The first issue of OOMK (One of My Kind) was published in early 2013. Published from London by three (now two) young designers trying to find their way in the creative industry, each issue uses a theme to pull together a mix of political observation and creative showcase. We look at the week ahead for editor/curator Sofia and designer/curator Rose as their second issue themed ‘Print’ is published.
Update: it’s notable that this is one of the only cover tributes that references the young Mandela, the period he was still regarded as a terrorist rather than hero by the predecessors of many of those leaders paying homage today.
Illustration by Kadir Nelson
A Rabona, as we all know, is that tricksy move in football where you kick the ball by wrapping one leg behind the other. It’s also the name of a new magazine about football, out this week, featuring a lengthy interview with Arsenal and England full back Kieran Gibbs as well as under 21 England star Eric Dier, Everton woman’s star Toni Duggan, Millwall FC Chairman John Berylson and photo reports from several matches.
Buy Rabona here.
The third issue of The Gourmand is available on pre-order now, promising cultural explorations of food featuring design hero Milton Glaser, artists John Baldessari and Sissel Tolaas, synaesthesia, Little Chef, the tradition of toasting and plenty more. Love the composite cover image.
Buy your copy here.
So that was magRush. Hope you enjoyed the 25 magazines, and interested to know what your favourites were. Nobody comments on blogs anymore, but go on, drop your favourite mag in the reply field. Or tweet it using #magRush.
And thanks, as ever, for reading. Review the entire magRush here.
Meanwhile, if you’re in Amsterdam come and say hi this afternoon. I’ll be at Spui 25, opposite the Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum store from 5pm talking about The Modern Magazine.
A week ago today, magCulture’s The Modern Magazine conference took place at Central Saint Martin’s, London. Here’s a summary of the day along with my intro, links to other reports and a set of pictures I hope give an overview of the day.
Further adventures in the world of drinking! Magazines and alcohol are a heady mix, never more so than with Edinburgh’s Hot Rum Cow. Issue four is out next week, featuring this handwritten typographic cover by Adrian Morris. The red is flourescent – nice! – and the lead drink this issue is a seasonal look at sherry.
Canadian-born journalist Tyler Brûlé first came to prominence in 1996 as the founder of Wallpaper* magazine. He sold the magazine to Time Warner a year later, staying as editorial director until 2002 when he left to build design/branding agency Winkreative. In 2007 he launched his second magazine, Monocle, which has just published its 67th edition and remains independent. The company also publishes a biannual newspaper and broadcasts 24-hour radio from its London HQ.
Photograph Oroma Elewa / Brooklyn NY
This week the fourth edition of iPad magazine Letter to Jane is released. The first three editions were edited, designed and coded by Tim Moore from Portland, Oregon. He’s now moved to Manhattan to work with iPad app start-up 29th Street Publishing, from where he looks ahead at his week.