Out now: AdWeek, red-on-red

Joanna Coles, AdWeek
This week US ad industry magazine AdWeek carries a powerful red-on-red cover shot of Cosmopolitan editor Joanna Coles by Marc Baptiste. More here.


Overmatter: 01.04.14

I love a magazine that challenges what a magazine is; Steve reviews new launch Emperor on the Stack blog.

Although well-executed, it doesn’t live up to the hype of being a game changer’ – The Saturday Paper launches.

‘What comes first, the brand or the content?’ asks Andy Cowles.

Keep up to date with The New Yorker covers.

Making or letting people pay; a reflection on micropayments for content.

Mother Jones looks behind the new publisher of Newsweek.

US magazine launch numbers ‘surprise’.

The Cleaver promises a new take on Chinese food, Kickstarting from Friday 4 April.

Editorial designer James Hunter has launched Startamag, a blog providing help for new magazines.


At Work With: Kati Krause, Winter

Kati Krause - credit Nicola Holtkamp
Kati Krause is a Berlin-based writer, editor and curator, a fellow magaholic who is co-founder of the Tinta de la Casa magazine events. Today she leaves her role as Creative Communications Manager at Etsy Germany to concentrate on freelance work including projects with Freunde von Freunden and the new magazine she co-founded, Winter.
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March 30, 2014


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Facing Pages 2014, day two

We started Facing Pages day 2 – escapism – with glorious weather. Looking over at the Feestaardvarken on his back (above) lazing in the sun when I left my hotel, I did feel quite jealous, writes Belinda Johnson.

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March 28, 2014


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Facing Pages 2014, day one

Kosovo 2.0 Besa
After a visit yesterday to Senefelder printers near Arnhem (a major Dutch printer who run an an annual conference for their publishing clients; they’ve been doing this for 16 years, very progressive) I spent a few hours this morning at the Facing Pages biennale in central Arnhem.

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Out now: Anorak #31

To mark editor Cathy Olmedillas’s appearance tomorrow at Facing Pages, here’s Anorak’s brand new Dreams cover.


Out now: Fantastic Man #19

Fantastic Man 19
The nineteenth issue of Fantastic Man is here, sporting Mr. Boris Becker shot by Juergen Teller in front of a statue of Fred Perry at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Note the ancient-looking wooden racket.

Overmatter 27.03.14

Another digital project is moving into print; help Kickstart Tusk Journal into reality.

I believe in mavericks’ – ex-editor Gill Hudson on what’s gone wrong with magazine publishing.

Why US newspapers might be able to feel ‘cautiously cheerful.

The algorithmic workings behind your Flipboard magazine (read ours).

There can never be enough lists of magazines.

SPD Awards merit winners announced; includes a few indies plus our very own My Favo(u)rite Magazine.


D&AD Award winners

Watching and discuss design at @dandad. #d_and_ad with Mike Meire, Suzanne Sykes (Elle UK), Vanessa Wyse (the Grid), Alex Breuer (Guardian) & Violetta Boxhill

Congratulations to the magazine and newspaper winners at this year’s D&AD Awards – a good mix. Judges, above from left: Suzanne Sykes, Violetta Boxill, Mike Meiré, Vanessa Wise, Alex Breuer and, behind the camera, Jaap Biemanns.

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Bird spotting

Last week I was changing planes in Munich, writes Andrew Losowsky, and spotted this cover of Business Punk, a relatively edgy business/lifestyle magazine – check that headline – made by the same company as Beef!

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