Our round-up from the week just gone, plus a few alerts for the weeks to come
The 1619 project
The latest and perhaps biggest special project from the New York Times is a multi-media publishing event marking the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first slaves in what was to become the USA. Last Sunday’s magazine, a newspaper supplement, online version, and a series of audio pieces combine to encourage a brave, fresh look at the origins of the country.
New pod alert!
Season Zine, the mag celebrating female footballers and fans, has launched a podcast as the new season starts. Enjoy!
‘There is a before Businessweek and an after Businessweek for me and it’s like night and day.’ Richard Turley gives It’s Nice That a rare interview.
Gonna be a BBQ kind of weekend
Get ready with the sixth issue of Pit, the Food and Fire mag: Sicilian sausages, stuffed tomatoes, and ‘unpretentious yakitori’.
David Carson has a new book
The collection of collages leads to an interview at Eye on Design. ‘It’s certainly healthy and exciting to go into a magazine store again, which it wasn’t until recently, but I want to see more experimentation and attitude shown in the design.’ Amen.
Each edition of new London mag Take Care will tackle a big issue; they launch with Housing, an issue for London like all big cities. A smart mix of political insight and creative reflection.
Netflix x Pentagram = Queue
Luke Hayman and Emily Oberman at Pentagram NY have designed Queue, a new print magazine for Netflix.
Jeremy and Liv recorded episode 13 of the magCulture Podcast earlier this week. Listen from next Tuesday, 27 August.
And finally, get this in the diary
The magCulture Quarter returns as part of the London Art Book Fair at The Whitechapel, 5—8 September.
London, Sunday 25 August:
The launch of the 10th issue of SALT features a marathon day of radio and a live event at Cell Project Space.
London, 3 September:
Eye magazine’s next Type Tuesday is all about Neon.
Hamburg, 7-8 September:
If you can’t join us at LABF (see above) Indiecon is Hamburg’s big indie mag festival.
London, 9 September:
BSME asks, Does a Magazine Need Paper?
Edinburgh, 20 September:
PPA Scotland’s annual MagFest includes an indie session with Jeremy Leslie and the magCulture pop-up Shop.
London, 15-17 November:
Eyesore magazine’s publishing fair Imprint takes place then, but currently has an open call for entries.