How The Economist events, off- and online, contribute to their huge profits.
Wallpaper* art director Meirion Pritchard and illustrator Noma Bar discuss the magazine’s recent handmade cover project. September 17 at the V&A, London.
Time Out confirms September 25 as the day it goes free.
Woman’s Own redesigns to celebrate its 80th birthday.
The iconic USA Today remoured to be planning a redesign of newspaper and website in time for its 30th anniversary later this month.
Joe Zeff maps the various screen sizes and formats publishers are expected to deal with.
Next Printout! alert – Tuesday September 25, The Book Cub, London. Details to follow.
Big thanks to the three speakers – Andrea from Huck, Jonathan from Blizzard and Philip from Ride – for taking part in last night’s Printout! and sharing their thoughts about independent sports publishing. As ever the discussion revolved around their passion for their respective subjects. The gap between what they are doing for boardsports, cycling and football and what the mainstream provides is huge.
All three speakers had great examples of the type of behind-the-scenes stories of personal achievement that require indepth examination rather than the quick personality-driven sketches favoured by newspapers and glossies alike. And they reminded us that their specialist subjects are as much a route to learning about people as about the subjects themselves, as is so often the case with the best magazines.
We also learned three pieces of advice for anyone planning their own magazine:
1/ Work with people you like and trust.
2/ Give up your social life.
3/ Use twitter to spread the word.
Thanks also to everyone who came along and joined in the magazine swap; I came away with a complete set of the nine issues of the Penguin Music Magazine, a paperback-like publication from the Penguin publishing house that was produced three times a year 1946-49. I hadn’t heard of it before; it’s really a paperback book but the content is a series of essays and briefer pieces about classical music. The covers are the star – as above (thank you Maya).
The next Printout will take place in September.
A quick reminder about next week’s Printout! evening – a week today, Tuesday 24th. It’s sports night – editors from Huck, Ride Journal and Blizzard all feature, with Plog on the decks.
1/ Buy your ticket here.
2/ Decide which magazine to bring to join in with our mag swap.
3/ Be at the Book Club 7pm latest.
See you there.
Euro2012 may have ended, the London Olympics are a few weeks off, but Printout is stepping in to help fill this sporting void with a sports-themed evening at the Book Club on Tuesday 24 July.
Editors from Huck, The Ride Journal and The Blizzard join us to discuss what sets them apart from mainstream sports publications. Plus we’ll be running the magazine swap again; bring a magazine and join in the exchange. And we’ll have free copies of Plog (who’ll also be providing music for ther evening), Day Zine and Uppercase to share.
A few pieces of magCulture news to share.
First, our shop at The Church of London offices in Shoreditch returns next week, this time on a permanent basis. It’ll feature eight of our favourite magazines at any one time, with an ever-changing line-up. The shop space has been completely redesigned, and acts as the entrance to TCoL’s impressive new Gallery 71a exhibition/event space. It’ll be open (cash only) Mon–Sat, 10am–53-pm from Wednesday 6 June (meanwhile our online shop remains open too).
71a Leonard Street London EC2A 4QS
Second, we’re proud to be participating in Edinburgh’s MagFest this August. Andrew and I are compiling a list of 40 of our favourite magazines for an exhibition that’ll be open 26–27 August alongside the conference organised by PPA Scotland. The magazines will be displayed in the spectacular glass opening hall of the Our Dynamic Earth museum. We’ll also be taking part in a workshop with local designers on Sunday 26. Among the many speakers froma cross the industry, Andrew will be addressing the future of publishing on Monday 27.
Thirdly, keep July 24 clear for the next Printout! Details to follow.
Lastly, if you’re going to Utrecht this week for National Cover Day I’ll see you there.
A few weeks back Printout celebrated its first year of indie magazine evenings. I promised a review, but that’s been superceded by this rather fine video by Tom Eagar (thanks Tom).
Hear Patrick Burgoyne (Creative Review), Liz Bennett (Oh Comely), Steven Gregor (Gym Class) and Simon Esterson (Eye) reveal their favourite magazines from the past; remember our delicious birthday cake and its JPEG icing; spot Steve and I fretting about the tech fails.
And standby for news of our next evening, set for early July.
Somehow, a year’s gone by and it’s time to celebrate the first anniversary of Printout. And what better way to do so than take a look back at some old favourites? Came and hear Patrick Burgoyne (Creative Review), Simon Esterson (Eye) and Steven Gregor (Gym Class Magazine) and one other speaker TBC present their favourite magazines from the past. The Book Club, Wednesday 2 May.
Here’s a brief video from the recent Printout design night, held at the Book Club on March 1. Thanks to Tom Eagar for recording and editing it.
The evening featured Rob from Anorak and Cagoule, Chris from Wrap and Paul from Little White Lies, with music from John L Walters (that’s him above) from Eye.
You can see more of Tom’s work on his Vimeo. The next Printout night will be confirmed soon.