The Boat Magazine team have arrived in Athens to prepare their next issue. Follow progress here.
Wolff Olins’ USA Today redesign is revealed.
Creative Bloq jump the gun with the first best front covers list for 2012.
Daniel uses this week’s cover as an excuse to share a pile of Chris Ware New Yorker covers, including my favourite Halloween one.
SPD have posted a brief round-up from their news weeklies event.
It’s been a busy summer here at magCulture, so apologies for the relative quiet. But it’s September now and time to work through some of the many magazines that have continued to arrive –a big thank you to everyone who’s sent things in. We’ll be working our way through loads of goodies in the coming weeks, kicking off with a quick look at the latest issues of some favourites that continue to make things special.
A quick look at four independents, each doing a good job with illustrated front covers. Starting with Huck and the always reliable Jean Julien. As the cover announces, the issue looks at gender bias through sport, gangs and cupcake-making. It also has a pull-out facimile of the original 1991 Riot Grrrl manifesto.
The latest issue of Ideas Illustrated is out, with a new editor, new format and new design. An all-new approach in fact.
Before I go further, I should declare an interest. I’ve worked with the magazine’s publisher, YCN, for quite some time in one way or the other. While I was at John Brown Publishing we helped them launch their annual awards book, and I’ve regularly commissioned illustration from their (excellent) agency. Then most recently I helped them define the brief for the changes to Ideas Illustrated.
But that was a while back, and now the finished magazine has arrived. And it’s rather good, with a far better sense of editorial focus and an improved design by art director Alex Hunting.
The new issue of It’s Nice That launches this week, taking ‘Space’ as its theme. Inside you’ll find John Pawson, Paula Scher and Deyan Sudjic among others as well as plenty of work by younger designers including German editorial designer Mirko Borsche. Order quickly to receive a free A1 photographic print by Cyril Porchet and small booklet about Olympic measurements by George Hardie (cover, above, shot by
Thomas Brown Erwin Frotin).
The pile of magazines in the office waiting for for a mention is teetering so it’s time to share a few recent arrivals. Starting with the fifth Gentlewoman, starring Christy Turlington on the cover (Oh Wow! indeed). Highlights include a shoot of London’s top fashion agents refueling their cars, one of the best and most natural topless shoots I’ve seen (photographer Roger Deckker working at the opposite end of the spectrum from Terry Richardson) and an interview with Martha Lane Fox. There’s tons more in the whopping 278 page issue. The Gentlewoman has proved itself – I’d really miss it if it disappeared.