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.
Sometimes celebrity guest editors sound like tired promo efforts. I like to think Andy Murray editing The Beano will be inspired.
Fast Company talks illustration with Robert Priest and Grace Lee, the team behind US football mag Eight by Eight.
In case you missed this, last week Stack launched its fantastic Student Union project to encourage student magazines.
The New York Times Magazine’s new editor Jake Silverstein talks about his plans for the magazine, ‘A big redesign is coming, but it’ll take some time.’
HRDCVR is an ambitious new magazine from San Francisco that is currently Kickstarting. Aimed at the ‘New Everyone’, it’s a little short on detail but has strong backers.
May 21, 2014
Behind the scenes of the recent Boat redesign, ‘inspired by classic literary journals.’
Issue one of Four & Sons, ‘Where dogs and culture collide’ is now available for order.
Interview with the founders of US mag Cherry Bombe, ‘It’s food, femininity, and a kind of fierceness in two simple words.’
The Guardian continue to build their future, nabbing NYTimes digital news editor Aron Pilhofer.
Offscreen editor Kai Brach, interviewed by Coolhunting, describes how paper ‘forces us to slow down, to switch off and read for pleasure”
It’s the World Cup in three weeks, get that front cover ready! Here are the first examples, via Nascapas.
‘We wrote in inverted pyramids,’ Jeff Jarvis looks back at how newspaper articles once had to fade out rather than reach a crescendo.
Some lovely original illustrations available on this online auction in support of Bob Newman.
The magCulture hour of Megazines from last month’s Pick Me Up is now available online. Hear me and Steve Watson run through an A-Z of magazine making as our guests share their favourite independent mags.
And… don’t forget next Tuesday, straight after the bank holiday, is the next Printout night, a design special.
Boat has long been a favourite project here at magCulture, for its ambition in setting out a brave new nomadic idea of magazine publishing. But this new issue, created in Lima, Peru, takes a huge step forward with a redesign that shifts the magazine into mainstream territory.
April 15, 2014
The Guardian editor Alan Rushbridger celebrates the culture of his organisation as it wins Pulitzer prize; ‘newspapers made a fatal mistake… and jettisoned the stuff that seemed difficult and expensive.’
PPA reconfigures its annual conference under the banner ‘Re_Invented 2014//’. Note the underscore and slashes. Perhaps most remarkably, the line-up reveals Jamie Callum is publishing his own magazine, The Eighty Eight, and it looks, gulp, quite intriguing.
Inside PopBitch and its iPad app plans; ‘Be nice, and if you can’t be nice, be funny.’
Kickstarter alert: The Holborn Magazine is another digital spin-off, promising the ‘best in design, apparel and craft.’ Support them!
Out soon: the new-look Boat magazine, issue seven Lima, Peru.
Mr Magazine’s 2014 manifesto: Print is the future of digital.
UK Wired offer you the chance to mock up a selfie app front cover.
Great to see Bob Newman posting online again. Here’s his collection of recent Billboard covers by Andrew Horton.
Peter Huston declares iPhone mags a failure; for me their scale demands the simplicity that makes the best ones successful.
Online magazine Roar is raising money for the next stage of its campaigning site.
German studio Hort have redesigned Plot magazine (thanks Michael).
The latest Gym Class Magazine is now available for just £1.50 in our shop.
November 14, 2013
The redesigned Independent astutely analysed by Andy Cowles, ‘…they just haven’t gone far enough.’
US Cosmopolitan editor Joanna Coles talks digital, ‘It’s all changing, all the time, and it’s incredibly exciting.’
Photographer Nick Knight discusses the rise of the iPhone and Instagram.
Preston is My Paris have a sleek new website featuring all their publications.
Magazines come is many guises. Graphic design journal Neue Grafik (originally 1958–1965) is republished in full by Lars Muller…
…while Fortean Times celebrate their 40th year with this front cover archive for The Guardian.
No joke – The Onion gives up their print edition.
Issue nine of Process Journal has been rethought and redesigned, the theme ‘Less is More’ reflects the new approach.
Boktor magazine is after submissions for their new issue, ‘No Regerts’, about regretted tattoos.
US publishers on the trials of trying to combine print and digital operations,
Mike Meiré redesigns GQ Italia (thanks Richard).
Kickstarter campaign for new erotic magaizne closes later this week. Help Talc meet their target.
The New York Times presents another online editorial experiment, A Game of Shark and Minnow.
Digital agency raves about the future of print via Acne Paper.
The Kiosk is touring a selection of independent magazine around Europe.
Mark Neil first came to notice with a series of bold front covers for the Big Issue, first for the Scottish edition and later the UK one. Earlier this year he took up the role of art director at Britain’s oldest music weekly, NME, and last month unveiled a complete redesign of the magazine. Here we look ahead at his week as Lou Reed’s death disrupts the final stages of production.