A few weeks ago the Financial Times launched a complete redesign of its print edition. As the new design settles into regular production we look ahead at the week with Kevin Wilson (above left), head of design and graphics at the newspaper since 2008, and design consultant Mark Leeds (right). The two previously worked together at The Guardian, where they contributed to the 2005 redesign. Since then Leeds has been part of the teams behind the reinvention of Bloomberg Businessweek and Elle UK.
We start the new week with art director and photographer Kai von Rabenau. After studying graphics in London at Central St. Martins, Kai moved back to Berlin and founded independent interview magazine mono.kultur. Every issue is given over to a single interview with one artist. Ten years later, we join him as the 37th edition of mono.kultur is about to be published, the long-planned James Nachtwey issue.
We start the new week in the company of west-country based graphic designer Elliot Jay Stocks. As well as being creative director for Adobe Typekit, Elliot has worked in print and digital for clients including Virgin, Microsoft and MailChimp. He regularly talks at conferences and contributes to the creative press, and recently published the final edition of typography magazine 8 Faces. We hear about his week ahead as the first issue of his new publication Lagom arrives.
Danny Miller is CEO of London creative agency Human After All, whose publishing clients have included Google, Facebook and Honda. Ten years ago he launched Little White Lies, one of the groundbreakers for today’s independent publishing scene. We look ahead at his week as he completes the first issue of a new magazine, Weapons of Reason, that will launch later this month.
David Moretti has been Creative Director of Wired Italia since its launch in 2009. Using the US edition as a starting point, David has given the Italian edition its own unique character using all the tools available to the editorial designer to produce stunning, award-winning results in both print and on the iPad. We join him as he starts work on their October edition.
August 26, 2014
Kai Brach was a web designer until 2012 when he decided to launch Offscreen, a magazine that explores the life and work of people who use the internet and technology to be creative, solve problems, and build successful businesses. Kai edits, designs and publishes the magazine on his own, splitting his time between Melbourne and Berlin. We look ahead at his week as completes the ninth edition of Offscreen. Kai will be speaking in London next month at The Modern Magazine 2014 conference.
If you listened to this weekend’s The Stack on Monocle24 you’d have heard me and Rob from Delayed Gratification highlight the new redesigned Makeshift, a quarterly magazine that specialises in uncovering stories of hidden creativity from across the world. So I’m pleased to look ahead at the new week through the eyes of the magazine’s editor in chief Myles Estey.
Marta Puigdemasa and Marc Sancho live and work in Barcelona, she as an editor and he as a graphic designer. In their spare time they publish the beautifully produced magazine Perdiz, a magazine celebrating happiness. Published in a single bilingual (Spanish and English) edition, it’s one of the increasing number of independent magazines from Spain. We join them as they start planning their fifth issue, due later this year.
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Nicholas Cary is co-founder and creative director of Melbourne-based magazine Alquimie, a quarterly about all types of drink. Before Alquimie he co-founded, edited and art directed Process Journal, producing eight issues of the the award-winning design title before leaving in 2012 to start his own design practice ThoughtAssembly. He looks ahead at his week as issue three of Alquimie arrives with subscribers.
As editor-in-chief, publisher and art art director of 200%, Thierry Somers seeks out artists who are prepared to go to any lengths for their art – hence the name – and interviews them in-depth. The collaborative nature of the relationship between publisher and subject means stories can take years to come to fruition; to date four issues of 200% have been published as a book-ish magazine, and we join Thierry as issue five arrives in shops as a hardback book.