Matt Willey

Recent articles about Matt Willey

Reputations: Gail Bichler

Issue 96, Spring 2018


‘Our content is hard to come by. You are designing in real time about world events. The freedom we…

We made this: A life in artefacts

Issue 86, Autumn 2013


Tom Dixon’s Dixonary (Violette Editions, £35) is a big book (632 pages) that…

Wanted: self-images

Issue 66, Winter 2007


A facial composite kit from the 1970s is the basis for an intriguing personal project

Recent blog posts by Matt Willey

MagCulture Live 2019

20 November 2019

The conference formerly known as ModMag gave magazine makers plenty to think about, and reasons to be optimistic
The ‘magCulture Live’ day of presentations by editors, art directors and publishers was one of the best magazine events I have ever attended, writes John L. Walters.

magCulture curates Eye

21 October 2019

In anticipation of magCulture live on Thu 7 Nov 2019, founder Jeremy Leslie has selected five articles from Eye’s huge archive
Eye is Media Partner for magCulture Live, and to anticipate the conference (formerly known as ModMag) to be held on Thursday 7 November 2019, magCulture founder Jeremy Leslie has selected five items about editorial design and magazines from Eye’s extensive online archive.

Being there

24 June 2019

Lucinda Rogers finds something rich and strange in the streets of New York. Her drawings will be the subject of a substantial book – if it gets the support it needs via crowdfunding

Reportage lives

12 August 2016

Long reads, big pictures. Newspaper magazines rise to the challenge of telling real stories
This weekend two newspaper magazines step out of their usual structures and remind us what is possible with their formats when you think about content in a different way, writes Simon Esterson.

Broadsheet fiction

7 August 2016

Sunday’s New York Times included a section devised by the magazine team, an ‘ink-and-paper’ product not available in digital form
The New York Times published Sunday 7 August 2016 contained a monochrome newsprint section entirely devoted to a piece of fiction – Colson Whitehead’s ‘There was no other way’.

Offset 2015: day three

23 March 2015

Andrew Rae, Matthew Thompson, Sue Murphy, Matt Willey, Andy Altmann and Cartoon Saloon. Anna Kealey concludes her coverage of the Dublin Offset conference
The closing day of Offset’s presentations were full of colour and comedy, writes Anna Kealey.

Gateway Barcelona

7 June 2014

The city gears up for its annual FADfest, the Festival of All Design. Preview by Astrid Stavro
The FADfest has established a reputation as the largest and most dynamic design event in Spain, writes Astrid Stavro.

Jazz in print

14 November 2012

Matt Willey’s sumptuous brochure for UK radio station JazzFM evokes a golden age of magazine and LP sleeve art direction.
Jazz and radio came of age around the same time, the 1920s, when ‘physical music’ was clunky and expensive, writes John L. Walters.

Port of entry

25 February 2011

Two art directors and an editor launch a brand new men’s magazine
You could be forgiven for thinking that the cold Spring of 2011, with its cutbacks, closures, price hikes and app-frenzy is not the best of all possible times to launch a new magazine, writes John L. Walters.