Archive for May 2010

“Be different, be better”

May 24, 2010

On Samir Husni’s Mr Magazine blog, there’s a really interesting three part interview with Roy Reiman on starting a magazine today, and his current magazine’s unique fictional salesperson, his fictional dog and fictional wife. Really worth listening to – link below.

Infographic: 12 Events That Will Change Everything, Made Interactive

May 24, 2010

Super busy today, but wanted to post quickly about this animated infographic showing 12 things that could happen by 2050 (ok so not the sturdiest of concepts but a good excuse to cram all these subjects into a single piece). Aliens!

Take a look here.

Natalie Word magazine issues 1 & 2 arrived in the mail today

May 7, 2010

I was going to post a review of this magazine tonight when I saw they had come in the mail (that’s an odd phrase), but I’m honor bound to sample the beers I received from Mr Aaron Chamberlain, who is the owner/operator of approximately 5 million blogs about everything to do with beer – you can find a couple of them here and here. There’s a beer connection to Natalie Word magazine, as the creator of Natalie Word is Marty Wombacher, the guy behind aguywalksinto365bars.com, where Marty is going to (in his own words) “365 bars in 365 days, drink, eat, meet people, take photos and then everyday I’ll put up a post about my latest adventure. It’s going to be a virtual bar crawl around and beyond New York City and you’re more than welcome to come along. To quote Bluto Blutarsky, “It don’t cost nothin.”

I almost don’t want to open them, they’re so well packaged.

So there you have it. Natalie Word review TK.

Bad times for newspaper employees…

May 5, 2010


…good times with drop caps, via Failblog.org.

GIZMODO: 48 Hours, 1,000s of Contributors, 1 Magazine

May 4, 2010

Here’s an interview from Gizmodo on a group attempting to create a different type of magazine in 48 Hours. Not sure it will be any good, or how I feel about it, but it’s an interesting concept I guess – I do like the co-operative angle. Here’s the magazine’s site.

BBC: Ash cloud passengers unite to publish magazine

May 4, 2010

Click here or on the image above for a cool story about passengers across the world stranded because of the volcano getting together to make a magazine. Here is a link to the creators website. Or stick around here while I write more sentences with no punctuation or pauses.

May 3, 2010

Hmmm.