Overmatter 16.12.11

It’s list time. Hurrah! First up – US trade mag Ad Age select their front covers of the year.Great to see the New Yorker Dark Spring cover there, less sure about others. The Economist?

My Printout! partner Steve will be reviewing magazines for Monocle 24 tomorrow, Saturday, at noon. He’ll be talking to Tyler Brulé about Boat, Cagoule and Little White Lies among others.

Andrew lists his favourite independent magazines in his new role as book editor at the Huffington Post.

How to make a Christmas tree using only a magazine.

Jean has a reminder about this year’s SPD Awards and what Luke, Richard and I are trying to achieve.


December 6, 2011


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SPD x Scott Dadich = The Gentlewoman

Today’s contribution to the SPD Awards 2012 Favourite Magazine list. Read why Condé Nast iPad guru Scott Dadich selects The Gentlewoman here, then find out about entering your work in the Awards here.


December 5, 2011


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It’s a busy time at magCulture at the moment and the magazines have been piling up. Here’s a quick selection from last weeks post, starting with the latest issue from It’s Nice That. No7 takes a new turn, with a redesign (by Ray O’Meara) and reduced cover price due to the introduction of (limited) advertising. There are several pieces about the joys of print, including interviews with i-D founder/editor Terry Jones and Nieves founder Banjamin Sommerhalder, plus a look at several other publishers including NoBrow and Landfill.

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December 2, 2011


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SPD Awards open

It’s SPD Awards time, that’s what all this favourite mag stuff (Matt Willey has just shared his fine choice) has been about. Want to see your name added to the illustrious (ahem) timeline above? ENTER!

What do we Brit co-chairs have to offer, apart from our humour? There’s a new category for smaller, self-published magazines (yeh!) and a great international discount (woop!). There’s even an early bird discount (falls off chair). Full details on the SPD site and downloadable PDF. Deadline Friday 13th January. Really.


December 1, 2011

Magazine stores

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magCulture shop news

Today the small but perfectly formed magCulture pop-up shop opens in the entrance space to the Church of London offices in London. There’ll be some lovely magazines ready for you to carry away – take a look at our online store to see what we’ll be selling. There’ll be a few extras available today too. Bring cash!

10am–530pm week days through December, The Church of London, 71A Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4QS