On a recent visit to the Science Museum’s ‘Science of Spying‘ exhibition, I enjoyed this example of a secret message on a mock newsstand. (thanks Dee)
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%.
A few final tickets are available for this evenings magCulture Meets Fare.
The NYTimes visits James Hyman and his Archive.
London, 29 January: join Liv Siddall and others for a discussion about freelance journalism at the Moth Club.
Calgary, March 9: Jeremy Leslie is speaking at the annual Alberta Magazines Conference.
New York magazine marks its 50th anniversary with a series of commisioned art posters across its home city.
The Guardian pulls together a series of responses to its redesign.
Richard Turley is always a good read; here he is talking plenty if sense about contemporary culture and inspiration.
India calling! Lover is an India-centric online magazine, worth a look.
London, 30 January: Stack have a great line-up for their next event, ‘Can Indie Mags Make a Difference?’
New York, 30 January: Eye magazine launch their latest issue with guests Bob Blechman and Triboro.
Hear Jeremy Leslie on Monocle’s The Stack no280, along with Luke from Run For Your Life.
And listen to The Face founder Nick Logan interviewed by Gary Crowley on BBC Radio.
Looking for recent vintage magazines? Try Magazine Canteen.
RIP Peter Preston, the editor behind The Guardian’s design-consciousness.
Liv Siddall has launched a podcast, Redundancy Radio; hear her talk to Paul Gorman about his book ‘The Story of Face’.
Longtime NY design king Fred Woodward leaves GQ.
Steven Heller looks at Marcel Duchamp’s magazines.
A look at the best New York Times Magazine illustrations from 2017.
…and the business name Time Inc goes too.
Better news in indie land as Eye on Design looks ahead at 2018, ‘There are so many titles out there. If you really want to add another one, you should be sure to have a mission and a new perspective to share.’
This Saturday, 16 December, we’ll be welcoming Collage Club to the shop for a free, festive Christmas card-making workshop from 2pm-4pm. All materials are provided, plus bubbly, snacks and heaps of fun! Booking neccesary – details here.
Tickets are still available for the final magCulture Meets eveing of 2017, featuring the beautiful Shelf Journal. Come!
Must-read commentary from John L Walters: ‘comparing Stack’s awards with the BSME’s is like comparing lychees and bananas…’
And congratulations to the winners of the PPA’s independent mag awards.
The magazines that shaped designers.
Job alert! Our friends at Stylist are looking for an art director.
What the Stack Awards cover of the year tells us about the new rules of cover design.
Ex-Face staff look back on their time at the magazine.
London, 6 December: Unit Live! is a special typography night from Unit Editions that includes the original Octavo team reunited to celebrate the arrival of a new book about the seminal eighties type magazine, plus the launch of the second issue of Adventures in Typography.
Monocle moves in to property development.
We like to remind people that indie mags have been around forever: Ramparts was a great example from the sixties.