Printout (11.09.13) cancelled

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.


Printout – reinventing genres, Weds 11 Sept


‘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

Tickets £5.


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The next Printout takes a place next week – Wednesday 11 September. Details here.

Andy Cowles shares his contribution to My Favo(u)rite Magazine; UK designer Ben Serbutt offers his favo(u)rite in response to receiving his copy.

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.


Printout: Sound and vision

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 explaining how their online-only project uses a magazine-like editorial approach.

After the jump, links to the videos the speakers discussed:

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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.

Following our recent chat with Desktop editor Heath Killen, he has left the magazine and been replaced by Bonnie Abbott. Linefeed has a recent interview with her.

This Friday is the deadline for this years BSME Awards.


Printout: Sound and Vision, July 23

We all know video is huge online, but what does that mean for print magazines? The next Printout evening will feature speakers from four magazines using video in different ways.

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 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.


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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.


Don’t forget, it’s Printout tonight

Printout – All You Can Eat takes place this evening from 630pm at the Book Club. Featuring a buffet of food and drink publishers: Cereal, Doghouse, Hot Rum Cow, Mood, Put A Egg On It and Special Request. Tickets here.


Printout: All You Can Eat, Tuesday 28 May

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.


Printout – the Movie

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.

Thanks to Tom Eager for film and edit, to the speakers for taking part, and to iSubscribe for their support.

Note: video lasts 55 minutes.