A huge thank you to Jessica and Mark of the fabulous Do You Read Me? shop for inviting me to launch ‘The Modern Magazine’ in Berlin last week. They stock one of the best ranges of independent magazines I’ve seen (why doesn’t London have this?), so I picked up a bag full from the shop – that’s me above with Jessica (see panorama shot at end of post for a better idea of the amount of titles they hold) – before heading off to their other shop to do the talk.
November 7, 2013
The New York Times interviews Mohammed Ahmed, manager of the wonderful Casa Magazines store in NY, ‘Even if only one person wants it, I can put it on the shelf, and people will see it and buy it.’
Ten digital x print myths debunked by Mario Garcia.
Vanity Fair Italia celebrates its tenth anniversary with a whopping great 508 pages.
Stack interviews Paul Kominek, editor of Travel Almanac.
Algorithmic newspaper The Long Good Read trialed by The Guardian and Newspaper Club.
SPD takes a look at new FI magazine Lollipop. Love that masthead!
There’s just time to squeeze one more Printout in before the end of 2013, and we’ve lined up five of the best independent launches to mark what’s been a great year for new arrivals.
Louis-Jacques Darveau (Alpine Review) and Peter Bilak (Works That Work) will be joining us on video, while Pekka Toivenen (FAT), Rob Alderson (Printed Pages) and Sam Walton (Hole & Corner) will be presenting their magazines in person. That’s five very different magazines that together demonstrate the international interest in making magazines.
To make everything a little more efficient we’re using Eventbrite for ticket sales.
The Gentlewoman’s Penny Martin will be discussing her favourite books at YCN, London, November 20.
In the South West this weekend? Publish and Be Damned hits Plymouth, UK, this Sunday, November 3.
Back to the future at the top of Time Inc.
Hearst Marketing and Publishing Director Michael Clinton declares ‘print is thriving.’
Interview with Philip Diprose, editor of The Ride Journal.
British GQ celebrates 25 years with a doorstop of an issue; editor Dylan Jones selects his favourite 25 covers.
Russell Brand edits an issue of the New Statesman.
An archive of George Giusti’s front covers for Holiday – beautiful.
Issue nine of Process Journal has been rethought and redesigned, the theme ‘Less is More’ reflects the new approach.
Boktor magazine is after submissions for their new issue, ‘No Regerts’, about regretted tattoos.
US publishers on the trials of trying to combine print and digital operations,
Mike Meiré redesigns GQ Italia (thanks Richard).
Kickstarter campaign for new erotic magaizne closes later this week. Help Talc meet their target.
The New York Times presents another online editorial experiment, A Game of Shark and Minnow.
Digital agency raves about the future of print via Acne Paper.
The Kiosk is touring a selection of independent magazine around Europe.
Kai from Offscreen discusses his magazine’s ad strategy.
An audio history of Cardiff music mags (thanks Marc).
Attendees of last year’s Making Magazine 2012 event that Simon Esterson and I held at St Bride should be receiving the long-promised magazine record of the day shortly. We’ll have a few spare copies for sale in the magCulture online shop too, watch out for an announcement early next week.
What Andrew Losowsky is doing next.
A week ago today, magCulture’s The Modern Magazine conference took place at Central Saint Martin’s, London. Here’s a summary of the day along with my intro, links to other reports and a set of pictures I hope give an overview of the day.
October 22, 2013
‘Three years after Apple unveiled the iPad… tablets still account for… just 3.3 percent of total circulation.’ AdAge disects the iPad problem.
Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter talks canoes and magazines on the Charlie Rose site; ‘Magazines are the perfect invention… the perfect medium for telling stories.’ Well worth the 20+ mins video (thanks Chris).
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of John Carpenter’s movie ‘They Live’, a Swiss publisher has recreated the featured Obey magazine. More on CRBlog.
New York magazine said to to be considering going fortnightly.
I’ll be talking about my book ‘The Modern Magazine’ at two of my favourite European magazine stores – Do You Read Me? (Berlin) on 7 November, and Atheneaum Newscentrium (Amsterdam) on 21 November. Details to follow.
Plus – next Printout coming up at the end of November, with a great line-up of speakers. News very soon.
October 18, 2013
D&AD confirm a fine jury for the Magazine and Newspapers category of their awards.
Love the design (by Jessica Rose) of this exhibition catalogue newspaper.
Another new magazine: hello, Dequal, a bi-monthly about ‘the unequal world of design’. Issue one looks at women in design.
‘500 journalists sought by content marketing company NewsCred.’ Brands like to use content, but is this the best way to create it?