Posted: eight new issues

As ever the magazines keep coming and I’m running behind, the pile on the desk growing, even spilling onto the floor here at magCulture. So here’s a quick flick through some recent arrivals, starting with the third issue of Edinburgh’s Hot Rum Cow.

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Overmatter 30.07.13

This year’s MagFest in Edinburgh is confirmed for September 11, with star speaker Mike Soutar.

Also in Edinburgh, an exhibition of Condé Nast archive photography at the City Art Centre, June 15 – September 8.

Not strictly magazine-orientated but a must-see for anyone interested in pop culture: Ian Dury at the RCA, London, until September 1. UPDATE: CR reveals the mag link.

Just in time for the new season – The White Line is another new football mag.

David Hepworth as on the money as ever, this time re magazine apps.

The Onion pinpointed the death of print as having taken place last Thursday. Read their obituary.


Printout: Sound and vision

Thank you to everyone who came to last week’s Printout Sound and Vision night about how magazines are using video. Five very different films illustrated how moving image can support, add to and sell printed magazines, with final speaker Fiona from explaining how their online-only project uses a magazine-like editorial approach.

After the jump, links to the videos the speakers discussed:

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July 29, 2013

At Work With

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At Work With: Debbi Evans, Libertine

Today we look ahead at the week through the eyes of Debbi Evans, founder and editor of new women’s magazine Libertine. Debbi has ten years of editorial and project management experience, most recently as editor of behavioural insights agency Canvas8, where she reported on trends in the publishing industry among other things. Libertine sets out to provide an alternative to mainstream women’s titles.

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Judging Kyoorius in India

No chance to post much this week as I’ve been in India judging the first Kyoorius Awards. Set up with the support of D&AD, the awards are the latest addition to local paper company Tranasia’s campaign to celebrate and develop Indian graphic design. Kyoorius already produce the annual Designyatra conference in Goa and a quarterly magazine.

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My Favo(u)rite Magazine

Our project in support of Bob Newman, My Favourite Magazine, is on its way to print. Some projects are just simple fun to produce, and few more so than this one. That’s the front cover, above – feel free to share around and help promote the project.

Inside the 64-page publication you’ll find a unique selection of 80 favourite magazines selected by 88 editorial creatives from around the world. We’ll have full details of how to buy your copy here next week.

This is also the final opportunity to join our existing advertisers by buying an insert that will go out to a fanatical audience of magazine fans. Email us by Friday for more information (advertise at magCulture dot com).


July 23, 2013

Front covers

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Private Eye does its thing

Private Eye rises to the moment, as ever. Taken from twitter, apologies to whoever took the shot in the first place.


Overmatter 23.07.13

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.

Following our recent chat with Desktop editor Heath Killen, he has left the magazine and been replaced by Bonnie Abbott. Linefeed has a recent interview with her.

This Friday is the deadline for this years BSME Awards.


At Work With: Devin Pedzwater, Vanity Fair Italia

American editorial designer Devin Pedzwater has worked for many of the big US publishers, but made his name as the creative director behind last year’s relaunch of Spin magazine and associated apps. He has recently redesigned the Italian edition of Vanity Fair, leading to a life split between Milan and Brooklyn. He shares his week ahead with us.

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Summer is here. Official!

It seems to have been hot for weeks here in London, but the imminent arrival of this year’s Monocle Mediterraneo newspaper means we can declare summer officially on.

Launched three years ago, the glossy newspaper-format publication fills the summer months while Monocle itself has a discreet rest.