An Excerpt from My Favo(u)rite Magazine

An Excerpt from My Favo(u)rite Magazine Here's a small sampling of some of the great gems to be discovered in My Favo(u)rite Magazine, a collection of favorites from over 80 of the top creatives around the world. 
All of the proceeds from the magazine sale benefit former SPD president Bob Newman, who was recently hospitalized after suffering a severe head trauma. If you haven't picked up your copy yet, act fast and get yours HEREIt's a must have for anyone who loves magazines. 

See an excerpt from My Favo(u)rite Magazine after the jump...

USA, November 1993

This magazine quite honestly changed my life. 
As an illustration major, my Swiss-style typography professor told me to pick up a copy of Raygun. HOLY FUCK. 
This opened my eyes to a new world and I became forever obsessed with design, typography and magazines. 
As dated as 90s grunge design looks today, I miss its raw energy and aggressive experimentation. David Carson, it's all your fault. 

Martin Gee
Senior Designer, Huffington 
New York, USA 

Thumbnail image for florian.png
USA, 1997

It started with the arrival of Fred Woodward at Rolling Stone in 1987, and his use of Oxford rules. All of the features were framed with them, allowing many typefaces to be used as long as the entire design lived within those borders. Then in 1997, Bob Newman took over Details, and created a visual vocabulary influenced by the classic Blue Note album covers designed by Reid Miles in the '50s and '60s. Editorially and visually, it was a perfect reference point.
Since then, I've always tried to create a framework for the magazines I've designed that works on both an editorial and visual level.

Florian Bachleda
Creative Director, Fast Company Media New York, USA

USA, April 1965

In April 1965, American Bazaar commissioned one of the most influential photographers of all time, Richard Avedon, to guest edit an edition. He acted as editor and sole photographer for the issue and, along with Art Directors Ruth Ansel and Bea Feitler, created one of the most beautiful magazines ever collated.
There was a freedom, an energy and a confidence in the pages -- the special colours, the seminal, neon cover of Jean Shrimpton with the odd-but- intriguing lenticular eye device and the great-but-obscure coverlines. Nearly 50 years on, this cover looks like it was made yesterday. 
Avedon shot portraits for the issue of Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenburg, 'the new young man' Paul McCartney and rising star Andy Warhol. The contributors page was all done in a photo booth. 
It's important to understand how radical it was. Its stance was far from that of the straightlaced '50s of only a few years earlier. He featured black models, a woman in a spacesuit (space at that time was a very male domain) and embraced youth culture in ways that many at the time didn't appreciate. The issue wasn't well received commercially or critically, and it was one of Avedon's last issues for Bazaar before he followed Diana Vreeland to Vogue. He captured in one edition the broad spectrum of the mid '60s, from the political battlegrounds of the Cold War space race and social unrest to Warhol, the Beatles and fashion, high and popular culture side by side. 
There aren't many magazines that can truly claim to capture a moment. This one did.

Marissa Bourke
Creative Director, Harper's Bazaar London, UK


UK, 1999

I always loved The Face. Like all great magazines, it had a remarkable little run, in its case from 1999-2002, led by Art Director Craig Tilford. The use of white space, the random breaks in the typography, the luscious photography all spelled perfection.

Arem Duplessis
Design Director, New York Times Magazine 
New York, USA 

Purchase your copy of My Favo(u)rite Magazine HERE

blog comments powered by Disqus