Despite average post lengths of 280 words, WordPress is looking at longform reading.
WWD looks at celebrity covers successes/failure: Taylor Swift to be avoided, it seems (thanks Warren).
NYTimes website has a new prototype being tested. See a demo here. Very elegant, very app-like.
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.
February 25, 2013
In London? This year’s LCC Publishing Innovation conference takes place March 7th.
In Dublin? Magazines Ireland are hosting a half-day conference, Publishing 360, on April 24th. I’ll be speaking alongside PPA’s Barry McIlheney, FMG’s Julia Hutchinson and The Week’s Kerin O’Connor.
A quick look at ten of the new crop of food magazines.
The man behind the new ‘T’ at the New York Times T Magazine speaks up.
Ex-creative director, now editor-in-chief, Scott Dadich arrives at US Wired, promises to ‘blow things up’.
On Monocle24’s latest edition of The Stack: editor of the Weekend FT, Caroline Daniel, and Andrew Harrison, recently installed editor of Q magazine. Plus a report on Greek magazine Parallaxi.
In Berlin next week? Hear Kai from Offscreen discuss why he went from designing websites to publishing a printed magazine about web designers. At the Reading Room, Feb 21.
New design mag Works That Work on its way from Peter Bilak, typographer, designer and founder of Dot Dot Dot. To be reviewed here soon.
The Newspaper Club present a quick walk through the new version of their automated publishing software, Arthr.
Editorially promises great things, something to follow.
Some notes from Tyler Brulé’s recent talk at Ontario Art College.
Diddy gets magazine logo tattooed on forearm. Can you guess which logo it was?
Until now I’d missed this neat intro to 2013 from Jean in Tokyo: ‘More readable, more accessible, more beautiful. In short, more.’
See Ralph’s charming packaging designs created as headlines for the fifth issue of Put a Egg On It.
Gym Class Magazine has an interview with Vanity Fair’s Chris Dixon.
Computer Arts highlights four independent iPad magazine projects, a demonstration of the good and the bad.
Ex Vice editor-in-chief launches new magazine, Apology, a self-conscious name that apparently refers to his time at Vice.
Mr Magazine examines the idea that magazines will follow the way of music, decides they do have one thing in common – the letter ‘M’.
Seems design agency Pentagram and music trade mag Billboard agree, as the former redesigns the latter.
And here is Mr M again, sharing the failure of magazines that gave up on print.
Meanwhile, Poynter reports that ‘print’s financial future may last longer than expected.’
‘Content’ might be the latest marketing wheeze but there is good content and bad content, argues Paul Keers.
A history of the early days of Print magazine.
Condé Nast UK are to launch a young version of Vogue, ignoring the US name Teen Vogue in favour of the more demure Miss Vogue.
MD of The Economist argues publishers should think like agencies.
Vroooom! The second issue Headful of Snakes launches this weekend. We hope to have copies in our shop soon.
As print and digital cosie up closer and closer, what’s next for interactive design?
January 18, 2013
SPD celebrate the imminent arrival of a US edition of Anorak.
Fashion mag does fashion story based on natural disaster. Zzzzz.
An archive of French Vogue covers, via the kings of the archive front cover, Newmanology.
Following initial scorn, Rolling Stone succumbs to the iPad app.
How to solve the problem of magazine subscriptions – compete at service with Amazon and John Lewis, not other publishers.
The Aspen exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery continues, and the gallery is holding a pair of events about the magazine. On February 7 they take a close look at the British issue, and on February 28 they’ll be decoding artist Brian O’Doherty’s issue 5/6.
Print magazine art director Ben King describes working with design hero Bob Gill on the magazines’s new front cover.
Press Gazette asks whether or not Mr Porter’s Jeremy Langmead is a journalist.
EXTRA! Read the sad tale of the tweeting Tatler office dachshund Alan TBH Plumptre killed by the revolving door at Vogue House (I’m not joking).
From last weeks Observer, the ‘digital flip flop’.
Dirk Barnett is interviewed about his role as creative director of The New Republic.
The Paris Review takes a look back at Berlin’s sensationalist Berliner Abendblätte.
US magazine makers are invited to the Media Consortium’s annual conference, February 4-6 in Baltimore (link updated).
While in London the annual Publishing Expo is set for the end of February.
UK Cosmopolitan editor Louise Court interviewed, discusses the ‘F’ word.