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)
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.
A look back at the life and times of Teen Vogue as it closes its print edition.
The new Gourmand is here, featuring IRL emojis. The team have also launched a series of gorgeous fine art prints.
Emigre make a semi-return to publishing with their new type speciman featuring an essay by Emily McVarish.
Which magazine would you bring back from the dead?
Gooey! How ink is made. Smell it!
Buy this Chester Bennington zine and support the Samaritans.
Ahead of this week’s ModMag17, Jeremy discusses the role of the conference with Zetteler.
Jeremy also contributed to this great overview of the current indie scene.
‘Braiding is important to (Solange) Knowles. It is an act of beauty…’ writes ES Magazine as they Photoshop out braids from their cover portrait of the singer.
Vice and US Vogue make curious partners for new editorial project Vs.
Must-read: New Yorker editor David Remnick profiles the late Condé Nast Chairman Samuel Newhouse, ‘The quiet sustenance he provided was unwavering.’
‘Print is no longer the business model: print is the heart, the core expression, of an idea.’ Madeleine Morley on top form.
Kickstarting: Run for Your Life ia a new running mag. Support it!
Must-listen: Mavericks podcast episode 14, Paul McNameee, editor of The Big Issue.
Big mags using the language of indies: US Harper’s Bazaar’s new design aims ‘to more closely resemble that of an actual coffee table book.’
America is a new French magazine seeking to explain the new US to its readers. Can we have an English language edition please?
The first Guardian Live event will take place in London, 2 December.
Turin, 15 October: Jeremy Leslie will be discussing magazines with Francesco Franchi, Ben Freeman and Massimo Pitis as part of the Torino Graphic Days festival.
If you enjoy The Sunday Times Magazine, you’ll like their new podcast.