In two senses, magazines are a time-based medium. Firstly, every new issue is part of a chain of issues. They may be published at regular or irregular intervals, but they always appear as part of a planned sequence. UK title Monocle is published ten times a year, and neatly expresses this schedule on its spines, left.
Newspapers share this quality but until recently have focussed on immediate news. The Internet has changed this focus, and as newspapers have become more feature-led they have begun metamorphosing into magazines. Secondly, the running order of the pages in an individual issue is carefully planned by the creative team to flow with a sense of timing and pace. A lot of care is applied to this part of the creative process, the goal being the correct balance of familiarity and change as the reader moves through the pages.
- Sam Nhlengethwa's lithographs are inspired by other artists
- Elliott Arndt, an upcoming director with narrative flair
- Scott King, Roger Hiorns and Tom Morton discuss provocation for new book The Creative Stance
- Flaneur explores the magic of Moscow in its biggest issue yet
- Brooklyn illustrator Ping Zhu and her breezy brushstrokes full of energy
- Irreconcilable Truths: a 1500-page survey of legendary photographer Don McCullin’s work
- Bompas & Parr explores the strange world of sploshing (NSFW)
- Working Not Working reveals the top 50 companies creatives would kill to work for
- Kodak returns to its 1970s symbol, joining the retrobrand bandwagon
- Kodak unveils the Ektra: its first ever smartphone
- Retracing and recreating historic reggae record sleeves with photographer Alex Bartsch
- William Knight's socially conscious portfolio of graphic design