New Yorkers were treated to an unusual sight yesterday. No, the Naked Cowboy hadn’t decided that, actually, he was a bit chilly, and that he was going to give that fluffy Patagonia vest he picked up in the post-Christmas sales a go. More’s the pity.
The assembled commuters, tourists, and wide-eyed Big Apple wanderers of Union Square, Penn Station and Herald Square found themselves offered a brand new print publication: a newspaper published by online list-merchants BuzzFeed.
Yep, that’s right: one of the digital world’s hottest properties has decided to enter Time Out territory. For one issue only, at least. In a statement released ahead of the paper’s arrival in New York yesterday morning, 6 March 2019, the content creators say:
“BuzzFeed, a company that was born on the internet and social media, is testing a new technology called print and unveiling a one-time, special edition BuzzFeed Newspaper, showcasing the latest news stories and favourite BuzzFeed content in an easy to consume mobile format.”
It goes on to add, playfully, that, “fans all across New York will be able to check out the must-read stories without ever needing wifi.”
Readers were treated to a cover story about the slightly disquieting Momo phenomena, amongst all kinds of other computer-to-print goodies. It’s Nice That can’t quite confirm whether or not old favourites like “17 Yorkshire Habits That Make The Rest Of The World Say ‘What?’” and “27 Things You’ll Remember If You Were A Teenage Boy In The ’00s” made the transition.
Watch BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith doling out copies of the paper below.
- University of the Arts London dispels the myths around studying a postgraduate course
- Leonardo Scotti’s fashion photography is “explorative, colourful, ironic, dense, imaginative”
- Raid is a new publication that asks designers to imagine a game, and then design its logo
- From snowboarder to graphic designer, Kazuhiro Aihara constantly seeks artistry in design
- “Every design project can be somehow political”: Felipe Rocha on his multifaceted portfolio
- Jeffrey Cheung’s new book is a joyous celebration of QTPOC communities
- “The future of design is in the creation of tools”: Meet the Space Type Generator
- How Pelle Cass creates his jarring “still time-lapse” images
- Yushi Li on photographing men she met through Tinder
- Lacoste once again swaps its iconic crocodile logo for ten endangered species
- When Hollie Fernando forgot her age, she decided to take her first self-portraits
- Introducing Double Click – our new series rounding up the best of the digital design world