This video gives a quick overview of The Modern Magazine conference we held at Central Saint Martins a few weeks back.
Look out for some more detailed videos here over the next weeks.
December 10, 2013
‘We believe in print, we love print, and what we’re doing is creating a way to ensure the print magazine is published for years,’ – Adam Moss, editor of New York explains the decision to drop to fortnightly publication.
Enjoy every cover of i-D ever, a unique record of youth culture.
The Daily Mirror launches intriguing new diagram-based news site Ampp3d.
032c has a smart new site.
Who will you vote for in the Coverjunkie cover of the year poll?
At last! Blogosphere, the magazine for bloggers.
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.
The Church of London, publishers of Little White Lies and Huck, are marking the beginning of the festive season with a pop-up shop in the entrance to Old Street tube station, London. The shop will be open until December 3, selling copies of the magazines and prints as well as providing free (free!) coffee.
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!
‘I started working on the idea and a dummy while commuting from Dorset to London – it’s my most productive time.’ An interview with Hole & Corner founder/editor Sam Walton. Sam is one of the speakers at next Tuesday’s Printout. The magazine also has its own bunch of festive events coming up soon.
Must-read: Kai from Offscreen shares his magazine’s financial details.
‘How magazines helped shape society’ – The Guardian run through ten of the PPA’s 100 important magazine moments.
An interview with Konstantin Kotov who runs independent magazine library/online shop Lebigmag in St Petersburg.
On Lab have a winter school about editorial design at the end of February in Berlin, deadline December 2. Highly recommended by a friend that did a previous school.
Pub magazine Doghouse are raising money via Kickstarter for their next edition, deadline Dec 11.
Music website Pitchfork reveal designs for new print magazine The Pitchfork Review.
Rupert Murdoch’s son James to join the board at Vice Media?
An interview with me for Freund von Freunden, includes my five favourite mags selected from the shelves at Do You Read Me?
So that was magRush. Hope you enjoyed the 25 magazines, and interested to know what your favourites were. Nobody comments on blogs anymore, but go on, drop your favourite mag in the reply field. Or tweet it using #magRush.
And thanks, as ever, for reading. Review the entire magRush here.
Meanwhile, if you’re in Amsterdam come and say hi this afternoon. I’ll be at Spui 25, opposite the Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum store from 5pm talking about The Modern Magazine.
We’ve been receiving more magazines than I can fit into the blogging schedule, and after a busy few weeks our ‘pending’ shelf is full. So it’s time for our second magRush session of the year – a magazine review every hour for 24 hours.
magRush lets us give a shout to the many magazines that might otherwise get overlooked and also draws attention to the volume of magazines being made. As I mentioned during the talk in Berlin recently, there are so many new magazines that might have been considered for The Modern Magazine book had they been around when I was researching it. The magRush selection will be a mix of those new launches and new issues of existing magazines.
We’ll be opening the box of goodies at UK noon today and carrying round the clock to noon tomorrow – 25 magazines in all. You’ll miss some overnight, depending which part of the world you’re in, but the whole thing is tagged magRush so you can easily track back and view the complete set.
November 19, 2013
The power of editorial design: ‘Magazine covers help people understand the world better.’
The power of editorial photography: see last weeks edition of French newspaper Libération, published with all images deleted.
Adbusters publishes a box-set of its last five ‘Epic Human’ issues.
Magasin is a new Hamburg-based online magazine shop. Welcome to the fray!
i–D starts to benefit from new owner Vice Media, launching a satisfying new website that feels right on brand.
Talking of Vice, ‘The next big thing always starts out looking like a toy’
New York magazine spots young people making magazines instead of websites. Great selection of indies, but surely they mean as well as?
In Amsterdam? I’ll be at Atheneaum this Thursday evening talking to Xandra Schutte about The Modern Magazine.