A while back we featured issue 22 of Lucky Peach, just after we heard the magazines was to close. I assumed that ‘Chicken’ issue was the final one, but the joy of deciding how to close, rather than being forced to, is you can plan your departure. This week the real final issue of the hugely influential San Francisco food mag, completely planned and structured as a bold farewell, has arrived in the UK. The double issue (a typically daft sense of timing – why a double issue!?)
magCulture is making a magazine – and we want your help. It’s going to be a fast, one-off publication with the working title ‘My Favorite Magazine’, and all profits going to support Bob Newman (above), a great art director, true magaholic and the man behind Newmanology. You can read more about Bob’s situation here. The magazine will be published as a print-on-demand project through MagCloud. Here’s your brief: Choose your favourite single magazine issue, and tell us about it.
The first ever entry here on magCulture was a brief paragraph about the design of the UK edition of Grazia, then one year old. It may seem odd now to reflect the impact it had at the time, but it was a major shift in the women’s market that still echoes. It’s also worth remembering it remains the most recent major launch from a UK magazine publisher. The team are currently celebrating the magazine’s tenth anniversary with an exhibition at the Getty Gallery in central London.
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Selecting a term
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