Magazines

27 January 2010

Ditto – hard copy

Ditto – hard copy

‘I’d rather reach 100 people who care than 20,000 who don’t give a sh*t’
Some still prefer print, writes Chloë King, but is it sensible to start a small press and launch a printed journal during a recession, now so much is read online?

18 December 2009

Curl up with a copy of Eye 74

Curl up with a copy of Eye 74

the marketing department

The latest issue is a Berlin special (with added wood type, code and books)
If the weather outside is frightful, we suggest you prepare a hot drink and settle down by the fire with the latest issue of Eye magazine, no. 74 vol. 19.

9 December 2009

The art of mass market mags

The art of mass market mags

the events department

How do you design a cover that sells? Andy Cowles reveals all on 16 Dec 09
With their multiple pictures, blocks of angled type and fluorescent Pantone colours, the covers of the big-circulation weekly magazines might not appear in the D&AD annual. But they are as intensely designed and crafted as any yellow-pencil winner.

23 November 2009

Off the wall

Off the wall

Manga comes to life at the British Museum’s Room 3
Room 3, a modest space just to the right of the front entrance to the British Museum, houses rotating ‘Object In Focus’ exhibitions that spotlight a specific object or set of objects in the collection, writes Jane Cheng.

18 November 2009

Bigger is better

Bigger is better

sara martin

Paula Scher relates ‘A series of strange circumstances’ for her D&AD talk
Paula Scher started her talk in London last week with examples of her work from her first job at CBS records, where she had to design more than a hundred LP covers a year, writes Sara Martin.

9 November 2009

Clever chameleon

Clever chameleon

Read Rick Poynor’s latest Web-only Critique on the Eye site
Go to the Eye website for Rick Poynor’s Critique about Mono-Kultur,

1 November 2009

Just Add Stock winner, Magazines

Just Add Stock winner, Magazines

john ridpath, the awards department

Micha Weidmann's cover for the New Statesman’s ‘Monarchy Special’
The striking cover of the New Statesman’s ‘Monarchy Special’ stood out amongst an otherwise strong field of entries. Won over by the cover’s ‘graphic twist’, the judges were impressed with Micha Weidmann's visual take on the issue’s controversial theme: ‘Why Ma’am Must Go’.

24 October 2009

Ink and paper - holding up

Ink and paper - holding up

andy cameron

Another way to decode the future of magazine design?
Colors is a magazine for the rest of the world, writes Andy Cameron of Fabrica.

16 October 2009

Just Add Stock winner, Reports

Just Add Stock winner, Reports

the awards department

Zerofee’s Bondage for Freedom – the Angola 3 broadsheet
In terms of entries received, the reports and brochures category of the Just Add Stock awards was one of the most popular. Much of the work was deemed to be unimaginative or timid by our panel of judges, but among the stronger entries there was a clear winner: London based studio Zerofee for their Angola 3 broadsheet, centred around the incarceration of three Black Panthers.

9 October 2009

A night at the Loeries

A night at the Loeries

sean o'toole, sean o’toole

South African creativity finds a voice at this year’s awards
‘Woop woop woop korr, korr, korr, korr…’ So goes the call of the crow-sized Knysna Loerie, at least according to my burgundy coloured Roberts’ Birds of Southern Africa, an enduring classic in South African book design and illustration, writes Sean O’Toole.
 
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