It’s Printout time again, and with independent food (and drink) magazines on the up it seemed appropriate to take a look at some of our favourites.
So on 28 May we welcome Rosa Park from Cereal, Jon Saxon from Doghouse, Fraser Allen from Hot Rum Cow and Paul Sethi from Special Request to share what makes their take on food/drink special. And if that isn’t a rich enough menu, we also have video contributions from Put A Egg On It (USA) and Mood (Belgium).
It’s all being served up at The Book Club, Leonard Street, London EC2 on Tuesday 28 May. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start.
Tickets are available for £5 here.
Last month’s Printout focused on the business of publishing your own magazine, and turned out to be one of our most popular nights yet. So it’s a pleasure to be able to post this video of the entire discussion. Will Hudson and Bruce Sandell share invaluable insights based on their experiences with It’s Nice That and Rouleur.
Note: video lasts 55 minutes.
Bookforum reviews recent book ‘The Art of the Magazine’, ends up discussing what is a magazine? (thanks Richard)
Was this really ten years ago?
Don’t forget your ticket for Printout, next Tuesday, March 26.
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We love talking about intelligently edited, lovingly designed, beautifully produced independent magazines at Printout. But how do you sustain a magazine and develop it into a business instead of a sideline? It’s a question that gets asked after every Printout, and one we hope to answer on March 26.
Our panelists Will Hudson, Cathy Olmedillas and Bruce Sandell are responsible for three well-made, long-standing independent magazines. Who better to talk business?
Tickets £5 available here.
The latest Printout took place earlier this week. The evenings have now developed their own structure and routine. Steve and I have learned not to worry about advance ticket sales, we almost always fill the Book Club basement, however late people leave it to book; there’s usually a good mix of familiar faces and newcomers attracted by a particular magazine; and there’s the inevitable last-minute tech problems to do with the projector (this week my laptop died and the remote control didn’t work with the replacement so I spent the evening pressing keys). The speakers deliver their talks, there’s a quick Q&A Session, followed by some beers and talk.
Before I sign off for the holidays, some quick updates.
The next Printout! takes place on January 22, when we’ll be looking at new magazines for the new year. If you’re launching/have just launched/know of a new independent magazine please get in touch with Steve or me.
Making Magazines 2012
This day-long conference at St Brides was a personal highlight of 2012. As several people have pointed out, Simon and I promised a follow-up publication as a memento for all attendees. We haven’t forgotten, it’s been harder than expected to get it completed but the good news is it’s in production and should go to print early 2013. Something to look forward to!
The Modern Magazine
I’ve just completed a new book to be published in 2013 by Laurence King. More news nearer publication date.
Two exhibition projects I helped with continue over into the new year. Graphic Design: Now in Production is in its last few weeks at the Hammer Museum, LA, while at Helsinki’s Design Museum The Home continues until January 13. And The Rise of Print is available for further venues in 2013.
All orders to date have been mailed. Any placed over the holidays will be sent out early January. And talking of the shop, it’ll be expanding early next year with a new partner. Full details next year.
Thank you as ever for sending in your magazines, for reading the posts and using the shop. We’ll be helping you through the holidays with a daily dose of recent arrivals here at magCulture.
Have a good break.
Holiday cover above via Newmanology.
A quick update on a few things…
First up, there are still a few tickets left for Printout! next tuesday (27 Novemeber). Lucy and Yassa from Juke have been added to the line-up sharing their favourite magazines of 2012. They’re also providing the music for the evning. Come along and vote – and pick up a free copy of Frieze Masters, the new art magazine from Frieze Publishing. Tickets are £5 here.
I’ll be joining Tyler Brulé to talk magazines on Monocle24’s ‘The Stack’ tomorrow, Saturday 26, 10-11am.
The recent quiet here is ending – expect more posts from next week.
Meanwhile don’t forget the magCulture shop remains open, with lots of our faves in stock (talking of which, if you ordered a copy of Chinese magazine Cover, we hope to have our copies soon and will be mailing them as soon as we do).
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Carefully avoiding statistical or jury-based methods, we’ve rounded up a group of experts – magazine editors, designers and commentators – and asked each of them to make the case for their favourite magazine. Hugely complex technical solutions are being arranged to enable international particiapants to participate – all other awards programmes will pale by comparison.