Some resources from the weekend.
First up, Monocle 24’s The Stack featured Penny Martin from The Gentlewoman talking about the stunning new issue of her magazine as well as the ‘crisis of the front-of-book’ – one for magazine geeks everywhere. You can also enjoy me talking about my new book ‘The Modern Magazine’ and the conference of the same name (including Penny alongside many others).
Second, on Sunday I joined Steve Watson’s Guardian Masterclass on independent publishing, where I met an enthusiastic group of would-be magazine makers and gave them some advice I hope was realistic but not too scarey. I opened with the first of my ten-point guide as published in YCN’s You Can Now magazine, ‘Publishing a magazine will take up every ounce of spare time, give you sleepless nights, leave you disorientated and cause you to fall out with partners, friends, family and the bank…’ Read the full ten points here.
At the end of the two-day masterclass, Steve and the attendees compiled their own list of ‘Top mega-lessons for publishers’, pictured above.
Net a Porter reveals the name of its soon-come new magazine: Porter.
Missed this earlier – British Vogue made a video for schools, revealing behind-the-scenes tricks of fashion photography.
New magazine: Pages Of, ‘a home for stories you won’t find anywhere else.’ has launched a Kickstarter campaign.
The new issue of Vintage magazine looks wonderful. Magazine-y!
Australian mag Monster Children have a book celebrating their first ten years, cleverly titled ‘Ten Years of Monster Children Magazine’. Out 1 October.
Meatpaper announces its final, twentieth, issue about the future of meat.
September 4, 2013
The next Printout takes a place next week – Wednesday 11 September. Details here.
Wired experiments with a Snowfall-style online version of current print feature Station to Station.
Wallpaper* have a smart new website: smoother, faster, better.
David Hieatt shares his ten magazine theories; ‘If you subscribe to a magazine, you have to find one article each time that you want to scrapbook. If you go 3 editions without finding an article worth Scrapbooking, you should un-subscribe.’
Daft magazine storage concept – the chairack.
UK Esquire launches a weekly app to fill the spaces between the monthly print edition.
The Internet Archive has a great online resource for old magazines.
New magazine Digest deserves a closer look. More soon.
Commercial Type discuss their work on a new Didot for Vanity Fair.
It’s Nice That have launched First Broadcast, a new TV channel that opens with a series of interviews with publishers.
Holborn Magazine interviews Peter Bilak, founder/editor of Works That Work: ‘There are a lot of cliches about how design magazine should look like, which we ignore, and instead focus on the storytelling and how to help understanding of the content.’
Maurizzio Cattelan, the man behind Permanent Food and Toilet Paper, has a vinyl-only collection of music out now.
Anorak are having a summer fete in London, August 31.
If you want to attend the AGI Open London design conference (September 26/27), get in quick as tickets are disappearing fast.
July 23, 2013
Vanity Fair have launched their new iPhone app. Only available in the US, the grabs look very smart in the appstore (thanks Andrew).
Also new in the appstore – iPhone and iPad apps for German financial magaizne Brand Eins (thanks Mike).
‘You don’t need a big machine, you can be a couple of blokes in a room in Shoreditch.’ Steve from Stack has A Cup of Tea With… John L Walters and Simon Esterson of Eye. The first of an exciting new series…
… and putting into practice the subject of tonight’s Printout – Sound and Video. Tickets available on door.
This Friday is the deadline for this years BSME Awards.
Richard Turley interviewed about the latest Bloomberg Businessweek front cover.
Japanese Yakuza crime syndicate launches own magazine to help change its image.
Every issue of ITC’s U&lc typography mag is available for download here (via Eye).
One of this months arrivals via Stack is a pilot of new magazine Intern, a project aiming to support people working for free in the creative industries. They’ve just launched a Kickstarter campaign for the first real issue.
A big warm welcome to magCulture as hosted from a new server. Ideally there will be no noticeable difference!
One-time At Work With subject Jennifer Daniel has made this rather fine animation of Bloomberg Businessweek’s special issues.
The London Museum has an exhibition of Radio Times front covers. Editor Ben Preston: ‘To flick through the covers of Radio Times over the past 90 years is to watch a popular history of Britain unfold’. And some design history too. Opens 2 August.
I’m part of the lineup at a Guardian masterclass on independent magazines. London, September 14/15.
Latest Little White Lies reviewed on MagPile by designer Luke Tonge.
Special Request team interviewed by HolbornMag.
Font geekery – behind the scenes in Apple’s iOS7.
Genius is in the details, according to David Hepworth.
Magazines and music! Popular Noise needs your Kickstarter support.
Standby for news of next Printout, July 23rd.
Steve interviews Dan and Paul from football mags The Field and Spiel on Stack.
Future group publisher Katherine Radarecht describes how they build a pre-launch audience via Facebook.
An archive of the controversial Black Panther Party newspaper (1968-73).
Who Made That? – an interactive version of the New York Times Magazine’s recent Innovations Issue.
Ever wonder what that Sky Mall catalogue in the seat pocket of your US flight is? Wonder no more.