Magazines are more popular than ever amongst US college students.
The Guardian does snowfall – a great piece of experimental web editorial featuring text, moving image, audio and infographics.
A look back at when Time Inc. was the Google of its era, and how the party ground to a halt.
‘A Golden Age of Print’ is a favourite phrase of mine, repeated here in an excellent piece by Peter Houston about contemporary indies, but properly attributed to Andrew Losowsky’s introduction to the book ‘Turning Pages’.
Guardian readers recommend their favourite songs about magazines.
Take a flick through the new issue of Eye, featuring my Reputations interview with Vanity Fair design director Chris Dixon.
Stool Pigeon founder Phil Hebblethwaite has wise counsel for anyone thinking of launching a magazine, ‘Treasure your independence…’
Plastik interviews Andrew about his recent book-about-books ‘Fully Booked’.
Vice have an exhibition of work by their favourite illustrators in London until June 2.
Boat magazine’s latest issue visits Kyoto. Read an interview with editor Erin Spens.
What Flipboard does next. Get Flipping…
January 30, 2013
Andy Cowles looks at the highs and lows of using a hashtag on your front cover.
Mario Garcia gets Flipboarding.
The PPA is 100 years old this year and will be celebrating by with a Front Cover of the Century vote. That’s a single cover from a hundred years of covers. Gulp.
Which types of magazine are publishing apps and for which platforms? According to Thea Selby, iPad business titles lead the way.
My latest Creative Review column looks at the new generation of magazine apps coming to the iPhone, apps sharing simple navigation and finite content. The column is only available online to subscribers, but projects mentioned include Marco Arment’s The Magazine and The Awl & V as in Victor (both by 29th Street Publishing). All recommended.
You can read interviews with 29th Street’s creative director Tim Moore (who also makes the Letter to Jane magazine app) on the SPD blog and Verge. Craig Mod’s thoughts on Sub-compact Publishing, referred to in my column, can be read here.
January 18, 2013
SPD celebrate the imminent arrival of a US edition of Anorak.
Fashion mag does fashion story based on natural disaster. Zzzzz.
An archive of French Vogue covers, via the kings of the archive front cover, Newmanology.
Following initial scorn, Rolling Stone succumbs to the iPad app.
How to solve the problem of magazine subscriptions – compete at service with Amazon and John Lewis, not other publishers.
Tim at Letter to Jane has just released this video teaser of the photo gallery he has developed for the Kickstarter-funded fourth edition of his bespoke iPad magazine. Working with his new colleagues at 29st Publishing, the issue is looking great.
There’s a typically open explanation of progress to date on the project here.
From last weeks Observer, the ‘digital flip flop’.
Dirk Barnett is interviewed about his role as creative director of The New Republic.
The Paris Review takes a look back at Berlin’s sensationalist Berliner Abendblätte.
US magazine makers are invited to the Media Consortium’s annual conference, February 4-6 in Baltimore (link updated).
While in London the annual Publishing Expo is set for the end of February.
UK Cosmopolitan editor Louise Court interviewed, discusses the ‘F’ word.
The Economist sees better times ahead for paywalls.
Is it that time again already? The SPD Awards are open for entries.
Next week in Rome – the 3rd Belvedere independent magazine festival.
The Daily may be dead but Joe Zeff presents the case for tablet publishing.