October 21, 2014
Intern issue three is open for submissions – deadine 3 November.
See the shortlists for this years Guardian Media Awards.
Content marketers start to turn round the digital-only juggernaut.
A strong profile of Vice Media, ‘the Acme Corporation for young people who are into stuff.’
Time Out expands its websites to six other UK cities.
Italian editorial designer Luca Pitoni talks about his work, including IL magazine (video).
Australian launch Krass Magazine, ‘an ode to the defiant and the curious’, needs your support.
Magazine event 1: Stack hold their first In Conversation event, with Ryan Fitzgibbon from Mr Hello, London, 10 November.
Magazine event 2: I’m talking at SNDe’s NH11 event, Madrid, 14 November.
Magazine event 3: Printout returns with a Magazines of the Year night, London, 25 November.
Magazine event 4: Stack is holding a day conference on the future of publishing, London 7 December. A perfect follow-up to The Modern Magazine 2014.
The next printout has rather snuck up on us; it takes place tonight (Tuesday 23rd) at the usual venue, The Book Club, Shoreditch. We have four photo-led magazines represented: We Are Here, Brewster, Pylot and Huck.
Tickets are available online until 5pm this evening, but you can also buy them at the door, £6.00.
The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street EC2A 4RH
September 16, 2014
Today in the Vitsoe 620 Reading Room… meet Alec Dudson, editor of Intern. 2-4pm.
As The Financial Times redesigns, editor explains, ‘It’s adapt or die frankly and that’s what we’re doing.’ (more on this here soon).
The original Eye magazine, from the late sixties. That logo!
Bob Newman notes the strong current covers of Time Out New York, designed by Chris Deacon. Interesting comments about the TO logo.
Grafik asks… which magazines should open physical spaces?
You can now be a member of The Guardian.
Editor Penny Martin discusses the new Gentlewoman on The Stack.
No sooner has this week’s Modern Magazine 2014 day gone, then there’s another Printout. Next Tuesday, 23 September, we’re taking a look at photography magazines. Details here.
Carl Rush looks back at sixties counter-culture mag Oz.
The next destination for Boat magazine is LA; on pre-order now.
‘Should you work while you’re pregnant?’ asks fifties magazine Charm, via Newmanology.
Danny Miller shares a few notes from last week’s Printout.
Magazine Diaries update: David Hepworth offers two things that count online, and proposes, ‘What you’ve got to avoid is everything in-between.’
This week’s Printout was another sold-out evening of magazine intelligence, with Vice, Colors and Eye sharing the floor to offer advice on the staying power of their magazines. Despite early tech problems – when things go wrong they ALL go wrong – a singular message came from the three speakers.
Thanks everyone who made it through the rain to join a packed Book Club last night and hear from Ana Lessing and Kevin Braddock (A Magazine for all Seasons), Edward Vince (Talc) and Kai van Rabenau (mono.kultur). The theme ‘Designing Difference’ was set against concerns expressed in my recent review of Boat magazine that a familiar set of visual styles were narrowing the promise of the independent magazine industry (a clumsier version of similar thoughts can be heard on last week’s rather negative edition of Monocle24’s The Stack).
May 21, 2014
Behind the scenes of the recent Boat redesign, ‘inspired by classic literary journals.’
Issue one of Four & Sons, ‘Where dogs and culture collide’ is now available for order.
Interview with the founders of US mag Cherry Bombe, ‘It’s food, femininity, and a kind of fierceness in two simple words.’
The Guardian continue to build their future, nabbing NYTimes digital news editor Aron Pilhofer.
Offscreen editor Kai Brach, interviewed by Coolhunting, describes how paper ‘forces us to slow down, to switch off and read for pleasure”
It’s the World Cup in three weeks, get that front cover ready! Here are the first examples, via Nascapas.
‘We wrote in inverted pyramids,’ Jeff Jarvis looks back at how newspaper articles once had to fade out rather than reach a crescendo.
Some lovely original illustrations available on this online auction in support of Bob Newman.
The magCulture hour of Megazines from last month’s Pick Me Up is now available online. Hear me and Steve Watson run through an A-Z of magazine making as our guests share their favourite independent mags.
And… don’t forget next Tuesday, straight after the bank holiday, is the next Printout night, a design special.
We had a great time last night at Printout Bristol. Sadly it was almost too successful, with people being turned away at the door, but the packed room were treated to an excellent discussion about why Bristol was such a hotbed of independent publishing, as well as having the chance to buy local magazines Offlife, Cereal, Boneshaker, Digest and 8 Faces. As you can see from the pictures, we even had a huge mirror ball decorating the venue with dots of light.
For this design special, we welcome from Berlin both Kai von Ranenau, founder of mono.kultur, and Ana Lessing and Kevin Braddock of Winter. Add in locals Edward Vince from Talc and Danielle Pender of Riposte and we have speakers from four of today’s most visually unique independent magazines.
May 7, 2014
Grafik reviews Steven Heller’s 100 Classic Graphic Design Journals.
The PPA announces its 2014 Awards shortlist, including the chance to vote for your favourite front cover. Congratulations to nominees.
Meanwhile the ISTD has launched its International Typographic Awards 2014; closing date June 14.
Bob Newman’s latest Folio column takes a look at Politico’s latest front cover. ‘I like the simple, unadorned design of this cover a lot.’
Looks like Good magazine is returning to print, two years after going digital-only.
A quick review of the new Noble Rot.
Advertising Age art director Jesper Goransson talks through his latest front cover for the mag.
See you Thursday night at Printout Bristol.