Fast News for October 28, 2010

Fast News for October 28, 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.

>> Digital smart guy Khoi Vinh weighs in, with devastating effect, on magazine iPad apps: "In my personal opinion, Adobe is doing a tremendous disservice to the publishing industry by encouraging these ineptly literal translations of print publications into iPad apps." This is today's essential reading...

>> Cover Junkie is a great new magazine cover website, devoted to the latest covers from around the world. Published by Jaap Biemans, a graphic designer from the Netherlands, It's updated daily, and is lots of fun. Covers include everything from The New Yorker to Vice to Brazilian Playboy (which of course we study for its typographic elegance)...

>> The full run of legendary typographic newspaper/magazine U&lc is now being made available for downloading. The first year is available now, and the site promises a new year's worth of downloads every month. U&lc was edited and art directed by Herb Lubalin. Thanks to Magtastic Blogsplosion for the tip...

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