Archive for the ‘Magazine Death’ category


November 4, 2010

Everyone and their mother has already posted about this, but SERIOUSLY?

Glamour’s Biggest Issue in 20 Years Thanks to iPad?

July 21, 2010

Zoe Smith of DigitalArtsonline posted a short but interesting piece on Glamour mag’s upcoming largest issue in twenty years… publisher William Wackermann says it’s due to only selling ads in their digital edition to people who’ll also buy a print ad. Full story here.

Bad times for newspaper employees…

May 5, 2010

…good times with drop caps, via

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.

Guitar Aficionado Magazine

April 11, 2010

So I only picked this up because I was counting the magazines in Borders with Jeff Bridges on the cover (there were a lot). It’s completely different from what I was expecting. I thought I was going to see dry, copy heavy, middle of the road layouts with some crappy manufacturer-supplied photography, and a feature well phone interview with Jeff Bridges filled out to 20 pages with whatever publicity stills and photos they could rustle up from the interwebs. (more…)

Popular Science on the iPad

April 4, 2010

I’m sure everyone has seen this by now, but here I am late to the party and slightly drunk as usual. Bonnier Corporation have been busy working on an iPad optimized edition of Popular Science, cunningly labelled “Popular Science+”. It’s actually very cool, and makes me feel kind of sick at the same time. Sick in an “Uh oh I just came one step closer to being replaced by a robot” kind of way. Seriously though, it does make me wonder how the new technology which is going to pop up all over the place for iPad-like content creation is eventually going to be standardized and/or integrated into inDesign, Illustrator etc. Anyway watch the video at the link below, it’s very cool.

Mag+ live with Popular Science+ from Bonnier on Vimeo.

GivingCity Austin magazine issue 4 available for download

October 28, 2009


It’s that time of the year again where in-between neglecting duties to my family and multiple full-time job deadlines, we somehow managed to crank out another issue of GivingCity Austin. Please hit this link to download, and PLEASE send it to as many people as possible. We’re probably not going to do another unless we can find someone willing to bankroll it for us, so the more people that see it, the better chance there is that someone may want to.More pages after the jump….although I’d really rather you went here and just download the thing. (more…)

Updated: Working on some self-promo stuff…

February 5, 2009


Abandon hope all ye who enter here

December 28, 2008

So everyone is always talking about the death of print and what, how, when the next format will become readily available and easy to use etc etc. I personally don’t believe print is going anywhere for a long time. What I’d really like to see is more thought being put into quality control and production, both in editorial and design. This particular organization however, seems to want completely the opposite:

And look at this one, where this guy actually shows us some samples of published work. Talk about lowering the bar.

PC Magazine takes one for the team

November 21, 2008

Magazine Death Pool says that PC Magazine (which I’ve written about here) has died an unfortunate death but will be partially resurrected in a continued web presence – I’m not sure if that means they’re going to put out a magazine on a digital reader or just bulk up the site and update it daily, or both. the reason behind it seems to make sense:

PC Magazine will become a web site only proposition in January 2009, which makes total sense since tech computer and product reviews are the fastest growing, most commonly used areas of the web. Why wait weeks to find out if a Dell computer is slightly faster than one from HP, when you have to buy it now and you don’t want to wait?

So, that’s that. I guess ad sales were low, there was no reason to go on in print. Another one bites the dust. Not very encouraging really.