The New York Times has strict photo-manipulation policies, dropped only for fashion.
Mark Vessey makes art from magazine spines (thanks Warren).
A look back at the hugely influential The Whole Earth Catalog.
In London next week? Hear the Eye magazine team discuss their collaboration as part of It’s Nice That’s ‘Nicer Tuesday’, 28 May.
Vince Frost recalls Big magazine, ‘It was raw, bold and simple. And very masculine. That’s probably why it still looks strong.’
‘The US magazine business had become too dependent on big, ad-supported audiences rather than circulation revenue,’ so top US editorial designer Roger Black is packing up his fonts and heading off to Asia.
Gym Class returns! First, a brief interview with UK Esquire art director David McKendrick online and a new issue of the magazine promised soon.
Peter Bilak of Works That Work, on magazine finance and his new Patrons scheme.
Save the magazines! Our friends at Stack are having a clear out, and promise free magazines at 71a Leonard St, Shoreditch this Saturday. Plenty of desirables!
Always good to see German business mag Brand Eins; thanks Voll Auf Die Presse.
Reminder I’m in Amsterdam Friday interviewing Jop van Bennekom and Gert Jonkers from Fantastic Man at What Design Can Do. If you’re there come and say hello.
More wine, food and culture! Hello Noble Rot.
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.’
A riposte to the nonsense that ‘green covers don’t sell’.
Another good list of the new food magazines. NOT foodiedicals, please.
British art director Martin Colyer has been busy blogging about the art of commissioning.
Virgin Australia makes nice use of Pressreader to provide iPad mags in their lounges.
I was recently a part of a panel that looked at some current digital versions (web, tablet and smartphone) of magazines for Brandperfect. Includes Vice, People, Q, Esquire (UK & US) and Vogue (British and German).
Microsoft puts free wifi into latest issue of Forbes. Nice gimmick, but are Forbes readers in need of free wifi? Perhaps try Big Issue next time?
Congratulations to Richard Turley and his Bloomberg Businessweek team for being named Design Studio of the Year by Creative Review. Includes access to my piece for CR about the BBW Steve Jobs memorial edition.
I already mentioned the Hall of Femmes talks in Stockholm later this month; they’ve added further names including Jennifer Daniel, part of that Businessweek team.
Monotype present a lunchtime talk about ITC’s typography magazine Upper & Lower Case. May 6, New York.
Brilliant run-through the future of newspapers as imagined by TV, the movies and the industry itself: ‘Newsboy Wears a Neon Sign Lighted by Pocket Battery’.
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.
Magazine Designing is an ambitious new website about the raw detail of how to do what we do, from Croatian art director Nikola Mileta.
Tyler Brulé speaks out against the use of the word ‘content’.
The Guardian launches GuardianWitness, a new platform for readers to contribute content (sorry Tyler).
The shortlist for the Dutch magazine covers of the year has been announced.
New magazines: Woof! Four & Sons is a new Melbourne-based magazine about dogs, as featured on The Stack last week; UC Quarterly is a Newspaper Club produced title from Austin, Texas based on the output from Brand New and associated blogs (review to follow); and more on Modern Farmer.
Huge congratulations to Ben and team at the Government Digital Service for winning the Design Museums’s Designs of the Year with theire reinvention of the Gov.UK website. Great to see graphics at the top of the pile for once, and particularly a content-based website that will change peoples lives.
April 16, 2013
Mario Garcia has started a series of posts on his blog about the difference between reading from paper and on screens. Promises to be very interesting.
New York magazine highlights ten independent food magazines.
Sueddeutsche Zeitung Magazin has a new website –uneasy scrolling but worth a look.
Survey shows 68% of UK’s biggest publications have websites unfit for mobile display.
Vanity Fair looks back at Holiday magazine.
More on the Wired anniversary – the start-up of the magazine, as told by its founders Jane Metcalfe and Louis Rossetto.
Which seems a good reason to re-link to the inside story of the original mid-nineties UK edition of Wired.
The New Yorker comes face-to-face with Vice.