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.
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.
It’s always great to see Scott King’s ‘Sink Amercian Vogue’ project, a highlight of last years The Modern Magazine day.
‘Keep it gridded (but not too gridded)’ – 10 rules for better editorial design.
Editor Alec Dudson talks to Athenaeum about issue two of Intern, ‘this last two years or so have seen a huge rise in the number of quality independent magazines out there.’
It’s Nice That’s Studio Audience podcast looks ahead at our Fiera project.
Bob Newman looks back at Jill magazine, ‘the design was sleek and understated, with hints of New Wave typography.’
MagFest gets better and better – James Brown added to line-up, 5 September, Edinburgh.
Iceberg Press is a new magazine publisher launched to take over The Simple Things from Future.
Extraordinary it still needs saying, but Digiday points out ‘Fonts still matter in digital media.’
Paul Keers reminds content marketers that magazines still matter to their business, despite it being ‘easier to get attention for our work in digital, which everyone wants to talk about.’
New Elsie magazine alert – more on this soon.
And finally, a big appreciative welcome to the new New Yorker site.
As editor-in-chief, publisher and art art director of 200%, Thierry Somers seeks out artists who are prepared to go to any lengths for their art – hence the name – and interviews them in-depth. The collaborative nature of the relationship between publisher and subject means stories can take years to come to fruition; to date four issues of 200% have been published as a book-ish magazine, and we join Thierry as issue five arrives in shops as a hardback book.
AM (Akademische Mitteilungen) magazine is published annually by students of communication design at the State Academy of Art and Design in Stuttgart. I featured the infographic-heavy seventh issue in the original magCulture book; now here’s a video of the making of this 19th issue.
Its large-format 130 pages question what is perfection, and have been conceived and executed by students Sunnyi Löhmann and Anna Kiosse.