Fast News for October 19, 2010

Fast News for October 19, 2010 SPD MEDIA MIX is our regular list of publication design, digital, and media news and updates. Please send your links and news items to SPD at mail@spd.org and we'll add them to the Mix.

>> Wired CD Scott Dadich is officially leaving the mag to go full time as Conde Nast executive editor of digital-magazine development. And Wired announces sales results for their iPad apps post-the very successful (100,000 sold) first issue.....

>> Good interview with photographer Albert Watson about his new books, "UFO" and "Strip Search." Watson will be speaking at the SPD Speakeasy Series on November 2, get your tickets while you can...

>> "Did I Kill Gourmet Magazine?" Former Gourmet writer Ann Patchett details her 10 years of exorbitant expense-account travels for the magazine...

>> Download of the week: Design Observer has a new iPhone app. It's free, and the Mondrian view to browse through the posts by image is killer.

>> Art director/illustrator Norman Hathaway reminisces about meeting poster/LP/magazine designer Art Chantry in Seattle in the early 80s. Fun stuff....

>> More on Ink, the newspaper/magazine produced at the recent Society of News Design conference in Denver. Charles Apple has interviews with its creators/designers and many sample pages. Apple's The Visual Side of Journalism blog is essential daily reading to keep updated on the latest in newspaper design and graphics...
  • Josh Klenert

    I dig the Design Observer app, really clean and simple to use. A great utility.

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