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Cool Hunting Video: Thornwillow Press
When upstate in Newburgh, NY recently, we visited Thornwillow Press headquarters. Founder Luke Ives Pontifell (who started the company in 1985 as a labor of love) guided us through his diverse collection of printing processes and presses, as well...
CULTURE
Paradigm Vol. 1—Genesis
People, places, dreams, nations, pieces of art—each and every thing has a beginning. This genesis is exactly what the creative team behind Paradigm Magazine has focused on for their first book, "Paradigm Vol. 1—Genesis." With the help of nearly 60...
CULTURE
Études Studio on Crossing Creative Lines
Crossing lines and breaking boundaries is nothing new in the creative community—in fact, it's largely what the industry is built upon. Communications designers become brand engineers, painters design textiles and ceramicists dabble in industrial...
CULTURE
Interview: Michelle Dunn Marsh of Minor Matters
Evolving technologies have required the publishing industry to become a business of creative thinking. So, in her new publishing venture called Minor Matters, Michelle Dunn Marsh takes a page from Kickstarter and curates a series of book selections...
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Open Book: John Jenkins of DECODE
In the second installment of our series of interviews with small art book publishers leading up to the New York Art Book Fair running from 20-22 September, CH chatted with John Jenkins of Seattle-based DECODE. Jenkins weighs in on the ability of...
CULTURE
Open Book: Taj Forer of Daylight Books
Like so many businesses today, the publishing industry is facing new challenges due to rapidly changing technologies. With the New York Art Book Fair taking place on 20-22 September, we chatted with three art book publishers about how they do what...
CULTURE
Interview: Sam Arthur of Nobrow and Flying Eye Books
Independent publisher Nobrow has built a solid reputation since its inception in 2008 as a purveyor of beautifully produced image-based books. Now, from its headquarters in a shopfront studio in London's Shoreditch, it has launched a new imprint...
DESIGN
The Onion's Great Escape
As a cross between illustration, philosophy and paper engineering, Sara Fanelli's most recent children's book "The Onion's Great Escape" challenges the limitations of reading as an interactive experience. Following the quest of an onion as it attempts...
DESIGN
Type Matters!
The art of typography has historically been a form led by specially trained professionals, well-versed in the workings of setting and design. With the technological revolution the population at large holds the reins to the world of type, often muddling...
DESIGN
Charlie Melcher
Charlie Melcher is, in his own words, a man of eclectic tastes. With a hand in some of pop culture's most influential phenomena, from "South Park: A Sticky Forms Adventure" to Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth," Melcher has been redefining the publishing...
DESIGN
ReadyMade 100 Project Manual
When ReadyMade magazine recently hosted a DIY project contest, there was an overwhelming response. Enter the ReadyMade 100 Project Manual, a do-it-themselves response to making a book containing their favorite 100 reader submissions. This ingenious...
TECH
Post
In the digital revolution's wake, popular stances have it that only publications developed specifically for these new mediums are truly relevant. Post, one I recently spent time checking out, uses sound, video and interactive technology to cover the...
TRAVEL
Jetsetter 24/7
Advertorial content: Launched in 2009, Jetsetter, like its sister Gilt, applies the winning sample-sale concept to travel. Expanding on its success, their new Jetsetter 24/7 allows members to book trips at any time with the assurance that its...
CULTURE
The Art Street Journal
In a world of diminishing print publications and—even more rare—free ones, The Art Street Journal is an inspiring example of how it can still be done. The latest issue, Volume II: Issue IV, features Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara...
CULTURE
Pop'Africana
Following a debut issue that was warmly received in the press and beyond in 2010, Pop'Africana, a publication "dedicated to delivering a rejuvenated image of Africans," is rolling out its next edition with features on the likes of fashion designer...
DESIGN
Anthology Magazine
With the creation of their new quarterly shelter and lifestyle publication Anthology, editor Anh-Minh Le and creative director Meg Mateo Ilasco have introduced a beautifully-assembled magazine that juxtaposes eye-catching photographic coverage of...
DESIGN
Bracket
A foreword by BBDK design agency founder and Thinkingforaliving's Duane King on the modern definition of craft kicks off the inaugural quarterly issue of Singaporean magazine Bracket, featuring interviews with an international who's who in the creative...
CULTURE
Cardi Black Box Vol. 1
Keeping with the family business, Nicolò Cardi and his partners chose to develop a museum-like approach to his Galleria Cardi by supporting artists in the creation of new projects and collaborating with innovative international museums and cultural...
DESIGN
Inventario: Everything is a Project
Inventario: Everything is a Project, a new publication supported and promoted by lighting design company Foscarini, doesn't just aim to be an alternative to traditional magazine but also puts its own spin on branded content. Conceived and directed...
TECH
Agenda and Edit
Known the world over for their well-edited books on culture, Phaidon Press recently relaunched their site and with it new sections highlighting current movements in architecture, art, design, food and photography. The publisher organizes the...
DESIGN
RISD XYZ Magazine
When RISD President John Maeda, Liisa Silander and the Media + Partners department decided to reinvent their alumni magazine, they decided to do it from the ground up. Renaming it RISD XYZ and shifting from a more traditional focus on the school...
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Oh Comely Magazine
Committed to the promotion of "people and their quirks and their creativity, rather than money and what it can buy," the newly-launched magazine, Oh Comely aims to elicit conversation and communication about creativity today. The work of artists...
CULTURE
Brownbook 22
Dubai-based Brownbook Magazine celebrates the 22nd issue of their "urban guide to the Middle East" with a focus on North Africa—all done up in their recently-debuted redesign. The fresh look includes a new Arabic-inspired font that blends...
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The Pop Manifesto No. 7
In its most recent incarnation, The Pop Manifesto hovers between its origins as a 'zine and tastemaking publication that traces the leading edge of graphic design. Focusing on Japan, the latest issue includes both a round up of under-the-radar creative...
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