Yesterday was the deadline for submitting your favourite magazine to our project to help Bob Newman and his family. A huge thank you to everyone who has already contributed their selection, as well as to everyone that has blogged and tweeted to encourage support. We have many great entries that’ll make a fascinating publication.
A few people asked for some more time, so we’re opening that up to everyone. The new, enhanced Deadline 0.2 is next Monday, June 3. You have the weekend! Spend it wisely – tweet this news, then dive into your magazine box pile/shelf/archive/library/storage facility/warehouse and start the search.
Full details of the project, how to enter and FAQs after the jump.
At recent Printout evenings it’s been interesting to note the number of magazines appearing from Bristol recently: Cereal and Offlife are two examples. Another Escape is another, an occasional zine that has just morphed into biannual magazine. The result is a smart, focused new magazine about following your inspiration to do what you want to do. Something we can all relate to.
The June issue of Creative Review is out, and as well as lots of Hipgnosis goodies you can read my column about alternative football magazines. ‘Huge areas of newsprint and screen alike need to be filled, and endless tittle tattle does the job nicely. But what if want a little more thoughtful reflection?’
The new-look US Wired, redesigned under editor-in-chief Scott Dadich by new design director Claudia de Almeida, is out this month. De Almeida has adapted Dadich’s earlier design approach (based on the square of the pixel) and applied it in a more spacious, relaxed manner. Her more mainstream experience at T: The New York Times Style Magazine and More is evident in the harder-working labelling of pages. Also of note is the condensed serif face and the smaller logo on the cover. The result is a subtle reinvention of the original US edition which stands it in good stead against the intense creative competition from the UK and Italia editions. Click on images for larger versions.
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.
As it’s the half term school holiday, we look at the week ahead with Cathy Olmedillas, founder and editor of Anorak, the ‘Happy Mag for Kids’. Launched in 2006, Anorak has grown to include French and US editions as well as book and app spin-offs.
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.
Two things make a good magazine – presentation and content. Many magazine will be good at one or the other, the best combine the two elements. Perdiz is one such magazine. Its second issue has just landed, promising further proof that ‘Happiness is Contagious’.