No matter how great, how innovative or how new a magazine is, it is nothing without people. Whether it’s a two-man independent or a fully staffed consumer title, the personality and tone of a magazine is dictated by the character and passion of the people involved, led by the editor and art director. The partnership between these two key figures is what makes a magazine tick.
But as well as their colleagues at the magazine, the team also rely on the people out in the real world, the individuals upon whom the success or otherwise of the magazine rests.
The readers are often taken for granted when discussing magazines, but Carl*s Cars, left, puts them right to the fore, subtitling every issue ‘A magazine about people’. Like all magazines, Carl*s has its central subject area, cars, but behind this focus lies its real interest. People.
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- This is Jane: a charming photo series that displays the empowerment of women
- Brooklyn-based illustrator Aaron Fernandez’s fluorescent editorial commissions
- London-based designer Laura Jouan’s well-considered, monochrome portfolio
- Join Jonathan Barnbrook, Maisie Willoughby, Wallace Henning, Anna Lomax and Jess Bonham at Nicer Tuesdays December
- Legs 11: artist Alfie Kungu’s comically long-trousered figures
- Wes Anderson directs H&M Christmas advert starring Adrien Brody
- The New Look: Looking back at Roundel’s 1980s identity design for British Rail’s Railfreight
- Discussing cinema with Laura Marling on her directorial debut, Soothing
- London’s first crisp restaurant, Hipchips, launches with branding by Ragged Edge
- Richard Sandler’s street photography conveys the intricacies of city life
- A "stress opus" from cartoonist Nadine Redlich