Fast News for May 24, 2011

Fast News for May 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.

>> Top Ad Gainers: Competitor - a magazine for elite athletes - is leading all monthlies for first-half ad page gains, with an almost 50 percent increase in ad pages from January through June 2011, compared to 2010. Competitor is also the biggest gainer over last June's numbers, up 76% over June 2010. Number 2? Trailer Life at 64%. What does this mean?

>> Mr. Magazine Now a Magazine: Go-to quote guy for the magazine industry Samir Husni, has launched The Samir Husni Daily Magazine, using the platform. Updated twice daily, TSHDM will give you "an insider's tour of [Mr. Magazine's] daily reading habits."

>> Face-ing the 80s: If you find yourself needing an acute 80s fix, the blog Test Pressing has an inspiring collection of the Neville Brody-designed The Face, the standard-bearer of 80s cool.

>> Caffeinating Print: In an attempt to bring the success of the energy drink to their media branch, Red Bull is taking branded content to another level. The Red Bulletin, a monthly periodical of original content based on the "Red Bull lifestyle", includes features on Red Bull-sponsored athletes, as well as other extreme sport and musical coverage.

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