The return of our weekly round-up from across the world of magazines veers from awards winners to Spotify lists and publishing fairs to online archives.
Hungover at magCulture this morning: last night at Somerset House, London, the winners of this year’s Stack Awards were announced. Magazine of the year was Flaneur, for their magnificent Taipei issue; the team are currently in Paris working on their ninth issue. Congrats to all the winners, and congrats to the Stack team for another great eveining highlighting the rich world of indie mags. Check the winners list here.
magCulture Live interviews
Our friends at Monocle24 The Stack interviewed a number of our magCulture Live speakers for their special report on the day. Listen to: Fukt, FIPP, L’Obs, New York and Fantastic Man.
Template for sale…
The design of the new Utopia-themed print edition of Eye on Design is based on an existing template created in 2003. Read the fascinating background story while listening to their fine Utopias playlist.
South Africa calling
We’re always excited to hear of magazines from beyond our usual reference points; new online archive Colophon is compiling counterculture, underground, and independent publications from South Africa.
We love the new look for The Atlantic, created by Peter Mendelsund and Oliver Munday. More on the Journal next week.
Help us raise money for Shelter from the Storm
Buy tickets for our Christmas Cracker raffle, and book free tickets for the draw party on Friday 6 December with Penny Martin on tombola duty. All proceeds to homless charity Shelter from the Storm – help us better last year’s £1,000 donation. Plus – we’ve produced a set of Christmas cards with some of our friends, to raise money too. Watch this space!
Must-read of the week
‘Condé built out 23 sleek, futuristic floors as though magazines were thriving. This proved overly optimistic…’ New York magazine digs deep into the current state of Condé Nast.
The New York Time Magazine team conceive the perfect idea for their latest tech issue, then execute it to perfection courtesy of the Toilet Paper team. There’s a great online version too, designed by Kate la Rue.
London, 15-16 November (this weekend)
Our second home, Conway hall, hosts the annual Small Publishers Fair.
Amsterdam, 22-24 November
The Printing Plant Art Book Fair sees talks featuring ZEITmagazin, MacGuffin and plenty more.
London, 28 November
Our final magCulture Meets of 2019 sees founder Rod Stanley introducing the third issue of his broadsheet Good Trouble.
London, 12 December
Celebrate the arival of the fourth issue of It’s Freezing in LA!, the Wind issue featuring wind maps of Hurricane Dorian.
Away from the world of magazines, Have You Head George’s Podcast?