Magazines on magazines
Plenty of interviews and pieces about magazines and their makers out there at present, starting with a three-way piece in the latest issue of It’s Nice That’s magazine Printed Pages. Three ‘Mag Men’ – Matt Willey (Port), Mirko Borsche (Zeit Magazin) and Brian McMullen (McSweeney’s) select their favourites magazines. All interesting.
My interview with Vanity Fair’s recent recruit as design director, Chris Dixon, takes the ‘Reputations’ strand of the latest issue of Eye magazine (above, below). The piece traces Chris’s career from the early days at Adbusters, through New York magazine to Vanity Fair. You can read the introduction here.
As already noted here, the latest edition of the V&A Museum’s in-house magazine looks at eighties fashion in preparation for their soon-to-open show ‘Club to Catwalk’. As well as the Terry Jones-designed cover, fashion editor Iain R Webb looks back at the era, highlighting the role of Blitz, The Face and i–D magazines.
Lastly, for my latest column for Creative Review I talk to Tim Milne, the man behind the medium-busting box-of-objects magazine Container.