Subscribers to UK Harper’s Bazaar will receive this smart alternative cover featuring Rosie Huntington-Whiteley shot by David Slijper, inspired by Harper’s of old and art directed by Marissa Bourke (image via GymClass).
Meanwhile in New York, Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed shoot by Mario Testino is headlined with bespoke type by Alex Trochut. Art direction Chris Dixon.
‘At Work With’ returns next week.
While still based in Dubai, Conor Purcell published several issues of his travel magazine We Are Here; two about Dubai and one about Kathmandu. The issues were put together using an iPhone for photography and laid out on a laptop – he really was there. They were a fascinating paradox of high-quality content and lo-fi presentation.
Conor has now moved to Dublin, where he has just launched the first of a new quarterly, We Are Dublin. It follows the same template as We Are Here but, aside from the blue-sky cover, presents a very different world. The new magazine is less about travel and more about living in a place, but it sets itself clear boundaries from the start, promising PR-generated stories. History, sociology, memoir, theatre and retail all figure. It’ll be interesting to see how it develops as Conor gets to know his new home.
The Good Housekeeping Institute becomes an actual place.
The Gentlewoman art director (and speaker at this year’s Modern Magazine conference) Veronica Ditting shares a few words with Computer Arts, ‘as a designer it’s about the dialogue you have with your collaborators.’ And read my associated piece about type and editorial.
iPhone mag The Magazine switches to off-the-shelf platform TypeEngine.
UK GQ editor Dylan Jones muses on the state of the magazine industry, ‘there are lots of people running around like headless chickens complaining that the world is over. But there will be winners and losers.’
UK Esquire art director David McCendrick signs off to launch new venture with Wallpaper*’s Lee Belcher, sharing thoughts with It’s Nice That, ‘the only rule is that if you ever meet someone famous, get a thumbs-up pic for your mum.’
Inside Four & Sons, the magazine that looks at, ‘what happens when we look at all aspects of the life we live… from a ‘dog-centric’ point of view.’
…and Puss Puss offers a cat-centric alternative.
Thanks Lucas for including The Modern Magazine in this round-up of design books.
Marta Puigdemasa and Marc Sancho live and work in Barcelona, she as an editor and he as a graphic designer. In their spare time they publish the beautifully produced magazine Perdiz, a magazine celebrating happiness. Published in a single bilingual (Spanish and English) edition, it’s one of the increasing number of independent magazines from Spain. We join them as they start planning their fifth issue, due later this year.
It already feels like summer’s been going for ages but really it’s only just started; today is 1 August and the new Monocle Mediterraneo has arrived. The ‘superyacht-sized’ newspaper has 68 pages of high-end European holiday-inpsired goodness and this time benefits from an exclusive short story by Anne Zouroudi.
Bonnier, who funded the development of the mag+ iPad app creation software, drops it in favour of Adobe DPS.
Bauer launches Retro, a celeb-weekly style look at the past in France.
An intern describes how to succeed working at a magazine, ‘I don’t have to be the expert; I interview the experts.’
I’m looking forward to seeing the first issue of new mag Lagom, from Elliot Jay Stocks, one of the people behind 8Faces and Digest…
…and whose contribution to the Magazine Diaries is now up, ‘it’s the creators of digital products such as myself who have helped reinvigorate the medium (print).’
A look at the strengths and weaknesses behind of Kickstarter-funded magazines, including Intern and CherryBombe.
The latest issue of the AOI’s magazine Varoom! has a lengthy look at The Face and it’s use of illustration by illustrator/educator Lawrence Zeegan. Besides the familiar nostalgic warm bath of early covers and spreads, the piece offers a surprising alternative history of the magazine and its use of illustration, something I hjad forgotten until now.
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.’
Nicholas Cary is co-founder and creative director of Melbourne-based magazine Alquimie, a quarterly about all types of drink. Before Alquimie he co-founded, edited and art directed Process Journal, producing eight issues of the the award-winning design title before leaving in 2012 to start his own design practice ThoughtAssembly. He looks ahead at his week as issue three of Alquimie arrives with subscribers.
Must-read: Brilliant piece about the growing importance of The New Yorker website as it relaunches this week, ‘Every post… should apply the magazine’s superlative sensibilities at Internet publishing speeds.’
Mid Century Magazine editor Tabitha Teuma interviewed, ‘the content is for keeps – something to refer back to – and this still works best in print.’
V Magazine founders and all-round NY fashion gurus Cecilia Dean and Stephen Gan end their business relationship.
At last, a zip-up denim magazine cover, courtesy of US Marie Claire.