Overmatter 10.12.13

We believe in print, we love print, and what we’re doing is creating a way to ensure the print magazine is published for years,’ – Adam Moss, editor of New York explains the decision to drop to fortnightly publication.

Enjoy every cover of i-D ever, a unique record of youth culture.

The Daily Mirror launches intriguing new diagram-based news site Ampp3d.

032c has a smart new site.

Who will you vote for in the Coverjunkie cover of the year poll?

At last! Blogosphere, the magazine for bloggers.


December 9, 2013

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Out now: Port #12

The new issue of Port hits the shops Thursday, sporting this strong shot of actor Chiwetel Ejiofor by Gareth McConnell.

Inside the issue: Olympic gold medal-winning ice skater Evan Lysacek, Ron Burgundy, the war on cancer, a look at the future of retail and a diagrammatic analysis of football corruption.



The New Yorker, Dec 16, 2013

An unusually strident New Yorker cover marks todays sad news.

Update: it’s notable that this is one of the only cover tributes that references the young Mandela, the period he was still regarded as a terrorist rather than hero by the predecessors of many of those leaders paying homage today.

Illustration by Kadir Nelson


November 19, 2013

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Coming soon: Put a Egg On It #8

Love this new tasty zine cover – check the dog’s eye (click image for larger version).



Autumn is for everyone

These two covers arrived together in this morning’s post, sporting a matching set of autumnal colours.

The New Yorker by Adrian Tomine and Anorak by Adam Higton.


Overmatter 13.11.13

The redesigned Independent astutely analysed by Andy Cowles, ‘…they just haven’t gone far enough.

US Cosmopolitan editor Joanna Coles talks digital, ‘It’s all changing, all the time, and it’s incredibly exciting.’

Photographer Nick Knight discusses the rise of the iPhone and Instagram.

Preston is My Paris have a sleek new website featuring all their publications.

Magazines come is many guises. Graphic design journal Neue Grafik (originally 1958–1965) is republished in full by Lars Muller…

…while Fortean Times celebrate their 40th year with this front cover archive for The Guardian.

No joke – The Onion gives up their print edition.


November 9, 2013

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Bloomberg sophistication

Just back from Berlin, more of which to follow, but have to quickly post this. A complete change of typography makes this Bloomberg cover special. It’s a very brave thing to do but applying ‘sophistication’ to the magazines masthead, and not just to the twitter bird, is a winner (thanks Andy).


Overmatter 01.11.13

The Gentlewoman’s Penny Martin will be discussing her favourite books at YCN, London, November 20.

In the South West this weekend? Publish and Be Damned hits Plymouth, UK, this Sunday, November 3.

Back to the future at the top of Time Inc.

Hearst Marketing and Publishing Director Michael Clinton declares ‘print is thriving.’

Interview with Philip Diprose, editor of The Ride Journal.

British GQ celebrates 25 years with a doorstop of an issue; editor Dylan Jones selects his favourite 25 covers.

Russell Brand edits an issue of the New Statesman.

An archive of George Giusti’s front covers for Holiday – beautiful.


V&A magazine cover-within-a-cover

The V&A Magazine team have been busy with their front cover again. To tie in with two current exhibitions the team have produced a pair of covers; the one on the left is the rarer copy, and it features in the second cover (right) being read by an actor posing as the fictional character Norman Swann. Swann is the supposed inhabitant of Elmgreen & Dragset’s installation ‘Tomorrow’. The installation consists of a grand apartment slipped among the museum’s galleries.


October 3, 2013

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Books x magazines – a tale of two formats

There are a good few magazine-related books around at the moment, and here are two very different examples that have crossed my desk recently: the self-explanatory ‘Radio Times Cover Story’ and ‘The Monocle Guide to Better Living’.

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