• 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.
Time for a quick round-up of recent arrivals at magCulture, starting with food magazine The Gourmand. Like a number recent food titles (Fire & Knives and Put A Egg On It spring to mind, more here) The Gourmand uses food as a starting point to enjoy the strange ways of we humans. There’s photography from south India, extreme close-up eating images by Gustav Almestal, some David Shrigley art accompanied by an interview over a meal at his favourite restaurant.
A great front page for Saturday’s Guardian.
Condé Nast confirm plans for their fashion college on Greek St. in London’s Soho.
US publisher’s ‘Spotify for magazines’ launches. Next Issue will allow US tablet (inc iPad) access to monthlies for $9.99 and adds on weeklies for $14.99.
Richard Turley’s favourite magazine covers.
Another new newspaper format: the half-tabloid. Newspaper as magazine?
The Vetted online magazine store stocks many magCulture favourites.
Steven Heller looks at Art and Life.
Tony at MagForum is writing a book and notes his research reading on his blog.
Stack meets the man behind the rather fine magazine sharing site MagPile.
A newspaper on your coffee cup sleeve? Why not?
The Association of Publishing Agencies drops the word ‘Publishing’ in favour of ‘Marketing’. Say hello to the Content Marketing Association.
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