‘The US magazine business had become too dependent on big, ad-supported audiences rather than circulation revenue,’ so top US editorial designer Roger Black is packing up his fonts and heading off to Asia.
Gym Class returns! First, a brief interview with UK Esquire art director David McKendrick online and a new issue of the magazine promised soon.
Peter Bilak of Works That Work, on magazine finance and his new Patrons scheme.
Save the magazines! Our friends at Stack are having a clear out, and promise free magazines at 71a Leonard St, Shoreditch this Saturday. Plenty of desirables!
Always good to see German business mag Brand Eins; thanks Voll Auf Die Presse.
Reminder I’m in Amsterdam Friday interviewing Jop van Bennekom and Gert Jonkers from Fantastic Man at What Design Can Do. If you’re there come and say hello.
More wine, food and culture! Hello Noble Rot.
It’s Printout time again, and with independent food (and drink) magazines on the up it seemed appropriate to take a look at some of our favourites.
So on 28 May we welcome Rosa Park from Cereal, Jon Saxon from Doghouse, Fraser Allen from Hot Rum Cow and Paul Sethi from Special Request to share what makes their take on food/drink special. And if that isn’t a rich enough menu, we also have video contributions from Put A Egg On It (USA) and Mood (Belgium).
It’s all being served up at The Book Club, Leonard Street, London EC2 on Tuesday 28 May. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start.
Tickets are available for £5 here.
20 years a new magazine called Wired appeared. Here are all its front covers, compressed into 30 seconds. Happy Birthday!
Note – not iOS friendly
Interesting look at the decision-making behind headline design at the New York Times.
Steven Heller at Print interviews Lucas López and Mauro López about their Acido Surtido magazine.
Condé Nast closes the print edition of Easy Living – will continue as web-only project.
Yet according to the PPA print still accounts for 78% of publisher’s income
Grazia’s Jane Bruton bigs up print, ‘the magazine sets the tone across all our platforms.’
Thanks to Coverjunkie for drawing my attention to this pair of Zeit Magazin covers representing the two German football teams contesting the Champions League final on May 25. On the left, Borussia Dortmund’s yellow, and right, Bayern Munich’s red.
Or is it a prediction of mass bookings and sendings off?
(Design: Bureau Mirko Borsche).
A riposte to the nonsense that ‘green covers don’t sell’.
Another good list of the new food magazines. NOT foodiedicals, please.
British art director Martin Colyer has been busy blogging about the art of commissioning.
Virgin Australia makes nice use of Pressreader to provide iPad mags in their lounges.
I was recently a part of a panel that looked at some current digital versions (web, tablet and smartphone) of magazines for Brandperfect. Includes Vice, People, Q, Esquire (UK & US) and Vogue (British and German).
Regular readers will know of New York-based editorial designer Bob Newman, the man behind the Newmanology site and source of daily Facebook archive finds. Not only is he a talented designer, fellow magaholic and all-round enthusiast for editorial design, he’s also one of the nicest and must supportive people in the industry. I first met him in the nineties when I visited New York, when I met many people, all of whom were very kind in giving their time to meet me. But the only person who subsequently kept in regular contact was Bob.
So I was sorry to hear he recently suffered a serious accident. He’s been in hospital for several weeks and I’m happy to say is now recovering well. But he and his family need support to cope with the cost of his care, so a group of his friends have set up a Friends of Bob Newman donations page.
If you’re a regular here at magCulture you’ve almost certainly enjoyed Bob’s musing on magazines. If you don’t know his writing, start with this conversation between us both for Gym Class Magazine in 2011. As Bob said in our last email exchange before his accident, it’s amazing how fast things have moved on since we recorded that conversation.
Enjoy our early thoughts about the iPad. And please donate.
(Photograph by Glenn Glasser)
For our ninth ‘At Work With’ interview we look at the week ahead of Chris Harrison, co-founder with Polly Glass of Wrap magazine. A long-time favourite here at magCulture, Wrap combines publication and product, making the most of print as it shares the work of illustrators from around the world. The seventh issue has just been published.