For a large proportion of 2011 and the beginning of this year, we were working with Nokia’s Head of Art Direction Richard Crabb and DesignStudio on Uusi magazine.
While there’s been a recent a boom in niche independent magazine publishing, it appears to be ‘time gentlemen please’ for the so-called ‘lad mag’.
Like many, I was first shocked and then saddened by the news that Design Week (or at least the good old paper version) ceased publishing last week.
Back in 1991, I spent an afternoon with Malcolm McLaren. I was working for a design and advertising magazine, and he’d decided to try his hand at directing commercials.
There’s something very reassuring about subscribing to a magazine. Particularly of the non-professional variety. Every month, there’s your old friend, waiting faithfully for you in the letterbox.