This weekend magCulture will be setting up shop at the Monocle Country Fayre, selling a selection of our favourite independent magazines (listed below) and one or two surprises. Click on the flyer to see who else will be setting up stall.
Come and say hello – we hope to have some of the people behind the magazines joining us too.
11am–5pm, Saturday 15/Sunday 16 June
Midori House, 1 Dorset Street, W1U 4EG
Entrance is free but donations to the Committee to Protect Journalists encouraged.
If you can’t make it along, try our online shop.
i-D founder/editor Terry Jones has designed the latest cover of the V&A Magazine to mark the museum’s soon-come 80s exhibition ‘Club to Catwalk’. Editor Thomas Phongsathorn asked him to create a cover that captures his personal and professional memories of the decade; Jones dug into the i-D photo archive to create it (click image for larger version).
The issue also has a piece by Blitz fashion editor Iain R Webb about the club fashion of the era.
UPDATE: read Terry Jones on the making of the cover.
Stool Pigeon founder Phil Hebblethwaite has wise counsel for anyone thinking of launching a magazine, ‘Treasure your independence…’
Plastik interviews Andrew about his recent book-about-books ‘Fully Booked’.
Vice have an exhibition of work by their favourite illustrators in London until June 2.
Boat magazine’s latest issue visits Kyoto. Read an interview with editor Erin Spens.
The New York Times has strict photo-manipulation policies, dropped only for fashion.
Mark Vessey makes art from magazine spines (thanks Warren).
A look back at the hugely influential The Whole Earth Catalog.
In London next week? Hear the Eye magazine team discuss their collaboration as part of It’s Nice That’s ‘Nicer Tuesday’, 28 May.
Vince Frost recalls Big magazine, ‘It was raw, bold and simple. And very masculine. That’s probably why it still looks strong.’
My first magazine job was art directing eighties style mag Blitz, a magazine that has largely been overshadowed by The Face and i-D since. These two were launched by experienced industry figures – i-D’s Terry Jones was previously Vogue art director and Nick Logan had edited NME and Smash Hits before launching The Face – while Blitz started as a student magazine at Oxford University before moving to London and going glossy. The Face and i-D lasted longer thanks to backing from Condé Nast (and later EMAP) and Time Out respectively, while the young owners of Blitz rather foolhardily went it alone.
magCulture is making a magazine – and we want your help.
It’s going to be a fast, one-off publication with the working title ‘My Favorite Magazine’, and all profits going to support Bob Newman (above), a great art director, true magaholic and the man behind Newmanology. You can read more about Bob’s situation here. The magazine will be published as a print-on-demand project through MagCloud.
Here’s your brief:
Choose your favourite single magazine issue, and tell us about it. Any magazine, from any country, from any era. To join in, take 1-3 hi-res photos of the issue (no more than three, and at least one should be of the magazine cover) and write 100-500 words about your choice. Then zip and send it (or, if the images are too big to email, a link to download them) along with:
Date of publication
Deadline: May 30th 2013
We’ll compile all the responses and prepare the print-on-demand magazine.
‘The US magazine business had become too dependent on big, ad-supported audiences rather than circulation revenue,’ so top US editorial designer Roger Black is packing up his fonts and heading off to Asia.
Gym Class returns! First, a brief interview with UK Esquire art director David McKendrick online and a new issue of the magazine promised soon.
Peter Bilak of Works That Work, on magazine finance and his new Patrons scheme.
Save the magazines! Our friends at Stack are having a clear out, and promise free magazines at 71a Leonard St, Shoreditch this Saturday. Plenty of desirables!
Always good to see German business mag Brand Eins; thanks Voll Auf Die Presse.
Reminder I’m in Amsterdam Friday interviewing Jop van Bennekom and Gert Jonkers from Fantastic Man at What Design Can Do. If you’re there come and say hello.
More wine, food and culture! Hello Noble Rot.