One of the reasons for selling magazines via this site is to give access to rare and hard to find titles. So we were excited when a package of copies of Menu arrived from Cape Town yesterday. They’ve gone stright on sale online (despite an initial tech hitch there are copies available) and there are copies available at our pop-up shop.
Read our review of the issue here.
Naming magazines is a tricky process but this new art and design title has come up with a winner. Plog sees itself as a paper log, a printed blog. ‘As much as we love blogs, sometimes we wish we could see the work in our own hands rather then just through the screen’ explains editor Son Emirali.
It’s holiday time at magCulture. Back to share more magazines, including the new issue of Put A Egg On It, at the beginning of August.
Next generation iPad rumoured to be thinner, lighter, faster (and not fatter, heavier, slower)… the guesswork begins.
New York magazine’s fashion app The Cut getting good reviews.
Repeating the previously posted link to Andrew’s piece because it’s vital reading for anyone interested in magazine apps. Reiterates a lot I’ve written for an upcoming Design Week piece on the subject.
Five things The Daily can learn from other digital media…
…and Wordyard asks where the old editions of The Daily get archived.
But perhaps print newspapers do have a future?
Little White Lies have set another creative challenge, and this time ‘you don’t need some whiz bang Mac loaded with shiny software. All you need is your regular household tat, some sticky back plastic and loads of imagination’. The challenge? build a rocket.
Luke Hayman’s latest redesign for Builder.
More details of the upcoming EDO event; the exhibition, free drinks, a magazine quiz and the chance to win an iPad.
Meanwhile, at Colophon we’re dusting down our project plans and hope to soon have news of events later this year.
Give the gift of self-expression this Christmas with the new Newspaper Club gift voucher.
Self-confessed grumpy old man Mike Dempsey has a go at celebrity culture, with magazines at the centre of his rant. Can’t disagree with his analysis of our era’s obsession with celebrity, but the idea that the celeb mags are an aberration amongst a sea of beauty is absurd. In every area of design (think packaging for instance), at every time, there has been the good and the bad. In most sectors it’ll turn out to be a disappointing ratio in favour of the bad (thanks Luke).
Anyhow, here’s some of the good: NoLayout is a new resource for independent publishers to present their magazines digitally.
A look at the infographics from early twentieth century editions of Fortune magazine, originally published in Print.
I’ve pointed out before how SPD’s ‘Magazine of the Year’ suffers from the same entries being put forward and winning every year. Now’s your chance to enter and change this. That particular category is free to enter for anyone who has also entered one of the other catogeries. And the cost of those isn’t so much anyway. Details here.
Going to be quiet here today due to Internet outage. Can’t post from iPad but will be tweeting at @magCulture, including competition to win a copy of the latest issue of Rubbish magazine. (www.rubbishmagshop.com)