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.

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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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June 23, 2014

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RIP Felix Dennis

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We’re short of magazine mavericks, and few publishing figures were more maverick than Felix Dennis. News of his death leaves a huge gap in the industry.

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At Work With: Andy & Becky, Colours May Vary

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Arts librarian Andy Gray and retail designer Becky Palfery opened their magazine shop Colours May Vary in Leeds eighteen months ago. We meet them as they prepare to open their first events space and launch a range of commissioned screenprints.

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Out now: Flaneur #3

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The third issue of Flaneur is on its way, looking great with this bright, bright cover as it focuses on Rue Bernard in Montreal. The Athenaeum have an interview with editor-in-chief Ricarda Messner, who reveals the location for the next issue.

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Overmatter: 18.06.14


The New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff selects his favourite cartoons from the mag.

NASCAPAS offer some more World Cup front covers.

Eye have posted a 2003 interview with David King (Sunday Times, City Limits) on their blog; ‘I still design my books using full-scale xeroxes on the light box, which I then give to others to transfer to computer.

Stack has an interview with Dave Lane from The Gourmand.

Read my ten-point guide to launching a magazine, written for YCN magazine; and my 100 Words contribution to the Magazine Diaries.

Anorak founder Cathy Olmedillas looks back at Sleazenation, At first, I simply didn’t get it. But that’s precisely why I fell in love with it, because it made me question things.’

The Royal Mail bans Drum magazine for front cover swearing.

Pickles has a digital World Cup special.

New magazine: the North East calls! Welcome to the Tusk Journal.

If you have a few spare days you might enjoy this selection of magazine-related content (thanks Kati).

Most celebrated radical magazines come from the left; Steven Heller looks at one from the right, Borghese.

 

New launch: Teepee

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This has been bubbling away for a little while now but I’m excited to confirm that the Anorak team is launching Teepee, a new magazine for teenagers, this September.

As publisher/editor Cathy Olmedillas explained at last year’s Modern Magazine conference, plenty of people told her a new kids’s mag wouldn’t work when she launched Anorak; over 30 issues of Anorak later she’s been told a teenage title won’t work. Watch this space!

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At Work With: Peter Houston, Flipping Pages

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Peter Houston runs Flipping Pages Media, providing  training and consultancy to publishers as they look to merge print and digital. He also writes the Flipping Pages blog, is a regular judge at the Digital magazine Awards, and is chair of this years Scottish Magazine Awards. He’s just launched The Magazine Diaries, an initiative to record the disruption in our industry and raise money for MagAid.

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The Monocle Summer Fayre

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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
Apartamento
Article
Colors
The Gourmand
Gather Journal
HOLO
Noble Rot
Printed Pages
Ride Journal
So It Goes
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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!

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