November 13, 2014

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Out now: Bloomberg Businessweek

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Been a while since I featured a BBW cover here, but this weeks is simple, effective and a little scary in its scale and retouch perfection.

UPDATE: after the jump, see the working process behind the cover crop.

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Overmatter: 11.11.14

An update on recent Bloomberg Businessweek front cover designs.

Borrowing from the open source ethos long beloved in engineering circles,The Guardian has just relaunched its website.

Thanks It’s Nice That for sharing these lovely covers from Beat magazine.

Offscreen trialled a choose-your-own-price for back issues. What happened?

Steve Watson from Stack selects 15 indie mags you need to read…

…and Luis Venegas from Spanish mag 137 selects his favourite mags in a special edition. Watch the video.

Read a brief history of Dr Mehemed Fehmy Agha, the original Condé Nast art director (thanks Violetta).

Out now: the third issue of Riposte.

 

Out now: Art Review Power 100 issue

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Each year Art Review publishes its Power 100 list of the great and powerful in the art world. To go with the list, the magazine always commissions a piece of art for the front cover. This year they invited US-based artist Paul Chan to create an image; yet the front cover appearing now on newsstands is blank.

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New Statesman x Grayson Perry

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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.

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Rainy day in New York

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The New Yorker’s covers rarely disappoint but this week’s, by Christoph Niemann, is particularly beautiful. Click image for animated version, and see working roughs on the magazine’s site.

 

Overmatter: 03.10.14


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

 

September 29, 2014

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Harper’s Bazaar Art

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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.

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September 25, 2014

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Wired design issue

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A confident, clever cover.

Editor in Chief: Scott Dadich
Creative Director: Billy Sorrentino
Illustration: Oliver Munday

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Overmatter: 25.09.14


It’s Nice That go behind the scenes of the redesign of Elephant magazine.

Tomorrow is the entry deadline for The Digital Magazine Awards.

The AOI present the best entries to their 2014 Illustration Awards at Somerset House, London from 2 October.

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’.

Big logo on your magazine website? Wrong! says David Hepworth.

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’.

 

 

Overmatter: 23.09.14

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.