No chance to post much this week as I’ve been in India judging the first Kyoorius Awards. Set up with the support of D&AD, the awards are the latest addition to local paper company Tranasia’s campaign to celebrate and develop Indian graphic design. Kyoorius already produce the annual Designyatra conference in Goa and a quarterly magazine.
Dan and Mark, the guys behind Noble Rot, came to our last Printout evening and showed me a copy of their first issue. I like my wine, so a new independent wine magazine was always going to attract my attention, but this really stuck with me. The magazine was flawed – the design needed work – but it had some great editorial ideas (ever wanted advice on what wine to sip while listening to Kraftwerk?) So when issue two arrived sporting a reworked layout I took some copies to sell at the Monocle Summer Fayre and it was a sell-out. And rightly so – Noble Rot avoids the clichés of most wine writing and makes this most snob-laden subject lively and interesting.
The new Spare Rib will not be called Spare Rib.
Bo Sacks reports from retail conference: more magazines sold on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays than other days (scroll down).
With the arrival of iOS7 all apps will need to be reconsidered, says Marco Arment.
New-writing/illustration magazine Popshot have posted their illustrations on Pinterest.
‘Best Covers’ lists, where would we be without you?
Out now: the seventh issue of Put A Egg On It. Yum.
As it’s the half term school holiday, we look at the week ahead with Cathy Olmedillas, founder and editor of Anorak, the ‘Happy Mag for Kids’. Launched in 2006, Anorak has grown to include French and US editions as well as book and app spin-offs.
Stool Pigeon founder Phil Hebblethwaite has wise counsel for anyone thinking of launching a magazine, ‘Treasure your independence…’
Plastik interviews Andrew about his recent book-about-books ‘Fully Booked’.
Vice have an exhibition of work by their favourite illustrators in London until June 2.
Boat magazine’s latest issue visits Kyoto. Read an interview with editor Erin Spens.
Two things make a good magazine – presentation and content. Many magazine will be good at one or the other, the best combine the two elements. Perdiz is one such magazine. Its second issue has just landed, promising further proof that ‘Happiness is Contagious’.
For our ninth ‘At Work With’ interview we look at the week ahead of Chris Harrison, co-founder with Polly Glass of Wrap magazine. A long-time favourite here at magCulture, Wrap combines publication and product, making the most of print as it shares the work of illustrators from around the world. The seventh issue has just been published.