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.
Always good to see the work behind the finished execution: New York Times Magazine art director Gail Bichler explains how she and photographer Craig Cutler created their recent vegiburger cover.
Eye opens up the old-school page layout process at Private Eye.
Rick Poynor casts his eye over Peter Bilak’s recent launch Works That Work for Design Observer: ‘Bilak reclaims the word (Creativity) from the stultifying embrace of branding culture and design thinking… by being wonderfully low-key and “vernacular” about it.’
The magazine rack is passé – how about displaying your favourite magazine on the wall with MagFix?
Mike Dempsey reveals his love of Willy Fleckhaus’s Twen magazine, explaining how he managed to adopt the magazine’s Schmalfette Grotesk typeface for his own use.
Issue 15 of Oh Comely is out, and I’m only slightly disappointed it’s not quite as promised in their April 1 blog post.
The Hall Of Femmes conference, May 16-17, Stockholm, features Penny Martin (The Gentlewoman), Janet Froelich (Real Simple, ex-NYTimes) and Ruth Hansel (ex-Harper’s Bazaar, NYTimes, Vanity Fair). The organisers also publish books about these (and other) female design figures.
Joe Zeff crits New York’s new iPad app, ‘Don’t get us wrong, New York magazine for iPad is quite good…’
Heat editor-in-chief Lucie Cave interviewed, describes mag as ‘cheeky, not mean.’
ASME announce their 2013 shortlists.
National Coverday takes place in Utrecht on May 30. I spoke at last year’s, a great event with plenty of inspiration. This year see Paul Willoughby (Little White Lies), Noma Bar and DW Pine (Time) among others.
I’m speaking in Dublin at 360 Degrees Publishing on April 24, along with Kerin O’Connor (The Week), Julia Hutchinson (ex-CMA) and Barry McIlheney (PPA).
It’s Nice That launch a new magazine, Printed Pages.
Form Fifty Five interview Richard Turley of Bloomberg Businessweek.
How social media has improved our writing skills. Counter-intuitive but persuasive.
This Easter, why not make a newspaper with the kids?
Stack has an interview with Davey Spen from Boat ahead of his Guardian Masterclass on April 2.
PPA announce the line up for their 100th anniversary conference, May 8, London.
Design magazines of the world come together to create a series of t-shirts for Uniqlo.
Ricochet promises ads linked to twitter posts.
UK Esquire editor Alex Bilmes discusses his magazine’s approach to women as ornamental, like cars (video, put down your coffee before viewing ).
I’m helping organise this year’s AGI Open conference in London this Autumn. Check out the Open website for details, with more on CR Blog. Of particular magCultural interest: Christophe Niemann, Marion Deuchars, Michael Beirut, and more.
We’re about to shake things up a little in our online shop, there are a few sale offers while we tidy things up.