It’s Stack Awards time again. Enter your indie and be judged by Gail Bichler, Steve Gregor, Will Hudson, Steven Heller, our own Jeremy Leslie and more.
US kids mag Highlights has figured a few times in At Work With interviews; a new film, ‘44 Pages’ reviews the magazine’s long history.
The Indiecon team have collected indie mag maker’s thoughts on ‘What is Indie?’
Chief content officer (that title!) Joanna Coles loses power battle at Hearst.
‘Smart, cool… and in print…’ The Guardian talks to Claire Catterall, co-curator of Print!, about indies.
New research suggests students learn better from print than screen.
Bob Newman looks back at his first magazine love, Ramparts.
Mushpit’s ‘Fucboi Glass Ceiling’ diagram jumps from print to digital.
The latest issue of McSweeney’s is a bag of balloons.
Ignore the knee-jerk Guardian anti-rich rhetoric and enjoy the inside story of FT supplement How To Spend It. ‘A 30-year-old’s idea of luxury is very different to a 50-year-old’s…’
London, 29 July: The Riposte all-dayer takes over the rooftop at the Ace hotel. Talks, workshops (incl Collage Club) and a market place featuring the magCulture popup shop. Join us!
The final pieces of the jigsaw that is ModMag London are falling into place. Meanwhile save the date: Thursday 1 November.
Lemonland Media Lab is an exciting new venture currently looking for magazine-obsessive researchers to help them launch.
London, Thursday 5 July: MagCulture Meets The Modernist: tickets available now.
Congratulations to all the PPA Award winners, expecially designers Tom Meredith at Elle and Sonny Dhamu at Inside Housing.
Inside The New Yorker: Nicholas Blechman discusses the subtle changes he makes to the magazine.
Eye on Design takes a look at the LA Zine Fair: ‘The world of zines used to be all greyscale, now it’s technicolor.’
As Facebook seeks to improve trust among its users, it launches a print mag.
Gestelten’s new book ‘Newspaper Design’ looks great — reviewed here by Mario Garcia.
Currently crowdfunding: A Dance Mag is a new project from Outpost’s Ibrahim Nehme.
The New Yorker’s Eustace Tilley mascot raises his fist in support of the magazine’s new union.
Enjoy a complete digitisation of Ralph Ginzburg & Herb Lubalin’s Fact magazine.
Believe in indie book/mag shops? Helps our friends at Books Actually in Singapore secure their own space.
New York, 30 May: ModMag NY Edition, tickets still available.
In the run-up to ModMag NY, Mr Magazine interviews Jeremy Leslie, ‘The hardest part of the whole business remains the fact that one magazine is really easy to pick up and enjoy… but as soon as you put 20 of them in a box, they’re very difficult to handle’.
London, 23 May: The Rise and Fall of the Music Mag features Stool Piegon, Songlines, NME and more.
Author Tom Wolfe died this wek; he cut his teeth in magazines, read his 1972 Esquire piece about the great American novel.
Big publishers shared their new channels at the reent PPA Festival: podcasts, TV partnerships, knitted sloths…
Earlybird deadline for ModMag NY Edition is 12 midnight, NY time tonight (9 May).
London, 14 May: editors from Elle, Dazed, Gal-dem and Riposte share a stage with Wardour News’ Raj Patel to raise money for his retirement: ‘Independent shops and magazines are important – celebrate their contribution to London’s internationally renowned creativity.’
‘The East Village Other was the cream of radical comic art, the ground zero of anti-establishment insurrection…’ Steven Heller looks back at the start of his editorial career amid the turmoil of 1968.
‘Historical perspective has been strikingly absent from discussions of the troubles afflicting news media today,’ an important perspective that applies equally to magazines.
London’s celebrated Wardour News newsagent is closing due to a rent hike at its Soho address. i-D spoke to its owners.
New York’s Casa Magazines newsstand celebrates 25 years of Esopus.
The second issue of Failed States, published by magCulture shop manager Jamie Atherton, is available pre-order now.
London, 23 May: BSME present The Rise and Fall of Music Magazines, chaired by John L Walters.
Hamburg, 8—9 September: Indiecon returns!
