January 30, 2014

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City magazine celebrates 50


Luxembourg’s City magazine, with it’s real-person cover stars, celebrates its 50th issue today (fronted by Catherine, bottom right) with a spread of the 50 front covers. Published by my friends at Maison Moderne, the magazine is the official magazine of Luxembourg City.

 

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‘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.

BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour hosts women’s mag editors Lisa Smosarski (Stylist), Tricia Halpin (Marie Claire) and Lebby Eyres (New) in discussion about Lena Dunham and retouching (see pix here).

Matador magazine reaches the letter O.

Australian digital publication The Saturday Paper launches.

The latest Athenaeum interviewBoneshaker 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).

 

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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.

 

Out now: US Wired


Magazine cover as icon – US Wired hasn’t lost its ability to create powerful imagery for big tech stories. Looking forward to reading their view on the Snowden – NSA revelations too.

Illustrator Christoph Niemann, design director Claudia de Almeida.

 

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Bloomberg Businessweek deconstruct the making their fantasy Bitcoin cover.

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.

The technology behind the New York Times website relaunch (thanks Andrew). And more here.

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.

 

Out now: Fuet


Until now the word ‘fuet’ has referred only to a Catalan sausage, but now it’s also the name of this fine-looking new Barcelona-based food magazine. Love that cover.

fuetmagazine.com

 

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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.

 

Out now: The Ride Journal #8


The eighth issue of The Ride Journal is available for pre-order now, with more beautiful cover art from Shan Jiang (see full cover after the jump) and a new design using only Eric Gill’s Golden Cockerel typeface. ‘One font publications are the way forward!’ says art director Andrew Diprose.

It’s been a while since issue seven, but the wait has been worth it, the illustration and photography are stunning throughout. Click images for larger versions.

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The Magazine Cover Archive is BACK. Woot!

Uber Zeitung has BIG pages.

Monocle RAIDED!

Visionaire hits MOSCOW!

‘Leave your sad trombones at home.’ New York magazine moves boldly FORWARD.

Upcoming editorial design event alert – QVED2014, Munich, end of February. HUGE line-up in the works.

A great-looking LIST, watch out for no46.

And a very, VERY miserable Christmas from That’s Life.

 

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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.