April 24, 2013
Another golden age of magazines discovered – welcome to the ninteties.
Today’s best according to this year’s PPA Awards shortlist.
Richard Turley from Bloomberg Businessweek and Debbi Evans from Libertine talks magazines on last week’s The Stack.
This coming weekend It’s Nice That have a zine workshop at Tate Modern.
Question: who owns the digital technology decisions in publishing companies?
New magazine: Hole & Corner celebrates craft, from May this year.
Andrew Losowsky in New York returns from the corner kiosk with some recent US magazines. ‘An overdue update from these shores, so it seems appropriate that I open with Apology.’
So what are you thinking of when I say “A new magazine from the former Editor-in-Chief of Vice”?
It’s probably not Apology magazine, an elegant, pretty much gonzo-free publication that’s indulgent in all the right ways. In his editor’s note (perversely placed at the end of the magazine), Jesse Person says that the magazine is named “as a reference to the classical idea of apologetics (pl.n. reasoned arguments defending a theory or doctrine).” He also describes it as “my apologia against what I see as the problematic state of magazines today, both big and small.”
Steve from Stack talks to the founder of Publish or be Damned (video).
No Tyler on Monocle24’s The Stack tomorrow, but you will hear Ted Moncreiff from Bloomberg Pursuits and Scott Bentley, the man behind Caffeine magazine. Plus more on ‘Publish and Be Damned’ and a report on an e-reader experiment in Japan.
Sassy founder Jane Pratt still likes the smell of print but doesn’t think it has much of a future.
Mr Magazine disagrees.
SPD have announced their shortlists for this years awards, to be announced in May. After our attempts to broaden their scope last year, all rather US-centric again but some excpetions including Think Quarterly and… well at a quick glance that’s about it.
In the absence of aour weekly newsletter (stymied by WordPress hack), here’s Andrew’s link of the week: In the 1920s, the New Yorker had an art deco rival: The Brooklynite.
Talking of which, here’s what the major UK publishers each said about last week’s ABC circulation figures.
The Verge website may be considering a printed magazine.
I’m off to Munich this weekend to talk at QVED – come say hi if you’re there.
Give magazines, not cards.
MD of The Economist argues publishers should think like agencies.
Vroooom! The second issue Headful of Snakes launches this weekend. We hope to have copies in our shop soon.
As print and digital cosie up closer and closer, what’s next for interactive design?
In the US younger magazine readers appear to be defying expectations.
Wallpaper* are at it again, with a set of 27 covers for subscribers to select from with their August issue.
The Newspaper Club and Glasgow School of Art collaborate on a design brief.
IPC Editorial Director Andy Cowles has quietly launched his own blog, Coverthink. Expect real insight into the hardcore world of mainstream cover strategy.
Eye spot a lovely series of zines from Australia.
A new magazine for London – unseen as yet, but here’s the story.
The Telegraph asks ‘Are magazines just dead wood?’
Put A Egg On It team interviewed by the New York Post. Egg-stra, Egg-stra!
The Tooting Zine Fair takes place Saturday 25 February.
I’m one of the speakers at Utrecht’s ‘National Cover Day’ event later this Spring. Also on the extensive line-up: Richard Turley, Mirko Borsche and Jaap from Coverjunkie. Details here.
Meanwhile in London next month (March 16), the first magCulture event takes place. ‘Making Magazines 2012’ has been organised in partnership with Eye magazine, and tickets are now on sale. Full details here soon.
Introducing the Salford Zine Library. As well as touring the UK, they’ll be exhibiting their collection from 15 October 2011 to 29 January 2012 at
Islington Mill, Salford Salford Museum and Art Gallery. They’re after contributions to the show, too.
My favourite Amsterdam magazine store Athenaeum has a new online magazine about magazines (click on MagWhispers) . If only it was English-langauge!
It’s 35 years since Sniffing Glue set the tone for UK punk fanzines. I haven’t seen much celebration of this at home but here’s a Argentinian appreciation.
These pictures not only show the production method for seventies zines; this was how professional magazines were produced too.
Coming soon: the tenth annual St Bride Conference, co-curated by Eye’s John L Walters and featuring Stack’s Steve Watson among the speakers.
‘Behind the Zines: Self-Publishing Culture’ is a new book from German publishers Gestalten. The company have almost developed a whole sideline of books about magazines, having been responsible for distributing the two Colophon books and more recently publishing the hefty ‘Turning Pages’ book. Like that book, the presentation is impressive, with open binding, a cloth cover and foil block titling.