Out today: Stylist Christmas issue

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Free weekly magazine Stylist continues its working relationship with illustrator Rob Ryan with today’s Christmas special, the annual illustration issue. This year Ryan has illustrated the entire magazine; work in progress above, more images after the jump. Great to see a popular mainstream mag work so creatively.

Creative director Matt Phare, Photo and specials director Tom Gormer.

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Out now: Das Magazin winter 2015

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Dutch literary magazine Das Magazine always has smart covers; this latest one made my laugh (Click image for larger version). Design by Vruchtvlees.

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At Work With: Daniel Humphry, Off Life

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is a street press comic distributed free in Bristol and London. Initially funded by Kickstarter, editor Daniel Humphry and art director Steve Leard run live drawing events to support the publication. Last month they launched Yellow, an online project recording weekly news – a different artist will respond to a news story each week. We look ahead at Daniel’s week as the third of this ambitious series – by Takayo Akiyama – is published.

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Out now: Anorak #34

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Remarkably, it seems children’s mag Anorak haven’t yet done a Sweets issue. So here it is, just in time for Christmas. Cover by Inma Lorente.

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Overmatter: 20.11.14


A rare look at a contemporary Iranian magazine, Hengam (thanks Andrew).

Offlife comic is launching an ambitious project, Yellow, commissioning 52 artists to record the news over the next year; names such as Jean Julien, Paul Davis, Simon Spilsbury and Takayo Akiyama will each take a week’s news.

It’s Nice That meets Becky Smith, founder of Twin.

NY Times to invest millions in their weekly magazine under new editor Jake Silverstein and CD Gail Bichler.

Issue ten of The Ride Journal is available on pre-order now.

Dave Trott makes an eloquent argument for the importance of presentation of content, ‘the best books are the ones you actually read.

David Moretti’s move from Wired Italia to US Wired is confirmed.

‘The Print Handbook’ looks like a very useful source book for anyone taking projects to print (thanks Adrian).

 

At Work With: Amelia Gregory, Amelia’s Magazine

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Amelia Gregory is a photographer who launched her own magazine, Amelia’s Magazine, in 2004 and produced ten issues until the final print edition in 2009. Since then she’s continued to publish writing, photography and illustration on the Amelia’s website alongside the occasional book. We look ahead at her week as she launches her first Kickstarter campaign, aimed at raising funds for a book based on an open brief to artists and writers (details below). The book will mark the tenth anniversary of Amelia’s and if the campaign goes well it may be followed by a new print edition of the magazine.

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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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Overmatter: 07.10.14


Lovely to see ‘Pamphlet of typographic smut’ Gratuitous Type brought to life at KK Outlet, London. Exhibition continues until the end of October.

Little White Lies creative director Timba Smits discusses the magazine with three illustrators next week at Foyles bookshop, to mark the new collection of film reviews from the magazine, ‘What I Love About Movies’. London, 14 October (next Tuesday).

SPD Blog highlights the beautiful editorial typography of Otto Storch.

Monocle’s david Plaisant bemoans the closure of the magazine’s local newsagent, ‘The passing of Green’s has resulted in something of a campaign…That campaign continues on the last two editions of The Stack (nos 109 & 110) with lengthy discussion of magazine retail. Recommended.

New biannual travel magazine Diaries Of is raising money via Ulele.

Condé Nast UK profits fall as they spend on ecommerce and technology.

Eye reviews The Modern Magazine 2014, ‘an enthusiastic celebration of the power of editorial design.

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