Fast News for April 21, 2011

Fast News for April 21, 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.

>> Enter, Sandow: Surface, "the American voice of the contemporary luxury and design world" has been purchased by Sandow Media, owners of Luxe, NewBeauty, and multi-SPD award-winning Worth. Although the company is based in Florida, it appears that Surface will continue to be produced in New York.

>> 40 to Watch: Folio has released its annual Folio 40, honoring the people "creating a new chapter for the magazine industry." According to the magazine, "each Folio 40 has its unique themes, but this year we've found some truly inspirational success stories that emerged from a very rough period." See which of your colleagues made the list.

>> Are We There Yet? Billing itself as the "first iPad magazine created for kids," the team at recently-launched travel book Timbuktu makes a compelling argument for magazines as educational tools--even at the first stages of reading. The app--with a design reminiscent of the legendary Martha Stewart Kids--is available for free in the iTunes App Store.

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