November 19, 2013
The power of editorial design: ‘Magazine covers help people understand the world better.’
The power of editorial photography: see last weeks edition of French newspaper Libération, published with all images deleted.
Adbusters publishes a box-set of its last five ‘Epic Human’ issues.
Magasin is a new Hamburg-based online magazine shop. Welcome to the fray!
i–D starts to benefit from new owner Vice Media, launching a satisfying new website that feels right on brand.
Talking of Vice, ‘The next big thing always starts out looking like a toy’
New York magazine spots young people making magazines instead of websites. Great selection of indies, but surely they mean as well as?
In Amsterdam? I’ll be at Atheneaum this Thursday evening talking to Xandra Schutte about The Modern Magazine.
There’s just time to squeeze one more Printout in before the end of 2013, and we’ve lined up five of the best independent launches to mark what’s been a great year for new arrivals.
Louis-Jacques Darveau (Alpine Review) and Peter Bilak (Works That Work) will be joining us on video, while Pekka Toivenen (FAT), Rob Alderson (Printed Pages) and Sam Walton (Hole & Corner) will be presenting their magazines in person. That’s five very different magazines that together demonstrate the international interest in making magazines.
To make everything a little more efficient we’re using Eventbrite for ticket sales.
October 22, 2013
‘Three years after Apple unveiled the iPad… tablets still account for… just 3.3 percent of total circulation.’ AdAge disects the iPad problem.
Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter talks canoes and magazines on the Charlie Rose site; ‘Magazines are the perfect invention… the perfect medium for telling stories.’ Well worth the 20+ mins video (thanks Chris).
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of John Carpenter’s movie ‘They Live’, a Swiss publisher has recreated the featured Obey magazine. More on CRBlog.
New York magazine said to to be considering going fortnightly.
I’ll be talking about my book ‘The Modern Magazine’ at two of my favourite European magazine stores – Do You Read Me? (Berlin) on 7 November, and Atheneaum Newscentrium (Amsterdam) on 21 November. Details to follow.
Plus – next Printout coming up at the end of November, with a great line-up of speakers. News very soon.
Next week’s Printout won’t be taking place due to a number of reasons best summed up as ‘Jeremy and Steve’s work commitments’. Neither of us have had the time to focus on the evening, and we’ve both got deadlines that conflict with the date. Rather than let it go ahead half-hearted we’re cancelling this one and will regroup for November’s Printout.
Apologies to the speakers and everyone that bought tickets. Refunds will be sorted over the weekend.
Thanks as ever for your support.
NOTE – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
‘Eeeek that crept up suddenly’ I hear you think. And indeed it did, although we’ve had to pull it forward due to other commitments too. But next Wednesday, 11 September, we’re back at the Book Club with three live speakers and one appearing via video from NY, all sharing their thoughts on reshaping traditional publishing genres – the theme of one of the chapters in my soon-come book ‘The Modern Magazine’.
Whether art, typography, cricket or gardening is your thing, come along and hear from a new generation of specialist.
Tim Hampson from Brighton’s Boon
Elana Schlenker from‘pamphlet of typographic smut’ Gratuitous Type
Matt Thacker from cricket journal The Nightwatchman
Carol Montpart from the self-explanatory Plant Journal
September 4, 2013
The next Printout takes a place next week – Wednesday 11 September. Details here.
Wired experiments with a Snowfall-style online version of current print feature Station to Station.
Wallpaper* have a smart new website: smoother, faster, better.
David Hieatt shares his ten magazine theories; ‘If you subscribe to a magazine, you have to find one article each time that you want to scrapbook. If you go 3 editions without finding an article worth Scrapbooking, you should un-subscribe.’
Daft magazine storage concept – the chairack.
UK Esquire launches a weekly app to fill the spaces between the monthly print edition.
The Internet Archive has a great online resource for old magazines.
New magazine Digest deserves a closer look. More soon.
Thank you to everyone who came to last week’s Printout Sound and Vision night about how magazines are using video. Five very different films illustrated how moving image can support, add to and sell printed magazines, with final speaker Fiona from Crane.tv explaining how their online-only project uses a magazine-like editorial approach.
After the jump, links to the videos the speakers discussed:
July 23, 2013
Vanity Fair have launched their new iPhone app. Only available in the US, the grabs look very smart in the appstore (thanks Andrew).
Also new in the appstore – iPhone and iPad apps for German financial magaizne Brand Eins (thanks Mike).
‘You don’t need a big machine, you can be a couple of blokes in a room in Shoreditch.’ Steve from Stack has A Cup of Tea With… John L Walters and Simon Esterson of Eye. The first of an exciting new series…
… and putting into practice the subject of tonight’s Printout – Sound and Video. Tickets available on door.
This Friday is the deadline for this years BSME Awards.
Little White Lies have used video to promote the care and attention that goes into making a magazine, while Oh Comely have made witty promos about the arrival of new issues. Intern is in the process of raising money via Kickstarter – they’ve been using video to support that campaign. And Crane.tv is a pure play digital video magazine without a print edition.
UPDATE: Frieze magazine will also take part in the evening.
Together they’ll provide insight into how print and video can combine.
It’ll take place at The Book Club, Shoreditch on Tuesday 23 July, starting at 6.30pm. Tickets are £5 and on sale here.
Latest Little White Lies reviewed on MagPile by designer Luke Tonge.
Special Request team interviewed by HolbornMag.
Font geekery – behind the scenes in Apple’s iOS7.
Genius is in the details, according to David Hepworth.
Magazines and music! Popular Noise needs your Kickstarter support.
Standby for news of next Printout, July 23rd.