Overmatter 10.01.14

Bloomberg Businessweek deconstruct the making their fantasy Bitcoin cover.

Mr Magazine’s 2014 manifesto: Print is the future of digital.

UK Wired offer you the chance to mock up a selfie app front cover.

Great to see Bob Newman posting online again. Here’s his collection of recent Billboard covers by Andrew Horton.

Peter Huston declares iPhone mags a failure; for me their scale demands the simplicity that makes the best ones successful.

The technology behind the New York Times website relaunch (thanks Andrew). And more here.

Online magazine Roar is raising money for the next stage of its campaigning site.

German studio Hort have redesigned Plot magazine (thanks Michael).

The latest Gym Class Magazine is now available for just £1.50 in our shop.


December 13, 2013

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Shop news, The Stack

A couple of things to end the week; first you can hear me, my Printout partner Steve Watson and Hearst’s Ian Birch join Tyler Brulé for a round-up of our 2013 magazine highlights on tomorrow’s 68th edition of The Stack. I’ll add some relevant visuals here Monday.

And second, for all of you asking where you can buy a copy of FAT, I’m pleased to say we now have a few copies in the magCulture shop, along with the brand new third issue of wine/music mag Noble Rot. Check all stock here.


The magCulture bundle

Here’s a unique chance to buy a bundle of magazine-orientated goodies for the true magCulturalist. The magCulture bundle comprises a signed copy of The Modern Magazine, a copy of My Favo(u)rite Magazine and the latest edition of Gym Class Magazine.

Together they give a strong overview of editorial design from today and yesterday. And together they cost less than separately. Win-win!

Buy your magCulture bundle here.


At the Monocle Christmas Market

Our shop at the Monocle Christmas Market is open til 5pm today, selling the new Hole & Corner, latest Noble Rot as well as Colors, Alpine Review, FAT and others. You can also pick up signed copies of The Modern Magazine, The Big Book of Anorak and the last few Making Magazines 2012.

We’re also offering a magCultural bundle – a tote bag containing a signed copy of The Modern Magazine and copies of My Favo(u)rite Magazine and the new issue for Gym Class for a discounted £40.

Also on site: Santa, his reindeer and other stalls including Esk, Cos, Allpress, Monocle Shop, Honest Jons, Trunk and others.

Midori House, 1 Dorset Street London W1U 4EG until 5pm today, Sunday.


magCulture at the Monocle Christmas Market

This weekend Monocle open up their offices for their annual Christmas Market. There’ll be plenty of present-buying opportunities, Allpress coffee and Santa on hand (complete with reindeer) plus the magCulture shop will be returning following the success of our pop-up shop at the Summer Fayre. We’ll have some our favourite recent magazines piled up and ready to go, along with signed copies of The Modern Magazine and a rare opportunity to pick up copies of My Favo(u)rite Magazine and Gym Class Magazine in the flesh.

The Market is open 11am–7pm on Saturday and Sunday at Midori House, 1 Dorset Street London W1U 4EG

See you there!


Overmatter 29.11.13

For a while now Bristol has been a great source of independent magazines, so it make sense for them to band together and form Bristol Independent Publishers. BIP will promote the many local magazines – Another Escape, Boneshaker, Cereal, Offlife… the full list is on their site.

Congratulations to all the winners at the UK Digital Magazine Awards earlier this week. Headline winners include Katachi, Top Gear and BBC Good Food…

…and to the winners at the CMA Awards, ie customer publishing. Big winner Audi.

Bauer Media announce new app-only magazine launch for women, The Debrief.

Five thoughts on what makes successful digital magazines.

Victoria Beckham guest-edits Paris Vogue, gets an exclusive interview with husband David.

Independent cycling mag Rouleur have a smart new website.

Bread is a PDF magazine about, um, bread, that is raising funds for a print edition.

Read my Eye Reputations interview with Vanity Fair creative director Chris Dixon.

The magCulture pop-up shop will be at next week’s Monocle Christmas Market, selling signed copies of ‘The Modern Magazine’ as well copies of My Favo(u)rite magazine, Gym Class Magazine and a range of recent magazines. December 7-8, Dorset Street London W1U 4EG.


November 18, 2013

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On sale now: Gym Class Magazine #10

We’re excited to be exclusive distributors of the latest issue of Gym Class Magazine, the occasional magazine about magazines from fellow magaholic Steven Gregor.

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Magazine of the week: Colors #87

I’ve noted here before how exciting it is to see Colors reborn under editor-in-chief Patrick Waterhouse, and his talk at the Modern Magazine conference only underlined the thought that goes into the magazine these days. The latest issue, titled ‘Looking at Art’, is another excellent piece of magazine making.

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October 30, 2013

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magCulture shop restock

We’ve just restocked the magCulture shop with a new bunch of favourites.

You’ll find the latest issues of The Gentlewoman, Libertine and Oh Comely (as a result of the discussion about women’s titles at our recent conference), the new Colors (Looking at Art) and the unique record of last year’s Making Magazines conference.

Plus plenty of others including My Favo(u)rite Magazine and discounted copies of ‘The Modern Magazine’ book.



Overmatter 24.10.13

Kai from Offscreen discusses his magazine’s ad strategy.

AdAge announces this year’s magazine A List and presents a quick visual analysis of the past decade of the list.

On the day that new mag Intern launches, Condé Nast US respond to legal action by ex-interns by ending internships.

An audio history of Cardiff music mags (thanks Marc).

Attendees of last year’s Making Magazine 2012 event that Simon Esterson and I held at St Bride should be receiving the long-promised magazine record of the day shortly. We’ll have a few spare copies for sale in the magCulture online shop too, watch out for an announcement early next week.

What Andrew Losowsky is doing next.