The latest person to guest edit the New Statesman is Grayson Perry, who contributes a fantastic article on The Great White Male; ‘Paddle your canoe up the River Thames and you will come round the bend and see a forest of huge totems jutting into the sky. Great shiny monoliths in various phallic shapes, they are the wondrous cultural artefacts of a remarkable tribe. ’
Read the whole essay here; even better, pick up a copy later this week. Grayson Perry also drew the cover art.
October 3, 2014
Next week in New York: Penny Martin, Charlotte Cotton and photographers Inez & Vinoodh discuss the influence of the eighties style mags on todays independents. 8 October, New Museum.
Varoom! editor acts the flaneur to track down Flaneur magazine.
How New Yorker cover illustrations have developed a post-9/11 edge.
Creative Review takes a look at the upcoming Little White Lies book.
‘What exactly is going on here?’ asks US Vogue as it discovers young people making indie mags. Who knew!
Behind the scenes at the New York Times, an excerpt from a young reporters memoir.
Unmapped have their new issue, themed Water, online now.
Cellardoor is a woman’s online magazine currently Kickstarting to launch a print edition.
At Work With returns on Monday
The November issue of British Harper’s Bazaar comes with the magazine’s second Art supplement, building on its long-term relationship with contemporary artists that stretches back to modernist icons such as Dali, Cocteau and Warhol.
The supplement is published with six alternative covers featuring work by artists including Takashi Murakami, Howard Hodgkin and Wolfgang Tillmans. I love the logos developed for each cover, based on early Harper’s front covers from the magazine’s archive. More after the jump.
September 25, 2014
It’s Nice That go behind the scenes of the redesign of Elephant magazine.
Selectism takes a quick look at our magmagmag collaboration with Vitsoe.
Amelia’s Magazine returns for an anniversary one-off.
A big welcome to Lagom magazine.
The new creative team at the New York Times Magazine begin to make their mark, dropping ‘The One-Page Magazine’.
Grafik reviews the Index A-Z book.
Gasconder has a nicely linked round-up of recent magazine news.
Wired repurposes an excerpt from our recent Visual Editions project ‘Kitten Clone’.
Printed Pages editor James Cartwright ponders the importance of a cover strategy, ‘I hate turquoise but I think Robyn’s great – but I still don’t want to pick up the new issue, because, did I mention, I hate turquoise.’
BSME announce their awards shortlist.
Mr Magazine’s ACT5 event in Mississippi is a well-organised business-orientated magazine conference.
George Orwell critiques a 1950s fashion magazine , ‘A fairly diligent search through the magazine reveals two discreet allusions to gray hair, but if there is anywhere a direct mention of fatness or middle-age I have not found.’ (via Bo Sacks).
The Modernist needs your support for year four.
In the magCulture shop: the brand new Gym Class, Alquimie, Printed Pages, Riposte… pre-order Fiera… and plenty more.
September 16, 2014
Today in the Vitsoe 620 Reading Room… meet Alec Dudson, editor of Intern. 2-4pm.
As The Financial Times redesigns, editor explains, ‘It’s adapt or die frankly and that’s what we’re doing.’ (more on this here soon).
The original Eye magazine, from the late sixties. That logo!
Bob Newman notes the strong current covers of Time Out New York, designed by Chris Deacon. Interesting comments about the TO logo.
Grafik asks… which magazines should open physical spaces?
You can now be a member of The Guardian.
Editor Penny Martin discusses the new Gentlewoman on The Stack.
No sooner has this week’s Modern Magazine 2014 day gone, then there’s another Printout. Next Tuesday, 23 September, we’re taking a look at photography magazines. Details here.
British GQ editor Dylan Jones reminds us ‘content is only as good as the people producing it.’
The Long + Short is a new digital magazine designed by Mark Porter and published by innovation group Nesta. Glitchy to use but boldly designed and a forward-looking move into web-based rather than app publishing. Best on iPad.
Unampped is another digital magazine, promising hidden stories from around the world on the basis ‘why you should live here.’
The name IPC disappears from the British newsstand after 60 years.
Coming soon: Lagom, from the makers of 8Faces and Digest.
The New Yorker marks Saul Steinberg’s centenary with an archive piece by the artist.
See the new issue of Offscreen being printed.
Three things to love about this cover: first, it signals the arrival of a new issue of free comic Off Life; second it features the work of man-of-the-moment Jean Julien – his work may be everywhere but his muse is as strong as ever; which leads to thing three: his drawing. What a perfectly melancholic, human representation of the depressing side of the internet.