Fast News for March 24, 2011

Fast News for March 24, 2011 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 and we'll add them to the Mix.

>> Getting in the Game: Search giant Google quietly launched its own online publication Think Quarterly, which calls itself a "a breathing space in a busy world." The design features a strong focus on infographics and large photos, but is sans advertising. The publication is designed and edited by creative agency The Church of London.

>> New Design Pub: Using a service called, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum premieres The Cooper-Hewitt Daily, a "newspaper" built from all the articles, blog posts, videos, and photos shared by the people @CooperHewitt follows on Twitter.

>> Side Job: Former 2wice CD -- and current Pentagram partner -- Abbott Miller has just released a line of "ink-drip" wallpapers with KnollTextiles.

>> The LaunchpadDisney Publishing is growing its print magazine business -- currently targeted at moms with Disney FamilyFun -- with some new pubs aimed at kids. The first magazine in the program, Phineas and Ferb, will be a bi-monthly magazine available at retail outlets and by subscription.

>> Tsunami Help: Wieden + Kennedy's W+K Studio has created a way for design lovers to help those affected by the earthquake/tsunami in Japan. For your $25 donation to the Red Cross, you'll get a sweet and memorable poster. Not a bad thanks for your help to those in need.


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