Francesco Franchi is an Italian editorial designer who has been applying his theories for a new paradigm of news design to IL Magazine, the monthly magazine of newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore. The result has been a multiple award-winning exposition of typographic and infographic invention, a thrilling visual treat that transcends its Italian-only execution. We join him as his first book on the subject of news design is published, itself a tour de force of design featuring many of the leading figures of contemporary editorial design.
Pekka Toivonen is ‘art dictator’ at Helsinki-based Kasino Creative Studio, where he has developed publications including magCulture favourites Kasino A4 and Kasino Creative Annual. We join him as he heads to London for this week’s Printout, and just after the launch of the studio’s latest fine publication FAT.
Bob Newman is one of the key figures of contemporary US editorial design. Not only a prolific creative director – Details, Fortune, Real Simple, Entertainment Weekly and New York are just a few of the magazines on his resumé – his generosity of spirit has been a huge influence on the industry, latterly via blogging and tweeting as Newmanology. Earlier this year he suffered a serious accident that left him unable to work, since when he has been going through the slow process of rehabilitation. Here he looks ahead at his week and shares his thoughts as his Newmanology presence re-emerges online.
American writer/editor Erin Spens co-founded Boat Magazine with her husband Davey in 2011, since when their nomadic magazine has visited Sarajevo, Detroit, London, Athens and Kyoto. They’ve just completed their sixth issue in Reykajvik, and here she looks at the week ahead as that issue goes to print.
Following a pilot issue earlier this year, Alec Dudson has just published the first proper issue of intern magazine. The publication grew from his experiences interning at Domus and Boat during 2012, and explores the ups and downs of creative industry internships while showcasing the work of interns.
Mark Neil first came to notice with a series of bold front covers for the Big Issue, first for the Scottish edition and later the UK one. Earlier this year he took up the role of art director at Britain’s oldest music weekly, NME, and last month unveiled a complete redesign of the magazine. Here we look ahead at his week as Lou Reed’s death disrupts the final stages of production.
Canadian-born journalist Tyler Brûlé first came to prominence in 1996 as the founder of Wallpaper* magazine. He sold the magazine to Time Warner a year later, staying as editorial director until 2002 when he left to build design/branding agency Winkreative. In 2007 he launched his second magazine, Monocle, which has just published its 67th edition and remains independent. The company also publishes a biannual newspaper and broadcasts 24-hour radio from its London HQ.
Photograph Oroma Elewa / Brooklyn NY
This week the fourth edition of iPad magazine Letter to Jane is released. The first three editions were edited, designed and coded by Tim Moore from Portland, Oregon. He’s now moved to Manhattan to work with iPad app start-up 29th Street Publishing, from where he looks ahead at his week.
Nick Carson spent several years at 4Talent, Channel 4’s creative industries development hub, where among other things he produced an annual creative awards scheme and launched their first print magazine. He left in 2009 to edit Future’s design title Computer Arts Projects, before launching sister publication Computer Arts Collection in 2011 – notable for its ‘magaziney-ness’. He now oversees all the CA publications and iPad apps. Here he talks us through those many channels as he looks ahead at his week.