At Work With: Danielle Pender, Riposte

The smartly-titled Riposte magazine was launched by editor Danielle Pender and creative director Shaz Madani in 2013 as an alternative to mainstream women’s magazines. Danielle is also curator at KK Outlet, the London office of the Dutch communication agency KesselsKramer. We join her just after the arrival of the second issue of her magazine.

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The magCulture shop

Today we relaunch our online shop in partnership with Newsstand. It’s the same deal as before – a small selection of our favourite magazines based on what we review on the blog, available internationally. And working with Newsstand we can offer quick turnaround on orders and good postage rates.

A big thank you to Keir Whitaker for his help sorting out the Shopify side of things, and to David Atkins and his team at Newsstand.

Take a look at what’s in stock, and watch out for some exciting news very soon under the ‘Events’ tab.


The Monocle Summer Fayre

This weekend – 14/15 June – we’ll be back at the Monocle offices with our pop-up shop. The Monocle Summer Fayre will be open from 11am-5pm each day, and we have a small but perfectly formed selection of our favourite current magazines for sale, including the latest issues of the following titles:

Another Escape
The Gourmand
Gather Journal
Noble Rot
Printed Pages
Ride Journal
So It Goes

Plus free copies of Off Life and rare copies of the first issue of Riposte.

We’re now able to accept credit cards on site. See you there!

Midori House, 1 Dorset Street, London, W1U 4EG


World Cup Magazine of the Week: Colors #90

You’ll have figured I’m excited about the World Cup, and to mark the start of the tourmament tonight we celebrate with a very special edition of Colors. The Football issue is the perfect antidote to the madness that is FIFA, the worldwide body ‘responsible’ for running the sport.

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Overmatter: 03.06.14

I love the look of the new issue of Colors, taking on football as the World Cup arrives. We’ll have the issue in our shop shortly; meanwhile, Creative Review has more.

US Vogue is earning money selling clothes via Instagram.

Congratulations to all the winners of the BSME Rising Stars awards.

David Hepworth recalls some of the stranger characters of magazine publishing, ‘Pearson glimpsed the mirage of platform neutrality in 1899, a hundred years before anyone else, serving on the board of the British Mutoscope and Biograph Company who hoped to be able to use their story telling talents on the big screen. It didn’t work.

New magazine Barmcake promises ‘Northern entertainment for the middle-aged.’

Interview with creative director Alex Breuer about The Guardian’s fine new apps, ‘Layouts across articles and pages can vary across the day and that will be an editing decision.

It’s been a long time coming but London’s House of Illustration opens this summer with a series of events.

Radio 4’s John Humphreys recently said he wouldn’t recommned journalism to his children; others disagree.

A mixed bag of iPad app trends as seen by Mag+’s Matt Cokeley.


Overmatter 10.01.14

Bloomberg Businessweek deconstruct the making their fantasy Bitcoin cover.

Mr Magazine’s 2014 manifesto: Print is the future of digital.

UK Wired offer you the chance to mock up a selfie app front cover.

Great to see Bob Newman posting online again. Here’s his collection of recent Billboard covers by Andrew Horton.

Peter Huston declares iPhone mags a failure; for me their scale demands the simplicity that makes the best ones successful.

The technology behind the New York Times website relaunch (thanks Andrew). And more here.

Online magazine Roar is raising money for the next stage of its campaigning site.

German studio Hort have redesigned Plot magazine (thanks Michael).

The latest Gym Class Magazine is now available for just £1.50 in our shop.


December 13, 2013

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Shop news, The Stack

A couple of things to end the week; first you can hear me, my Printout partner Steve Watson and Hearst’s Ian Birch join Tyler Brulé for a round-up of our 2013 magazine highlights on tomorrow’s 68th edition of The Stack. I’ll add some relevant visuals here Monday.

And second, for all of you asking where you can buy a copy of FAT, I’m pleased to say we now have a few copies in the magCulture shop, along with the brand new third issue of wine/music mag Noble Rot. Check all stock here.


The magCulture bundle

Here’s a unique chance to buy a bundle of magazine-orientated goodies for the true magCulturalist. The magCulture bundle comprises a signed copy of The Modern Magazine, a copy of My Favo(u)rite Magazine and the latest edition of Gym Class Magazine.

Together they give a strong overview of editorial design from today and yesterday. And together they cost less than separately. Win-win!

Buy your magCulture bundle here.


At the Monocle Christmas Market

Our shop at the Monocle Christmas Market is open til 5pm today, selling the new Hole & Corner, latest Noble Rot as well as Colors, Alpine Review, FAT and others. You can also pick up signed copies of The Modern Magazine, The Big Book of Anorak and the last few Making Magazines 2012.

We’re also offering a magCultural bundle – a tote bag containing a signed copy of The Modern Magazine and copies of My Favo(u)rite Magazine and the new issue for Gym Class for a discounted £40.

Also on site: Santa, his reindeer and other stalls including Esk, Cos, Allpress, Monocle Shop, Honest Jons, Trunk and others.

Midori House, 1 Dorset Street London W1U 4EG until 5pm today, Sunday.


magCulture at the Monocle Christmas Market

This weekend Monocle open up their offices for their annual Christmas Market. There’ll be plenty of present-buying opportunities, Allpress coffee and Santa on hand (complete with reindeer) plus the magCulture shop will be returning following the success of our pop-up shop at the Summer Fayre. We’ll have some our favourite recent magazines piled up and ready to go, along with signed copies of The Modern Magazine and a rare opportunity to pick up copies of My Favo(u)rite Magazine and Gym Class Magazine in the flesh.

The Market is open 11am–7pm on Saturday and Sunday at Midori House, 1 Dorset Street London W1U 4EG

See you there!