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.
After the jump, pictures and reviews of last year’s conference.
‘A great addition to the conference calendar, let’s hope it becomes an annual event…’ – Form Fifty Five
‘If the conference was organised like a magazine, its pace and structure was well maintained by its ‘editor’ magCulture’s Jeremy Leslie. A natural extension of his book of the same name, the conference platform enabled many of those featured in his round-up of this “golden age” of magazines to explain why they do what they do. And, more pertinently, how. While newspapers struggle and the climate for print publishing remains rocked by digital, it’s now clear that many magazines, large and small, are continuing to thrive.’ – Mark Sinclair, Creative Review, December 2013
The event delivered a fascinating series of insights into how some of the world’s most creatively driven and pioneering magazine-makers are taking their craft to the next level’ – Nick Carson, Computer Arts, December 2013
‘The recurring use of the terms “storytelling”, “conversation” and “passion project” throughout the conference underlined the continued longevity and permanence of the print medium.’ – Disegno