‘It’s easier to start a newspaper than save one,’ say the publishers of Australia’s soon-come The Saturday Paper.
Ex-editor Dylan Jones profiles i-D founder Terry Jones as he withdraws from the magazine after selling it to Vice.
New York magazine confirms it will end weekly publication in favour of every two weeks from March…
…despite ‘revenue of around $3 million a week.’ Can that be right?
Wired, Cosmo main winners in AdWeek’s survey of US mags. Interesting comparing the choices with the reader’s choices.
‘e-commerce, digital discoverability and multi-platform reach’ important to PPA says CEO Barry McIlheney.
Two things to attract my attention… a magazine that changes form every issue, while clearly being great fun to make. Boktor ticks both boxes. Published rom Belgium, editors Jeroen and Debby invite submissions on a theme and then publish an issue in a suitable format. For this second issue they invented an island – Bouy – and shared the back story of the creation of a new country. The resulting newspaper shares the ensuing nonsense, with work from artists, poets and other creatives.
The next issue is now under way – ‘No Regerts’ will celebrate the regrettable tattoo.
Another website-turned-print publication, FPZ0001 collects the first 20 contributions to the Forage Press website, which went live at the start of 2013. The site invites creative responses to music from its users, and they post the results. It’s a lovely idea, and the print edition is a great addition, collecting very different visuals in a well-designed newsprint publication. Simple but satisfying, creative sources range from Michael Jackson to Mogwai via Hort (below).
November 19, 2013
The power of editorial design: ‘Magazine covers help people understand the world better.’
The power of editorial photography: see last weeks edition of French newspaper Libération, published with all images deleted.
Adbusters publishes a box-set of its last five ‘Epic Human’ issues.
Magasin is a new Hamburg-based online magazine shop. Welcome to the fray!
i–D starts to benefit from new owner Vice Media, launching a satisfying new website that feels right on brand.
Talking of Vice, ‘The next big thing always starts out looking like a toy’
New York magazine spots young people making magazines instead of websites. Great selection of indies, but surely they mean as well as?
In Amsterdam? I’ll be at Atheneaum this Thursday evening talking to Xandra Schutte about The Modern Magazine.
November 14, 2013
The redesigned Independent astutely analysed by Andy Cowles, ‘…they just haven’t gone far enough.’
US Cosmopolitan editor Joanna Coles talks digital, ‘It’s all changing, all the time, and it’s incredibly exciting.’
Photographer Nick Knight discusses the rise of the iPhone and Instagram.
Preston is My Paris have a sleek new website featuring all their publications.
Magazines come is many guises. Graphic design journal Neue Grafik (originally 1958–1965) is republished in full by Lars Muller…
…while Fortean Times celebrate their 40th year with this front cover archive for The Guardian.
No joke – The Onion gives up their print edition.
October 18, 2013
D&AD confirm a fine jury for the Magazine and Newspapers category of their awards.
Love the design (by Jessica Rose) of this exhibition catalogue newspaper.
Another new magazine: hello, Dequal, a bi-monthly about ‘the unequal world of design’. Issue one looks at women in design.
‘500 journalists sought by content marketing company NewsCred.’ Brands like to use content, but is this the best way to create it?
Wave goodbye to the International Herald Tribune – so hello to the International New York Times.
Meanwhile Columbia Journalism Review takes a close up look at the Guardian’s finances and predicts a paywall future.
US Esquire editor discusses how his audience has changed over his 16 years.
I still dream of stumbling across an original copy of one of the Dada magazines. Until that happens, here’s the full content of edition one of Cabaret Voltaire…
…and here’s the entire launch edition of Just Seventeen.
SPD has listed some of the recent online experiments with the presentation of longform writing.
October 8, 2013
A great New Yorker piece by Ken Auletta about The Guardian’s financial problems and quest for international status via NSA revelations.
In London? See the AOI Illustration Awards Show at Somerset House until October 27.
Monocle’s Tyler Brulé talks to Bloomberg TV about making print profitable.
Mr Magazine records the year’s 591 (US) magazine launches, notes rise of b**kazines (like the concept, hate that name).
Publisher confirms posthumous publication of Michael Hastings book about life as a magazine intern.
New magazine: ThisIsPaper builds on its web presence with a new print mag.
New Yorker creative director Wyatt Mitchell has been reworking parts of the magazine, as announced in the recently posted video. That video led with changes to the Goings On About Town listings section, but last week’s edition had a few other changes.
Here’s a promo for The Fashion, the new magazine coming this Saturday from The Guardian and Observer newspapers. It feature a new font, Guardian Fashion, based on an ultra tight condensed version of the house font Guardian Weekend.
Creative directors Alex Breuer & Caz Roberts, typography Chris Clarke, animation Alex Purcell.