Overmatter: 26.03. 15

The Editoral Design Organisation returns, look out for plans.

Stack has a quick round-up of this week’s Printout featuring People of Print, Belleville Pages, The Long Good Read and Pitchfork Review.

It’s Nice That have made all the content from first four issues of their Printed Pages magazine available free online.

The Sueddeutsche Magazine website has a smart new design, completed in-house under Astrid Müller (thanks Kati).

Last weekend the Sunday Telegraph published an overview of indie mags.

Here comes the new Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, aka Adobe Publish.

They call it the interface, we call it design’ says Erik Spiekermann about this article.

The Times is to start publishing multiple ‘editions’ of its website.

Help Spanish snowboard magazine The Eight Project fund their next issue, designed by Rifle Studio.


EDO event this Wednesday

The Editorial Design Organisation returns! This Wednesday they’re looking at two eras of The Sunday Times Magazine. Tickets here.


Overmatter 01.10.13

Bob Newman wants to see a picture of you and your copy of My Favo(u)rite Magazine. Join in here; buy your copy here.

It’s either mad or genius to start a print publication in 2013,’ says editor in WSJ piece.

Creative Review takes a look at Matt Willey’s redesign of RIBA Journal.

New magazine: Manual, from Rhode Island School of Design, ‘about art and its making.’

The Editorial Design Organisation is rising from a short-term hibernation. News soon…


The redesign of Elle magazine

I’ve had a copy of the newly relaunched British Elle sat on my desk for a while now as I considered the drastic change the magazine made between its February and March editions. I always liked Marissa Bourke’s previous reinvention of the Elle brand as an upper-mid market style title, and was surprised by the change of direction. But last night in London new creative director Suzanne Sykes and design consultant Mark Leeds talked through their redesign for EDO members and clarified the changes.

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EDO: Port magazine, 13.11.12

The next EDO event looks at Port magazine. I’ll be interviewing editor Dan Crowe and creative directors Matt Willey and Kuchar Swara about their quarterly men’s magazine as they prepare to publish the eighth issue.

This is a rare chance to hear from the trio behind one of the most exciting British launches of recent years. We’ll be talking about how the started the magazine, what they’ve learned along the way, and their ambitions for the future.

Tickets available here.


Visual journalism

The latest EDO event featured Italian art director Francesco Franchi, the man behind the beautiful visual journalism of IL Magazine, the monthly supplement to the daily Il Sole 24 Ore business newspaper. Francesco’s well-presented talk explained in words, pictures and, naturally, infographics, how the magazine was conceived and executed, and how the recent redesign developed. A fascinating story, well told.

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EDO – Francesco Franchi, IL

The next EDO event takes place on June 25 at Mother London, featuring Francesco Franchi, design director of the multi-award winning IL magazine. A must-see.

Tickets here.


EDO x Illustration

More EDO goodness. Three of our favourite illustrators discuss their work. Might even get them to talk about what it’s like working for us editorial designers!

Monday November 21
Drinks 7pm
Talk 7.30 to 8.30pm
Gopher Hole, 350-354 Old Street, London EC1V 9NQ

Tickets available online here.


Fantastic Man at EDO

Big thanks to Jop van Bennekom and Penny Martin for sharing their thoughts on Fantastic Man and The Gentlewoman with me in front of over a hundred EDO members last week. The Mother canteen area was a perfect addition to the EDO’s range of venues, and was pretty much full to hear the two editors talk about their publications.

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Gentlewoman joins Fantastic Man at EDO

There are still a few tickets left for my live interview with Fantastic Man’s Jop van Bennekom for EDO next week. I’m excited to add that Penny Martin, editor of sister publication The Gentlewoman will be joining the conversation too.

Book now before the holiday.