Interesting look at the decision-making behind headline design at the New York Times.
Steven Heller at Print interviews Lucas López and Mauro López about their Acido Surtido magazine.
Condé Nast closes the print edition of Easy Living – will continue as web-only project.
Yet according to the PPA print still accounts for 78% of publisher’s income
Grazia’s Jane Bruton bigs up print, ‘the magazine sets the tone across all our platforms.’
Microsoft puts free wifi into latest issue of Forbes. Nice gimmick, but are Forbes readers in need of free wifi? Perhaps try Big Issue next time?
Congratulations to Richard Turley and his Bloomberg Businessweek team for being named Design Studio of the Year by Creative Review. Includes access to my piece for CR about the BBW Steve Jobs memorial edition.
I already mentioned the Hall of Femmes talks in Stockholm later this month; they’ve added further names including Jennifer Daniel, part of that Businessweek team.
Monotype present a lunchtime talk about ITC’s typography magazine Upper & Lower Case. May 6, New York.
Brilliant run-through the future of newspapers as imagined by TV, the movies and the industry itself: ‘Newsboy Wears a Neon Sign Lighted by Pocket Battery’.
Here’s a nice take on responsive design from the students of Helsinki University of Technology, created in response to Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat’s change of format from broadsheet to tabloid.
April 16, 2013
Mario Garcia has started a series of posts on his blog about the difference between reading from paper and on screens. Promises to be very interesting.
New York magazine highlights ten independent food magazines.
Sueddeutsche Zeitung Magazin has a new website –uneasy scrolling but worth a look.
Survey shows 68% of UK’s biggest publications have websites unfit for mobile display.
This weekend at premiership grounds across England (with the exception of Norwich and Newcastle, where council permission didn’t drop in time), the first edition of a new free football magazine will be distributed. Field comes from the Liverpool-based (booooo!) team behind Spiel magazine, and the first issue stars Man Utd’s Danny Welbeck on the cover (booooo!). It’s a good-looking newspaper format publication; I’ll be looking for a copy at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
There are also Android and iPhone apps.
National Coverday takes place in Utrecht on May 30. I spoke at last year’s, a great event with plenty of inspiration. This year see Paul Willoughby (Little White Lies), Noma Bar and DW Pine (Time) among others.
I’m speaking in Dublin at 360 Degrees Publishing on April 24, along with Kerin O’Connor (The Week), Julia Hutchinson (ex-CMA) and Barry McIlheney (PPA).
It’s Nice That launch a new magazine, Printed Pages.
Form Fifty Five interview Richard Turley of Bloomberg Businessweek.
How social media has improved our writing skills. Counter-intuitive but persuasive.
This Easter, why not make a newspaper with the kids?
In the first of a new series of Monday morning interviews, recently appointed Guardian creative director Alex Breuer looks at his week ahead.
Where are you today?
Sat in my office at The Guardian, Kings Place. Which is slowly being turned into a project/war room for a of key new project. So the walls are covered with elegant type and grid explorations… and a whiteboard full of mathematical calculations. Do you know what its is yet?
Scott Dadich interviewed about his return to Wired – interesting read (thanks James).
Marco Arment’s ‘The Magazine’ app was going to fold after four issues if it didn’t work. It’s still here and is making money.
In a rare interview, Nick Logan talks about life at the NME, Smash Hits, The Face; ‘A new crisis never seemed far away.’
Psychologies editor Lousie Chunn reflects on the move to digital, ‘The word content is over-used by marketers and publishers.’
The Church of London founders set up new agency, Human After All.
• The continued reworking of UK Harper’s Bazaar by Marissa Bourke.
• The redesign of Wallpaper* by recently appointed creative director Sarah Douglas (with art director Lee Belcher).
• Issue two of indie motorbike mag Head Full of Snakes.
• This years AGI Open conference, here in London this September.
• The reinvention of of US Wired by new editor-in-chief Scott Dadich.
• The Guardian entering its post-Mark Porter era with Alex Breuer as creative director.
• Sadly, more publishers responding in idiotic fashion to closures.
• While others continue to launch exciting new titles (check last year’s launches).
• A new magazine conference taking place in Munich at the end of February, news to come.
• And lastly a shameless plug: the publication of my new book ‘The Modern Magazine’ in September.