Fiera hits Kickstarter target

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A big thank you to everyone who pledged money to the Fiera magazine Kickstarter campaign. We just hit the £14k target with 24 hours to go, so the project is now live. Thanks too to the many people who helped with the campaign.

If you want to guarantee your copy (it’s due out November) pledge now before the campaign closes (14.59 UK time tomorrow, Wednesday). Every little extra means we can do more with the magazine.

kickstarter.com/projects/1265034058/fiera-magazine

Thank you!

 

July 15, 2014

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Out now: Threaded #16

I’ve not seen a copy of New Zealand’s Threaded magazine but the recently published sixteenth issue looks great in this video, which also communicates the care and passion behind the project via plenty of print and production footage. The magazine covers creative work from around the world.

The new issue is themed Creating a Monster – ‘Once the monster comes to life, you have to nurture and feed and fuss over it, you watch its first steps with pride, shed tears when it first goes out into the world…’ Sounds like magazine publishing to me.

www.threaded.co.nz

 

Overmatter: 14.07.14


If, like me, you enjoy coffee and magazines, Espresso Tales from Australia was made for you.

The first 50 front covers of The Face; the first few are by Steve Bush, the majority by Neville Brody. Anyone know at which point the changeover took place?

US mags look forward to their most successful September ad-sales ever.

The 2014 PPA Awards winners were announced last week; congratulations to everyone but especially designers Mark Neil (NME) and Simon Campbell (Strategies for Growth)

New magazine Table Talk sounds intriguing; read a brief interview with editor Benjamin Moe: ‘One of the most exciting parts of developing this magazine is realizing it’s a living, maturing thing that grows and changes with each issue…

From The Magazine Diaries… ‘Quit moaning and get busy.’

Finally… at the time of writing our Kickstarter campaign for Fiera magazine is £750 off target with 46 hours to go. Thanks everyone who’s supported the new mag so far – how about joining them?

 

July 9, 2014

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Holiday update

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I’m on holiday for a few days so it’s going to be quite here for the rest of the week. There’s plenty to keep you magCulturally busy though:

• The next Printout takes place in London on July 22, when we look at keeping your magazine going for the long-term courtesy of Colors, Eye and Vice. Buy tickets via Eventbrite.

• Tickets are on sale for this year’s Modern Magazine conference in London, and we’ve just added the following speakers to the line-up:
Peter Houston, blogger and man behind the Magazine Diaries.
Simon Lyle, editor of Hot Rum Cow and new magazine Poppy.
Danny Miller, founder of Little White Lies, revealing his new magazine.
Pekka Toivenen, ‘art dictator’, FAT.
Full line-up here.

• Plus there’s one week left on the Fiera Magazine Kickstarter campaign and we’re about halfway to total. Help us make it real!

 

At Work With: Danielle Pender, Riposte

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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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Overmatter: 02.07.14


IPCMedia becomes the first consumer publisher to become a full member of the Content Marketing Association.

New Zealand’s Pie Paper sounds interesting; interview by Athenaeum.

Bob Bateman, launch art director of Creative Review, remembered.

Little White Lies founder Danny Miller announces new magazine: ‘Al Gore’s style (Knowledge + Experience + Rich Global Context = Connection) really resonated with me.

Bob Newman asks, ‘Why do liberal magazine covers look so much better and smarter than their conservative counterparts?

Steven Heller reviews new book about legenadary art director Alex Liberman. As editorial director of Condé Nast until 1993, he ‘tore up many of those tenets to which he once swore allegiance, challenging the dominance of fine typography and balanced layout.’ Condé Nast are only now digging themselves out of that particular hole.

The newly independent Time Inc want to ‘build the next LinkedIn or Facebook.

Port reports on Fiera, the new magazine Katie Tregidden and I are Kickstarting. Support us!

 

The Modern Magazine, September 19, 2014

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I’m very excited to announce that The Modern Magazine 2014 conference will take place in London on Friday 19 September.

Following the successful debut event last year, The Modern Magazine returns with another day of talks and discussions celebrating the power of editorial design. This year we’ll be looking at the future of publishing through the eyes of some of the most forward-thinking figures in the industry, with another strong mix of editors and art directors sharing their views.

We’re still completing the final line-up but can confirm the following speakers, with more to be added over the next few weeks:

Adam Moss, editor, New York magazine.
Kai Brach, founder, Offscreen.
Veronica Ditting, art director, The Gentlewoman.
Rob Orchard, founder, Delayed Gratification.
Elana Schlenker, founder, Gratuitous Type.

Peter Houston, blogger and man behind the Magazine Diaries.
Simon Lyle, editor of Hot Rum Cow and new magazine Poppy.
Danny Miller, founder of Little White Lies, revealing his new magazine.
Pekka Toivenen, ‘art dictator’, FAT.

The day of talks and discussion will take place from 9am–6pm at the London College of Communication, Elephant & Castle, SE1 6SB. Additional names will be added over the next few weeks along with further details of the day; meanwhile tickets are available from the magCulture shop at  £140 each, with a reduced rate of £75 for students.

Buy general ticket           /           Buy student ticket

After the jump, pictures and reviews of last year’s conference.

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The magCulture shop

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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.

magculture.com/shop

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Overmatter: 24.06.14


Sometimes celebrity guest editors sound like tired promo efforts. I like to think Andy Murray editing The Beano will be inspired.

Fast Company talks illustration with Robert Priest and Grace Lee, the team behind US football mag Eight by Eight.

In case you missed this, last week Stack launched its fantastic Student Union project to encourage student magazines.

The New York Times Magazine’s new editor Jake Silverstein talks about his plans for the magazine, ‘A big redesign is coming, but it’ll take some time.

HRDCVR is an ambitious new magazine from San Francisco that is currently Kickstarting. Aimed at the ‘New Everyone’, it’s a little short on detail but has strong backers.

 

Kickstarting Fiera

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As I mentioned here last week, we’re launching a magazine with fellow blogger Katie Treggiden.

Fiera will build on Katie’s knowledge of the furniture/product design world to provide a unique record of each seasons design fairs. Her Confessions of a Design Geek blog already provides great coverage of the young designers and new ideas she discovers, but the magazine promises more definitive round-ups from the fairs and additional content from figures in the design world. We want it to be a collectible publication of record.

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