We start the new week with Florian Bachleda, Creative Director of Fast Company Media. Florian is one of the leading figures in US editorial design, having worked for titles including Vibe, Village Voice, Entertainment Weekly and Latina. He has been president of the Society of Publication Designers (SPD) and was on its board for five years. We look ahead at his week as he and his team complete design evolutions for the June issue of the magazine.
Fomo is an algorithmic journalism machine producing a magazine from events at Milan design week.
Longtime Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter added to editors hall of fame.
Illustrators! The next Quickdraw take place in London, April 24.
MagPile has a useful list of current magazine Kickstarter campaigns.
The new issue of Adbusters has a hole in it; Atheneaum have the pix.
List alert! And what a list… 101 music front covers, from 1937–2014, courtesy of Bob Newman. Follow-up already under way.
Mary Berner, CEO and president of MPA, explains why ‘magazines aren’t screwed,’ (though story URL implies otherwise).
The Association of Illustrators presents The Illustrators Guide to Business, a two-day course alongside this years Pick Me Up at Somerset House (attendees get 20% off tickets to PMU).
Nuts squeezed out – it wasn’t just the boobs, apparently.
‘Digital… print… the substrate is irrelevant. It’s all about reading,’ – Bo Sacks at Digital Innovators’ Summit in Berlin.
Earlier this week a series of tweets criticised the latest front cover of The Economist (above). Erik Spiekermann, who redesigned the magazine in 2001, joined the exchange with links to his cover proposals from that time. Here, Andrew Losowsky takes a closer look at the covers.
March 14, 2014
Interview with Libertine editor Debbie Evans as issue four lands, ‘Early feedback has been that readers want more digital content, and more from the network and community, particularly around events.’
Another magazine using Kickstarter; Print Isn’t Dead is an awful title with the right idea.
US Marie Claire launches Branché, a pop up magazine for young, hip New York women, complete with acute accent.
‘What you think you know about about (how we read) the web is wrong.’
The Vogue Festival takes place at London’s South Bank Centre, March 28/29.
Pog Mo Goal is another new football magazine, this time from Ireland.
Washington magazine store closes.
Laurence King, publishers of The Modern Magazine, have started a Pinterest board of magazine covers.
CR Blog looks inside the latest Little Whites Lies; back to its’s visual best.
January 27, 2014
Illustrator Quentin Blake will be talking about his work at the South Bank Centre, London, February 4.
Bloomberg Businessweek hold their second Design Conference in San Francisco, March 10. Speakers include Neville Brody, Ben Terrett (gov.uk) and BBW editor Josh Tyrangiel and creative director Richard Turley.
A quick look at the debut issue of Carlos, from Spring 2003.
German blog Freund von Freunden launch Companion, a new magazine for 25h Hotel Bikini Berlin.
Following my look at The Pitchfork Review last week, The Observer reviews a selection of free music titles.
Sadly, Flamingo will no longer be published but they still have copies available online.
At Work With returns next week.
One very distinct genre of new magazine is the website/blog print spin-off. Various smaller blogs – including this one – have experimented with print, while others have made significant inroads into regular publishing (It’s Nice That, Freund von Freunden, Slanted etc). This new example is particularly interesting, as the apparent death of the music magazine has been, in part, blamed on the rise of online music coverage. And when people talk about online music writing they generally mean Pitchfork, a site that’s been reviewing music online for 17 years now.
This Saturday The Guardian newspaper launches a new monthly supplement. Do Something promises hundreds of idea to break your routine and stimulate, encourage and inspire you. Whether the ideas are so great – it boasts snowboarding to street photography via starting your own supper club – it certainly looks great, with plenty of illustration including the cover by Owen Gildersleeve and other pieces by Owen Gatley, Yann Le Bec, Sam Brewster and Hattie Newman spread across strong layouts by art director Chris Clarke.
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