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.

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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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Speculation on the editor’s office hierarchy for the new Condé Nast NY building.

‘Things we learned at the Digiday Publishing Summit’ – see no5.

The British Library’s newspaper archive will be open for a one day storytelling workshop, March 31st (thanks Matt).

‘Ideas are the lifeblood of what we do’ – review of recent LCC editors panel event.

SPD note 16 years of their Magazine of the Year award with a graphic that emphasises how several mags have dominated.

It’s not a war but actually dance’ – Andrew Losowsky, interviewed.

 

At Work With: Rob Orchard, Delayed Gratification


Delayed Gratification provides a quarterly antidote to ‘PR-driven stories, knee-jerk reactions and churnalism,’ each issue revisiting the news events of the last three months and using that time delay to provide a more reflective view on the stories than minute-by-minute news feeds. As issue 13 arrives, co-founder and editorial director Rob Orchard looks at his week ahead.

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Overmatter 21.03.14


I love these front cover designs for La Tempestad.

When did magazine covers become so contentious?

The Washington Post launches intriguing new digital strategy.

Calibre is a new mag for affluent over-50s men. Sounds promising, looks less so.

Don’t forget this Monday (24th) in London it’s the next Printout, and this time next week it’s Facing Pages (Arnhem).

Complete notes from QVED2014 are now on their site; my reports here soon.

 

Magazine of the Week: Eye #87, food special


Eye magazine will be familiar to most magCulture readers, but this new issue is a great reminder of the team’s commitment to magazines. Not only is it a great example of high-quality print itself, with different papers and beautiful reproduction, it also features this overview of the ever-growing selection of indie food magazines including magCulture faves Put A Egg On It, The Gourmand and the late Fire & Knives.

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What’s up with The Economist front covers?


Earlier this week a series of tweets criticised the latest front cover of The Economist (above). Erik Spiekermann, who redesigned the magazine in 2001, joined the exchange with links to his cover proposals from that time. Here, Andrew Losowsky takes a closer look at the covers.

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Out now: Port #13


Men’s mag Port goes pop this week with this colourful new cover featuring Sam Rockwell shot by Andreas Lazlo Konrath, styled by Bruce Pask and art directed and designed by Matt Willey. The headline, hand-painted by Bread Collective, is a complete departure from previous covers, as is the gradient colour (click image for larger version).

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