The next EDO event is shared with BSME. A panel will discuss ‘What’s on Your iPad’, a look at how design and editorial are approaching digital magazines. Those involved include UK Wired editor David Rowan, Times Design Director Jon Hill and William Owen (author of ‘Modern Magazine Design’). The evening will be chaired by Juliet Warkentin, Content Director of WGSN.
US Wired leads a series of Condé Nast titles onto the iPad, planning a summer launch.
Meanwhile, Interview releases a concept video based on their iPhone app.
Publishers need information about their readers in a way music companies didn’t – The Financial Times highlights problems between publishers and Apple, centred less on money and more on data sharing.
‘Good apps need good design’. John-Henry Barac, designer of the Guardian iPhone app – one of my favourite and most-used apps – talks about his app and shares his initial thoughts on the iPad (link fixed).
Italian magazine Rent looks interesting – infographics ahoy!
Not magazines really, but Duke Press are making some cool short-run publications, particularly this one from Jess Wilson.
There was a great excerpt from Patti Smith’s upcoming autobiograpy in the Observer last weekend. It has it all: Mapplethorpe, New York, the Velvets, Warhol, but overlooked one key detail. Here, designer/writer Steven Heller reminisces about how he worked with Smith on a music mag back in the seventies. His short piece sums up the story arc of young rebel through to happy mom.