Fast News for April 28, 2011

Fast News for April 28, 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.

>> Nook Look: Barnes & Noble's eReader has really stepped up with its latest version. The $249-dollar Nook Color has added web browsing and email, and even has a budding app store. It gets really interesting when you consider that you can now access over 150 newspapers and magazines on the device.

>> No Zealand: World-famous design guru David Carson has the New Zealand design community up in arms over his alleged no-show at an Auckland design conference. The organizer claims that Carson "was judging a set of awards in northern Spain over the weekend he was supposed to be in New Zealand."

>> Abstract Preview: The Art Directors Club spent a few minutes with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Chief Creative and Editorial Director (CCED) Gael Towey and Conde Nast Executive Director, Editorial Development (EDED) Scott Dadich in advance of Abstract Maine 2011: The Future of Design in Media Conference, which will take place in Portland in June.

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