The new Spare Rib will not be called Spare Rib.
Bo Sacks reports from retail conference: more magazines sold on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays than other days (scroll down).
With the arrival of iOS7 all apps will need to be reconsidered, says Marco Arment.
New-writing/illustration magazine Popshot have posted their illustrations on Pinterest.
‘Best Covers’ lists, where would we be without you?
Out now: the seventh issue of Put A Egg On It. Yum.
The idea that this is a Golden Age for magazines seems counter-intuitive to many. We’re so conditioned to websites, devices and apps being hailed as the only possible future. Yet there is great creative work being done (as I hope this site regularly demonstrates) right under our noses in the traditional medium of print.
‘Today’s print is not your father’s print. Today’s magazines are not your father’s magazines. But in both cases they are still print and they are still magazines. Like it or not, they are here to stay. So, to the gloom and doom zealots: go fish in another pond!’
Read Mr Magazine’s reflection on his recent round-the-world trip here.
Magazines are more popular than ever amongst US college students.
The Guardian does snowfall – a great piece of experimental web editorial featuring text, moving image, audio and infographics.
A look back at when Time Inc. was the Google of its era, and how the party ground to a halt.
‘A Golden Age of Print’ is a favourite phrase of mine, repeated here in an excellent piece by Peter Houston about contemporary indies, but properly attributed to Andrew Losowsky’s introduction to the book ‘Turning Pages’.
Guardian readers recommend their favourite songs about magazines.
Take a flick through the new issue of Eye, featuring my Reputations interview with Vanity Fair design director Chris Dixon.
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.
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.