Magazines

17 November 2010

Pictures, poems, short stories

Pictures, poems, short stories

martin bax, martin bax

An exhibition of Ambit magazine covers at Hornsey in London
Our first cover was drawn by Andie Ferguson, an Australian artist who had come to the UK on a scholarship, writes Ambit founder and editor Martin Bax. He’d shown us a draft, which we’d all liked. But when I went round to get the artwork, eager to print the issue, he told me it had only been a rough idea and had since thrown it away.

3 November 2010

Touch of science

Touch of science

the science department

Will the Thunderer’s Eureka iPad app displace its printed supplement?
The Times’s Eureka app for the iPad went on sale from iTunes today, price 59p. The design, by in-house art director Matt Curtis, complements that of the monthly print supplement of the same name (see ‘Pull out pages and panic‘ on the Eye blog) but this ‘Science of Sport’ special comprises all-new content, commissioned and programmed for the app at great expense, with several features that take advantage of the  medium’s advantages and idiosyncracies.

20 September 2010

Music tech mags from 1930

Music tech mags from 1930

john l. walters

New-media fundamentalists, circuit diagrams and a 22.5 lb ‘portable’
A kind neighbour dropped round with two music magazines published in June 1930: Gramophone and The Gramophone Criticwrites John L. Walters. The former still thrives (now owned by Haymarket, one of Eye’s former owners) as the monthly ‘bible’ of classical music, but in its early years it was a more general magazine aimed squarely at early adopters for the latest music media and technology: radio and record players.

3 September 2010

The mag of the blog

The mag of the blog

simon esterson

It’s Nice That gear up to produce their fourth printed edition
The lights burn late around Shoreditch, not only at Eye, but also a couple of streets away where the It’s Nice That team are producing the fourth edition of the magazine from their blog, writes Simon Esterson.

27 August 2010

Merely cosmetic

Merely cosmetic

lynne ciochetto

Are Asian skin-lightening creams being whitewashed for the west?
In the recent era of globalisation of business, the cosmetic and personal product manufacturers are amongst the world’s largest advertisers, writes Lynne Ciochetto.

25 August 2010

Xerox factor

Xerox factor

the events department

The short-lived graphic energy of punk fanzines and posters
In ‘Scribble and strum’, just published in Eye 76, Andrew Losowsky took us through the design of a selection of notable music magazines, past and present.

13 August 2010

Music design in the frame

Music design in the frame

the marketing department

An offer new Eye subscribers can’t refuse – courtesy of Art Vinyl
If you’re in the UK this weekend and going to Vintage at Goodwood, we suggest you say hello to our friends at the Art Vinyl shop in the festival’s ‘high street’.

11 August 2010

Comic serif

Comic serif

the picture department

How Punch magazine turned table talk into cartoons and typography
The British Library have just published a book that explores the inner world of Victorian comic magazine Punch. The Punch Brotherhood, by Patrick Leary, examines the importance of oral culture (or ‘table talk’) in shaping nineteenth-century print culture.

2 August 2010

Music design issue in the making

Music design issue in the making

the production department

Pictures of the latest edition of Eye magazine on press at Beacon
Here, by popular demand (and without commentary) are some pictures of Eye 76, our Music design special issue, on press at Beacon last month.

22 July 2010

Flip fantasia

Flip fantasia

the technology department

Flipboard transforms your Tweets into an impromptu trade journal
People have been getting very excited about the free iPAd app Flipboard, which turns gobbets of social media into magazine-like pages: pictures and text.
 
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