Fast News for August 30, 2011

Fast News for August 30, 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 mail@spd.org and we'll add them to the Mix.

>> Art director Laura Baer participated in the 50th reunion of the Freedom Rides, taking the place of her deceased father, Byron Baer, one of the original riders. Mother Jones has a moving collection of photos of Freedom Riders that she took on her journey.

>> Designer Mike Dempsey takes a look at the visual history of legendary UK magazine Radio Times and the state of publication design in general. His post stirred up a storm in the UK publication design community, and there's a deep comments section well worth reading, with contributions from a number of folks, including IPC Magazines Editorial Development Director (and former US Rolling Stone art director) Andy Cowles. Thanks to Magculture and Luke Hayman for the tip...

>> Illustrator Tim O'Brien has a revealing "pull-back-the-curtains" story about the creation of the new Time magazine Gaddafi cover. Our favorite part is the self-portrait he used for hair reference for the Gaddafi illustration!...

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