Interview with Cristian Lupsa of excellent Romanian mag Decat Revista; ‘What matters to us is they are feel real stories, more than feel good stories.’ (thanks Andrew).
Is the London Review of Books the best mag in the world? No, but a good piece worth a read.
Haymarket CD Paul Harpin has launched Buy Fonts, Save Lifes – simple idea, well worth supporting.
You have six days left to support for Winter magazine on Indiegogo. Do it!
Steve Watson’s doing another Guardian masterclass, with me and others contributing.
I was on Monocle24’s The Stack last weekend. Hear it here.
A great cover about E-cigarettes, channeling the clichés of tobacco advertising: typography, imagery, text. Fascinating to see something so powerful created using such a long-defunct form / click for larger version.
Further adventures in the world of drinking! Magazines and alcohol are a heady mix, never more so than with Edinburgh’s Hot Rum Cow. Issue four is out next week, featuring this handwritten typographic cover by Adrian Morris. The red is flourescent – nice! – and the lead drink this issue is a seasonal look at sherry.
After a hectic week of the AGI Open conference it was a pleasure to sit down and tweet images of magazine typography for the Design Museum yesterday. Here are a few of my posts, along with a selection of others contributed over the afternoon. Thanks to Michael at the Museum for inviting me, and to everyone who took part.
Click on images for larger versions, and see the full set on twitter – search #FontSunday (above image from The Face, Neville Brody, 1983).
Just under three weeks to go and tickets are selling fast for our Modern Magazine conference. Latest news is the addition to the line-up of designer/typographer Paul Barnes of Commercial Type, who’ll be discussing recent collaborations with Wallpaper* and Vanity Fair.
Read a brief interview with me about the Modern Magazine conference and book on the YCN site.
Here’s a promo for The Fashion, the new magazine coming this Saturday from The Guardian and Observer newspapers. It feature a new font, Guardian Fashion, based on an ultra tight condensed version of the house font Guardian Weekend.
Creative directors Alex Breuer & Caz Roberts, typography Chris Clarke, animation Alex Purcell.
The annoying autoplay function means I’ve had to take down this video – link to it here.
Yikes! It’s the magazine they said couldn’t be redesigned, but the rumours were true. Here’s New Yorker creative director Wyatt Mitchell talking readers through the first parts of his 13-strong (!?!) team’s revamp of the title, to be revealed in this week’s edition.
From the video, it looks like they’ve gone about the project with the utmost respect for the history of the magazine. First up is a redesign of the listings section, with a redrawn version of their famous Irvin typeface (as featured throughout the vid) and additional illustration and photography.
So far, so good, but apparently these changes are just the beginning. Watch this space.
Wallpaper* reveals a new look this week with their September issue. Led by creative director Sarah Douglas and art director Lee Belcher, the typography has been completely overhauled. The previously Swiss/brutalist headline face Graphik has been replaced by a more decorative set developed by long-time collaborators Paul Barnes and Christian Schwartz of Commercial Type, softening the overall look of the pages.
Commercial Type discuss their work on a new Didot for Vanity Fair.
It’s Nice That have launched First Broadcast, a new TV channel that opens with a series of interviews with publishers.
Holborn Magazine interviews Peter Bilak, founder/editor of Works That Work: ‘There are a lot of cliches about how design magazine should look like, which we ignore, and instead focus on the storytelling and how to help understanding of the content.’
Maurizzio Cattelan, the man behind Permanent Food and Toilet Paper, has a vinyl-only collection of music out now.
Anorak are having a summer fete in London, August 31.
If you want to attend the AGI Open London design conference (September 26/27), get in quick as tickets are disappearing fast.