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Your complete guide to magCulture Live New York 2024
magCulture Live

Your complete guide to magCulture Live New York 2024

The magCulture team will be in New York from Monday July 8 until Monday July 15. Read on for the complete guide to our events across the week.


Tuesday—Saturday, July 9—13, 10am—6pm

Our MagMagMag pop-up store returns, in collaboration with our friends at Vitsoe. Visit to browse (and buy!) magazine favourites from our London shop, meet the magCulture team, and join us for one of our free lunchtime events.
Full details below.

17 w8th Street, New York, 10011


magCulture Live New York 2024
Sunday July 14, 1—5pm
Our annual celebration of magazine culture features a series of speakers covering all aspects of magazine making, this year with a focus on ‘Voices of New York’. Tickets are still available—join us live or book a livestream place.
Read on for the full line-up, running order and ticket information

* Please note that the venue address has changed, for better AC on the day. It’s the same street, different street number—53 (not 99)

53 Scott
53 Scott Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237

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Read on for full details of all events


MagMagMag pop-up and free lunchtime events
Our friends at Vitsoe have once again recreated our London shop in the West Village (address above). Visit to browse and buy fropm our selection of the best indie mags, meet the magCulture team, and join us for one of our series of free lunchtime events.
Event places are limited, please register via the links below.




Magazine drop-in

Wednesday 10, 1-2pm
Thinking about publishing a magazine? Bring your idea—whether just a dream or a fully developed project—to this session for feedback from magCulture’s Jeremy Leslie and Danielle Mustarde.
Details and free registration

Meet Monocle and Huck
Thursday July 11, 1-2pm
We’re excited to bring Monocle’s US editor Christopher Lord and Huck editor Josh Jones together to talk maagzines with magCulture’s Jeremy Leslie.
Details and free registration

Meet the Herb Lubalin Archive

Friday July 12, 1-2pm
Alexander Tochilovsky, curator of The Herb Lubalin Archive at Cooper Union, joins us to introduce his work and show some examples from this unique archive of US graphic design. A rare chance to see and touch magazine design history!
Details and free registration




magCulture Live New York 2024
Join us on July 14 to hear from the people behind nine brilliant examples of contemporary magazine making. Be inspired by our speakers, who range from New York’s most august Director of Photography to the founders of a downtown zine.

Attendees will receive a gift bag courtesy of our event partners, and access to a video recording of the entire session. The magCulture pop-up shop will be on site, alongside displays from our event partners.

Tickets cost $90 and are available here (student rates available too).

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The speakers, in order of appearance:

Alessandra Stanley & Nathan King
Air Mail Weekly
How do you develop a weekly email newsletter into a global brand that includes retail, events, and possibly a print edition? The co-editor and deputy editor of Graydon Carter’s Air Mail will be revealing the inside story of the launch that proved the naysayers wrong and is now a successful fixture in the New York (and beyond) media landscape.

Shira Inbar
MSCHF & A24 zines
Shira combines editorial design, motion graphics, and illustration in her graphic design practice. For magCulture Live she’ll be sharing her print magazine work for A24 Films, designing magazines inspired by movies and their worlds, as well as her work with MSCHF, the art collective known for viral conceptual exploits. Both projects highlight the growing trend for brands—often digital—to use print to promote community.

Jackson Howarth
It’s Freezing in LA!
The groundbreaking British magazine about climate change has shown over 10 issues how complex, overwhelming news can be made accessible through engaging stories. Instead of merely scaring the reader, it gently encourages them to act on the crisis. Jackson has recently become editor and will be sharing It’s Freezing in LA!’s early development and future plans.

Al Mullen
Public Transport Magazine
The toughest part of magazine publishing remains distribution—how to get your mag out to the readers. Comedy writer Al Mullen has solved this with Public Transport Magazine, which can be found exclusively around and about New York’s subway system. A vehicle for his humour, the free zine takes contributions from comedians, TV writers, cartoonists, illustrators, filmmakers, and subway riders.

Madeline Montoya
What should an online magazine look like? Madeline proposes fresh answers with her art direction of recent start-up Byline, which describes itself as ‘a whole new online’. Launched by Gutes Guterman last year, the website works to a print-like monthly story schedule, and its bright, lively design references contemporary print language. The Byline team have also produced two print editions.

Sade Boyewa El
Faces of Harlem
Photographer/curator Sade started Faces of Harlem during the pandemic as a way to reshape public art engagement through public photo exhibitions in Harlem parks. She’s now produced three annual editions. ‘Walking past the images is like flicking through the pages of a magazine,’ she says.

Patrick McGraw
Heavy Traffic
How do you bring to life a magazine of words? New York fiction magazine Heavy Traffic is notable for consisting purely of words—there are never any images on its pages. The texts are brought to visual life by the typographics of Richard Turley and team, giving it a fast and spontaneous feel at odds with most literary magazines. Founder/editor Patrick will share his experience of publishing to date.

Sydney Maggin & Maya Valencia
Phase Zero
Sydney and Maya produce Phase Zero, a zine collecting together art and words solicited via a flyer posted across downtown Manhattan. The result is lively, funny and chaotic take on seventies DIY zines, with enough editorial sense of self to bring together all the disparate submitted art and writing to make each issue a cohesive whole.

Kathy Ryan
The New York Times Magazine
Kathy recently retired from The New York Times Magazine after 39 years, a brilliant run during which she reset the bar in terms of what a director of photography brings to a publication. She’ll be looking back at those years via the magazine’s annual New York edition, bringing a unique and inventive eye to representing this remarkable city.



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