October 18, 2013
D&AD confirm a fine jury for the Magazine and Newspapers category of their awards.
Love the design (by Jessica Rose) of this exhibition catalogue newspaper.
Another new magazine: hello, Dequal, a bi-monthly about ‘the unequal world of design’. Issue one looks at women in design.
‘500 journalists sought by content marketing company NewsCred.’ Brands like to use content, but is this the best way to create it?
Wave goodbye to the International Herald Tribune – so hello to the International New York Times.
Meanwhile Columbia Journalism Review takes a close up look at the Guardian’s finances and predicts a paywall future.
US Esquire editor discusses how his audience has changed over his 16 years.
I still dream of stumbling across an original copy of one of the Dada magazines. Until that happens, here’s the full content of edition one of Cabaret Voltaire…
…and here’s the entire launch edition of Just Seventeen.
SPD has listed some of the recent online experiments with the presentation of longform writing.
October 8, 2013
A great New Yorker piece by Ken Auletta about The Guardian’s financial problems and quest for international status via NSA revelations.
In London? See the AOI Illustration Awards Show at Somerset House until October 27.
Monocle’s Tyler Brulé talks to Bloomberg TV about making print profitable.
Mr Magazine records the year’s 591 (US) magazine launches, notes rise of b**kazines (like the concept, hate that name).
Publisher confirms posthumous publication of Michael Hastings book about life as a magazine intern.
New magazine: ThisIsPaper builds on its web presence with a new print mag.
October 1, 2013
‘It’s either mad or genius to start a print publication in 2013,’ says editor in WSJ piece.
Creative Review takes a look at Matt Willey’s redesign of RIBA Journal.
New magazine: Manual, from Rhode Island School of Design, ‘about art and its making.’
The Editorial Design Organisation is rising from a short-term hibernation. News soon…
National Geographic is celebrating 125 years of publishing with a tumblr archive.
It’s the last few days of the PPA cover of the century vote. Hint – Time Out.
On BBC Radio last week – a great interview with the founders of Spare Rib. And tomorrow (Thursday 26) at 1130am, Radio 4, there’s a show about the covers of the Radio Times.
In New York? Pentagram partner Luke Hayman is talking at the Type Directors Club, New York on Thursday, October 3.
In Amsterdam? The new issue of Colors is being launched at the Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum magazine shop tomorrow night (Thursday 26)
Coming to AGI Open? I’m joining Simon Esterson, Angus Hyland and David Pearson for a discussion with Catherine Dixon about publishing tomorrow (Thursday 26) around 12noon. And I’m talking in the main hall Friday afternoon.
September 17, 2013
Indie wine mag Noble Rot are looking for Kickstarter support. Do it!
SND goes behind the scenes of last week’s New York Bloomberg cover.
I like the look of news architecture mag Tremors.
The Modern Magazine update, new speakers added: We’re pleased to confirm Justine Picardie, editor of UK Harper’s Bazaar, and David Jacobs, CEO of New York app publisher 29th Street (projects include Letter to Jane) are joining the line up for our October 16 event. New graduates (2012/13) can also pay the student rate. Full details here.
Hearst UK CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine comes out in favour of quality over quantity, ‘I’d rather have an ABC decrease because we are publishing at capacity of selling good magazines, with a solid type of readership, rather than bulk or pricing push.’
The Evening Edition presents an online bite-size news overview written locally by actual journalists.
London and Manchester’s Magma magazine and book store owner falls out with Offscreen publisher over unpaid bills. A depressing spectacle that highlights the narrow margins in independent publishing.
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.
September 4, 2013
The next Printout takes a place next week – Wednesday 11 September. Details here.
Wired experiments with a Snowfall-style online version of current print feature Station to Station.
Wallpaper* have a smart new website: smoother, faster, better.
David Hieatt shares his ten magazine theories; ‘If you subscribe to a magazine, you have to find one article each time that you want to scrapbook. If you go 3 editions without finding an article worth Scrapbooking, you should un-subscribe.’
Daft magazine storage concept – the chairack.
UK Esquire launches a weekly app to fill the spaces between the monthly print edition.
The Internet Archive has a great online resource for old magazines.
New magazine Digest deserves a closer look. More soon.
Andy Cowles examines a recent US Glamour cover, revealing some of the thinking that leads to mainstream magazines being so look-a-like.
Cosmopolitan offers readers the chance to design its front cover.
Malta has its own pop-up indie magazine store open 30 August– 01 September, details here (scroll down).
A behind-the-scenes slideshow at Vanity Fair reveals a remarkable quantity of fresh-cut flowers.
The move to iPad magazines continues at snail mail pace.
Ex-Bearded publisher appeals for support for his Untitled Magazine Project – to launch a magazine without financial backing.