April 16, 2013
Mario Garcia has started a series of posts on his blog about the difference between reading from paper and on screens. Promises to be very interesting.
New York magazine highlights ten independent food magazines.
Sueddeutsche Zeitung Magazin has a new website –uneasy scrolling but worth a look.
Survey shows 68% of UK’s biggest publications have websites unfit for mobile display.
Vanity Fair looks back at Holiday magazine.
More on the Wired anniversary – the start-up of the magazine, as told by its founders Jane Metcalfe and Louis Rossetto.
Which seems a good reason to re-link to the inside story of the original mid-nineties UK edition of Wired.
The New Yorker comes face-to-face with Vice.
Issue 15 of Oh Comely is out, and I’m only slightly disappointed it’s not quite as promised in their April 1 blog post.
The Hall Of Femmes conference, May 16-17, Stockholm, features Penny Martin (The Gentlewoman), Janet Froelich (Real Simple, ex-NYTimes) and Ruth Hansel (ex-Harper’s Bazaar, NYTimes, Vanity Fair). The organisers also publish books about these (and other) female design figures.
Joe Zeff crits New York’s new iPad app, ‘Don’t get us wrong, New York magazine for iPad is quite good…’
Heat editor-in-chief Lucie Cave interviewed, describes mag as ‘cheeky, not mean.’
ASME announce their 2013 shortlists.
National Coverday takes place in Utrecht on May 30. I spoke at last year’s, a great event with plenty of inspiration. This year see Paul Willoughby (Little White Lies), Noma Bar and DW Pine (Time) among others.
I’m speaking in Dublin at 360 Degrees Publishing on April 24, along with Kerin O’Connor (The Week), Julia Hutchinson (ex-CMA) and Barry McIlheney (PPA).
It’s Nice That launch a new magazine, Printed Pages.
Form Fifty Five interview Richard Turley of Bloomberg Businessweek.
How social media has improved our writing skills. Counter-intuitive but persuasive.
This Easter, why not make a newspaper with the kids?
After a long build-up, Monocle finally open their first London Café on April 15. Their latest issue includes plenty of detail about the space – the design and suppliers – but what wins it a mention here is that they’ll be espressoing with my favourite Allpress coffee. The new café is just down the road from their HQ, at 18 Chiltern St W1U 7QA, and even has a basement subscriber-only space.
Stack has an interview with Davey Spen from Boat ahead of his Guardian Masterclass on April 2.
PPA announce the line up for their 100th anniversary conference, May 8, London.
Design magazines of the world come together to create a series of t-shirts for Uniqlo.
Ricochet promises ads linked to twitter posts.
UK Esquire editor Alex Bilmes discusses his magazine’s approach to women as ornamental, like cars (video, put down your coffee before viewing ).
I’m helping organise this year’s AGI Open conference in London this Autumn. Check out the Open website for details, with more on CR Blog. Of particular magCultural interest: Christophe Niemann, Marion Deuchars, Michael Beirut, and more.
We’re about to shake things up a little in our online shop, there are a few sale offers while we tidy things up.
The London Design Museum’s annual ‘Designs of the Year’ exhibition launched this week. It’s the usual mix of architecture, fashion, digital, furniture, products, transport and graphics – seven categories mixed together, grouped by loose themes. To give an idea of the range involved, among the 99 exhibits are the Shard, a 3D printer, an annual report and a new material ideal for ketchup bottles. I nominated several pieces of editorial-related work from which one magazine got selected (congratulations to The Gentlewoman, the single magazine in the show, and to art director Veronica Ditting) as did Berg’s clever Little Printer.
Steve from Stack talks to the founder of Publish or be Damned (video).
No Tyler on Monocle24’s The Stack tomorrow, but you will hear Ted Moncreiff from Bloomberg Pursuits and Scott Bentley, the man behind Caffeine magazine. Plus more on ‘Publish and Be Damned’ and a report on an e-reader experiment in Japan.
Sassy founder Jane Pratt still likes the smell of print but doesn’t think it has much of a future.
Mr Magazine disagrees.
SPD have announced their shortlists for this years awards, to be announced in May. After our attempts to broaden their scope last year, all rather US-centric again but some excpetions including Think Quarterly and… well at a quick glance that’s about it.
In the absence of aour weekly newsletter (stymied by WordPress hack), here’s Andrew’s link of the week: In the 1920s, the New Yorker had an art deco rival: The Brooklynite.
A few magazine events taking place in London over the next few weeks…
Tuesday March 12
Eye magazine presents the first in a series of four evenings about art direction, design and typography st St Bride Foundation. This first one features Mark Porter on designing for multiple platforms, plus others including Mark Wilson from Wilson Fletcher sharing developments in tablet publishing. Book here. UPDATE: Alex Breuer (The Guardian) added to panel.
Wednesday March 13
The latest EDO event has snuck up but is apparently already sold out. Suzanne Sykes and Mark Leeds will discuss their recent redesign of British Elle.
Tuesday March 26
Printout at the Book Club, Shoreditch, looks at the business side of publishing your own magazine. Anorak, It’s Nice That and Rouleur all feature. Full details here.