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.
- Xiang Guan’s Symbiotic Objects require a human component
- Alex Fergusson on the provocative and powerful nature of surface graphics
- Bendik Kaltenborn talks us through his retrospective book, collating ten years worth of work
- Meet music-obsessed graphic designer François Boulo
- César Pelizer’s 2D and 3D experiments are full of humour and imagination
- The irreverent spontaneity of Stefan Marx’s markmaking
- Vicky Grout takes us on a photographic trip through east London using Kodak's Ektra smartphone
- The Visual History of Type author Paul McNeil selects and dissects his six favourite faces
- Timo Kuilder combines clean-cut linework with limited colours in his editorial work
- David Luraschi’s strikingly simple new campaign for fashion brand Jacquemus
- How 13 designers responded to a one-word brief: water
- Nicolas Ménard creates short animation for online mortgage broker Habito