We start the new week at work with Kenny Ho, a London-based fashion stylist with a broad range of experience stretching from work with celebrities such as Orlando Bloom and Cate Blanchett to international editorial and advertising work via stage work with David Bowie. In 2012, he and art director Rosy Tsai launched Article, a mens magazine celebrating Britain and Britishness and which is notable for its use of specialist print and finishing techniques. He shares his week ahead as the team completes issue three of the magazine and begin to plan number four.
The fourth issue of Tim Moore’s Letter to Jane iPad app was released late last year. Although some early development work was included in my book The Modern Magazine, I missed the chance to give it a more thorough review here on the blog at the time it appeared. This week Bob Newman posted a review on his Newmanology site – a review I wholeheartedly agreed with, for its positive response to this particular app as much as the general observations about magazine apps. Bob has kindly given me permission to republish his post.
A great cover about E-cigarettes, channeling the clichés of tobacco advertising: typography, imagery, text. Fascinating to see something so powerful created using such a long-defunct form / click for larger version.
This year’s Hollywood edition of Vanity Fair is here, replete with traditional gatefold star-laden cover. As well as the Annie Leibovitz cover set the issue includes the magazine’s annual Hollywood Portfolio, shot this year by artist Chuck Close.
More after the jump / click on images for larger versions.
Occasional commenter-of-this-parish Lee Caulfield has a fine-looking second printed volume of blog highlights available now.
Every page of every issue of International Times, now available online (thanks Adrian).
Time Inc re-organises, lays off staff as it readies to go public.
A little tangential, but a fascinating piece from Rick Poynor, a) because of the artist subject and b) the questions he asks about the definitive version of an artwork.
The beauty vs friction design argument applied to web design; ‘what if I don’t want my reading experience to be this beautiful?’ asks Oliver Burkeman.
Later this year, Dave McKean is curating a major show of comics from the British Museum archive (May).
Follow the upcoming QVED2014 event on twitter: @qved
February 4, 2014
Congratulations to The Gentlewoman, Works That Work and Bloomberg Businessweek, winners of this year’s MagPile Awards. Together, an excellent introduction to modern magazines.
A list of ten food magazines, some newer than others.
Michael Wolff dismisses journalist’s attempts to reinvent news, ‘We don’t need journalists solving the problem of news. We need people with far more cunning and inventive commercial minds.’
The Newspaper Club are exhibiting some of the publications they’ve printed, at their Glasgow office until end of February.
Liked Christoph Niemann’s recent US Wired cover art? Buy the poster here.
Happy birthday to smart architecture magazine Mas Context as they celebrate their fifth anniversary.
Tim Holmes addresses teaching students about launching a magazine, ‘trying to get 6,000 copies of a title in front of committed enthusiasts is a different job to contracting Frontline to get 60,000 into W H Smith and the supermarkets.’
Bob Newman has started writing a regular column for Folio; the first one, about Arizona Highways Magazine, is online now.
By day, Andrew Diprose is the award-winning creative director of the UK edition of Wired – he’s currently BSME art director of the year. But away from the office he co-publishes (with his brother Philip) The Ride Journal, a much-loved cycling magazine that has been as successful with its specialist readership as it has been influential on the independent magazine scene. Here he looks at the week ahead as issue 8 of The Ride Journal hits the shops.
The perfect Valentine’s Day celebration if in NY: Wyatt Mitchell, creative director of The New Yorker, talks for SPD about the magazine’s design changes.
The Guardian appears to have secured its future after selling parts of its media group.
Blue as a gender-neutral colour? Hearst US launch Dr Oz Good Life, aiming at men and women.
Facebook reveal their new Flipboard-style iPhone app Paper.
Winners of the MagPile Awards will be announced Monday; meanwhile the (pretty strong IMO) shortlists have attracted criticism via twitter over selection procedures and category descriptions, reminding me why I’ve always resisted running an awards competition. Read Dan from MagPile’s response and consider, is love enough?