iPad… tablets still account for… just 3.3 percent of total circulation.’ AdAge disects the iPad problem.
Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter talks canoes and magazines on the Charlie Rose site; ‘Magazines are the perfect invention… the perfect medium for telling stories.’ Well worth the 20+ mins video (thanks Chris).
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of John Carpenter’s movie ‘They Live’, a Swiss publisher has recreated the featured Obey magazine. More on CRBlog.
New York magazine said to to be considering going fortnightly.
I’ll be talking about my book ‘The Modern Magazine’ at two of my favourite European magazine stores – Do You Read Me? (Berlin) on 7 November, and Atheneaum Newscentrium (Amsterdam) on 21 November. Details to follow.
Plus – next Printout coming up at the end of November, with a great line-up of speakers. News very soon.