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Colophon notes by Boicozine
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Colophon notes by Boicozine

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The wonderful world of the web… having lost all of Michael Boicozine's posts from Colophon2007 I've managed to dig up the headings and first paras of his posts. Still hoping to dig up the rest but here's a taste of what he posted. Start at the bottom:
Boicozine out
Blogging is so addictive, but it’s been a ton of fun helping record the last three days of magazine worship at Colophon2007. I’m signing out now but be sure to keep an eye on the boicozine flickr site to further images from the event… probably tomorrow now, cause I’m shagged. Did just say ’shagged’ on MagCulture? I really...

Paper murderers and print junkies
No discussion of magazines and magazine design would be complete without some sort of homage to typography. Lars Harmsen and Flo Gaertner’s presentation also gave us an idea of creative trends speading out from Germany and Europe as a bonus… and all set to a distinctive musical soundtrack. More a typeface appreciation society than topical...

Advertising (ahem)
Boz Temple-Morris, inventer of Death cigarettes (wikipedia.org/death_(cigarette)), played devil’s advocate today in presenting a round table discussion on advertising and how drawing advertisers fits (or in many cases doesn’t) in with producing an independent magazine. The main problem with introducing advertising into independent magazines seems...

Magazines that break boundaries
Jeremy gave a lush presentation to kick off the last day of talks at Colophon that simply presented a personal selection of inspirational magazine design and editorial through the ages, and I’m not just gushing about it cause I’m on his blog… honest. If were lucky (and ask nicely) he might even share a few of his slides at a later date...

Colophon playlists: Creative Review
Creative Review (e-cr.co.uk/crblog) are playing (well, not live or anything, there is no ‘Creative Review’ house band… yet) in the ‘Room with a View’ too… — Michael (boicozine)

Slanted and enchanted
I mentioned some cheeky scamps had set themselves up in the mailbox room and was creating and defacing various portraits and posting them up on the walls at Colophon. Turns out it was fellow blog enthusiasts, Slanted (slanted.de). There is now a whole wall of these images in the foyer which I’ll hopefully can some more pictures of real soon. Keep...

From the vaults
Magazines serve to document of our times, lives and ideals so it was more than appropriate for Horst Moser, designer and author of The Art Director’s Handbook of Professional Magazine Design (wellho.net), to present a selection of images from ‘the world’s largest private magazine library’. His discussion underlined just how magazines...

A public service announcement
I wasn’t about to let you know about this earlier but there are images from the Shift! and Rojo rooms now up on the boicozine flickr page (flickr/boicozine/colophon). — Michael (boicozine)

Designers v. editors
As you can see, I’m still trying to catch up on all of yesterday’s events after our little bout of technical difficulties (normal service has been resumed). Yesterday Jeremy Leslie moderated a round table discussion on the topic of ‘Designers v. Editors’. The panel was extended to include Merel Kokhuis from Frame magazine...

Colophon playlists: Tokion
A number of magazines not exhibiting at Colophon have contributed playlists to add a soundtrack to the ‘Room with a View’ store and bar area. Here is a playlist supplied by Tokion (tokion.com) magazine from New York (via Tokyo, natch). — Michael (boicozine)

Colphon collaboration
Luis Mendo from Good Inc (goodinc.nl) delivered a rallying call to arms on Friday evening to get people involved in the first ever Colophon Magazine (colophonmagazine.com). What I thought would be a brief discussion of the mechanics involved, became a presentation on idea generation complete with a spot of audience participation. Luis started with a film...

The weather’s wine, wish you were beer
I’m sitting in the ‘Room with a View’ at the moment. The view is looking farily wet, but no less picturesque… well maybe a little). I just missed Andrew Losowsky’s (losowsky.com) round table discussion on distribution entitled ‘The Hard to Sell’. Actually, I was a bit late and the only place left to sit was inside...

And now… Carl’s Flowers
Oddly enough the owner of previously posted flowers was Carl of Carl’s Cars. You have to admit old tyres (although these look like they’re in pretty good condition) make excellent planters indoors and out. And that’s our Colophon Tip of the Day. Use old tyres as planters. It’s like recycling too, you know. :) — Michael (boicozine)

Around the world in 15,000+ magazines
As I expected Samir Husni, aka Mr Magazine (mrmagazine.com) covered a whole lotta ground. Starting with the premise that Print is Dead, a topic that seems to rear it’s head every few years like clockwork, he then took us on a whirlwind journey throught the tretcherous and very serious world of magazine publishing in the States and beyond, expanding the...

We love magazines
I think I may have over blogged at the press conference this morning. I feel worn out already and there’s still loads of stuff coming up. By the time the Press Conference was over the place was swamped with people. The ‘Room with a View’ magazine store took a pounding as did the free mags by the entrance. The Colophon book, ‘We Love...

More mag spotting
I promised to post some more pics of magazines on show at Colophon2007 so here’s a few more random grabs. More to come and hopefully I’ll get to push some more pics up to Flickr too… Cool… The portfolio shows have just started. Jeez, I’d hate to be the first batter up. Shift! (shift.de) have a reading corner in their space so...

Members of the International Press…
The Press Conference begins. It’s a bit wierd sitting at the back with all the cameras. I feel like a bit of an imposter. Press Conferences only seem to be relaxing for the Press. Do they get fed at the end? Does that mean I get fed at the end too? I saw some people running about with mountainous trays of delicious Lux sandwiches. Mmm…...

The Calm
Above: The Foyer this morning before a gabillion people suddenly appeared out of nowhere to claim their Flash Passes. The blue screens usually feature an eye-boggling array of magazine covers sources from all over the place, commercial, independent, whatever… So far these screens seen to have managed to mesmerise anyone who happens to glance up at...

Serious blogging
Okay, this is where the serious blogging begins. I’m sitting in the conference room at Casino Luxembourg (I keep going to write Casino Royale… if I do you have to let me know). It’s nice and empty. I say nice because downstairs the queue for Flash Passes is already reaching out the door. Over 500 Flash Passes have been purchased with even...

Magazine people manufacture mystery
Something spooky has been going on in the Omagui room (omagiu.com). For a start, it’s kinda of dark. There’s just a desk, a lamp, some chairs and what looks like a couple of military uniforms in the large-ish space (no windows). On the desk are a stack of Omagiu magazines and a big red book. Wierd thing is every time I’ve looked in stuff...

Magazine people are the nicest sort of people
I’m sitting on the grand staircase at Casino Luxembourg, which I’ve decided is my fave spot for now. Things are starting the wind down after a frantic day of getting spaces ready for tomorrow’s launch. A few of the magazines are still prepping their spaces. Shift! (shift.de) are getting their ‘This should be made public’ artwork...

Closure
Deep down in the underground vaults that lie beneath Casino Luxembourg is special place. Some might call it a sacred place. It’s a place where those that have been well loved (and sometimes equally well loathed) have been lain to rest. The names of those that fought and have fallen strewn the walls and nooks and crannies of this subterranean world....

Mag spotting at Colophon
It’s wierd blogging from someone else’s site. I’m at Colophon to help document the event in conjunction with MagCulture. Think of me as your invisible companion, here to help guide you around and let you know what’s going on. It’s the day before the official start of the event so I’ve been trolling around trying not to get...

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