Why does Futura work here but Slanted Futura doesn't? Enter FONTS IN USE:
A breakdown, explanation and appreciation of type design out in the real world.
(NSFW) BUTT magazine
) has undergone a huge redesign this year and asked readers to submit reviews
of their sexual encounters. They don't always go well. [more inside]
An oldie, but a goodie: Michael Lewis goes to Columbia's School of Journalism
to see what such schools actually do to prepare their students.
For their January 2011 "Meaning of Life" issue, Esquire has relaunched their "What I've Learned" online archive
featuring "wisdom and damn good advice from more than a dozen years" of 300+ celebrity interviews. Plus a video starring Daniella Ruah
, of the show NCIS: Los Angeles
, lip-synching advice from the archive: The Greatest Things Ever Said
) [more inside]
A popular New Zealand young woman's magazine's causes contoversy.
[NSFW] The online magazine asked its (mainly young, female) readers to submit anonymous pictures of their breasts so that they could be viewed and rated by others. [more inside]
The Realist Archive Project (previously)
is now complete. The Realist, edited and published by Paul Krassner, was a pioneering magazine of "social-political-religious criticism and satire" in the American countercultural press of the mid-20th century. Although The Realist is often regarded as a major milestone in the underground press, it was a nationally-distributed newsstand publication as early as 1959. Publication was discontinued in 2001.
OMNI was launched (PDF) by Kathy Keeton, long-time companion and later wife of Penthouse magazine publisher Bob Guccione, who described the magazine in its first issue as "an original if not controversial mixture of science fact, fiction, fantasy and the paranormal". [more inside]
This is the magazine that shut down 70,000 blogs...
Back in July we discussed the feds shutting off 70,000+ blogs for links to Al-Qaeda...
The link? A magazine for the would-be Al-Qaedian, INSPIRE
. It's a pdf, but it is a sexy pdf. [more inside]
The Good Men Project:
"What makes us different? Oh, just a few things:
We talk about sex
without “selling sex.”
We publish daddy bloggers
, Army Lieutenants
, and a transgender FTM who wants desperately to be a good man
We celebrate women (which may be why we’ve been so popular
with them), and we publish women
We talk about fathers and sons
without resorting to predictable clichés
We publish compelling features about the death penalty
, teen suicide
, and addiction
... Can a men’s magazine that doesn't caricaturize men prosper? Do men want to read about what it means to be a good man?"
"Places like Picher are why Congress passed the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980—better known as the Superfund bill
." - Wired Magazine on the most toxic town in America, Picher, OK
, and the people who still live there
Much-mourned shelter magazine Domino
has a new online home
for its archives. Stories will be added on an ongoing basis
The American Society of Magazine Editors and Amazon.com have announced the finalists
for best magazine covers of the year. There are 12 categories: News & Business; Most Controversial; Sport & Fitness; Lifestyle; Science, Technology & Nature; House & Home; Fashion & Beauty; Funniest; Entertainment & Celebrity; Most Delicious; Sexiest; and, Best Vampire. Favourites: Obama with Google-eyed glasses, Colbert looking crazy on skates, Ryan Reynolds's abs, and a couple of great-looking hotdogs.
Kevin Kelly has posted a list of what he believes are the best magazine articles ever
We've discussed it before
but why not take a look at So You're Going To Fly
, a 1939 Popular Mechanics article aimed at first-time flyers.
's comprehensive archives allow us to see how the magazine's discussions of homosexuality
have evolved from pathologizing and stereotyping . . . to awkward attempts to view gays humanely while continuing to refer to their sexual orientation as a disease . . . to a gradual acceptance of gays as upstanding members of society who are struggling for equal rights. Articles from 1956, 1966, 1969, 1975, and 1979 inside. [more inside]
The Canadian National Magazine Awards
were presented last night in Toronto Ontario. The Yukon based "Up Here
" won the prestigeous Magazine of the Year
title while the bulk of the honours went to "The Walrus
". [more inside]
, a new online Science Fiction magazine featuring fiction and nonfiction, launches today.
