Tuesday, 9 November 2010
A page turner
Turning Pages which has just arrived. Nice, contemporary look at editorial print design (from across much of the alphabet-using world). From newspaper to off-mainstream magazines covering grids, covers, imagery, navigation…. Worth a purchase for both fun and reference. Highlights include a commissioned redesign pitch for Vanity Fair by Ken Leung and an introduction to magazines I didn't know like Apartamento (and interiors magazine from Barcelona) or Intelligence in Lifestyle (from Italy) while there's little that's "so what?" in its 272 pages. But beware anything that's introduced as "a new way of reading narrative fiction" as it invariably isn't, just as the example in here is not. Buy – and look inside – from the publisher (linked above) or at a reduction as usual from Amazon.