February 11, 2014
This year’s Design Museum ‘Designs of the Year’ longlist includes several magazines – congratulations The Gourmand, A Magazine and Works That Work. Plus a special mention to Chris Ware’s ‘Building Stories’ DIY book.
Adam Curtis interviewed; ‘We don’t read newspapers because the journalism’s boring.’
Seen the branded delivery vans driving round town? Net-a-Porter have just made ‘the biggest launch of a British fashion magazine for years’.
Kate Moss’s first photography shoot (behind the camera) for British Vogue.
The New York Times now has 760,000 paying digital customers, the resulting income offsetting print drop.
Nascapas presents a selection of recent inflight magazine covers – TAP Portugal’s Up is always worth a look.
Super Salon is a Polish online magazine shop.
A great cover about E-cigarettes, channeling the clichés of tobacco advertising: typography, imagery, text. Fascinating to see something so powerful created using such a long-defunct form / click for larger version.
January 29, 2014
‘Oops’ doesn’t quite cover it… Bath News forced to apologise after celebrating local half marathon with a copy of Boston’s bombing memorial cover.
Matador magazine reaches the letter O.
Australian digital publication The Saturday Paper launches.
The latest Athenaeum interview – Boneshaker editor Mike White.
And don’t forget – magazine events coming up soon: I’m co-curating QVED2014 (Munich, February 28–March 02), and helping Steve Watson with his Guardian Masterclass on indie mag publishing. And later in the spring there’s Facing Pages (Arnhem March 28–29).
Athenaeum blog interviews Danielle Pender, founder of Riposte, ‘We want the focus to be on what the women have to say, what they’ve achieved and who they are, rather than what they look like.’
032c no25 has a surprise inside – a DIY piece by Cyprien Gaillard using images from National Geographic to celebrate that magazine’s 125th anniversary.
The Independent and sister title i are for sale.
Creative Bloq rounds up some fine zines.
A brief look behind the scenes at Tate Etc as it turns ten.
‘Most profitable magazine in the UK’ Radio Times focuses print profits on digital.
Time for one last ‘best of 2013’ list: Bob Newman selects his favo(u)rite covers with a typically broad selection.
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.
January 8, 2014
In London? tickets are still available for The Story. Always a great source of inspiration, this year’s day of talks features The Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger on the changing face of newspapers.
Coming up soon in Munich: QVED2014, a conference about editorial design I’m co-curating. Speakers include Mike Meiré (Brand Eins, 032c), Alex Breuer (The Guardian), David Moretti (Wired Italia), Pekka Toivonen (FAT), Patrick Waterhouse (Colors) and many more to come. Book now.
One of the themes identified for QVED is the new erotic magazine. Jacques co-founder Jonathan Leder has just produced his own, Fetishisms (NSFW) (corrected 11/01).
Made By Heart is a digital zine with some really nice overlay touches, built from scratch in frustration at PDF magazines.
The New York Times redesigns its website and provides a visual history of the site, a fascinating record of digital design.
Daniel spent Christmas collecting loads and loads and loads and loads of front covers.