Overmatter: 12.02.15

Founders sell The Newspaper Club to newspaper printer Sharman & Co, promising, ‘no major changes to our day to day running or products.’

Here comes issue two of digital–arts magazine Holo, see work in progress.

Condé Nast US launches content marketing division 23 Stories. Based in main editorial dept, punning name comes from the number of floors at their new downtown HQ…

…a move criticised by the Columbia Journalism Review, ‘I predict that editors and writers will find their loyalties divided and the ad-think will inevitably creep into the editorial content.’

Intern in 2009, editor in 2015; Ellis Jones takes over at Vice.

The controversy over Newsweek cover confuses the representation of the story for the story.

Good News is No News’ – BBC Radio 4 report on news coverage, featuring Rob Orchard of Delayed Gratification.

Last week’s Monocle24 The Stack 128 featured music magazines.

Six Degrees of Inspiration’ is an elegant, simple idea from Medium (and Kati Krause).

Another Escape have relaunched their website.


Magazine of the week: Varoom!

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Illustration is a much misunderstood discipline, so the Association of Illustrators (along with editor John O’Reilly) deserves congratulations for sticking with Varoom!, its quarterly magazine on the subject. They’ve just published their 28th issue, but the publication has been through several different formats before settling on the current one, a newsprint tabloid that perfectly suits the content.

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Overmatter: 10.02.14

Works That Work asks buyers to choose their price (til midnight, UK).

Court is a new online Basketball magazine promising, ‘an alternative to trade rumour reports and power ranking speculation.

The Vanity Fair website has been redesigned.

It’s Nice That find out what Mr Turley did next

…and they’re also responsible for this neat site for recruiters Represent.

Flavorpill select their favourite ten independent magazines, and kitchen company (?) deVol offer their favourite five.

A year after its launch, her magazine is distributed in 60 countries and has a circulation of 152,000.’ Interview with Porter editor Lucy Yeomans.

India’s Paper Planes online magazine shop goes live.

See some gorgeous 1960’s film mag covers from Japan.

AOI Illustration Awards deadline is 23 February.


Out now: The Holborn #1

The first print issue of The Holborn is dedicated to the finer-things-in-life. It’s another independent magazine to have moved from digital to print form courtesy of Kickstarter. Firmly rooted in British culture and craft, the content has a quaint, Victorian air about it, featuring a guide to the great pubs of Holborn and interviews with a premium leather manufacturer and a contemporary furniture designer.

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Out now: Victory Journal #8

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Due to Printout commitments – more of which later – I missed last night’s Chelsea-Liverpool semi-final match. But what better way to mark the win than the new edition of Victory Journal with its cover shot of a grounded Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli?

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The New Yorker moves

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The New Yorker marks its move downtown to join the rest of Condé Nast at their new 1 World Trade Centre HQ with this cover depicting mascot Eustace Tilley escorting a truck of deskbound staff through a message-laden Times Square.

Cover by Bruce McCall. Read a goodbye note to the old address.


Out now: Makeshift #11

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Makeshift magazine recognise the need for structure – both in terms of design and in terms of the importance of a daily routine. Their new issue is dedicated to this notion: entitled ‘Ritual’ the pages focus on creatives and the rituals and routines that inspire them, guide them or which they seek to challenge and disrupt.

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Overmatter: 15.01.15

After eight years at the NYTimes, Amy O’Leary is leaving ‘it became clear to me that the future of journalism was not, in fact, audio slideshows.’ Great read…

…and Mario Garcia compares the Sunday NYTimes in print and on iPad. Guess which wins?

Pulp magazines from around the world (thanks Bob).

Hearst let a drone loose in their NY HQ; meanwhile Scott Dadich prepares staff to move into the new super-office he’s designed for Wired in SF, ‘I love your custom-made/vintage/neon sign/one-of-a-kind lighting appliance. But it’s not right for the design of this new space.

It’s Nice That on the redesign of Kinfolk.

Check the new Lucky Peach site.

Apparently recent VAT changes mean app store auto-renewals are failing.

Foyles in London are quietly organising some great events; next week there’s Laydeez do Comics.

QVED2015 have launched a Tumblr featuring work by speakers scheduled for the 26-28 February event. Earlybird tickets on sale until 20 Jan.

And don’t forget the next Printout takes place Tuesday 27 January.



Charlie Hebdo memorial issue

The cover of the memorial issue of Charlie Hebdo, published tomorrow, shows the publishers refusing to blink in the aftermath of last weeks terrorist attack. A perfect riposte, both marking and mocking the public outcry at events.


New Yorker cover

Artist Ana Juan has created over 20 covers for The New Yorker. I doubt many will be recalled as strongly as this one.