Simon Esterson has had a huge influence on editorial design, not only through his ground-breaking work on projects such as Blueprint, Domus and The Guardian but also via the many young designers who have started their careers in his studio and gone on to establish their own reputations. Since 2008 he has co-owned and designed Eye magazine, and here we look ahead at his week as issue 87 completes production.
Mirko Borsche is one of Germany’s most exciting editorial designers. This week he’s speaking in Luxembourg as a guest of Design Friends then heads home to Munich and take part in QVED2014. Sven Ehmann, creative director at Gestalten books, recently prepared this interview for the Design Friends event.
After the success of the recent fashion special, the next Printout evening takes a turn in a different direction with a look at magazines seeking to change our view of the world. Featuring London’s slow journalism pioneers Delayed Gratification, Beirut’s The Outpost (video) and Belgium’s agitprop pamphleteers Postr (live). 6.30, March 24 at The Book Club, 100-106 Leonard St, London EC2A 4RH
In a neat companion piece to the recently featured Cat People, here’s a new magazine revolving around dogs and their owners. Four & Sons, also from Australia, promises ‘dog-centric content to dog-lovers passionate about culture and creativity.’ The launch issue is available for pre-order now, details on their website.
The fourth issue of Tim Moore’s Letter to Jane iPad app was released late last year. Although some early development work was included in my book The Modern Magazine, I missed the chance to give it a more thorough review here on the blog at the time it appeared. This week Bob Newman posted a review on his Newmanology site – a review I wholeheartedly agreed with, for its positive response to this particular app as much as the general observations about magazine apps. Bob has kindly given me permission to republish his post.
This year’s Hollywood edition of Vanity Fair is here, replete with traditional gatefold star-laden cover. As well as the Annie Leibovitz cover set the issue includes the magazine’s annual Hollywood Portfolio, shot this year by artist Chuck Close.
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There are plenty of independent cycling mags out there, but few motorcycle mags (Australia’s Head Full of Snakes is the only one that comes to mind), so it’s good to see Esses turn up promising a fresh look at motorbikes and associated culture.
The Sunday Times reveals a complete redesign across all sections this Sunday, including this new-look for the weekly magazine. Redesigned by art director Matt Curtis (ex-Eureka), the magazine features
new fonts by Kris Sowersby: Tiempos, based on Stanley Morison’s classic Times New Roman, and Calibre, a new sans. Sowersby also redrew the masthead, using Tiempos instead of the previous combination of Times New Roman and Garamond. Curtis describes the result as ‘Bigger pictures -less pictures, longer reads – less bits.’ From the examples I’ve seen it feels like a much-needed move back to the magazine’s roots in photography and pared back design.
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