January 27, 2014
Illustrator Quentin Blake will be talking about his work at the South Bank Centre, London, February 4.
Bloomberg Businessweek hold their second Design Conference in San Francisco, March 10. Speakers include Neville Brody, Ben Terrett (gov.uk) and BBW editor Josh Tyrangiel and creative director Richard Turley.
A quick look at the debut issue of Carlos, from Spring 2003.
German blog Freund von Freunden launch Companion, a new magazine for 25h Hotel Bikini Berlin.
Following my look at The Pitchfork Review last week, The Observer reviews a selection of free music titles.
Sadly, Flamingo will no longer be published but they still have copies available online.
At Work With returns next week.
I already mentioned QVED2014 briefly here, but can share fuller details now.
The three-day conference takes place in the stunning Alte Kongresshalle in central Munich, and has an international line-up of speakers ranging from the established to the brand new, plus specialist focuses on illustration and the new breed of erotic magazine. I’ll be presenting an overview of today’s golden age of magazines, and other names to whet your appetiete include:
Harri Peccinotti (art director of the original Nova)
Alex Breuer (The Guardian)
Mirko Borsche (Zeit Magazin)
Veronica Fueerte (Hey)
Will Hudson (It’s Nice That)
Mike Meiré (032c, Garage)
David Moretti (Wired Italia)
Danielle Pender (Riposte)
Pekka Toiveonen (FAT, Kasino)
Patrick Waterhouse (Colors)
Plus many more – full line up here: 2014.qved.de.
Book now – tickets are E220 plus a whole range of discounts including student rate of E55. See you there!
I’m co-curating QVED2014 with Boris Kochan, Horst Moser and Mike Koedinger.
January 16, 2014
Cereal has launched new subscription travel guide website Guided By Cereal – every bit as beautiful as you’d expect from the Cereal team.
Offscreen have a smart new site and new issue on its way.
Bob Newman honoured with the US Society of Illustrator’s Richard Gangel Award.
Independent magazine biennale Facing Pages returns – 28/29 March, Arnhem, Netherlands. Speakers include Simon Esterson (Eye), Rachel Maria Taylor (Another Escape), Peter Bilak (Works That Work), Cathy Olmedillas (Anorak) and many more.
Meanwhile here’s a little of the inspiration that’s going into Cathy’s new Teepee teenage mag.
Vote for your favourite US News, Business and Politics magazine cover as part of this year’s ASME Awards.
Subscribe to Pen Pop Press and receive monthly vintage magazines.
Design competitions always divide people. You’re either someone who think them worth entering or not, you know which you are. But if you are interested, deadlines for two of the larger competitions are coming up. Plus there’s the second MagPile indendent mag awards too.
January 8, 2014
In London? tickets are still available for The Story. Always a great source of inspiration, this year’s day of talks features The Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger on the changing face of newspapers.
Coming up soon in Munich: QVED2014, a conference about editorial design I’m co-curating. Speakers include Mike Meiré (Brand Eins, 032c), Alex Breuer (The Guardian), David Moretti (Wired Italia), Pekka Toivonen (FAT), Patrick Waterhouse (Colors) and many more to come. Book now.
One of the themes identified for QVED is the new erotic magazine. Jacques co-founder Jonathan Leder has just produced his own, Fetishisms (NSFW) (corrected 11/01).
Made By Heart is a digital zine with some really nice overlay touches, built from scratch in frustration at PDF magazines.
The New York Times redesigns its website and provides a visual history of the site, a fascinating record of digital design.
Daniel spent Christmas collecting loads and loads and loads and loads of front covers.
Printout kicks off the year with a look at independent fashion magazines on January 28. We’ve picked four titles that offer very particular angles on fashion. All are beautiful examples of contemporary independent publishing, with great attention to detail in design and production, and their approach to fashion ranges from the very different visions of British-ness presented by Article and LAW to the articulate discussions of the subject (unseen in the mainstream) presented by Vestoj and Address.
For this event we’ll be returning to the panel discussion format, and I’m really looking forward to a healthy discussion about this very popular genre of magazine.
Stack Magazines, the independent magazine subscription service run by my Printout partner Steve Watson, is celebrating its fifth birthday with a brand new website and five days of giveaways. Every day this week Steve’s giving a free year’s subscription to Stack; all you have to do is tweet the name of your favourite magazine of 2013 with the hashtag #StackUp. Today it’s our turn to round up some votes, so don’t forget to mention magCulture too!
The subscription-winning entry will be announced tomorrow (Thursday) morning, and the magazine with the best total vote from the week will be revealed next Monday.
The Magazine Cover Archive is BACK. Woot!
Uber Zeitung has BIG pages.
Visionaire hits MOSCOW!
‘Leave your sad trombones at home.’ New York magazine moves boldly FORWARD.
Upcoming editorial design event alert – QVED2014, Munich, end of February. HUGE line-up in the works.
A great-looking LIST, watch out for no46.
And a very, VERY miserable Christmas from That’s Life.
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.