If you attended the Making Magazines 2012 event in aid of the St Bride Foundation back in March 2012 you should now have received your copy of the magazine Simon Esterson and I promised you as part of the event. It took a long time coming but I hope you agree is worth the wait. If you weren’t at the event, we now have a few copies available for sale, with all profits going to St Bride.
November 29, 2013
For a while now Bristol has been a great source of independent magazines, so it make sense for them to band together and form Bristol Independent Publishers. BIP will promote the many local magazines – Another Escape, Boneshaker, Cereal, Offlife… the full list is on their site.
Congratulations to all the winners at the UK Digital Magazine Awards earlier this week. Headline winners include Katachi, Top Gear and BBC Good Food…
…and to the winners at the CMA Awards, ie customer publishing. Big winner Audi.
Bauer Media announce new app-only magazine launch for women, The Debrief.
Five thoughts on what makes successful digital magazines.
Victoria Beckham guest-edits Paris Vogue, gets an exclusive interview with husband David.
Independent cycling mag Rouleur have a smart new website.
Bread is a PDF magazine about, um, bread, that is raising funds for a print edition.
Read my Eye Reputations interview with Vanity Fair creative director Chris Dixon.
The magCulture pop-up shop will be at next week’s Monocle Christmas Market, selling signed copies of ‘The Modern Magazine’ as well copies of My Favo(u)rite magazine, Gym Class Magazine and a range of recent magazines. December 7-8, Dorset Street London W1U 4EG.
A big shout out to Reny and Anneke of Amsterdam’s wonderful Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum magazine store for inviting me to Amsterdam to talk about The Modern Magazine yesterday; to Xandra Schutte for keeping the discussion going with good questions; to Bas from Thames & Hudson and Laurence King for their support of the event.
It was great to see so many people in the room, with plenty of questions afterwards, and good to catch up too with Frank from AFI, Mr CoverJunkie and Gert from Fantastic Man. Thanks for coming!
A huge thank you to Jessica and Mark of the fabulous Do You Read Me? shop for inviting me to launch ‘The Modern Magazine’ in Berlin last week. They stock one of the best ranges of independent magazines I’ve seen (why doesn’t London have this?), so I picked up a bag full from the shop – that’s me above with Jessica (see panorama shot at end of post for a better idea of the amount of titles they hold) – before heading off to their other shop to do the talk.
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.
A week ago today, magCulture’s The Modern Magazine conference took place at Central Saint Martin’s, London. Here’s a summary of the day along with my intro, links to other reports and a set of pictures I hope give an overview of the day.
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.
We’re just about set for tomorrow’s Modern Magazine conference. The speakers are arriving from Venice, Barcelona, New York, Berlin and even London, their presentations are being linked together and signs posted around CSM.
If you have a ticket you’ll be receiving full details about registration later via email, but for now here’s some basic information to help you plan.
Registration takes place from 9am at the main atrium entrance to Central Saint Martin’s, and talks will start at 930am sharp.
The magCulture pop-up shop will be open for the day selling some of the magazines involved, as well as copies of ‘The Modern Magazine’ book, our project in support of Bob Newman My Favo(u)rite Magazine, and even, remarkably, the magazine record of the Making Magazines 2012 event, hot off the press. Please note the shop can only accept cash.
For those unable to make it, design writer and editor Sarah Snaith will be live blogging here all day (do make her welcome) and The Stack will have plenty of coverage this Saturday.
This map (after the jump) shows you where to come from King’s Cross station (click image to enlarge).
A big thank you to Rene, Anneke and the team at Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum for putting ‘The Modern Magazine’ in the window of their Amsterdam shop, even if they did tear up a copy to make that fine collage! I’m looking forward to visiting soon for an event based on the book, full details soon.