Can thousands of contributors
have a baby in a month
make a magazine in 2 days? 48 Hours Magazine
will announce a topic and start accepting submissions on Friday, and will ship to the printer on Sunday. Joel Johnson interviewed the crack editorial staff
The Sunday Magazine
- Every Friday, David Friedman (of Ironic Sans
) posts the most interesting articles from the New York Times Sunday Magazine from 100 years ago that weekend. [more inside]
is dedicated to 1960's women's magazines - particularly the advertising - and is a fascinating insight into the issues of the day. Need to gain weight
? Are you too hairy
? Tired and depressed
? Maybe you want to make your burnt finger worse
. The answers are here, selected from the pages of magazines such as Woman's Own
and Woman's Weekly
Gypsy Creams biscuits? Sorry, they're pretty rare
Need some light reading? Popular Science has put its entire 137-year catalog online for free.
relaunched their website last week (in Italian and English / pictures on the site may be NSFW,
) with three new subsites catering to specific fashion industry demographics: Vogue Curvy (focusing on plus-sized models, actresses and celebrities,)
Vogue Black (men and women of color,)
and Vogue Talents (veteran and up-and-coming designers. "Talents" also encourages hopeful designers to submit their work for review.)
"Curvy" and "Black" in particular have received some positive
attention and some wonder
those two fashion categories is truly inclusive
. Vogue responds
is investigating all forms of life from around the world through films
like Neon Men
, or music
like New York Street Songs
. Their Stolen Moments
are informative interviews with some really great creatives like Michael Marriott
. Lots to explore in the video realm.
By day Peggy Wilkins runs Unix servers at the U. of C. By night she tends her apartment-size collection of Playboys (mildly NSFW), moderates the Playboy Mailing List, builds Playmate databases, and even sends free advice to Hef (via)
It's lonely in the modern world.
Pictures from Dwell magazine, with Edward Gorey-like captions. [more inside]
"One might be tempted to say
that the LFL is a startling critique of the homoerotic undertones that are rife within men’s American Football. Indeed American Football’s hyper-masculine qualities, its predilection for tight trousers, bottom patting and suggestive positional names (‘tight end’) have long made it an easy target for artists, theorists, critics, or anyone who is not American. Yet while to claim such satirical depths for the LFL would be disingenuous, what the LFL does achieve is equally subversive." Highbrow British art magazine Frieze
discovers the Lingerie Football League
. Warning: pictures on both links are NSFW.
— An online lifestyle publication focused on the latest and best in fashion
for men. Includes the two-part survey The Female Perspective, A Modern Guide to Dating from the Minds of 150 Opinionated Ladies
The Beaver: Canada's History Magazine
Canada's second-oldest magazine, published since 1920, will be changing its name
because in this age of electronic communications its emails keep getting removed by spam filters.
The full text of several years of various magazines
are available on google for your browsing pleasure. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
(1940-1998) Popular Mechanics
(1900-2005), Weekly World News
(1984-2007, Hitler's Secret UFO Plans
(1960-2008) and many more. [more inside]
The complete archive of International Times
, which launched a revolution in underground publishing in the UK
and paved the way for Oz
the School Kids special
) and a whole string of british underground
zines, a heritage that Alan Moores new zine Dodgem Logic
very much calls upon.
With our modern fascination with "health" and "not dying of cancer" we've forgotten how cigarettes can "renew your flow of vim."
Hey, would Lou Gehrig
or "America's Aquatic Stars"
steer you wrong? This Thanksgiving why not try smoking continously throughout the meal to help your digestion "run smoothly."
For Digestion's Sake!
The Ride Journal
is a lovely mag by/about/for cyclists of all types: bmxers, fixed gear riders, road racers, tricyclists, casual riders... you name it! It's a beautiful publication--great photography, nice paper, good personal stories
. However, it's a print mag. As their 3rd issue is being mailed out, they've made their first avaiable for download as a 26MB PDF
makes discovering magazine content a personalized experience. Utilizing social intelligence, our system recommends magazine articles you will enjoy reading from over 600 magazine titles." [more inside]
The New York Review of Ideas
is a web magazine reporting about New York commerce, literature and politics. The Manzine
is actually £2 for the print version, but some of the its best is also online.
70 years of controversial magazine covers
Artist/Designer Ilisha Helfman
makes clothes for her custom made paper dolls
every week from the cover of the New York Times Magazine.
Long form journalism on the Web is "not working."
- TIME.com Managing Editor Josh Tyrangiel ..Among the detractors of this statement is David Sleight, Deputy Creative Director of BusinessWeek.com: "Really? It’s 2009 and we’re still having this conversation?
" Scattered industry advice on this topic
varies from moderate to extreme, and while web analytics paint a convincing picture of web readers, some wonder if long form journalism has EVER worked
. Of course there seem to be other factors at play, like methods of presentation