Month: December 2014

Seven Must-see, Must-read Links

How headlines change what we think. From The New Yorker, of course. This is great, the way price affects what and how we buy. From the Atlantic. The best stories from Wired in 2014. All in one handy link. Jeff Jarvis thinks very deeply about the future of journalism on Medium. Time Inc. USA makes strenuous […]

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Jane Bown, 1925 – 2014

Just read the news that the brilliant photographer Jane Bown has died at the age of 89. She’s rightly famous for producing a level of intimacy in black and white portraiture few have matched. Her career was long, but she kept on going, as this picture of Her Madge proves. Both were 80 when it […]

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Stolleys Law. Works every time…

Celebrity news weekly sales have been grim for years, but the world’s biggest, People, still packs a punch on newsstand. Here’s their best and worst sellers of 2014; Robin Williams did 1,169,800, Hillary did half that, at 503,890 copies. Which their original editor Dick Stolley would have easily predicted when he wrote his famous ‘Stolley’s law’ […]

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Possibly The Best Airline Magazine In The World

I’m currently consulting with Ink Global Media, the world’s largest publisher of airline magazines. My own projects for them are still in the mixer, but we’ll do well to get half way close to N, the magazine Ink produces for the smart, increasingly global carrier Norwegian Airlines. N was narrowly robbed of the UK’s top publishing […]

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‘Elitist, Narrow-minded, And With An Aesthetic Corridor No Wider Than My Middle Finger’

These were my considered reasons for not joining the Society of Publication Designers when I first moved to New York. Clearly this was the mindset of a post-punk tabloid-esque European Idiot, when I finally joined a year later I discovered just what a fine resource the SPD really is.

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