Here’s the final issue of Design Week, published yesterday. Without time to prepare a special goodbye – the team were told at 10am Monday morning – it’s a regular issue with a brief note from the publishers about the titles digital future, a bravely positive letter from departing editor of 22 years Lynda Relph-Knight, and this bold cover.
Part of a broader shake-up at Centaur Publishing that also sees the closure of New Media Age and 60 jobs lost, the Design Week team has been cut back to three people. They will work under Creative Review editor Patrick Burgoyne.
Creative Review already has a very strong digital presence, so it’ll be interesting to see how the two titles co-exist online. The CR blog has been a huge success, extending the Creative Review brand internationally and increasing ad income. Design Week’s model was quite different, their blog a subscriber-only service.