Overmatter 28.05.13

Magazines are more popular than ever amongst US college students.

The Guardian does snowfall – a great piece of experimental web editorial featuring text, moving image, audio and infographics.

A look back at when Time Inc. was the Google of its era, and how the party ground to a halt.

‘A Golden Age of Print’ is a favourite phrase of mine, repeated here in an excellent piece by Peter Houston about contemporary indies, but properly attributed to Andrew Losowsky’s introduction to the book ‘Turning Pages’.

Guardian readers recommend their favourite songs about magazines.

Take a flick through the new issue of Eye, featuring my Reputations interview with Vanity Fair design director Chris Dixon.


Comment on May 28, 2013 by peter says:

I don’t really understand Firestorm – it looks kind of like a CD Rom that breaks all the rules of pleasurable editorial to me.

Snowfall, the NYT thing that the Guardian ripped off for it, has arguably been an unwelcome influence; the fetishisation of that particular award-winning PowerPoint seems to have led to extra pressure on paper people to bash out award-winning slideshows with weather-related/elemental movie-style names, as well as bash out the 456 blogs they’re expected to generate that day. Am not sure this latest wheeze is going to help hardworking paper people in the long-term.

Comment on May 28, 2013 by jeremy says:

Ouch, PowerPoint! Coming from that direction I dislike these experiments too. They aren’t perfect, but still intrigue me as they reflect a lot of my thoughts re tablet apps. Specifically the way the reader can to some extent control the arrival of different types of content.

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