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An Interview With The New Yorker Creative Director Wyatt Mitchell

An Interview With The New Yorker Creative Director Wyatt Mitchell

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Regular contributor (and all-round magazine legend!) Bob Newman spoke with The New Yorker creative director Wyatt Mitchell for the new issue of Gym Class. Here's an extract from their conversation.

Bob: You've worked with some amazing creative directors: Florian Bachleda at Vibe and Scott Dadich at WIRED, to name just two. What lessons did you learn from them, and how were you able to apply that to your work?

Wyatt: Very simple. They are the two hardest-working people I've ever worked with. I learned a lot from them. Most importantly, I learned that exceptional work comes not only from talent, but also from working harder than everyone else. While it's a different type of design at The New Yorker, I'd like to think that I'm continuing that ethic and passing it on.
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Kicking off the week with a little spice!

Kicking off the week with a little spice!

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Let's kick off our week of magazine aceness with a little spice. We love the three most recent covers of high-end, classy nudie magazine Odiseo. It's designed by the award-winning Barcelona-based Folch Studio, and the three most recent covers have been confronting (issue two), laugh-out-loud funny (issue three), and lovingly romantic (issue four).

We touched based with Folch Studio's founder Albert Folch to get the lowdown.
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Welcome our guest editor for the week: Gym Class Magazine's Steven Gregor

Welcome our guest editor for the week: Gym Class Magazine's Steven Gregor

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Hi, I'm Steven Gregor and I publish Gym Class. It's a quality fanzine about magazines and the peeps who make them. I also curate the Gym Class Instagram feed. It's a showcase of some of my favorite magazines and a celebration of top-form indie and mainstream editorial design.

Guess what! The fine folk at SPD have handed me the keys to spg.org. Amaze! (Note to self: don't break anything.)

All week I'll be presenting some of my favorite magazine covers right here on the SPD blog. Stay tuned... there will be plenty of ace magazines to gawk at; some sweet Q&As with magazine folk; and even a couple of first-look exclusives. Fancy!

Oh, and did I mention the new issue of Gym Class has just today become available to pre-order? No? Well, it has! (Coincidence?) That's the newsstand cover above, illustrated by the all-amaze artist Noma Bar. Reserve your copy over at the Gym Class website.

(There's also an alternate limited edition cover by illustrator Alexander Wells. I'll show you that one a little later today.)

Also this week, the SPD will be publishing a few exclusive mag-tastic extracts from the new issue of Gym Class. It's all pretty exciting. It's gonna be fun. #MagLoversAhoy
SPD FASHION WEEK!: Vogue September Issues Around the World

SPD FASHION WEEK!: Vogue September Issues Around the World

It wouldn't be September without the Vogue September issue!  Here is a sampling of the September issues from Vogues across the world.  See the all of the covers after the jump.

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SPD FASHION WEEK! Covers of the Day: CR Fashion Book

SPD FASHION WEEK! Covers of the Day: CR Fashion Book


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Its Fashion Week at SPD.org!  We're highlighting the best of fall fashion with our Fashion Covers of the Day, a portfolio of brilliant fashion magazine covers from around the world.

CR Fashion Book September 2014
Photographer: Pierre Debusschere
Guest Creative Director: Riccardo Tisci
Art Direction: V Agency, Patrik Nyman & Jim Kaemmerling

Here's a peek inside ... see the full story here  

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SPD FASHION WEEK! Covers of the Day: InStyle

SPD FASHION WEEK! Covers of the Day: InStyle


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Its Fashion Week at SPD.org!  We're highlighting the best of fall fashion with our Fashion Covers of the Day, a portfolio of brilliant fashion magazine covers from around the world.

InStyle September 2014
Photographer: Michelangelo Di Battista
Creative Director: Rina Stone
Photography Director: Lisa Martin
Style Director: Melissa Rubini
We're Obsessed With...

We're Obsessed With...

... New York Magazine's Cellulloid Paper Dolls Fashion Story
New York Magazine combines new fall fashion with classic hollywood cinematic images to create a fabulous fashion portfolio. Check out a few of our favorites below and see the full story HERE 
Kudos to Photographer Bobby Doherty, Director of Photography Jody Quon, Design Director Thomas Alberty and the staff of NY Mag!

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SPD FASHION WEEK! Covers of the Day: Marie Claire
SPD FASHION WEEK! Covers of the Day: Marie Claire
Its Fashion Week at SPD.org!  We're highlighting the best of fall fashion with our Fashion Covers of the Day, a... ...More
SPD FASHION WEEK! Covers of the Day: DuJour
SPD FASHION WEEK! Covers of the Day: DuJour
Its Fashion Week at SPD.org!We're highlighting the best of fall fashion with our Fashion Covers of the Day, a portfolio of... ...More
SPD FASHION WEEK! Covers of the Day: Glamour
SPD FASHION WEEK! Covers of the Day: Glamour
Its Fashion Week at SPD.org!We're highlighting the best of fall fashion with our Fashion Covers of the Day, a portfolio of... ...More
SPD FASHION WEEK! Covers of the Day: Harper's Bazaar
SPD FASHION WEEK! Covers of the Day: Harper's Bazaar
Its Fashion Week at SPD.org!  We're highlighting the best of fall fashion with our Fashion Covers of the Day, a portfolio... ...More
SPD FASHION WEEK! Covers of the Day: W
SPD FASHION WEEK! Covers of the Day: W
Its Fashion Week at SPD.org!We're highlighting the best of fall fashion with our Fashion Covers of the Day, a portfolio of... ...More