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?
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.
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.
The eighth issue of Victory Journal, the large-format New York sports mag, uses footballs’ Mario Balotelli to introduce the Heroes and Villains theme. The issue also features Lance Armstrong, Derek Jeter, the late Soviet hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov, and Ann Casey (aka Panther Girl). You can read the Casey piece here.
Issue five of The Gourmand hits shops this week, coinciding with the launch of their new website. The cover is a new direction for the magazine, leaving behind the inset image on colour field and going for a full-bleed image. The picture is from a film by Lisa Rovner.
Creative director David Lane has been working with Monotype to resurrect early versions of their Monotype Grotesque typeface; you can see elements of this on the website – that ampersand in ‘On Paper & Screen’ for instance.
We’ll have copies of the new issue at our shop at this weekend’s Monocle Christmas Fayre.
Issue three of Riposte is at the printers. Starting with the now-familiar text-only cover, this time in cyan, the issue continues its exploration of modern womanhood, with another fine selection of subjects including stylist Anna Trevelyan, singer Samantha Urbani, painter Nathalie Du Pasquier and director of Frieze art fairs Victoria Siddall.
The issue is now available for preorder with free shipping.
See some spreads after the jump.
An update on recent Bloomberg Businessweek front cover designs.
‘Borrowing from the open source ethos long beloved in engineering circles,’ The Guardian has just relaunched its website.
Thanks It’s Nice That for sharing these lovely covers from Beat magazine.
Offscreen trialled a choose-your-own-price for back issues. What happened?
Steve Watson from Stack selects 15 indie mags you need to read…
…and Luis Venegas from Spanish mag 137 selects his favourite mags in a special edition. Watch the video.
Read a brief history of Dr Mehemed Fehmy Agha, the original Condé Nast art director (thanks Violetta).
Out now: the third issue of Riposte.