Kickstarter news: Paris-based Usage promise sa new take on beauty and cosmetcis. Support it.
Watch Veronica Ditting talk about her work on The Gentlewoman.
Subscribers to Creative Review can now enjoy a complete digital archive of the magazine, going back to its 1980 launch.
‘The first thing you must know is be sure about what you have to say.’ Mike Koedinger, the man behind our friends at Luxembourg’s Maison Moderne, interviewed by Mr Magazine.
Sindroms is Kickstarting its second issue, this time Yellow.
Look behind the scenes at the recent covers of Volksrant Magazine’s special creativity issue. Great work commissioned by x Jaap ‘Coverjunkie’ Biemans.
The New York Times surveys the new indie food titles.
Issuu CEO Joe Hyrkin highlights one growing aspect of publishing ‘There is more content being created, consumed, shared and engaged with now than ever before.’
magCulture Shop manager Jamie Atherton also publishes his own mag, Failed States. Read a Q&A with him about the project.
Kickstarter: Ash is a new magazine for ‘ordinary, extraordinary, women’ currently fundraising.
The New York Times Magazine’s Gail Bichler talks to Creative Review about her work.
Congratulations to NYTimes, Die Zeit and Het Parool, all named as the best designed newspapers by SND.
The Lubalin Centre is celebrating Herb Lubalin’s 100th birthday with 100 days of activity. Follow here.
Istanbul, May 11-13: 212 Magazine is hosting its first international photography festival, ‘a step towards building stronger communities – both local and international, by speaking the language of photography.’
Must-read: an Australian journalist returns to her beloved magazine industry after ten years out and describes the changes she finds, ‘One moment we were paying the extra for our airfreighted copies of Vanity Fair and the next we were mourning the passing of the golden age of magazines that Tina Brown documents in her Vanity Fair Diaries.’
Magazine editor Conor Purcell has just published ‘The Magazine Blueprint’, a guidebook to launching a magazine with contributions from across the magazine world.
The idea of a limited-run series of magazines comes into its own when the final set is made available as a boxset, as with Works That Work.
We’re thrilled to confirm that our day celebrating the creative power behind magazines is coming to New York. ModMag NY Edition wil takes place at Parsons School of Design on 30 May. Sign up to be the first to hear details.
London, from June 08: ‘Print! Tearing it Up’ promises a rare institutional nod towards the power of the indie mag. Nicely done, Somerset House.
Take a look back at the ages of NME.
In the US, SPD announce their awards shortlists: the Magazine of the Year will be from The California Sunday Magazine, Gather Journal, New York, The New York Times Magazine and Wired.
‘It was scary to think about charging three-figure sums. Then, we thought, people in their 20s are paying for Netflix…’ The New Yorker’s plan to increase their paid subs to two million.
London, 22 March: Delayed Gratification are running a Slow Journalism night marking the arrival of their 29th issue.
The new issue of Staple launches with an exhibition of photographs from the issue at Shed. Come to the opening party, Weds 28 Feb.
Publishers are embracing paywalls, says Peter Houston, ‘The biggest driver is quality — or the general lack of it…’
The Royal Mail offer discounts to new magazines.
New York, 25 May: a one-day conference on the typography of Rolling Stone, from Roger Black.
A look back at 90’s alternative women’s titles, Frank, Bare and the reboot of Nova.
‘As newsstands have become so much less important to all of us, the cover has a different function. It is basically the brand statement of what we make,’ Adam Moss, editor-in-chief, New York
Love the look of the new magazine from the AIGA Eye on Design blog.
London, until 6 May: Print in the digital age: Redesigning The Guardian.
‘I learned about the The Face in high school, when a worldly friend started talking about it and I pretended to know what it was…’ The New Yorker reviews The Story of The Face.
Digital publisher Exact Editions discusses its archiving role.
Kickstarter alert: Nansen, ‘about migrants of all kinds,’ is crowdfunding its second issue now.
Mr. Magazine announces his top ten mag launches of 2017.
The Guardian newspaper heads for profit, news that would have seemed crazy just months ago.
The D&AD Awards deadline is 14 Feb — enter your magazine/newspaper and use the discount code MODMAG18 to save 20%.