Fast News for May 5, 2011

Fast News for May 5, 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.

>> Hearst Bites the Apple: Hearst has struck a deal with Apple that will make it the first big publisher to sell subscriptions for its digital editions on the iPad. The company will sell iPad subs for Esquire, Popular Mechanics and O, The Oprah Magazine through the iTunes store starting next month. The subscriptions will cost $19.99 a year, or $1.99 a month. Is Conde Nast hot on their heels?

>> Key to the Cities: AD Steven Banks and his magazine, Los Angeles, were the big winners at the National City & Regional Magazine 2011 Awards, held this week in Chicago. Banks was named "Designer of the Year" while Los Angeles won the award for "Excellence in Design." Runners-up included 5280 Magazine, Cincinnati Magazine (also "Best Cover" winner), Seattle Met, and Texas Monthly, which also won for its website.

>> The Font Oscars: Are you working with winning fonts? Check out the Type Directors Club's TDC2 2011 winners here.

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