Fashion magazines before, during, and post-lockdown
The impact of Covid-19 on all tiers of the fashion industry has been well documented over the past few months. But what of the fashion magazines; their base content dependent on each brand’s seasonal output? With fashion weeks, photoshoots and...Read more
The Magazine of the Decade
I generally resist list-making of the ‘Top 10 of the year’ variety, but as we enter the new decade I’ve been wondering which single magazine might sum up the one we’re leaving. As we always remind people, we love magazines...Read more
All change! Indie-inspired redesigns
Two long-standing magazines have recently redesigned, taking inspiration from the energy that the new wave of independent magazines has provoked. What are the stories behind the new look of New Internationalist and History Today, and how successful have their redesigns...Read more
What’s happening at British Vogue?
Strange things are afoot at British Vogue. Despite its central role in British fashion – it has long been the sensible pole around which more radical fashion mags swing – the monthly has never offered much of interest to anyone...Read more
What’s in a name?
In his latest column Rob Alderson considers what magazine names mean when detached from their context. In 2003, American writer Chuck Klosterman wrote a piece for Spin in which he watched music channel VH1 Classic for 24 consecutive hours. At...Read more
The fall and rise of the football magazine
As Euro2016 reaches the semi-final stage our columnist notes a new golden generation of football magazines I have enjoyed the Euros this summer, but as with any major football tournament it has been a bit weird too. We’ve had the...Read more