Archive for the ‘Future’ category

Contents page design

June 27, 2013

TAS 223 FINAL 2

There’s a short blog post about contents page design for print magazines – specifically The Absolute Sound magazine – over at this site.

Centro Y Sur magazine launches on Texterity, we’re very happy with how it looks (because we made it)

September 23, 2011

One of the many projects I’ve been involved with at October Custom Publishing is the page design, production and art direction – in fact pretty much all aspects of production – of Centro Y Sur magazine. A digital publication from the mind of Jason Z. Guest, we’re currently in our final week of production of issue 4. I thought I’d share a pieces from the last few issues. Seriously, this isn’t just a shameless plug, we’re really interested in hearing your feedback on the magazine’s usability, especially when it comes to navigation and ease of use. We spent FOREVER working on the internal nav for this – and then there’s Texterity’s own nav tools which come as standard in this particular hosting model. So I’m not going to say too much more – you can read the whole issue (and back issues) here. Some more pages from issue 4 after the jump. (more…)

Amazing R2 infographic poster

January 22, 2011

WAY too late to buy this, but take a look anyway (and hover over this site day and night in case anything else goes on sale for four minutes!).

January 22, 2011

More and more recently, I’ve begun to realize how important getting my desk ‘right’ before I start working really is. And I’ve become addicted to researching other people’s work-spaces, particularly Mac users and designers/creatives. This blog is probably the most addictive of the lot, and beautiful in its simplicity.

Be ready to spend all day there.

Illustrated anatomy of Gamera and foes, via Pink Tentacle

January 22, 2011

Love this illustration/infographic. I NEED to find an excuse to do something like this in the next magazine I can get my grubby mitts on! Here’s the link to the original post on Pink Tentacle.

LOCALE magazine project update

June 2, 2010

We recently put together another issue of LOCALE magazine, which we create in it’s entirety here at October Custom Publishing – magazine design, editorial, production… you name it. Now I have to not fall asleep … lots of reading to catch up on, and Natalie Word, GQ, WIRED’s 500+ mb iPad issue, Popular Science, Adobe and other related posts to write. (more…)

“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.